District of Hawaii - News
September 24, 2014 - Today the U.S. Marshals Service celebrates its 225th Anniversary, as the nation’s oldest, most versatile federal law enforcement agency. We continue to build on its legacy of steadfast service of justice, integrity, and service in its unique position within our nation’s federal justice system.
March 27, 2014 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Adrian Gamble of Galveston, Texas in Kapolei, Hawaii. Gamble was wanted by the County of Galveston, Texas on a grand jury arrest warrant for Indecency with a Child and Sexual Contact.
October 22, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man after he tried to run out the back of the house where he has been hiding. Marshals and the Task Force caught up with Jeremy Jarmine Whiting just after 2 p.m. today. Whiting’s warrant is for Aggravated Assault, Assault, Resisting and Violation of Probation Possession of a Weapon.
October 21, 2013 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Roderick Jenkins, of Detroit, Michigan, at an apartment on Koauka Loop in Aiea, Hawaii. Jenkins is a convicted sex offender who fled Michigan which in turn violated his parole.
September 07, 2012 - U.S. Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force Officers, Hawaii State Sheriffs, Maui Police Officers, Hawaii County Police Officers, and Kauai County Police Officers conducted a joint fugitive warrant sweep on the island of Maui. During the 3-day mission, sixty-six wanted fugitives were arrested clearing a hundred-four outstanding warrants.
August 31, 2012 - Over the course of 3 days, the U.S. Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force conducted a collaborative arrest warrant sweep. Deputy U.S. Marshals, Hawaii County Police Officers, and Hawaii State Sheriffs conducted a joint fugitive round-up blanketing the island of Hawaii. Sixty-seven wanted fugitives were arrested with 91 federal and state warrants cleared.
August 09, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended escapee James K. Gahler, Jr. without incident in Waikiki by Deputy U.S. Marshals and Hawaii State Sheriffs. Gahler was being held at Mahoney Hale Residential Re-Entry Center when he willfully failed to return to the institutional facility within the time prescribed by the facility.
June 25, 2012 - U.S. Marshals Adam Walsh Task Force Officers, Hawaii Fugitive Task Force Officers, and the State Sheriffs teamed up with the City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney Investigators and conducted Operation Hukilau Elua. The five day Operation was an investigative and arrest effort designed to assist the City and County of Honolulu Prosecutors Office in executing sex offender and domestic violence warrants.
April 27, 2012 - U.S. Marshal Task Force Officers located and arrested Jim Alan Balicanta in Wailuku, HI. Balicanta was wanted for a warrant issued on April 20, 2012 by Judge Rhonda Loo for 27 counts of Sexual Assault in the first degree and 25 counts of Sexual Assault in the third degree.
February 13, 2012 - Deputy U.S. Marshals in New Mexico located and arrested Stanley James Pacheco, Sr. on an Indian Reservation located in Santa Clara, New Mexico. Last October, the Maui native was charged via Indictment with eleven felonies to include six counts of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, three counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and two counts of Attempted Sexual Assault in the First Degree.
February 03, 2012 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Adam Walsh Task Force arrested wanted sex offender fugitive Clark Boisvert near the shops at Waialua Sugar Mill. Then in the late evening of February 02, 2012, task force members arrested a second wanted sex offender fugitive, Jordan Monteiro, on Wahane Street in Kapolei. Both fugitives had fled from authorities in Virginia and were hiding out on Oahu, HI.
January 15, 2012 - On January 13, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Adam Walsh Task Force arrested wanted fugitive Rodolfo “Rudy” Sanchez, of San Antonio, Texas, at a residence in Mililani. Sanchez was wanted by the law enforcement out of Harris County, Texas pursuant to two felony arrest warrants. On July 22, 2009, Sanchez was indicted by a Harris County grand jury on two counts of Indecency with a Child. Sanchez eventually fled Texas and has been a fugitive on the run for over two years.
