Wanted Wednesday update: Manuel Kalaluhi

Manuel Kalaluhi
Manuel Kalaluhi

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Manuel Kalaluhi was arrested Tuesday for his two $20,000 Probation revocation warrants.

Kalaluhi was arrested by the Sheriffs Department.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A police officer observed a traffic violation near Pensacola Street and Thurston Avenue just before 2 p.m. on June 16, 2004.

"He attempted to pull over the vehicle which was a white Toyota Tercel. The driver made a U-turn and fled," said Kim Buffett of CrimeStoppers.

The vehicle had been stolen that morning. Officers checking the area eventually caught up with the thief.

"He observed a male walking on Green Street, stopped the male, and recognized him as the driver of the Toyota that fled earlier," said Buffett.

Police arrested Manuel Kalaluhi, 25, for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

Then on August 1, 2004, two men were sitting in their vehicle around 4 a.m. in the parking lot of Liliha Square.

"Three males approached them, parked a car behind them, blocked them in, approached the vehicle and demanded money," said Buffett. "When the males refused to give money, they were struck repeatedly through the window. A wallet was taken from the center console prior to the males fleeing."

Officers caught the men nearby, and Kalaluhi was found with the stolen wallet. He was booked for second-degree robbery. Now he is wanted for two $20,000 warrants for violating his HOPE probation.

"He does have four prior convictions, and they're for UCPV, robbery, driving without a license and no seat belt, so traffic violations," said Buffett.

Kalaluhi is described as 5'5" and 168 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the Honolulu area. Call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 with your tips.

Copyright 2010 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.