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VIDEO: Molotov Cocktails at Hawaii Supreme Court, Attorney General Office
By Video @ 2:09 AM :: 2469 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Eric Stroeve, arrested for alleged arson of Supreme Court, had been arrested multiple times on Oahu--including for assault on HPD officers in Feb, 2020--but not jailed because of COVID sanctions ordered by the very same Supreme Court he allegedly firebombed.

Molotov Cocktails at Hawaii Supreme Court, Attorney General Office

KITV May 10, 2021: … The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) has opened an arson investigation after linking three early morning fires.

Early Monday morning, HFD responded to an alarm at the Hawaii Supreme Court Building on King Street and found the exterior entry door on fire. 

While at that scene, HFD was called to the Department of the Attorney General office on Queen Street to find its main door also set on fire. 

Again, while at that scene, HFD was called to another fire at the Department of Taxation on Punchbowl Street.  The origin of that fire was to the exterior of two separate entryways. ….

read … Arson suspected at three State buildings

May 12, 2021 -- SA: Police arrested the suspect on Queen Street — about a block away from the building — just before 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on suspicion of first-degree arson.

May 12, 2021 -- KITV: The identity of the suspect is still unknown as he was "uncooperative and did not want to provide his information," police say.  "Officers identified him from past encounters and we believe the info we have is correct but we are waiting for his fingerprint ID to come back for positive confirmation," a spokesperson for CrimeStoppers stated.

SA: Honolulu CrimeStoppers releases photos, video of arson suspect at Hawaii Supreme Court

Honolulu PD Blotter for May 12, 2021 "05/11/2021 White STROEVE, ERIC 19:04 M/53 21198327-001 ARSON 1 333 QUEEN ST HRS 708-8251"

COURTESY HPD                                Eric Stroeve

Mugshot HPD May 11, 2021

Mugshot: Eric Stroeve after assaulting Maui PD Officer in 2017

1990: UC Boulder Grad (This shows the true value of higher education.)

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Maui News 2017: "At 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, (June 13, 2017,) a police officer was assigned to investigate a report by the owner of Pome Maui boutique on Hana Highway in Paia that a man had broken into a bathroom for the business and had temporarily disabled the security surveillance system, according to a declaration filed in court.

After being confronted by the owner, the man, later identified as Stroeve, left and walked across the street to an area near a church, according to the declaration.

When the officer located Stroeve sitting on a bench, he was trying to roll a marijuana cigarette, continuing even after the officer told Stroeve to put down the marijuana, police said. Stroeve got his backpack and tried to stand up to leave before the officer pushed him back onto the bench and told Stroeve he was being arrested, police said.

Then Stroeve lunged at the officer, pushing him backward, police said. The officer grabbed Stroeve, who tried to break free, and the two struggled on a grassy area in front of the church, police said.

Stroeve managed to remove the officer’s baton from his belt and swung it at the officer, striking him on his left forehead, according to police.

Eventually, the officer was able to get control of Stroeve and another officer arrived to help handcuff Stroeve, police said....

As a felon with a conviction for first-degree terroristic threatening, Stroeve could face mandatory-minimum sentencing if he is convicted of the robbery, assault or burglary charges, according to the complaint against him.

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Feb 10, 2020: ICA rejects Stroeve Appeal NO. CAAP-18-0000878 

(Excerpt is a fun read)

... After Stroeve entered a no contest plea pursuant to a plea agreement, the Circuit Court entered a Judgment Conviction and Probation Sentence dated November 15, 2013, and then an Amended Judgment Conviction and Probation Sentence dated December 5, 2013 (Amended Judgment), on one count of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 707-716(1)(b) (Supp. 2013).  Stroeve was sentenced to a five-year term of probation with various general and special terms and conditions of probation. Upon the State's motion, on May 8, 2015, the Circuit Court filed an Order Revoking Probation and Resentencing Defendant (First Resentencing Order) ordering that Stroeve's probation was revoked. Stroeve was resentenced to another five-year term of probation commencing on October 24, 2014, which included, inter alia, all previously ordered general and special terms and conditions.

On March 11, 2016, the State filed a second motion seeking revocation of Stroeve's probation due to alleged violations of the terms and conditions of probation. After various hearings, on December 15, 2016, the Circuit Court orally ordered that Stroeve's probation would again be revoked and Stroeve would be subject to, inter alia, a new five-year term of probation. The new written Order Revoking Probation and Resentencing Defendant (Second Resentencing Order) was not entered until June 21, 2017. In the meantime, in a separate case, Stroeve was charged with multiple offenses, including one count of Assault Against a Law Enforcement Officer in the First Degree in violation of HRS § 707-712.5(1)(a)-(b) (2014), arising from acts allegedly committed on June 13, 2017. Following Stroeve's plea of no contest to one count of Assault Against a Law Enforcement Officer in the Second Degree in violation of HRS § 707-712.6 (2014), on May 21, 2018, the Circuit Court entered a Judgment Conviction and Sentence against Stroeve (Officer Assault Conviction). Stroeve was sentenced to a one-year term of imprisonment in that case.

In this case, on June 7, 2018, the State filed a third motion seeking revocation of Stroeve's probation based on, inter alia, the Officer Assault Conviction. At the October 22, 2018 hearing on the State's motion, without objection from Stroeve, the Circuit Court took judicial notice of various court records, including the May 21, 2018 Officer Assault Conviction. Following the presentation of evidence and arguments, the Circuit Court found that Stroeve had inexcusably failed to comply with the terms and conditions of his probation. On October 25, 2018, the Circuit Court entered the Third Resentencing Order, which revoked Stroeve's probation and resentenced him to, inter alia, five years incarceration with credit for time served …. 

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E Court Kokua: Search Eric Stroeve for two years of Honolulu homeless-related criminal complaints almost all dismissed for failure to prosecute ... and a Feb 27, 2020 'trespass on vessel' and assault on two HPD officers -- which were not enough to put this genius in jail even though he did the same thing on Maui.

PDF: Stroeve Tresspass on Vessel and Assault

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