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Riveira Charged With February Pepeekeo Break-In

September 14, 2012, 11:40 AM HST
* Updated September 14, 11:56 AM
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A former Pepeekeo man has been charged with a break-in in the North Hilo town.

Police said Ralph Curtis Riveira, 54, today was charged with first-degree unauthorized entry into a dwelling.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred mid-morning on Feb. 17 when a 59-year-old Pepeekeo man called police to report that he found a man in his home. The intruder, alleged to be Riveira, fled after being confronted by the home owner.

Bail for Riveira, who is homeless, was set at $5,000 pending his initial court appearance this afternoon.

This is the second burglary-related charge for Riveira in the past month. He was charged Aug. 14 with attempted burglary after a Pepeekeo resident observed Riveira allegedly attempting to break into a neighbor’s house.

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