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Kona Man Faces Burglary Charges

September 10, 2014, 4:24 PM HST
* Updated September 10, 4:32 PM
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Hawai’i Island police have charged a Kona man in connection with a burglary on Tuesday.

According to a press release issued Wednesday, police responded to a report of an in-progress burglary around 3:55 a.m. Tuesday at a condominium complex at the 5800 block of Alii Drive in Kona.

According to the release, the resident manager of the complex reported hearing noises coming from a locked laundry facility.

Officials said they saw a man carrying a backpack flee from the laundry facility.

Officers eventually arrested Ian Medeiros, 23,  of Kona in relation to the crime.

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Police say the room had been forcibly entered and that laundry equipment had been damaged and coins removed from locked containers.

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Police charged Medeiros with burglary, criminal property damage, theft, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest, methamphetamine trafficking, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bail is set at $64,000 and his court date is scheduled for Thursday.

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