Maui armed robbery suspect charged with attempted murder

Kaulana Reinhardt

The Maui Police Dept. reports that a Waiehu man, wanted for an armed robbery, was captured Sunday and charged Monday with attempted murder in the first degree.

Kaulana Reinhardt, 23, was the suspect in the robbery of the Kahului Walmart on Thursday, Nov. 20. He has been on the run since October, as he was wanted for an outstanding physical abuse and terroristic threatening case.

At about 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, Wailuku Dispatch reported Reinhardt was in possession of a stolen silver-colored vehicle. He had struck a Lahaina police officer’s vehicle and fled towards the Pali Tunnel.

Lahaina patrol officers terminated the pursuit and Wailuku patrol officers then took over pursuing Reinhardt. In the course of the pursuit, the stolen vehicle was involved in two minor motor vehicle accidents.

After the second accident, Reinhardt exited the stolen vehicle and after a short pursuit on foot, he was apprehended.

He was arrested for Murder in the first degree (Attempted), Criminal Property Damage in the first degree, Resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle (two counts), Reckless Driving (two counts), Resisting Arrest, Robbery in the first degree, Burglary in the second degree, Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Motor Vehicle and Abuse of Family/Household Member.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the two vehicle accidents.

Reinhardt was later formally charged for Attempted Murder in the first degree, Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle, Burglary in the second degree, Resisting an Order to Stop a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, and Terroristic Threatening in the second degree.

His bail has been set at $500,400.

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