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Tip Leads Police to Burglary in Progress in Hilo

October 3, 2013, 5:50 PM HST
* Updated October 4, 9:07 AM
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***Updated at 9:09 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, with details on the relationships between the suspects.***

A tip from the public about a suspicious truck at a Hilo home helped police interrupt a burglary in progress early this week.

Jeraldine Brown. HPD photo.

Jeraldine Brown. HPD photo.

Officers responding 2:45 a.m. Monday to a home on the 2000 block of Ainaola Drive found four people with a pickup truck allegedly containing items from the property and house.

Arrested at the scene were Raylad Brown, 39; his wife, Jeraldine Brown, 39; and his sister, Lorilei Brown, 38. They are all residents of Keaau.

Also arrested was 37-year-old Linda Kamahele of Hilo, who was later released without charges pending further investigation.

Police on Tuesday charged Lorilei Brown with first-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Her bail was set at $51,000.

Raylad Brown. HPD photo.

Raylad Brown. HPD photo.

The other two were not charged in the burglary case, however, Jeraldine Brown was charged on outstanding warrants with theft and contempt of court. Her bail was set at $12,500. Raylad Brown was charged with shoplifting in an unrelated case and had his bail set at $1,000.


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