HPD SWAT teams capture armed burglary suspect in Kaneohe

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  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM Trucks from HPD’S Specialized Services Division were parked along Puuohalai Place in Kaneohe this morning.

    ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Trucks from HPD’S Specialized Services Division were parked along Puuohalai Place in Kaneohe this morning.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Suspect caught in residential area on 45-600 Kaneohe Bay Drive.

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    Suspect caught in residential area on 45-600 Kaneohe Bay Drive.


The suspect who allegedly broke into a home on Bayview Haven Place in Kaneohe has been caught, according to police.

He was caught around 12:15 p.m., police said.

Honolulu Police Maj. Gordon Gomes said officers responded to a report of a male suspect who allegedly broke into a home in Kaneohe at about 7:30 a.m today.

The suspect fled after he was spotted by the home’s resident.

Police were called. Gomes said officers saw the suspect and gave chase.

The suspect is described as a man in his 30s wearing a black hooded sweater and sneakers. He allegedly burglarized another home on Puuohalai Place.

Police believed he was armed with a gun.

No injuries were reported.

Gomes said they set up a perimeter and are focusing their search in a heavily vegetated brush area behind a home on Puuohalai Place.

A police helicopter and search dogs are also assisting.