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Two Arrested on Multiple Auto Theft Charges

Posted July 13, 2017, 03:35 PM HST Updated July 14, 2017, 11:25 AM HST
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Christian Olivera and Jasmine Saragosa-Taoy. HPD photos.

Four days after the Hawaiʻi Police Department developed a task force to address the alarming number of auto thefts, two individuals were arrested.

At 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 19-year-old Christian Olivera and 24-year-old Jasmine Saragosa-Taoy were arrested without incident at a Hawaiian Paradise Park residence in Puna.

They were taken to the Hilo cellblock while police continued the investigation.

During the investigation, police learned Christian Olivera was responsible for the following crimes:

  1. July 7, 2017, stole and operated a Honda Civic
  2. July 7, 2017, stole and operated a Honda Civic (a different vehicle)
  3. July 7, 2017, fled from police in a vehicle pursuit
  4. May 28, 2017, stole a Subaru coupe at gunpoint
  5. May 28, 2017 , operated a stolen Subaru coupe
  6. May 28, 2017, pointed a rifle at a male party
  7. May 31, 2017, stole and operated a Toyota Tacoma
  8. April 28, 2017, stole and operated a Toyota Tacoma
  9. May 22, 2017, stole and operated a Toyota Tacoma
  10. June 21, 2017, stole and operated a Honda two-door hatchback
  11. May 6, 2017, stole and operated a Toyota Tacoma
  12. July 6, 2017, stole and operated a Honda Civic
  13. July 8, 2017, recklessly placed a police officer in danger or death of bodily injury
  14. July 8, 2017, recklessly placed a police officer in danger of death or bodily injury
  15. July 8, 2017, stole and operated a Honda Civic
  16. July 8, 2017, stole and operated a Subaru
  17. June 25, 2017, stole and operated a Honda Civic
  18. July 9, 2017, stole and operated a Toyota Tacoma

Police also learned Jasmine Saragosa-Taoy was responsible for the following crimes:

  1. July 7, 2017, stole and operated a Honda Civic
  2. July 7, 2017, stole a nd operated a Honda Civic (a different vehicle)
  3. May 31, 2017, stole and operated a Toyota Tacoma
  4. July 8, 2017, recklessly placed a police officer in danger or death of bodily injury
  5. July 11, 2017, possession of stolen credit cards
  6. July 11, 2017, theft of credit cards
  7. July 11, 2017, possession of confidential information
  8. July 11, 2017, theft of credit cards

At 7:10 p.m., on Wednesday, July 12, and after conferring with prosecutors, police charged Olivera with 13 counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, three counts of resisting an order to stop, two counts of terroristic threatening and one count each of criminal property damage and robbery. His bail is set at $600,000.

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Saragosa-Taoy was charged with hindering prosecution, two counts of credit card theft and two counts of unauthorized possession of confidential personal information. She was also charged with being an accomplice to Olivera in three counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, one count of terroristic threatening and criminal property damage. Her bail is set at $115,000.

Both suspects remain at the Hilo cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday afternoon, July 13, in District Court. Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.

All charges are classified as felonies and involve vehicles that were stolen from the Puna, Hilo, Hāmākua, South Kohala and Kona Districts. Investigators are continuing to examine these cases to determine if additional suspects are involved. The task force will continue to focus their attention on dismantling organized groups responsible for stealing cars.

Anyone with information about these incidents or any stolen vehicle is asked to call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3111 or Sgt. James Correa of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2272 or James.Correa@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 does not record calls or subscribe to any caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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Byron Matthews That's quite a rap sheet. All I gotta say is they better not end up back on the streetsJuly 13, 2017 03:47pm
TL Lindsey What about the group on maui??July 13, 2017 04:03pm
Babette Lock We got Pukas. HAHAHAHAHAJuly 13, 2017 04:03pm
Chris Jackson They won't I promise u. They will be locked up. These 2 people are part of the Krause groupJuly 13, 2017 04:04pm
Chris Jackson 2 more car thief's off the streets.July 13, 2017 04:04pm
Chris Jackson Great job police. 2 more to go Eric Wilson and bj FernandezJuly 13, 2017 04:22pm
Danny Mittelbuscher Lock them up! They can't seem to act right, put them in a cage with the other dangerous animals.July 13, 2017 04:29pm
Chelsey Mendoza They be out in no time catch and release programJuly 13, 2017 04:41pm
Daphne Smith Thank you to the police! Keep up the good work! Now if we can get the prosecutors office to make the arrests stick!July 13, 2017 04:41pm
Donna Camp Houg It is about time.July 13, 2017 04:43pm
Abe K Mossman Nice too see there doing something about this issue ..its about fricken time 😂July 13, 2017 04:53pm
Chris Nishimura They better not get released.July 13, 2017 05:25pm
Shantelle Ganon I'm waiting for her to come on here & say she didn't do it like how she comments on status in the big island thieves group lolJuly 13, 2017 06:06pm
Byron Matthews She does? Wow that's gutsy. Well hopefully we won't be reading her comment ever againJuly 13, 2017 06:10pm
Lauri K. Strain Why do they keep letting these people out of jail? Lock them up!!!July 13, 2017 06:19pm
Lito Rivera Mahalo HPD!! Lock them UP!July 13, 2017 06:46pm
Jimmy Garrison Good job HPD! Now let's see how fast Roth can set them free.July 13, 2017 08:47pm
Joreen Dulan Good job HPD!July 13, 2017 09:49pm
Daniel Richards Why do people steal cars on an island?July 13, 2017 10:00pm
Dana Deranja We should set up an office pool to try and guess how much their bail will be.July 14, 2017 03:18am
Rodney Tyo The only thing that I hate more than a thief is two of themJuly 14, 2017 04:13am
Kristopher Langel He looks like a bad ass , real tough guyJuly 14, 2017 04:53am
Eric Aguilar Just the tip of the ice berg !July 14, 2017 09:30am
Eric Aguilar All are meth addicts !July 14, 2017 09:30am
Les Miller Must be from CaliforniaJuly 14, 2017 11:17am
Mike Vea Cut a finger off every charge.July 14, 2017 12:40pm
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