Woman arrested after smashing windows at Kauai mall

Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police arrested a Lihue woman after she used a baseball bat to smash an ATM and several store windows at Kukui Grove Shopping Center shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

Patricia Lewis, 31, is currently in police custody in lieu of $31,000 bail for multiple charges relating to Criminal Property Damage.

According to a preliminary investigation, Lewis used the bat to smash an ATM machine at the American Savings Bank located within the mall. She then continued on to Longs Drugs and struck a glass door before heading to Jamba Juice and smashing a glass window. From there, Lewis attempted to strike a window at Starbucks when she was confronted by three uniformed police officers and one off-duty officer who disarmed the woman and arrested her.

No injuries were reported despite there being numerous mall patrons and customers in each store at the time of the incident.

The incident remains under police investigation.

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