Update: Hawai‘i police arrest Kona man wanted in vehicle theft investigations
Updated at 9:33 a.m. on Feb. 2: Hawai‘i Island police have located, arrested and charged a Kona man for multiple vehicle thefts.
Hudson Patrick Ho’oulu Sauer, age 28, was wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest relative to the thefts of several vehicles and also for questioning in other criminal investigations.
Kona patrol officers located and arrested Sauer in the Captain Cook area on Monday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident.
Later that same day, after conferring with the County Prosecutors Office, police charged Sauer with four counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and one count of first-degree theft. His bail was set at $13,000.
Sauer appeared in Kona District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 31, where he was granted supervised release.
Prior to his arrest, Hawai‘i police had requested the public’s assistance in locating the 28-year-old Sauer.
Sauer is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his outer left arm of the Virgin Mary and the word “Ku‘uipo” tattooed in bold black lettering on his inner left arm, as well as a tribal design tattoo on his upper back and neck.
Sauer is known to frequent the South Kona area and was most recently spotted in the Ka‘ū area on Jan., 28.
Hawai‘i Police Department would like to remind the public that harboring or concealing a wanted person could result in criminal charges being filed against the person who harbors or conceals the wanted person.
Anyone with information on Sauer’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Steven Grace at 808-326-4646, ext. 262; or via email at [email protected]. They may also contact the department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.