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Puna Man Arrested for Failing to Report to Hale Nani

May 27, 2014, 10:23 AM HST
* Updated May 27, 1:47 PM
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A 37-year-old Puna man has been charged with a variety of offenses after failing to report as required to a correctional facility last year.

Following an extended work furlough, Aaron Nobriga of Mountain View was supposed to report to Hale Nani on Nov. 4, but failed to appear.

Hale Nani, which is located along Highway 11 in the Panaewa area of Hilo, houses inmates on work-release programs and those nearing the end of their sentence and preparing to re-enter the general population.

On May 21, police arrested Nobriga after locating him in a stolen car in Mountain View.

The following day he was charged with escape, car theft, first-degree criminal property damage and second-degree criminal property damage.

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His bail has been set at $70,000.

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He had previously been spotted by police on May 17 in a sport-utility vehicle in the Kukui Camp area in Mountain View. Nobriga fled the area, allegedly smashing into the officer’s vehicle as he drove away.

Nobriga has a history of being a fugitive, having been featured in “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” television shows in both 2011 and 2010. In both cases he was being sought on several warrants, including one for parole violation.

He was eventually arrested in connection with those warrants in March 2011.

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