Suspect in bike theft arrested

LIHUE — A Kapaa man suspected of stealing a bicycle belonging to a local bike shop was arrested Monday.

Gerald John Nash, 42, was arrested for second-degree theft for a missing rented red mountain bike from Kauai Cycle Shop in late July.

It was reported stolen to the shop, however, the incident was not immediately reported to police.

A few days later, an employee of the shop recognized the bike and approached the man who was riding it at the time. The man fled on foot, leaving the bike behind.

Police were eventually called and Nash was identified as the suspect.

He was arrested on a warrant following his court appearance on Monday, and was given a trial date of Jan. 5.

It’s Nash’s third arrest since September. He is suspected of stealing a bike from a Wailua home on Sept. 6, and was also arrested on Oct. 8 for criminal trespassing on the Coco Palms property.

He was arraigned on Nov. 18 in that matter and after turning down a plea agreement from the state on Monday, was given a trial date of March 9.

Nash is currently being held at the Kauai Community Correctional Center.

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