Man arrested for auto theft after fleeing Waimanalo accident scene

Honolulu Police Department

A 31-year-old man is facing nine charges in connection with an auto theft case.

According to police, Mikeela Kaawa was involved in a head-on collision in Waimanalo Wednesday morning and fled the scene.

When police caught him and ran a check of the vehicle, they learned it was stolen.

Kaawa was later identified in two other, unrelated auto thefts cases.  He was arrested for those as well.

Kaawa was also booked for driving without a license and failing to render aid.

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