Tip Leads Police to Burglary in Progress in Hilo
***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.
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.
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.