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Puna Man Charged Following Volcano Break-In

April 14, 2016, 9:41 AM HST
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Nicholas Soares. HPD photo.

Nicholas Soares. HPD photo.

Two felonies have been charged to a Puna man who was connected to a Volcano break-in on Sunday.

The Hawai’i Police Department responded to a 4:12 p.m. call on Sunday, which led to the determination that an unknown man had entered a home on the 11-3800 block of 7th Avenue in Volcano and threatened a 25-year-old woman with a pipe.

Authorities say the woman escaped to a neighbor’s house and called police.

Officers who responded to the scene found Nicholas Soares, 19. Two items belonging to the victim were recovered.

Soares was taken to the Hilo Police cellblock as authorities continued to investigate the incident.

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On Monday afternoon, Soares was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree terroristic threatening.

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Soares’ bail was set at $7,00o. His initial court appearance was on Tuesday.

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