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Drugs allegedly found in stolen vehicle; Maui man arrested, warrants issued for two others

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Richard Auwae Jr. PC: Maui Police Department

An indictment warrant was issued on Tuesday, Oct. 11, for three adults after a vehicle stop conducted last month by Crime Reduction Unit officers in Wailuku.

During the incident at around 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 12, 2022, officers observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, and a police canine alerted authorities to possible drugs inside, according to department reports.

The vehicle was impounded and a search warrant was obtained. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and heroin, according to police. Police also confirmed that the vehicle was stolen.

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All three adults within the vehicle were arrested on outstanding warrants and were released including: the operator of the vehicle,

Police say Richard Auwae Jr., 48 was operating the vehicle. Within the vehicle were: Chivalry Asuncion Kalilikane, 38, a male; Kawenaleialoha Chun, 27, a female; and Auwae Jr.’s 13-year-old juvenile son.

Following last week’s indictment, Auwae Jr. was located at around 3:16 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Waihe╩╗e and was placed under arrest with bail set at $500,000.

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Auwae Jr. was indicted for:

  • First degree promotion of a dangerous drug.
  • Second degree promotion of a dangerous drug.
  • Unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.
  • First degree endangerment of the welfare of a minor.

An indictment warrant has also been issued for the arrest of Kalilikane and Chun. Neither had been arrested at last report.

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