Auto theft suspect caught by license plate reader charged

Police mugshot of Maui Remigio
Police mugshot of Maui Remigio

Honolulu police have charged a man who was arrested after an automated license plate reader showed the car he was driving was stolen.

Police say 25-year-old Maui Remigio is the first suspect arrested and charged since officers started using the new technology. The readers scan license plates and automatically run them through police records.

Remigio was arrested in Moiliili on Saturday. He was charged with auto theft and also booked for outstanding warrants. His bail has been set at $15,000.

The new readers are installed on three police vehicles. Police say so far, the new readers have helped recover seven stolen vehicles and multiple stolen license plates.

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