Teen arrested as police recover badge
Officers also find the missing utility belt and portable radio
Waianae district Crime Reduction Unit police officers arrested a 17-year-old boy early yesterday afternoon in connection with the theft of a police uniform, handgun and other items from a police officer's car in Ewa.
The CRU officers also found the officer's badge, utility belt and portable radio, in different locations in the Waianae district, said Capt. Frank Fujii.
The officer's handcuffs, pepper spray and two magazines containing a total of 30 rounds and his uniform are still missing, police said.
Fujii did not provide any further details.
Police arrested a man, 26, and woman, 30, Thursday on suspicion of first-degree theft, firearm violations and being felons in possession of firearms at Tracks Beach Park in Waianae. Both remain in police custody.
The officer's loaded Smith & Wesson 9-mm handgun was also recovered Thursday when police noticed the gun protruding from a bag inside the couple's vehicle.
The missing uniform belonged to officer Taase Faumui, a patrol officer in the Pearl City district, who was off duty at the time of the theft.
The navy blue uniform has the name "T. Faumui" on it.
Faumui is a former NFL player with the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Hawaii. He ran out of gas Wednesday and left his personal car, a white 1996 Dodge Neon, unattended on the side of Roosevelt Avenue in Ewa while he went for gas.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.