Ka’u man arrested, charged for South Point robbery


A Ka‘u man who was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet has been charged for that case and for another robbery, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

After police put out a media release asking for help in locating 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Ocean View for a robbery on Jan. 26, a 48-year-old Ocean View man recognized his picture and reported he had been robbed by the same man earlier the same day. In that case, the victim was fishing at South Point when he was confronted, threatened with bodily harm and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Area II Criminal Investigations Section detectives charged Kahele-Bishop with two counts of robbery, two counts of theft, terroristic threatening and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

Police said the other arrest stems from a report on Jan. 26 that a 47-year-old Discovery Harbor woman walking near her car on South Point Road had been threatened with a hatchet by a woman who got out of a white Toyota sedan. The two women scuffled and the victim was able to take the hatchet away and throw it into the brush. During the scuffle, the victim suffered a bite on the right forearm. A man then exited the Toyota, reached into the victim’s car and removed a bag. The male suspect fled in the Toyota after a passerby stopped to intervene. The female suspect entered the victim’s car and unsuccessfully attempted to start it. She then ran into the bushes.

A police investigation led to the identity of the suspects. The woman, 25-year-old Trinety Crapser of Ocean View, was arrested Jan. 27 and charged Jan. 28 with robbery, assault and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, police said.