SUSPECT: Kevin Michael Kealoha, 34 years old, resident of Hawaii
On Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:51 p.m. Hesperia deputies were called to the Chevron Station on Main St. near 7th Ave. for reports of a carjacking at gunpoint. Responding deputies were given the description of the stolen vehicle, a Honda Civic, and observed the vehicle as they reached the area. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and the driver failed to yield. A pursuit ensued through the city until the suspect collided with a fence in the 12700 block of Farmington St. Following the collision, the suspect drove toward a marked patrol car and intentionally rammed the vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Deputies recovered a stolen/carjacked vehicle from Nevada in the Chevron parking lot. They also recovered a handgun in the carjacked Honda Civic that was believed to have been used during the Hesperia carjacking.
Once deputies identified the suspect as Kevin Michael Kealoha, they determined he was wanted by several law enforcement agencies in Nevada (Las Vegas Metro, Henderson Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol) for numerous crimes. Additionally, Kealoha may be the outstanding suspect in an active shooter incident at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Deputies also discovered Kealoha has active arrest warrants in Hawaii.
Kealoha will be booked at High Desert Detention Center for Attempt Kidnapping, Carjacking, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Evading and the out of state warrants.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Hesperia Police, Sergeant Doug Hubbard at (760)947-1500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.