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HPD: Pahoa Couple Arrested on Drug, Weapons Offenses

November 4, 2015, 5:02 PM HST
* Updated November 5, 4:41 PM
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On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Hawai’i Police Department executed a search warrant at a home on Uilani Drive in Ainaloa, per request of the Department of Human Services’ Welfare Fraud Investigation Division.

At the home officers, arrested 45-year-old Jaylin M. Kema of Pahoa on suspicion of theft. She was taken to the Hilo police cellblock for investigators with the Department of Human Services.

As HPD executed the search warrant, items unrelated to the DHS investigation were also recovered.

Jaylin Kema was arrested while at the cellblock Wednesday morning on suspicion of prohibited ownership of a firearm, altering a serial number on a firearm, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, and fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug.

Forty-five-year-old Peter J. Kema Sr., also of Pahoa, was arrested Wednesday at 2:25 p.m. on suspicion of prohibited ownership of a firearm, prohibited ownership of ammunition, altering a serial number of a firearm, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, and fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug.

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Both Jaylin and Peter Kema are the parents of “Peter Boy” Kema, who went missing in 1997, when he was six years old. The arrests are not related to the boy’s disappearance, whose case was reopened last November.

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The pair remains at the cellblock as Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives continue to investigate.

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