REPORT FROM KAUAI COUNTY – Police arrested wanted fugitive Jovi Enrique during a multi-agency effort conducted on Kaua’i last week.
Enrique, age 23 of Anahola, is a habitual property crime offender and known drug user. He was wanted on multiple charges and has eluded police on several occasions.
Enrique was located and arrested on Thursday without incident at his father’s home in Anahola. He was booked on charges relating to unauthorized entry and control of a motor vehicle, second degree theft, and driving without a license.
He is being held at the Kaua’i Community Correctional Center in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Enrique was one of 22 fugitives arrested during a three-day mission led by the U.S. Marshals Hawai’i Fugitive Task Force. The joint task force consists of law enforcement officers from the Kaua’i, Hawai’i County and Maui police departments, as well as the Hawai’i State Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
The mission to capture wanted fugitives also included locating non-compliant sex offenders on Kaua’i. The task force is working together with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and the Hawai’i State Sex Offender Task Force to bring offenders into compliance.
According to state law, registered sex offenders must keep their registration information, including their contact information, updated and accurate. Failing to do so is a Class C felony, punishable by up to five years imprisonment for each violation.
The Hawai’i Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC), an agency of the state Department of the Attorney General, keeps a public listing of all registered sex offenders in the state.
To search for a registered sex offender, visit the HCJDC website at www.ehawaii.gov/sexoffender.