KAILUA-KONA — The remaining three men included on an indictment with a former Hawaii Police officer accused of conspiracy and tampering, turned themselves in to police today.
Lance Yamada, 56, Stacey Yamada, 52, and David Colon, 62, all of Hilo, were processed at the Hilo police station and each posted $2,000 bail. The men were charged along with retired Hawaii Police Capt. Chadwick Fukui and civilian Ivar Kaluhikaua.
The Yamada brothers face charges of second-degree hindering prosecution and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. Colon was charged with two counts of second-degree hindering prosecution and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.
Colon appeared in Hilo Circuit Court today and the Yamadas are scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
Fukui, 67, and Kaluhikaua, 43, both of Hilo, turned themselves in Wednesday and posted bail.
Fukui was charged with two counts of hindering prosecution and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. Kaluhikaua was charged with the same offenses.
Former Hawaii Police Detective Brian Miller, 55, was also charged in a separate indictment on drug offenses as well as charges connecting him to Fukui and the other defendants. The drug charges relate to a 2018 missing evidence investigation conducted by the Hawaii Police Department.
Miller also turned himself in on Wednesday, and posted his $10,000 bail. His court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Miller was charged with fourth-degree theft; obstructing government operations; three counts tampering with physical evidence by destroying or mutilating it; second-degree theft; first-degree promoting a dangerous drug; second-degree hindering prosecution; conspiracy to commit second-degree hindering prosecution; and conspiracy to commit tampering with physical evidence by destroying or mutilating it.
The indictments were filed Tuesday after a Kona grand jury convened Monday. More than 20 witnesses were called, including current and former Hawaii Police Department officers as well as civilians.
Check Friday’s West Hawaii Today for coverage of today’s hearings for Fukui, Miller, Colon and Kaluhikaua.