KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have charged a 42-year-old Kailua-Kona woman with first-degree custodial interference in connection with an incident that occurred Monday morning at a Kailua-Kona elementary school.
Kona patrol officers responded to a report of an unknown woman attempting to take children away from Kealakehe Elementary School in Kailua-Kona, while school was in session. It was reported that while the woman was attempting to physically remove a child from a classroom, a staff member intervened, and prevented the woman from removing the child.
Police said they contact with the child’s family members who indicated that the woman was not known to them, and had no authorization to remove the child.
Patrol officers identified the suspect as Kehaulani Rubio of Kailua-Kona. She was subsequently arrested and was later charged with first-degree custodial interference. She is being held at the Kealakehe police station in lieu of $10,000 bail.
First-degree custodial interference is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years incarceration.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Hawaii Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or to contact Detective Brandon Mansur at 326-4646, ext. 301, or firstname.lastname@example.org