Hana woman arrested in attack, escape try

A Hana woman was arrested after she wielded a motorcycle fork and machetes against a couple, breaking into their home and damaging the residence and a vehicle over the weekend, police said.

Jennifer Regina, 39, was being held in lieu of $25,400 bail Monday at the Wailuku Police Station. She was charged with attempted first- and second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, criminal property damage, first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree escape.

Police said that at 5:47 p.m. Saturday, Regina went to a residence of acquaintances in Lower Nahiku and became angry when the residents wouldn’t give her a device she wanted. She grabbed a fork from a motorcycle and used it to smash a window and take a swing at a resident before residents managed to get her out of the house, police said.

Regina left, then returned with a couple of machetes, which she threatened to use to slash the residents, police said. While the residents managed to get away, Regina used a machete to damage a car, police said.

Officers arrested Regina at her residence nearby. She had been placed in a patrol car when she asked an officer to roll down the window because it was hot. Police said Regina had managed to slide out of her handcuff and was reaching out the window to try to open the door to the police car.