Update: Man who tased juvenile for skateboard becomes first ‘Wanted Wednesday’ arrest of 2019

Update: Man who tased juvenile for skateboard becomes first ‘Wanted Wednesday’ arrest of 2019
He's wanted on a $20,000 bench warrant for failure to comply with terms and conditions of deferral. (Source: Honolulu CrimeStoppers)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police have arrested a man wanted recently for failure to comply with deferral conditions in connection with a 2014 robbery of two juveniles.

On Jan 1, 2019 around 11:15 p.m., police arrested Jeremiah Dela Cruz on Kalakaua Avenue for his $20,000 Violation of DAG Plea warrant and three Contempt warrants totaling $1050.

According to Honolulu CrimeStoppers, Dela Cruz, 24, recently failed to comply with the terms and conditions of his deferral, which resulted in the issuing of a $20,000 bench warrant.

It stemmed from a robbery in May 2014. Honolulu CrimeStoppers said Dela Cruz approached two juvenile victims who were waiting at a bus stop on California Ave around 9 at night.

“The male initially tried to start a fight with the two victims then he grabbed one of the victim’s skateboard. When the victim held onto his skateboard, the male used a taser and shocked the victim,” CrimeStoppers said in a news release.

The male, who would be later identified as Dela Cruz, then took the second juvenile’s skateboard and walked away.

Dela Cruz was later arrested for two counts of robbery in the first degree.

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