Victim helps police catch suspects who burglarized his home and caused traffic jam on H-2 Monday


Broken jalousies, a cut window screen, and a ransacked mess. That’s what one man found inside his home. The damage caused by a burglar.

It all started when he got home from work just after 4 p.m. Monday.

The victim said he pulled into his driveway and was standing in front of his garage door when a man he didn’t recognize walking out from the side of his house carrying a bunch of his personal belongings.

“I kind of gave him a look like, what’s going on here? And then he told me, ‘Don’t worry about it. I’m from next-door.’ For me, that was puzzling. I couldn’t quite figure out what he meant by that,” the victim said.

That’s when the man started walking down the street toward a black car.

“It kind of was doing really weird movements. Quick U-turns and then it kind of sped off. And that kind a give me the red flag that I might’ve just been burglarized,” the victim said. 

He didn’t want them to get away so he got into his car and started following them. 

“I noticed it was heading west so I went ahead and called the police and let them know where the car was headed,” the victim explained.

HPD followed the car from Aiea to Wahiawa and back down to H2 forcing the closure of southbound lanes of the H2 freeway after the vehicle crashed.

The victim said once the suspects realized they were being followed they started throwing things like his laptop, ukulele and other personal items out of the car window while they were driving on H2.

Police arrested 30-year-old Kelsey Kimiko Matsukawa and 33-year-old Jacob Lopaka Ruff for burglary. Matsukawa was also arrested for resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle for police.

Both already have extensive criminal pasts.

Matsukawa has 34 convictions including forgery and ID theft.

Ruff has 24 convictions including burglary and numerous drug charges.

“Hopefully we can get people that want to do harm or steal from others off of the street,” the victim said.

He said he is lucky he came home when he did and he hopes Matsukawa and Ruff  are punished for their crimes.

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