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HPD Seeks Witnesses to Hilo Car Theft

August 9, 2016, 8:22 AM HST (Updated August 9, 2016, 8:22 AM) · 3 Comments
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Jessica Nasario. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to the theft of a car from a parking lot in Hilo.

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, a 40-year-old woman reported that her gray 2005 Toyota 4-door sedan had been removed from the parking lot at Sack ‘n’ Save on Kanoelehua Avenue.

Investigation led to the identity of a suspect, 33-year-old Jessica Nasario of Hilo.

Nasario and the stolen car were located Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the Wainaku area of Hilo. Police arrested her and took her to the Hilo police cellblock while they continued their investigation.

At 11:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Nasario was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a harmful drug, promoting a detrimental drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and carrying a deadly weapon.

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Her bail was set at $7,250. She remains at the cellblock pending her initial court appearance which was scheduled for Monday, Aug. 8.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the theft or who has any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line a 935-3311 or contact Officer Donovan Kohara at 961-2272 or donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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