December 19, 2011 - A Costa Rican man wanted in his native country for raping a 3-year-old child a decade ago is facing deportation following his capture Friday night by the U.S. Marshals and agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
October 21, 2011 - On Thursday, October 20, 2011 the U.S. Marshals Service’s Adam Walsh Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended 20 year-old Hans Poouahi, Jr. at a Hanalei Street home in Waianae, Hawaii. Poouahi Jr. was wanted for a $20,000 cash-only state warrant issued on September 6, 2011 by Judge Steven S. Alm for failing to comply with the terms and condition of HOPE (Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement) Probation with the underlying charge of Escape in the Second Degree.
September 27, 2011 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested wanted fugitive Joseph Faauga Vaimili, age 29 of Waipahu, at a residence in Houston, Texas. Vaimili, a convicted felon, was wanted by the State of Hawaii for felony offenses for two counts of kidnapping, carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, promoting prostitution in the first degree, and terroristic threatening in the first degree.
August 15, 2011 - Members of the Hawaii Fugitive Task Force sex offender investigations unit arrested Francis Hawkins, Jr. without incident. Hawkins is a convicted sex offender who must notify authorities of his current whereabouts. As a result of his non-compliance Hawkins was arrested for failing to comply with covered offender registration requirements.
August 12, 2011 - A major fugitive wanted on outstanding state charges for attempted murder, promoting dangerous drugs, reckless driving of a vehicle, possession of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony and reckless endangering has been arrested by a team of law enforcement officers. Josiah Okudara was being sought on warrants issued by Judge Joel August charging Okudara with two counts of attempted murder and promoting dangerous drugs in the second degree.
July 28, 2011 - On July 27, 2011, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Hawaii Fugitive Task Force arrested Daniel Seyler (age 48 of Honolulu) at a residence on Komomai Drive in Pearl City. Seyler is a convicted sex offender and was wanted on two counts of Failure to Comply With Covered Offender Registration requirements.
July 27, 2011 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Hawaii Fugitive Task Force arrested Joseph Lee Guseman (age 31 of Glendive, Montana) a fugitive sex offender on the run and hiding out in Hawaii.
July 25, 2011 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrested Andrew K. Hoolulu, age 62, who was on probation for failing to register as a sex offender. At approximately 11:30 am Deputy U.S. Marshals and Deputy Sheriff’s arrived at Hoolulu’s residence in Wahiawa and arrested him without incident. Hoolulu was wanted on a $20k HOPE (Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement) Probation warrant.
July 21, 2011 - Over the course of two days beginning on July 19, 2011, the United States Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force conducted “Operation Lokahi Sweep”. HPD Officers, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Deputy Sheriffs, and Federal Agents (ICE, ATF, DEA) conducted a joint fugitive apprehension sweep encompassing the entire island of Oahu. Sixty-two wanted fugitives were arrested and 123 warrants cleared. Those who were apprehended were wanted for various violent crimes to include robbery, narcotics violation, firearms possession, parole and probation violation.
July 12, 2011 - On July 11, 2011 United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr traveled to the District of Hawaii and met with the U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal, and other Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Justice Leaders. In a morning meeting the Attorney General met with US DOJ law enforcement leaders as well as the four county police chiefs to discuss common justice issues.
April 21, 2011 - The Hawaii Adam Walsh Task Force led by U.S. Marshal Deputies along with Hawaii State Sheriff Deputies located and apprehended 52 year-old Celso Rodriguez-Huerta without incident at a residence in Honolulu. Rodriguez-Huerta was wanted pursuant to a Tarrant County Texas arrest warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
April 20, 2011 - A fugitive wanted on an outstanding federal charge for drug conspiracy has been arrested by a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals. On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, U.S. Marshal Deputies along with Maui Police Department Officers, Maui Sheriff Deputies apprehended Brackston W. Moores without incident at Sprecklesville Beach in Paia.
August 12, 2009 - A joint investigation by the United States Marshals Service and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service lead to the arrest of Rusila Mara McMorran, a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia. A federal felony warrant was issued against McMorran, charging her with sexual abuse of a minor - a 13-year-old boy.
July 23, 2009 - Deputies and Officers from the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Quadralis Watson outside a hotel in Blackshear, Georgia today. Watson was wanted for allegedly committing an assault and robbery in Waikiki.
July 09, 2009 - Following a five-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON – Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2009 netted 237 arrests within the State of Hawaii throughout the month of June.