Wanted Kapa‘a man arrested

LIHU‘E — Police arrested a Kapa‘a man wanted for forgery and theft Tuesday afternoon at Kaua‘i Medical Clinic.

Following a brief struggle, Calvin Lopez, 24, was transported to police cellblock in lieu of $2,100 bail.

He pleaded not guilty to charges at his arraignment Wednesday. The judge set his trial date for Oct. 31.

At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, an off-duty police officer recognized Lopez at the clinic and called for on-duty personnel to assist, a county news release states. However, when Lopez began to leave the facility prior to KPD’s arrival, the off-duty officer approached him.

When the officer identified himself, Lopez attempted to flee on foot, the release states. After a brief struggle, the officer was able to apprehend Lopez until uniformed officers arrived.

A warrant was issued for Lopez’s arrest after he was indicted June 23 for second-degree forgery, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, and two counts of fourth-degree theft.

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