Pahoa Man Charged in Incident Involving Attempted Illegal Entry
The Hawai’i Police Department reports that a 33-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning after he attempted to force his way into an Ohai Street house in Hilo.
Police say residents thwarted the man’s efforts around 4:30 a.m.
The man, identified by authorities as Kawehi Linkee of Pahoa, was arrested and taken to the Hilo Police Station.
Linkee was charged with attempted unauthorized entry of a dwelling.
Police also charged Linkee with attempted unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. The second charge involved an incident in Wainaku in September of last year. In the 2015 incident, police say a stranger was found riding a forklift on a farmer’s land but fled when the farmer arrived.
In total, Linkee’s bail was set at $20,000. He appeared for his initial court appearance on Monday.