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Police Pursuit Ends in Waters of Kailua Bay

By Max Dible
August 16, 2021, 7:03 PM HST
* Updated August 16, 7:08 PM
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A Hawai´i County Police Department (HPD) pursuit through Kailua-Kona took place over land and sea before ultimately resulting in an arrest.

Officers arrested and charged 25-year-old Lane Turner, of Captain Cook, on Aug. 16, 2021, for an outstanding bench warrant. He was also wanted for questioning regarding several burglaries, according to HPD Public Affairs Specialist Denise Laitinen.

HPD officers apprehend suspect in Kailua Bay on Aug. 16, 2021. Video courtesy of Body Glove.

The department said that an officer made contact with Turner on Kuakini Highway on Monday afternoon. Both the officer and Turner were on foot at the time of the encounter.

Turner reportedly ran from the officer and made his way to Ali‘i Drive, where he jumped in the ocean near Kailua Pier.

HPD officers apprehend suspect in Kailua Bay on Aug. 16, 2021. Video courtesy of Body Glove.

Officers retrieved the suspect, who by that point had swum a few hundred yards from shore. Several people aboard the Body Glove, a tour boat company that docks in Kailua Bay, captured video of the suspect’s apprehension by authorities.

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Turner was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant for criminal contempt of court and remains in custody at this time.

Max Dible
Max Dible is the News Director for both Big Island Now and Kauai Now. He also serves as News Director for Pacific Media Group's Hawai‘i Island family of radio stations.
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