2 in custody following multi-agency operations

LIHUE — A multi-agency effort conducted this week led the Kauai Police Department and members of the U.S. Marshals Service to arrest a registered sex offender for non-compliance, and a suspect in a custodial interference investigation.

KPD, USMS District of Hawaii and USMS Investigative Operations Division–Sex Offender Investigations Branch conducted a four-day sex offender registry compliance check to ensure that all legal requirements were being met. To verify full compliance, KPD and U.S. Marshals completed in-person contacts with the registered sex offenders at their residences.

During the operation, 61-year-old Herbert A. Daligdig of Kapaa was arrested for non-compliance. Among the other 142 registered sex offenders on Kauai, 137 were confirmed to be in compliance, and five could not be located.

KPD and U.S. Marshals continue their efforts to locate these five individuals, and all non-compliance cases will be referred to the Kauai Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

U.S. Marshals also assisted KPD in a custodial interference investigation this week, which resulted in the safe recovery of two children. Jennifer Carpenter, 45, of Lihue, was arrested for custodial interference in the first degree.

Police are asking the public for assistance in locating Edward Carpenter, 47, of Lihue, who is a second suspect in this investigation. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Edward Carpenter is urged to contact Kauai police dispatch at 241-1711. Those wanting to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers Kauai at 246-8300.

The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, an agency of the state Department of the Attorney General, keeps a public listing of all registered sex offenders in the state. To search for a registered sex offender, visit the HCJDC website at http://ag.hawaii.gov/hcjdc.

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