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Woman Arrested, Man Wanted in Hilo Theft

February 19, 2015, 1:15 PM HST
* Updated February 19, 1:21 PM
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A Hawai’i Police Department investigation of a jewelry theft that occurred last summer in Hilo has led to the arrest of one individual as police continue to search for another.

Authorities allege that a man and a woman removed $10,741 worth of jewelry from a store on Maka’ala Street in Hilo on Aug. 22 of last year.

While investigating, police determined the identity of the woman as 50-year-old Regina Stephens of Hilo. She was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Hilo police cellblock as detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

Regina Stephens was charged Thursday morning with second-degree theft and her bail was set at $2,000.

Police continue to search for 41-year-old Paul K. Stevens of Hilo, who they believe is also connected to the case. He has been described as 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

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Stevens is also wanted for violating terms of supervised release while awaiting trial on theft, forgery, and ID theft charges.

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Anyone who may have information about the location of Stevens is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter 961-2378 or by e-mail [email protected].

Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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