Kauai police arrest wanted man after chase through Poipu

Published On: Apr 19 2012 10:05:09 AM HST
POIPU, Hawaii -

Police arrested a wanted Kalaheo man at the Kukuiula Village shopping center Friday.

Joshua Licke, 20, was arrested on two active bench warrants and two second-degree theft charges.

On Friday, April 13, police responded to a disturbance call at the shopping center in Poip?.

Upon their arrival, officers located Licke, who was wanted on two active bench warrants totaling $5,900.

The suspect attempted to flee on foot and a chase through neighboring properties ensued.

Licke was arrested following a two-hour pursuit which included several officers and a county park ranger.

Licke made his initial court appearance Monday and was being held at the Kauai Community Correctional facility for his outstanding warrants relating to failing to appear for arraignment on a Criminal Contempt of Court, and for a non-appearance and non-compliance to substance abuse evaluation order.

The case involving the two second-degree theft charges remains under investigation.

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