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UPDATE: Woman Escapee From Hale Nani Captured

April 7, 2013, 10:37 AM HST
* Updated April 8, 6:07 PM
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***Updated at 12:50 p.m. Monday.***

A 21-year-old woman who escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility early Sunday was captured that afternoon.

Police said a tip from the community helped them locate Awar at 3:50 p.m. in upper Wainaku.

Shaylyn Momi Araw, who was being held at the facility for various property crimes, was charged Sunday evening with escape. Her bail was set at $10,000.

Police received a report at 7:30 a.m. Sunday that Araw had escaped Hale Nani by scaling a 15-foot fence.

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According to the police department’s website, Araw had been charged with burglary several times since 2012.

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The most recent occurred last month after she and a Pepeekeo man were charged with first-degree burglary, a class “B” felony, and theft in connection with break-ins in Pepeekeo and Ninole.

She was also charged last year in connection with burglaries that occurred in June and July in the Pepeekeo area.

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