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Glenwood Man Charged with Assault, Drug Offenses

July 17, 2015, 2:59 PM HST
* Updated July 17, 3:01 PM
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Eighteen-year-old Mikaele Carvalho was arrested and charged Thursday following a confrontation that took place in the Fern Forest subdivision of Glenwood last week.

Carvalho is facing a felony assault offense, along with drug offenses, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

Police say, that on July 6, the neighbor of a vacant house observed a suspicious person entering the property and later walking out of the area with a pillow case. The neighbor reportedly confronted the man as he was leaving, who punched him and fled the area.

The victim sustained fractured ribs in the assault.

Officers who responded to the incident located a pillow case filled with 11 pounds of copper pipe from the scene, identified the suspect as Carvalho, and began their search for him.

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Carvalho was located by officers who were on patrol Thursday in the subdivision. He was reportedly walking on the side of the road, when the officers stopped their vehicle and made contact with him.

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At that point Carvalho fled into the bush, throwing a fanny pack into the ferns. He was caught and arrested. The fanny pack was recovered. Officers later determined that the fanny pack had 17.6 grams of dried marijuana, a glass smoking pipe with methamphetamine residue, and a cut straw.

Carvalho was charged with felony assault, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Bail for Carvalho was set at $6,250 and he was released from custody after posting bail.

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The theft case continues to be investigated.

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