Retired deputy police chief's son charged with another felony theft

Cory Tatsuyama
Cory Tatsuyama

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The son of a retired deputy police chief already awaiting trial in a felony shoplifting case has been charged with another theft at a high-end retail store on Oahu.

Cory Tatsuyama, 24, pleaded not guilty to second-degree theft, a class C felony, at his arraignment at Honolulu Circuit Court Thursday. He's accused of stealing a pair of sunglasses worth $665 from a Louis Vuitton store last April.

He previously was charged with stealing about $800 worth of merchandise from Nordstrom Ala Moana. His trial in that case is scheduled for May.

The defendant is the son of Delbert Tatsuyama. At the time of his retirement last year, the elder Tatsuyama was the second highest ranking officer in the Honolulu Police Department, second only to Chief Louis Kealoha.

Cory Tatsuyama's bail was originally set at $2,000. He's now free after posting $11,000 bail.

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