Police Seek Suspect Last Seen in Lihue

Wanted by Police: Aron Nagao, 19, of Kapa‘a
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Wanted by Police: Aron Nagao, 19, of Kapa‘a

REPORT FROM KAUAI COUNTY –  Kaua‘i police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who is wanted in connection with numerous criminal activities on Kaua‘i.  Aron Nagao, 19, of Kapa‘a, was observed getting out of a white truck in the parking lot of the Līhu‘e 7-11 store at approximately 3:23 p.m. today.  The truck had been reported stolen.  Nagao fled while police were in the front of the store apprehending a co-suspect in the crimes.

Officers pursued Nagao, and, as a precaution, placed the A-Plus afterschool program at nearby Wilcox Elementary School on lockdown, with a uniformed officer stationed on the school premises.  The lockdown was lifted once officers determined that the suspect was not in the vicinity.


The co-suspect, Kamron Cortez, 18, of Hanamā‘ulu, was arrested in connection with multiple burglaries and remains in police custody at the present time.

Anyone who has information on Nagao’s whereabouts is asked to contact KPD Dispatch at 241-1711.  The public is cautioned not to confront Nagao, as he is considered dangerous.