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New Arrests Made in Kaumana Drive Burglary

November 7, 2014, 2:08 PM HST
* Updated November 7, 2:51 PM
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The number of individuals arrested in connection to a burglary at a Kaumana Drive home on Oct. 27 has increased to five.

On Saturday, Hawai’i Police Department officers arrested 23-year-old German Lee of Hilo and charged him with two counts each of burglary and theft. His bail was set at $13,000 ahead of his first court appearance, which happened Monday.

Two days after Lee was arrested, officers charged 21-year-old Kylee Leialoha for her role in the burglary. She was charged with second-degree theft and released after posting $2,000 bail.

Three people were initially arrested in the case, including 20-year-old Hilo resident Tyler Leopoldino, who was charged on Oct. 31 with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

During the investigation, it was found that Leopoldino and Lee were linked to another robbery, this time on Ala’oli Street in Waiākea Uka. Some of the items that were stolen from that home were recovered.

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Leopoldino was out on bail, which was reportedly set at $7,000. He was arrested again on Monday for his role in the Ala’oli Street robbery. Police charged him with suspicion of burglary and theft. His car, a 1995 Acura Integra, was seized for forfeiture in its role in both burglaries.

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Leopoldino has been released while an investigation continues.

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