UPDATE 3: Mountain View Man Charged with 4 Felonies

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Kahekili John Krause. HPD photo.

Kahekili John Krause was seen fleeing with a female. HPD photo.

UPDATE: 3: Jan. 29

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 18-year-old Kahekili Krause of Mountain View with four felonies.

At 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, he was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree attempted burglary, first-degree theft and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. His bail was set at $25,000.

He remains at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, Jan 30.

UPDATE 2: Jan. 26: 2:50 p.m.


Hawaiʻi Island police have located 18-year-old Kahekili Krause of Mountain View, who was wanted for questioning in connection with auto thefts in East and West Hawaiʻi.

Krause was seen Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Puna in a stolen Nissan 370Z that was involved in a one-car crash at 2:45 p.m. in Ainaloa. He then fled the scene.

He was located at 8:44 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Mountain View and was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

UPDATE 1: Jan. 26, 11:39 a.m.


Fugitive Kahekili Krause was involved in a crash with a stolen Nissan Z at 2:45 p.m. yesterday in Ainaloa.

He fled the scene with a female.

PREVIOUS POST: Jan. 20, 2017

Kahekili John Krause. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old Mountain View man wanted for questioning about an incident Thursday morning, Jan.19, in Puna.

Kahekili John Krause is described as part-Hawaiian, 6-feet tall, 145 pounds with brown eyes and short brown hair.


He may be operating a light-colored Honda four-door sedan with stolen license plate RBX 443, or the plate may have been replaced.

While conducting a search for a reckless driver in a light-colored sedan in Hawaiian Beaches, police located a vehicle fitting that description parked on Awa Street.

As a patrol officer approached the vehicle, the driver pulled out from the driveway and drove directly toward the officer, who was in his patrol vehicle.

To avoid a collision, the officer swerved off the roadway and lost sight of the car. The officer was uninjured in the incident, which is being investigated by detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section as first-degree terroristic threatening and reckless driving.

Krause is considered dangerous and may be armed so police caution the public not to approach him but instead to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detectives Grant Todd at 961-2381 at [email protected] or Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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