KPD arrests man caught with copper

WAILUA  — Kauai police arrested a 45-year-old Kapaa man caught reportedly trying to steal copper pipes from the Coco Palms property in Wailua Wednesday afternoon.

David Byers was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and theft of copper, a Class C felony.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on the property about 1 p.m. Byers was found pushing a wheelchair with a 33-gallon trash bin filled with a large amount of copper pipes.

Byers was arrested and booked after police confirmed he didn’t have permission to be on the private property or to take the copper pipes.

Byers remains in police cellblock in lieu of $2,000 bail.


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