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HPD Charges Captain Cook Man in 21 Offenses

January 14, 2015, 5:20 PM HST
* Updated January 15, 7:23 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department has arrested and charged a Captain Cook man for various crimes in Kona that occurred between December and January.

According to HPD, two men reportedly broke into a limousine and taxi rental service on Hulikoa Street in Kailua-Kona at around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 26. The men stole keys to three taxi vans, along with a cellular telephone, office equipment, and cash. During the incident, one taxi was damaged and two were removed from the property.

Police investigation of the incident led to the identity of one of the suspects as Douglas Daniel Kaimiola, 30, who is known as “Oni.” Police searched for the man.

On Sunday, Jan. 11, police received an anonymous tip that led to Kaimiola’s arrest at a home in Honaunau. He was arrested for a no-bail warrant for furlough violation and for discharge of sureties, as well as two counts of contempt of court. He was taken to the Kona police cellblock and his bail for the three latter counts was set at $2,750.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section arrested Kaimiola on Monday at 8 a.m. for additional offenses, including suspicion of burglary and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. He was then taken to court for the earlier charges.

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When his initial court appearance for the original charges was over, Kaimiola was returned to the cellblock while the new charges were investigated. The investigation linked the man to additional crimes in the Kona District between Dec. 18 and Jan. 10.

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Kaimiola was charged on Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. with two counts of burglary, five counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, two counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, three counts of theft, two counts of theft/forgery of a credit card, two counts of unauthorized possession of confidential information, and a firearm offense.

Bail for those charges was set at $178,000, Kaimiola remains at the cellblock awaiting his initial trial for the second set of offenses, scheduled for Thursday.

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