A Waikapu man has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term for burglarizing Wailuku residences and robbing and restraining a resident last year.
David Kaanana IV, 22, also was ordered to pay $12,100 in restitution to residents who had valuables stolen in burglaries in Kula and Wailea.
Second Circuit Judge Peter Cahill imposed the sentence Oct. 25.
Kaanana had pleaded no contest to two counts of kidnapping, second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree theft, second-degree terroristic threatening, keeping a pistol or revolver in an improper place, attempted first-degree burglary, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and third-degree theft.
One burglary was reported at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 10 when Kaanana entered a home on Hakina Place in Wailuku and was confronted by a resident while he tried to steal a big-screen television, according to court records. Kaanana reportedly became aggressive, telling the woman and her two small children to sit down and saying he had been sent there to kill the family.
He said he was looking for a safe before taking property from the home and leaving in a black 2010 Mercedes sedan, according to court records.
Kaanana was seen brandishing what appeared to be a firearm wrapped in a blue handkerchief while sitting in the car, according to court records.
About an hour later, a resident of Kuhio Street in Wailuku reported seeing a man, later identified as Kaanana, standing in the resident's garage. Kaanana told the resident he was looking for a friend and left in a black Mercedes.
The resident was on his way to work when he received a call from his wife saying the Mercedes was back and she heard jiggling as Kaanana attempted to enter the home, according to court records.
Police officers responding to the home found the car running in the driveway. Kaanana was seen running and was found hiding in a Jeep and armed with a screwdriver, according to police. He struggled with officers, who used Tasers to subdue and arrest him, police said.
The Mercedes had been reported stolen Dec. 6 from Napili.
Along with property stolen in the Wailuku burglary, police recovered valuables taken in burglaries of residences in Kula and Wailea.
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