Police arrest man following two-hour chase

PO‘IPU — Police arrested a Kalaheo man on two outstanding bench warrants and two second-degree theft charges.

Joshua Licke, 20, was arrested April 13 at the Kukui‘ula Village shopping center in Po‘ipu.

Police responded to a disturbance call, where officers located the suspect who attempted to flee on foot, and a chase through neighboring properties ensued.

According to a county news release, Licke was arrested following a two-hour pursuit which included several officers and a county park ranger.

He was wanted on the two warrants totaling $5,900.

Licke made his initial court appearance Monday, and is currently being held at the Kaua‘i Community Correctional facility.

The warrants were for failing to appear for arraignment on a criminal contempt of court charge, 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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