Kona Man Charged in Island-Wide Crime Spree

The Hawai`i Police Department has charged a Kailua-Kona man after a crime spree that encompassed both East and West Hawaiʻi.

Joshua Hams, 38, was arrested by HPD on Wednesday just before 1:40 p.m. at home on Kalamauka Street in Kailua Kona. The arrest followed multiple crimes that spanned four police districts.

At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Ham with the following crimes:

  • Unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle
  • Criminal property damage in the first-degree
  • Seven counts of Criminal property damage in the second-degree
  • Criminal property damage in the third-degree
  • Two counts of Theft in the fourth-degree
  • Seven counts of Use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony
  • Three counts of Robbery in the first-degree
  • Attempted Robbery in the first-degree
  • Three counts of Terroristic threatening in the first-degree
  • Terroristic threatening in the second-degree
  • Three counts of Reckless endangering in the second-degree
  • Violation of the conditions of probation
  • Four counts of Possession of a firearm prohibited
  • Unauthorized entry into a dwelling in the second-degree
  • Reckless driving
  • Resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle
  • Accident involving property damage

Hams is currently being held at the Kona Police cellblock without bail on the probation violation charge. Bail was set at $812,000 on the remaining charges. His initial court appearance is set for Friday morning in Kona District Court.

HPD photo.

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