Fifth Circuit Court sentencings for July 10

Circuit Court sentencing hearings Thursday, July 10 included three drug offenders who were sentenced to incarceration and probation, and a man sentenced for his part trying to steal from other thieves. Judge Clifford L. Nakea presided over the proceedings.

– Tracy Daligdig, 30, was re-sentenced to a five-year term of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his probation in a felony theft case.

Judge Nakea revoked Daligdig’s probation and re-sentenced him after failing to comply with probation conditions relating to drug treatment. Daligdig was originally sentenced to the probation term in May 2002. The felony theft charge was based on Daligdig stealing a four-wheeled ATV in January 2001. Three other people asked Daligidig to help sell the ATV, which was stolen from a farmer in Kapa’a.

After being shown where they hid the ATV, Daligdig returned to the hiding place to take the ATV. The other individuals were convicted last year for their roles in the theft.

– Morris Gomes III, 41, of Lihu’e, was sentenced to a five-year term of probation for commercial promotion of marijuana in the second degree. Special conditions to probation include six months incarceration, a $2,000 fine, 800 hours of community service work, drug treatment, drug testing and court fees. Gomes entered a guilty plea to the felony charge on April 28.

Gomes was arrested by Kaua’i Police Department vice officers on March 29, 2001. Police recovered 3.94 pounds of marijuana and more than $18,000 in cash from Gomes’ residence and a storage shed on his property.

– Harry Kapu, Jr., 26, of Lawa’i, was sentenced to a five-year term of probation for unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle. Special conditions to probation include rehabilitation as recommended by his probation officer and court fees. Kapu has served 114 days in jail.

Kapu entered his guilty plea to the felony charge on April 17. He was arrested in October 2002 after grabbing his ex-girlfriend’s arm and hair while she was in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle. She reported to the police that Kapu followed her to her brother’s house and Kapu reached into her vehicle before she could roll up the windows.

– Denise Kalani, 40, of Puhi, was sentenced to a five-year term of probation for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Special conditions to probation include 30 days incarceration, 300 hours of community service work, drug treatment, drug testing, a fine and court fees. She entered guilty plea to the felony charges on May 5.

Kalani was arrested by KPD vice officers on October 11, 2000 after they recovered a small amount of methamphetamine at Kalani’s residence along with gram scales, plastic packets and other drug paraphernalia. The amount of the drug was not released in police or court records.

The County of Kaua’i Prosecutor’s Office contributed to this report.

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