Police Arrest Burglary Suspect
An East Hawai’i man faces first-degree burglary and first-degree theft charges.
According to a report from the Hawai’i County Police Department, Scott Taira, 21, was arrested for an alleged burglary in Pepe’ekeo.
Police arrested Taira Thursday evening after receiving a call that a man had walked onto a property on Maukaloa Street.
When the neighbor went to the property, Taira was said to be inside the house.
He allegedly threw a case out a window and then climbed out the wind and fled on foot, leaving the case behind.
When police recovered the case, it contained a rifle.
Officials said they also recovered a backpack inside the house packed with jewelry.
Taira is currently in police custody and his bail is set at $10,000.
His initial court appearance is Monday, Sept. 8.