Kahului Man Arrested for Alleged Property Damage and Assault Against a Police Officer

On August 18, 2020 at about 7:16 p.m., Daniel Opupele (35) of Kahului, was arrested for Assault Against a Police Officer in the First Degree, Criminal Property Damage in the Third Degree, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.

Investigation revealed that Opupele was observed allegedly damaging the property located at 7 E. Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului.  Upon police contact, Opupele picked up the skateboard he was riding and with full force, threw it at an officer, striking him. 

Opupele refused to comply with repeated police orders, and continued to resist as officers attempted to place him under arrest.  Once in police custody, Opupele continued to resist by yelling and kicking as he was being placed within a marked patrol vehicle.

Two officers sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of this incident.  Opupele did not sustain or report any injuries as a result of the incident.

On August 17, 2020 at about 7:20 p.m., Opupele was formally charged.  His bail was set at $8,000.00.

The investigation is ongoing.  As of August 18, 2020 at about 9:54 a.m., Opupele remains in police custody.

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