‘Psychopathic’ escapee from Hawaii arrested in Stockton
KRON: …San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputies said they arrested Randall Saito, the Hawaii State Hospital escapee, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The arrest was made as the result of a tip received from an alert taxi cab driver. Saito was arrested in the area of Highway 99 and Waterloo Road in Stockton….
Honolulu police received a tip that Saito was on his way to a brother’s home in Stockton, California….
read … Captured
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Escapee married HGEA hospital worker
KHON: …in 1990, Saito got married on the grounds of the Hawaii State Hospital to a woman who had worked at there as a patient advocate.
According to court records, that marriage lasted 10 years….
“He was going to go to California when he got released, buy a gun, return to Hawaii, and blow away the staff,” FBI criminal behavior expert Alan Brantley said in 1993….
read … He Runs the Asylum
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FBI Investigating How HGEA Allowed Lunatic to Escape
KITV: … All the way to San Jose.
That is how far a Hawaii State Hospital patient, with a violent past, got before law enforcement was notified he escaped.
Randall Saito caught a cab, a chartered plane to Maui, then a commercial jet to California.
Unlike at the main airport, charter flights don't have TSA checkpoints and extensive screening.
Island News learned Randall Saito went to Royal Pacific Air on Lagoon Drive, after he walked away from the hospital.
After Saito was dropped off at the charter service Sunday morning, a 6 passenger twin engine Piper Navajo plane was chartered to Maui.
While the doors were locked at Royal Pacific Air on Tuesday, and they did not answer repeated phone calls from Island News, other companies on Lagoon Drive quoted a one-way charter with similar planes at more than $2,000 dollars.
Charters must also be booked with an ID and a credit card.
"Credit cards they would not be allowed to have," said State Hospital Administrator Bill May. He added patients wouldn't have cellphones either and only limited access to computers, but they are allowed visitors. May could not detail the level of security Saito's visitors would undergo, and how thoroughly they would be searched.
There are dozens of cameras monitoring the hospital grounds, one even captured Saito leaving the facility. But May will not say who or what allowed the patient to walk away.
"Due to the active criminal investigation we can't do that -- anything we presume, may affect that criminal investigation," stated May….
read … Jail HGEA
Lunatic Escape ‘An Inside Job’?
SA: …The FBI’s violent crimes task force and U.S. marshals have joined in the manhunt.
Court records indicate Saito has relatives in California who manage money he inherited from his father. Records also show Saito informed a doctor that his family “sends him some as necessary.”
Meanwhile, State Hospital Administrator William May and Adult Mental Heath Division Administrator Mark Fridovich on Tuesday were short on answers….
They also said it’s possible the escape could have been an inside job. But they added any such scenarios likely wouldn’t emerge until after a full investigation into the matter.
Fridovich said the State Hospital is obligated to treat its patients in the least restrictive setting.
“And that means, as part of their rehabilitation, affording them the opportunity to explore relative autonomy and some independence around their movement,” he said. “It’s not a custodial environment; it’s not a prison environment where people are locked up for periods of time.”…
In 1993 city prosecutors consulted with the FBI when Saito applied for release. FBI agents interviewed Saito for six hours, according to a 1997 account in The Honolulu Advertiser.
During the interview Saito remembered how the blood smelled when he shot Yamashiro behind the ear, how it felt when he stabbed her and how she looked when she died.
“This was important to him. He remembered all the details,” FBI Special Agent Jim McNamara told the paper. “It became clear there was no way he should be on the street again.”….
AG: FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FOR ESCAPEE RANDALL SAITO
read … Inside Job?
Documents: Hospital escapee had sexual relations with at least 3 staff
HNN: Documents from 1993 obtained by Hawaii News Now revealed that Saito had sexual relations with at least three hospital staff members. Saito has been known for his manipulative nature, and sources say sexual relations took place on multiple occasions where he was able to obtain contraband….
Saito was acquitted by reason of insanity for the gruesome 1979 killing of 29-year-old Sandra Yamashiro at Ala Moana Center.
Sources confirm that despite Saito's dangerous past and violent tendencies, he was allowed to roam the grounds of the hospital freely, with a requirement that he check in with staff periodically (for quickies?).
read … HGEA Laying Down on the Job