Victim claims forced 'ice' use
Christopher Gallarde and Daniel Collins are charged with kidnapping two men
One of two men who were kidnapped from a Waialae home last week told police he was released later that evening near University Avenue and given a puppy by one of his captors.
But before releasing him, they forced him to accompany them to eat at a Pearl City McDonald's and then to smoke "ice" at Pearl City Industrial Park, according to court documents.
Christopher G. Gallarde, 27, of Pearl City and Daniel Collins, 29, appeared in Honolulu District Court yesterday on charges in connection with last Tuesday's kidnapping at an Ala Koa Street home. Both were arrested Friday in separate locations after an islandwide hunt.
Police were called to the home after a woman reported that two men robbed her and a companion at gunpoint, then drove off in her Lexus with her companion and another man.
Her companion apparently was let go some 2 1/2 hours later near Kahala Elementary. The other kidnapped man called police five hours later saying he was safe.
Collins and Gallarde both were charged over the weekend with two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of kidnapping. Both are being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Gallarde was also charged on Saturday in connection with an unrelated Jan. 8 home invasion in Waipahu. In that incident, Gallarde and another male allegedly broke into a Kupuohi Street apartment and confronted the resident with a handgun, court documents said.
One of the gunmen said he was looking for the man's roommate, who owed him money. They robbed the resident of his wallet and cell phone and forced him to give them the personal identification number to his credit card accounts. The victim told police later that he complied because he was afraid they would return and kill him. The gunmen allegedly fled in the man's rental car.
Gallarde is being held in lieu of $250,000 for the home invasion.
Police also charged Gallarde and Trevor Kerr with breaking into a car and car theft. When both were arrested Friday at Gallarde's father's home in Pearl City, witnesses said the men had been removing items from a white Honda and dumping them in the trash before police arrived. Police learned the Honda had been stolen twice from its owner.
According to the woman who called police about last Tuesday's kidnapping, she and a companion had driven to the Ala Koa residence to pick up a male acquaintance when a car with three men pulled up, apparently looking for the same man.
Two of the men entered her car, and each took turns racking a handgun and pointing it at her and her companion. They robbed the female of her purse containing her passport, two cell phones, a Sony PSP and cash before ordering her out of her car. They then drove off with her companion and the man they had gone to pick up at the Ala Koa home.
The abductors later abandoned the stolen car in the Kaimuki area after it ran out of gas. The second man who was released five hours later identified one of the gunmen as Gallarde and showed police where Gallarde lived in Pearl City.