Big Island Police Arrest 4 After Attempted Escape from Correctional Center

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported attempted escape from Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center early Saturday (April 25).

HPDBadgeAt about 2:05 a.m. Saturday, HCCC personnel reported that four inmates broke through a door that leads to the fenced recreational center at the jail, which is located on Punahele Street. The inmates were unable to escape from that area. HCCC personnel detained them and notified the Police Department to investigate further.

All four suspects case were arrested for attempted escape and criminal property damage. They are identified as 26-year-old Malaki McBride, 26-year-old Kawaipuna Noa, 31-year-old Douglas Kaimiola and 23-year-old Ariel Jost.

They were returned to the custody of HCCC while the Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigations Section continues the investigation.

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