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Waikoloa Charged for Fabricating Kidnapping Incident

Posted April 13, 2017, 12:03 PM HST
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Dwain Lum-Young. HPD photo.

Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section arrested Dwain Lum-Young, 21, of Waikoloa this morning, April 13, after an investigation revealed that a previously reported kidnapping incident was fabricated.

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Lum-Young reported that on the previous evening while on Mauna Kea Beach Drive, he picked up a male hitchhiker who assaulted him and attempted to force him to drive to Waimea.

During this same incident, Lum-Young reported his vehicle was involved in an accident with another vehicle and he left the accident scene due to the alleged kidnapper’s actions.

As Area II Criminal Investigation Section detectives continued their efforts to develop leads in the kidnappin g investigation, they determined the reported kidnapping and assault incidents did not happen.

Detectives arrested and charged Lum-Young at 9:10 a.m. today for false reporting to law enforcement authorities, an accident involving damage to vehicle, and duty to give information and render aid.

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He was released from police custody after posting bail of $1,500 and will appear in court at a later date.

Police ask anyone who may have information about this investigation to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Carrie Akina at (808)326-4646, ext. 277, or via email at Carrie.Akina@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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Carolle Brulee-Wilson Wolfi Moser PacyaoApril 13, 2017 12:19pm
Wolfi Moser Pacyao Wow 😳April 13, 2017 12:50pm
Joseph Bugado as why I no pick up hitcthhikers I no trust them only if I had my bodyguard with me amenApril 13, 2017 12:55pm
Joseph Bugado a. Wolofi I had a loving friend bus driver name pacyao. he died soo sadApril 13, 2017 01:18pm
Susan Griley That is why I never ever pick them up , I have heard too many scary stories . U don't know could be a serial killerApril 13, 2017 01:19pm
Helen Radow That's a creative excuse!April 13, 2017 05:39pm
Aisha Kinoshita Babooze! Just trying to get attention? Wasting tax payers time and money 😟April 14, 2017 09:22am
Jeff Smith Did any of you read the story? He made up the story! He never anyone up. He's an idiot!April 14, 2017 12:53pm
Wolfi Moser Pacyao What was his first name?April 14, 2017 01:18pm
Joseph Bugado I forgotApril 14, 2017 08:13pm
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