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Police arrest two after robbery with hatchet

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Crapser-Kahele-Bishop

A Kaʻū man who was arrested Thursday (January 30) in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet has been charged for that case and for another robbery.

After police put out a media release asking for help in locating 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Ocean View for a robbery on January 26, a 48-year-old Ocean View man recognized his picture and reported that he had been robbed by the same man earlier the same day. In that case, the victim was fishing at South Point when he was confronted, threatened with bodily harm and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash.

At 6 p.m. Friday (January 31), detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Kahele-Bishop with two counts of robbery, two counts of theft, terroristic threatening and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

The other arrest stems from a report on January 26 that a 47-year-old Discovery Harbor woman walking near her car on South Point Road had been threatened with a hatchet by a woman who got out of a white Toyota sedan.

The two women scuffled and the victim was able to take the hatchet away and throw it into the brush. During the scuffle, the victim suffered a bite on the right forearm. A man then exited the Toyota, reached into the victim’s car and removed a bag.

The male suspect fled in the Toyota after a passerby stopped to intervene. The female suspect entered the victim’s car and unsuccessfully attempted to start it. She then ran into the bushes.

Police investigation led to the identity of the suspects. The woman, 25-year-old Trinety Crapser of Ocean View, was arrested January 27 and charged January 28 with robbery, assault and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.

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