The Kauai Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted fugitive who escaped in Kilauea on Tuesday.

Ray Kuna Harada, 43, of Kapa‘a, is wanted on two separate bench warrants with a total bail of $200,000.

On Tuesday, police located Harada along a steep hillside at the end of North Waiakula Road near a dirt trail that leads to Pila‘a Beach. Harada violently resisted arrest, eventually biting an officer to escape. The officers involved were later treated for injuries following the incident.

Police continue to search for Harada and are asking that anyone with information to come forward. Harada is considered dangerous and the public should not attempt to make contact with him. Call police immediately.

Information can be provided to Police Dispatch at 241-1711. Anonymous tipsters may call CrimeStoppers at 246-8300.