Attacks on women trigger manhunt
Police seek a fugitive sought in assaults on former girlfriends
Honolulu police are asking for the public's help in locating Sydney Tokunaga, who has so far eluded capture by breaking into the homes of ex-girlfriends and beating them to force them to harbor him, police said.
"One, in Pearl City, he caused a fractured skull and also choked the woman," said Sgt. Kim Capllonch, Honolulu CrimeStoppers coordinator. "On Isenberg Street, the woman received 13 punches to the head, contusions; she was bleeding from her left ear."
One of the women obtained a five-year restraining order against Tokunaga in January. She had a 2 1/2-month restraining order against him in 2003.
Two other women obtained restraining orders against Tokunaga within the past 10 years. One woman was awarded a three-month TRO in December 2000. The other woman was given a three-year restraining order in April 1997.
Tokunaga, 31, is wanted for felony assault and burglary in relation to the Pearl City and Isenberg Street cases, which happened in the past three months, Capllonch said. A bench warrant is also out for his arrest in a April 2006 domestic-violence conviction for which he is facing revocation of his probation.
Tokunaga has served time in jail for assault, assault of a household member, burglary, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and violating probation. He was released on parole from Oahu Community Correctional Center on Dec. 22, 2005.
Tokunaga is 5 feet 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information about Tokunaga is asked to call Honolulu police or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME by cellular telephone.