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Man arrested after stolen-car chase

LIHU‘E — Kaz Alcos, a 32-year-old Lihu‘e man, was arrested Tuesday after stealing a vehicle from Garden Island Auto Sales. Kauai Police Department officials said he is currently in the cellblock and is being held on a $17,000 bail.

A report was made around 10 a.m. that a 2016 silver Ford van had been stolen from the Lihu‘e dealership.

Officers spotted the vehicle and the suspect around 2 p.m. while on patrol in Lihu‘e. A pursuit began, which encompassed several sites in Lihu‘e and Nawiliwili.

The suspect abandoned the stolen vehicle near Guardian Self Storage in Niumalu, and fled on foot, but was apprehended soon thereafter near Kaua‘i Athletic Club in Nawiliwili.

Alcos was arrested and charged with two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle in the first degree, and reckless driving.

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Stephanie Shinno, education, business and community reporter, can be reached at 245-0424 or sshinno@thegardenisland.com.
Source: The Garden Island

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