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Pepe`ekeo Woman Charged With Attempted Burglary

July 10, 2012, 12:44 PM HST
* Updated July 10, 12:46 PM
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A 20-year-old Pepe`ekeo woman has been charged with attempted burglary after allegedly trying to break into a house last week.

Police said Shaylyn Momi Araw was allegedly observed running from a residence on Maukaloa Street around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Responding officers found a glass window pane in the house had been damaged.

A check of the neighborhood led to identification of Araw as a suspect in the attempted break-in. Police said she may have been injured in the attempt before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

Araw was arrested several hours later in the Pauka`a area of Hilo. She was charged Friday with first-degree attempted burglary, which is a Class B felony.

The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Robert N. Navor of Pepe`ekeo, was arrested but later released without charges.

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Police are reminding the public to be vigilant and to secure their homes. Call 861-2350 to make an appointment for a free home security inspection by the police department’s Community Policing Section.

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