Ocean View man charged with discharging a firearm

  • Federico Tacderan

An Ocean View man was arrested and charged March 15 for an array of firearms offenses.

Hawaii Island police reported that Federico Tacderan, of Ocean View, was arrested and charged with in a residential area of the 92-9100 block of Tree Fern Lane in Ocean View.

Police responded to a complaint from residents about 3 p.m and discovered that Tacderan was discharging a firearm in the area. He had been previously convicted of crimes that prohibited him from owning a gun or ammunition. Police recovered a firearm and ammunition following the execution of a search warrant on the residence.

He is being held on $11,500 bail pending a court appearance.


  1. antifaHI March 17, 2018 7:14 am

    Just look at this deranged dangerous loser: These are the people why our HPD is so uptight about guns on the island. Now these guys want to conceal their guns while shopping at Walmart or sitting next to you in the movies or ballgame.

    1. NevahHappen March 17, 2018 4:10 pm

      Looks like about the best you could try for, if he has a lot of rum in him.

  2. Big ideas March 17, 2018 7:31 am

    Proof positive that gun control laws DO NOT WORK!

  3. Colin12345 March 17, 2018 8:39 am

    It will be interesting to see what criteria the court will use to decide if HOVE is a “residential area,” which is the basis of at least the WHT-reported alleged violation. All of HOVE (except a few highway-fronting lots) is designated to be “Agricultural” by State land use law, and is also designated to be “Agricultural” by County land use law (the Zoning Code).

    Will the court say that regardless of land use law classifications, all 1-acre lots are “residential” for other purposes (discharging firearms) because it “seems” similar to “Urban” designated (and zoned) residential areas? What about 3-acre lots, like HOV Ranchos below the highway – are they “residential” for firearms purposes, even though the State and County deem them agricultural areas by law? What about 5-acre lots, in the middle of Kaloko Mauka subdivision, or down Opihihale way? Or 10 and 20-acre lot subdivisions, like Waikii Ranch part way up Old Saddle Road?

    Most people will agree that firearm discharges should not be allowed in areas comprised of small ag lots, especially under 5 acres, and arguably even larger ag lot areas. But the law gives no guidance that I’m aware of on what criteria are to be used in deciding what lot size makes ag to be “residential” for firearms control purposes; it’s up to the courts to “draw the line” on what density makes an area “residential” versus “agricultural.” Either way the court rules, I hope the State or County (or both) amend the appropriate State statutes and County codes to “draw the line” officially, perhaps to a 10 or 20 acre minimum, so every one knows what’s OK and not OK.

  4. onceawarrior March 17, 2018 3:18 pm

    Amendment 2 allowed muskets to begin with.
    Today firearms manufacturers encourage ownership of machine guns.
    NRA supports this encouragement.
    Stray minds and stray guns are very dangerous.

    1. NevahHappen March 17, 2018 4:10 pm

      You cannot be this obtuse. Muskets were all that existed at one time. Same with ink and pen.

      No manufacturer offers “machine guns” for sale. You lie about what the NRA supports. Should you not be posting on Mother Jones or such? You do not know much about firearms.

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