Man arrested for terroristic threatening

  • Contributed

    Preston Duque

HANAMA‘ULU — Kaua‘i police arrested Preston Duque, 38, a Kaua‘i man with no known permanent address, on Monday evening for terroristic threatening and reckless endangerment.

According to a preliminary report, officers responded to a reckless-endangerment call at Hanama‘ulu Beach Park around 5 p.m. It was reported that Duque had used a firearm to shoot a round into the air.

When officers arrived on scene and located the subject, Duque proceeded to point the firearm at the responding officers.

The officers took cover while calling for backup. Officers and units from surrounding beats arrived to assist, along with the Kaua‘i Police Department’s Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team.

After officers were able to communicate with the subject, Duque was taken into custody around 6:15 p.m. without incident. No injuries were reported.

“I want to thank everyone at KPD who played a role in this incident, from the dispatchers and units on scene to the SRT and negotiations teams, as well as all the officers and units that stayed late and came in early to assist,” said KPD Chief Todd G. Raybuck.

“I sincerely appreciate the quick and measured response by all. Thank you for your collective efforts in assisting the call to be resolved peacefully so that everyone, suspect and officers alike, went home safe tonight.”

Duque is currently being held at KPD cellblock on one count of reckless endangerment, two counts of terroristic threatening and two counts of prohibited ownership of a firearm. His bail is set at $100,000.

7 Comments
  1. jake November 25, 2020 6:52 am Reply

    In any other town or city in the US, this man would be dead. Officers would have immediately opened fire had he pointed a weapon at them. This is one, lucky, lucky, lucky local looney,


  2. Jamie Rainbow November 25, 2020 5:16 pm Reply

    It is sad but true, this is so rare in our society. My deep and humble thanks to the officers of KPD.


  3. piko November 25, 2020 7:18 pm Reply

    well over here. it’s the other way around …after all remember where you are Jake. This is an island in Polynesia aka Hawaii not quite yet a white supremacy run ho down. Whites are not the majority here, they are just uninvited visitors. and…as of late more Hawaiian’s are checking them, and reminding them of that fact. Since they are the direct beneficiates. Of all the past white crime of theft, and deceit committed here in Hawaii, as well as Palau, Tahiti and many places where the whites have gone, and literally stolen from the natives. Include the Native Americans….remember now. we were all here first, they have a legacy of creating supremacy, as history clearly has reordered. Right.
    This pandemic…also white crime, genocide for prophet. all about the money and greed. Jake.
    and it still continues…the attempt at genocide, and land theft…Example Mark Zuckerberg …Liar & Thief. and all the other big steal of Kuleana Lands. As of late. PMRF. Lord help us all what’s in store with that.


  4. piko November 25, 2020 7:20 pm Reply

    well over here. it’s the other way around …after all remember where you are Jake. This is an island in Polynesia aka Hawaii not quite yet a white supremacy run ho down. Whites are not the majority here, they are just uninvited visitors. and…as of late more Hawaiian’s are checking them, and reminding them of that fact. Since they are the direct beneficiates. Of all the past white crime of theft, and deceit committed here in Hawaii, as well as Palau, Tahiti and many places where the whites have gone, and literally stolen from the natives. Include the Native Americans….remember now. we were all here first, they have a legacy of creating supremacy, as history clearly has recordered. Right.
    This pandemic…also white crime, genocide for prophet. all about the money and greed. Jake.
    and it still continues…the attempt at genocide, and land theft…Example Mark Zuckerberg …Liar & Thief. and all the other big steal of Kuleana Lands. As of late. PMRF. Lord help us all what’s in store with that.


  5. jose sanchez November 26, 2020 10:48 am Reply

    Piko-
    just an il informed local. You degrade the white presence on island, but when your kid gets sick or gets leukemia, believe me youll be grateful some white docs save him


  6. Kal November 26, 2020 4:39 pm Reply

    So sorry braddah preston wahtever you going through I hope it gets better


  7. piko November 28, 2020 3:36 am Reply

    JOSE If you think I am just an ” il informed local”. To quote you, and misspell ill-informed for you in quotation. Now here, I just need to say, this is your problem, you are ignorant, woefully ignorant. and you need to maybe learn the history of Hawaii. I did not degrade the white man. I simply told the truth. Furthermore, there are many, many doctors, specialist, teachers, as well as lawyers, and judges of Hawaiian blood. That is the biggest problem with thieves & liars, they want to convince people, like the people of Hawaii, that we would not be able to function had they not come over, and overthrew ” by force, armed with guns,” and took Hawaii. As if Hawaii was lost with out them. Just look at today. How did the virus get here on Kauai this last couple weeks ? On second thought, don’t study our history. Go study yours, before you accuse someone of being ill-informed, to their own history. One more simple known fact, you may have forgotten with all your intelligence, Just remember where those white doctors work at. Kapiolani, Queens, and more hospitals that was left in trust, land, and money that was part of her kingdom for her people. The Queen!! Schools were also trust, to educate as well. The queen was very well educated, and so were her people. Just in another language. Not English. So in English I say to you. Kal is right. I hope this young man, I don’t know him, but I hope he gets through his hard period. Simply said. He is a son of Hawaii. Obviously you are not. And…I suppose you want me, and readers to think/believe that only the white man can heal. People of color will crawl when our child becomes ill. Listen careful now…we never needed the white doctors before to heal the Hawaiian children. The white man brought the disease with them. Check yourself, and the facts of history, or go check that group that don’t want to wear mask, and won’t even listen to their own white doctors, or check these selfish visitors that can not stay put, in their own home, for just a short period of time, and just have to share…Germs. for their own pleasure. Good grief, you want to check me as being …ill-informed local… Informed enough to know …. informed enough, seen enough, to simply just tell the truth.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.