KPD Joint Task Force with U.S. Marshals Yields 3 Arrests
Two major police operations occurred last week on Kauaʿi.
In a joint operation with the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, which includes representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Honolulu Police Department, Kauaʿi Police Department detectives conducted a sexual offender compliance check consisting of 143 registered sex offenders. They found 11 were non-compliant, and of those, one had relocated to another state and is registered there. The non-compliant cases will be referred to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for further action.
In another joint operation with the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, KPD Vice officers conducted a most-wanted fugitive warrant sweep. A total of three individuals were arrested on outstanding warrants.
“I want to thank everyone who was involved in these extensive operations,” said KPD Investigative Services Bureau Assistant Chief Bryson Ponce. “I’m grateful to our officers for the hard work they put into this. I’m also appreciative of all the U.S. Marshals Service officers and representatives in the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force because we wouldn’t be able to do this without them. This was a success due to everyone’s determined commitment to make our island a safer place to live.”
Alika Soares, 39, of Kalāheo was arrested without incident on March 30 around 4:15 p.m. at the houseless campgrounds behind the Līhuʿe Airport on a $50,000 warrant to revoke or modify his probation from a previous felony drug arrest. He was transported to Kauaʿi Community Correctional Center. Soares is a convicted felon and has been arrested a total of 79 times, 23 of which have led to convictions.
Shaun Reis, 37, of Kapaʿa was arrested without incident on March 31 around 11:30 a.m. at the Līhuʿe McDonald’s parking lot on a bench warrant for non-compliance of Hawaiʿi Revised Statues 704-413 (4). He was transported by Hawaiʿi state sheriffs to the Hawaiʿi State Hospital on Oʿahu. Reis is a convicted felon and has been arrested a total of 25 times, six of which have led to convictions.
Brandon Kameenui, 37, of Kapaʿa was arrested without incident on April 1 at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the Lydgate Beach Park Campgrounds in the vicinity of the Kamalani Bridge bathroom area on an Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle warrant. He was released on $500 bail. Kameenui is a convicted felon and has been arrested a total of 22 times, 11 of which have led to convictions.
Booking photo for Shaun Reis is not available as he was brought directly to Hawaiʻi State Hospital.