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Hilo Man Arrested in Burglary, Vehicle Theft

September 10, 2015, 11:47 AM HST
* Updated September 10, 11:48 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department has charged an 18-year-old Hilo man with six offenses after he was stopped in a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Authorities say a Hilo home located on Hale Nani Street was broken into between Saturday and Monday. Among the items stolen from the home were electronics, personal information, and keys to a 2015 four-door Nissan Frontier pickup that still had its paper licenses plates. The intruder took the vehicle.

According to police, Delvionte Cooper was arrested on Monday evening by South Hilo patrol officers after they spotted him in the stolen truck on Kumukoa Street.

Cooper was taken to the Hilo police cellblock as the investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigations Section continued.

On Wednesday, HPD charged Cooper with first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, second-degree theft, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, unauthorized possession of confidential information, and driving without a license.

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Cooper’s bail was set at $16,500. He remained at the cellblock awaiting his initial court appearance, scheduled for Thursday.

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