Men Arrested in Stolen SUV Case
Two men were arrested on Friday after they exited what authorities say was a stolen vehicle.
Around 5:30 p.m., officers with the Hawai’i Police Department spotted the sports-utility vehicle at Wailoa State Park in Hilo.
They arrested the driver, identified as 32-year-old Paula Alisa, and his passenger, 31-year-old Jessie Campbell.
Campbell, a Hilo man, was in possession of crystal methamphetamine, unauthorized prescription drugs, and paraphernalia associated with the use of illegal drugs.
The pair was taken to the Hilo police cellblock as Area I Criminal Investigation detectives continued to investigate the incident.
Further investigation found that Alisa was also a suspect in a forgery case in which he allegedly used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for an order at a fast food restaurant on Maka’ala Street in Hilo on Thursday.
Alisa was charged on Sunday at 11:50 a.m. with second-degree theft for the stolen SUV and first-degree forgery for the counterfeit bill. His bail was set at $7,000.
Campbell was charged with promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a harmful drug, and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $21,000.
Police say the vehicle was initially removed from a home in Hawaiian Beaches on April 4.
Both men will appear in court for their first appearance on Monday.