LIHUE — The Kauai Police Department arrested six individuals and served 15 warrants during an islandwide operation aimed at locating defendants wanted by the court, according to a Wednesday press release from the county.
“This single-day operation relied on detectives from the Investigative Services Bureau, along with officers of the Patrol Services Bureau, to locate people in the Lihue and Kapaa areas who were wanted on outstanding warrants,” said Acting Chief of Police Michael Contrades said, who is scheduled to retire July 1. “Our department is committed to reduce the amount of active warrants on Kauai, and holding those responsible for breaking the law. I commend our officers for their hard work and dedication to this ongoing mission.”
One of the individuals apprehended during the raid was located near the homeless encampment off Rice Street.
“While on patrol, officers spotted 38-year-old Tyler Severn of Kilauea walking along Haleko Road and recognized him as a wanted person. Severn was wanted on three warrants for contempt of court, totaling $1,500 in bail,” the county said in an email. “He was arrested without incident and booked at Police Cellblock on Friday. He was released to court officials on Monday.”
The following six individuals were also arrested on multiple warrants for a combined total of $87,000 in bail, according to the county.
Isaiah Pongasi-Adric, 20, Anahola, was arrested on warrants totaling $40,500 for contempt of court, violating conditions of release on bail, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, and discharge of sureties.
Akanahe Rapozo, 21, Anahola, was arrested on warrants totaling $20,000 for promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree, drug paraphernalia, and violating conditions of release on bail.
Johnathan Papagayo, 26, Kapaa, was arrested on warrants totaling $10,000 for place to keep ammunition, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, and promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree.
Jessica Wada, 31, Lihue, was arrested on a $10,000 warrant for contempt of court.
Clifford Henderson, 32, Kapaa, was arrested on warrants for contempt of court, totaling $4,500 in bail.
Tanner-James Bragalone, 32, Lihue, was arrested on warrants for contempt of court, totaling $2,000 in bail.