Kauai man accused of stealing 2 cars arrested after chase

Kauai man accused of stealing 2 cars arrested after chase
Paul Kalpakoff of Haena was arrested on suspicion of Burglary. (Source: Kauai County Police)

KAUAI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai police arrested a 36-year-old man after a police pursuit Monday morning.

Officials say Haena resident Paul Kalpakoff was booked on suspicion of first-degree burglary, and two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

Police accuse Kalpakoff of stealing two vehicles. One of the vehicles was found crashed in a ditch in Kalihiwai Sunday evening. Shortly after, police say he stole a second vehicle from a nearby home.

He was spotted again Monday in the stolen 2014 Toyota 4-Runner in Kapaa. Police followed the vehicle but called off the pursuit in the interest of public safety.

Kalpakoff fled northbound on Kuhio Highway at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was later found in Anahola. Kalpakoff allegedly fled on foot and was later spotted at a bus stop.

Police say he then caught a bus to the Whalers General Store in Anahola where police arrested him.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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