23-year-old wanted for stealing a 1997 pickup truck, crashing into police car in Pāhoa

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Harrison Duadua-Apao

Harrison Duadua-Apao, 23, is wanted for stealing a pickup truck from a parking lot of a retail business on March 6 in Pāhoa and smashing into a police car, according to Hawaiʻi Island Police.
At 10:20 a.m. on Monday, Puna patrol officers responded to a reported motor vehicle theft at a retail business in Pāhoa after a caller reported that her white 1997 Nissan pickup truck was stolen from the parking lot. 
Nearly an hour later at 11:17 a.m., an officer observed an unoccupied vehicle matching the description of the stolen pickup truck parked several miles away at a public water spigot in Pāhoa.

As the officer drove closer to the stolen vehicle, Duadua-Apao got into the truck and accelerated forward, colliding into the officer’s vehicle, disabling them both. Duadua-Apao got out of the truck and ran.

He was last seen wearing basketball type shorts and no shirt. The officer did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision.   
Duadua-Apao is about 5 feet 8 inches and 155 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, a medium build and tan complexion.
The Area I Criminal Investigation Section is continuing this investigation, which is classified as first-degree theft and first-degree criminal property damage. A warrant has also been issued for Duadua-Apao’s arrest.
Police ask anyone who may know the whereabouts of Duadua-Apao to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311 or Officer Rodney Delima of Puna Patrol at 808-965-2716 or email [email protected].


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