Suspected South Shore burglar, no show

One of the men facing charges in relation to a rash of South Shore burglaries that plagued high-end hotels in Po‘ipu failed to show up in court yesterday.

David Victorino Jr., 45, of Kapa‘a, faces criminal trespassing, using tools for burglary, third-degree theft, two counts of fourth-degree criminal trespassing and three charges of second-degree burglary.

Victorino was arrested May 2 after several break-ins on the South Shore — some of which allegedly occurred when hotel guests were close to their belongings that were stolen.

Shortly after Victorino’s arrest, two hotel security officers who were credited with helping police find a break in the case were attacked in the area. The first assaults happened shortly after the break-ins at the Point at Po‘ipu.

Victorino had been incarcerated at the time of the attacks.

Victorino’s attorney, Caren Iris Dennemeyer, said she maintained “good contact” with her client and that “perhaps he was confused” about his court date.

However, Circuit Court Judge Randal Valenciano revoked Victorino’s bond and issued a bench warrant in the amount of $5,000. Victorino is scheduled to appear in court at 8 a.m., Sept. 18.

Judge re-issues warrant for absentee defendant

After his attorney requested whether he’d be let “off the hook” when his client failed to appear in court for the second time, Circuit Judge Randal Valenciano re-issued a $15,000 bench warrant for Jesse Olanolan.

Valenciano’s decision came after a morning full of absentee defendants, leaving attorneys guessing as to the whereabouts of their clients.

Defense attorney Mark Zenger requested to be removed from Olanolan’s case, after noting he had tried to get in touch with Olanolan but failed.

Olanolan’s criminal history includes first-degree terroristic threatening, family abuse and intimidating a witness.

After Olanolan failed to show up for his Aug. 27 hearing, Zenger had provided a doctor’s note to the court, however, Valenciano said, the note wasn’t for the same date of the hearing.

The court had been willing to give additional time in light of the note, Valenciano said, however, yesterday morning’s absence made him revoke Olanolan’s bond.

• Amanda C. Gregg, assistant editor/staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 252) or


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