Featured Articles

Police Arrest Kailua-Kona Pair in Stolen Boat Case

September 22, 2014, 1:58 PM HST
* Updated September 22, 2:01 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

A pair of Kailua-Kona men were arrested Thursday after  being linked to three different incidents involving a home burglary and use of another person’s boat.

The suspects, 22-year-old Michael James McCrum and 19-year-old Isaac Carl Akina, were arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock, where they remained ahead of Monday’s court appearance.

A 42-year-old Kailua-Kona male reported to authorities that his outboard motor had been stolen from his boat while it was docked at Kailua pier. When officers arrived, the victim found both suspects using the motor on an aluminum skiff.

During the investigation, it was learned that the boat was stolen in a separate incident. The investigation also concluded that the suspects were linked to a robbery at the victim’s Weli Weli Beach home on Aug. 3. The suspects allegedly broke into two dwellings, damaging property and stealing various items.

McCrum was charged Friday afternoon with three counts of theft, burglary, and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. Bail was set at $47,000.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Akina was charged with two counts of theft, burglary, and criminal property damage. His bail was set at $9,500.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.