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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.


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


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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