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Maui Police Incident Report on 50 Hour Stand-Off

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   August 12th, 2011 · 2 Disqus Comments · Maui News

By Wendy Osher

Josiah Okudara. File image.

Maui Police released an incident report after a 50-hour stand-off ended Friday afternoon with authorities taking 22-year-old Josiah Okudara into custody.

According to police reports, Maui Police Detectives made checks at a Kahului residence just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.  They were responding to information received that Okudara, who was wanted on an outstanding Indictment for Attempted Murder II, was at a residence on Opukea Street.  Upon making checks at the residence, Police say the occupants failed to cooperate with authorities, and thus barricaded themselves within the residence.

The Maui Police Department’s Special Response Team’s Tactical and Crisis Negotiation Teams responded, and a secured perimeter around the residence was established.  Following the perimeter being established, evacuations were made of the surrounding residences.

The Crisis Negotiation Team then established contact with the individuals within the residence and received confirmation that Okudara was one of the individuals within.  Negotiations continued throughout the day and into the evening.

At about 9:10 p.m, two adult females and one male child voluntarily exited the residence and were debriefed by personnel.  They subsequently related that they were not injured, and were not hostages. Police say, they also revealed that Okudara was still within the residence.

At about 9:30 p.m., officers reported hearing several gun shots coming from within the residence. They were no reported injuries and police say they did not return fire.

Shortly thereafter negotiations resumed and continued through the night and into the next day, Thursday, August 11, 2011.

At about 2:35 p.m., one adult male voluntarily exited the residence and was subsequently debriefed by personnel.  Police say the male told authorities that he was not injured and not a hostage. He also revealed that Okudara was still within the home.

At about 8:22 p.m., officers reported hearing several more gun shots coming from within the residence. They were no reported injuries and police say they did not return fire.

Shortly thereafter negotiations resumed and continued through the night and into the next day, Friday, August 12, 2011.

At about 10:40 a.m., officers reported hearing several more gun shots coming from within the residence. Once again, there were no reported injuries and police say they did not return fire.

Shortly thereafter negotiations resumed.  At about 3:07 p.m., under the direction of a crisis negotiator, the suspect exited the residence and was safely taken into police custody.

***Supporting information courtesy Maui Police Department.

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  • mauigirl

    Im so glad everything went the right way, nobody got hurt . Josiah you did the right thing , everybody talking shit but who cares you did what you hadn’t to do. Stay strong and hang in there, godbless you.

  • Cali Aunty

    Josiah stay strong and fight for your innocents God will provide trust in him Love you Boy….