Wanted Wednesday UPDATE: Lance Kojiro

Kim Buffett
Kim Buffett

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Nov. 29, Lance Kojiro was arrested by the Sheriff's Department for his two $50,000 warrants.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lance Kojiro's crimes range from stealing a car to carrying crystal methamphetamine. Now he is on the run after skipping a court hearing.

A police officer spotted a Geo Metro without a front license plate heading mauka on Auwaiolimu Street in the Punchbowl area on February 16, 2001.

"He was able to stop the vehicle on Hookui Street and through checks found that the vehicle had been reported stolen," said Kim Buffett of CrimeStoppers.

The driver, Lance Kojiro, tried to trick the officer. Authorities eventually arrested him for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

"He gave his brother's information like date of birth, drivers license number, everything, home number, wife's name. When they did finally contact the brother, the brother was able to give them his real information," explained Buffett.

Then on March 3, 2003, an officer patrolling Pacific Heights Road spotted a man sleeping in a car parked on the side of the street.

"He asked the male to give him his identification and step out of the vehicle, and at this time he was found to have a contempt warrant. While being placed under arrest and searched, a baggie and glass pipe were found," said Buffett.

Police busted Kojiro, 49, for promoting dangerous drugs and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Now he is wanted for two $50,000 warrants for failing to show up for a hearing. He has 13 prior convictions.

"He's known to frequent the Waianae and Honolulu areas," said Buffett.

Kojiro is described as 5'5" and 167 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 with your tips.

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