East Hawaii News

Hilo Man Charged with Copper Theft

October 7, 2014, 4:58 PM HST
* Updated October 7, 5:27 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

A 24-year-old Hilo man has been charged with copper theft.

According to a Hawai’i Police Department release, the man, identified as Norton Castro, was arrested in downtown Hilo on the morning of Oct. 3 and taken to the Hilo police cellblock.

The theft, which occurred on Aug. 14 at the Wainaku Executive Center, continued to be investigated by detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section.

Castro was charged at 4 p.m. the same day with theft of copper. His bail for the charge was set at $10,000. In addition to the copper theft, he was charged with violating probation. His bail for the probation charge was set at $20,000.

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.