Burglary suspect caught after police pursuit

Chase started here in Makakilo
Chase started here in Makakilo
Where the chase ended
Where the chase ended

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

MAKAKILO (HawaiiNewsNow) – A burglary suspect who left two homes empty handed and led police on a chase from Makakilo to Nanakuli and back past Makakilo to Kunia was in police custody Friday night.

Police believe Daven Cummings, 25, tried to break into two homes in Makakilo, but fled both times after being surprised by the homeowners.

Cummings alleged crime spree began at about 7:30 am Friday at a home on Kohi Street. Police allege he was attempting to climb through a window when the home owner scared him away.

About an hour later he attempted to enter a home on Hunekai Street by breaking in through a door. The homeowner told Hawaii News Now he was doing dishes when he heard the door rattle. He confronted Cummings who fled on foot to nearby Hauone Street where a white Nissan Altima sedan was waiting.

Police cornered Cummings in the sedan in the cul de sac at the end of Hauone Street, but he wasn't ready to give up.

"I heard a car speeding through and I heard tires screeching," said Makakilo resident Helga Calendar.

Cummings allegedly sped toward a squad car clipping the passenger side and breaking the car's mirror as he escaped the cul de sac. With police in pursuit Cummings allegedly made his way down Makakilo Drive and onto the H-1 West-bound toward Waianae.

HPD happened to have its helicopter in the air so police tracked Cummings from above. He made it as far as Nanakuli before turning around and heading back toward Honolulu.

Police say Cummings made a quick trip through the Walmart parking lot in Kunia, then turned back toward Waianae. He was about to get back on the H-1 West when his Altima suddenly stopped in the middle of the Kunia interchange and he surrendered.

This is not Cummings' first brush with the law. He was convicted of robbery and theft in 2008.

Friday night he was being held for investigation of several crimes including attempted murder of a police officer, burglary, criminal property damage, resisting arrest, and reckless driving.

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