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UPDATE: Man Charged in Burglary, Assault of Police Officer

December 24, 2013, 2:18 PM HST
* Updated December 26, 10:17 AM
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***Updated 10:16 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26.***

Kona police on Tuesday charged Ian Medeiros with theft, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening and two drug charges.

Medeiros was also charged with first-degree assault of a police officer for allegedly attacking a police officer attempting to arrest him Monday morning following a break-in at a Kailua-Kona condo the night before.

Medeiros’ bail was set at $10,500 pending an initial court appearance.

Posted at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24:

A 22-year-old man remained in police custody today in connection with a burglary at a Kailua-Kona condominium.

Police received a report at 7:16 a.m. Monday of a break-in at a condo on the 75-6000 block of Kuakini Highway.

Police were told that sometime during the night, while the occupants were sleeping, the unit had been entered through an unlocked door. Items stolen included a jewelry box, ukulele and cellular telephones.

A little more than two hours later, police were called back to the condo complex in response to a report of a man sleeping behind a garage.

An investigating officer made contact with the man and noticed items in his possession matching the description of those taken during the burglary.

When the officer attempted to place the suspect under arrest, he allegedly resisted and struck the officer in the head, causing a laceration and swelling.

A second officer then arrived at the scene and assisted in subduing the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Ian Medeiros, and placing him under arrest.

Fire department paramedics treated the officer at the scene for minor injuries.

Medeiros, who has no permanent address but is known to frequent Kailua-Kona, was taken to the Kona police cellblock while police investigate possible charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and terroristic threatening.

Police urged the public to keep their doors locked not only when they are away from home but also when they are asleep.

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