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Judge Maintains Bail on Kapaʻa Man Accused of Terroristic Threatening

Posted September 21, 2021, 6:30 AM HST ·Updated September 20, 5:48 PM

A Fifth District Court judge maintained bail for a 54-year-old man accused of threatening to kill people in a Kapaʻa neighborhood.

On Monday, Sept. 20, Peter James Rose of Kapaʻa appeared virtually from the Kauaʻi Police Department cellblock before Judge Michael Soong on charges of Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct and Indecent Exposure.

The public defender made a motion requesting Rose be granted supervised release, which Soong denied. The judge maintained bail at $2,000. Rose is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 6.

Rose was taken into custody on Friday, Sept. 17. According to authorities, KPD Dispatch received several phone calls that Rose was carrying knives in each hand while walking naked along Iiwi, Pelehu and Nunu roads in the vicinity of the Kapaʿa Elementary School.

He was reported to be yelling for people to stay inside their homes or he would start killing them.

Officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter and were able to quickly take Rose into custody without further incident.

Police recovered a 9.5-inch Machete and a 9.5-inch hunting-style knife.

Rose was transported to Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital for evaluation. He was subsequently transported to KPD cellblock.

An investigation of the incident remains ongoing. Anyone who witnessed this incident, and has not already spoken to police officers, is asked to call KPD Dispatch at 808-241-1711 and state that you have information on KPD case #21-11099.