2 charged with breaking into vehicle, home after high-speed chase in Wahiawa

A heavy officer presence was seen Thursday evening. (Image: Viewer)
A heavy officer presence was seen Thursday evening. (Image: Viewer)
An aerial view of the barricade location. (Image: Google Maps)
An aerial view of the barricade location. (Image: Google Maps)

WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have charged two suspects in connection with a high-speed chase and seven-hour standoff on Friday.

The suspects, 27-year-old Gloria Kwon and 35-year-old Chaz Melchor, were arrested early Friday morning at the Helemano Miitary reservation. Kwon was charged with breaking into a home and vehicle, and Melchor was charged with stealing a car.

Both suspects were accused of breaking into a home and forcing its residents out.

It all started around 6 p.m. Thursday, when authorities responded to suspicious activity and found the suspects in a car.

The suspects then fled, leading authorities on a high-speed chase. The suspects also damaged a police vehicle, authorities said.

Army officials said they then got to the base, abandoned the vehicle they were using and accessed the perimeter of the facility on foot.

Once on base, they entered a home, forced the occupants out and barricaded themselves.

As a result, several nearby homes were forced to evacuate, and others were urged to shelter in place.

Army officials said the suspects did not take any hostages and that they were "safely apprehended."

Bail for both Melchor and Kwon was set at $50,000.

This story may be updated.

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