A 30-year-old Mililani man was charged for his involvement in a cockfight event in Honokaʻa over the weekend.
The Hawai`i Police Department reports that Lylle Martinez Salcedo of Mililani, Oahu was arrested after vice officers conducted a search of his rental vehicle and recovered two injured chickens.
Officers also seized nearly $8,000 cash from Salcedo which will be recovered for forfeiture.
Just after 10:50 a.m. on Saturday officers from the Area I Vice Section executed a search warrant at the event on a remote location off of Highway 240 in Honokaʻa.
Salcedo was subsequently charged with two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals and was released on his own recognizance.