WANTED: Maria Untala

WANTED: Maria Untala

BY KIM BUFFET – CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public`s assistance in locating Maria Untala who is wanted for two $11,000 Probation Revocation warrants for failure to comply with terms and conditions of probation.

On April 22, 2005, two females entered the Macy`s Store located in Ala Moana Shopping Center. One of the females was in a wheelchair while the other pushed her throughout the store. The females were seen on surveillance video removing items and placing them in a backpack that was hanging from the wheelchair. They were stopped outside of the sotre by Macy`s loss prevention after failing to pay for the items. Untala was identified and placed under arrest for Theft in the second degree.

On June 22, 2005, at approximately 1:40 p.m., the store security for Sam`s Club located at 750 Keeaumoku Street, observed three females enter the store. One of the females was in a wheelchair. The three women were seen on surveillance video removing electronic items and concealing them in the seat of the wheelchair then exit the store without paying for the items. Two of the women were detained and arrested.

The third suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. A license plate number was obtained and the suspect was identified as Untala. On June 28, 2005, a preliminary hearing was scheduled for the two suspects at District Court. Upon arriving at court the detective observed Untala pushing one of the suspects in the wheelchair. She was positively identified and placed under arrest for Theft in the Second Degree.

Race: Other

Age: 53 years old

Height: 5`2”

Weight: 110 lbs.

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

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