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Waimea Woman Charged in Stolen Vehicle Incidents

May 20, 2016, 3:21 PM HST
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Elaine Nicole Abbot. HPD photo.

Elaine Nicole Abbot. HPD photo.

Five charges have been filed against a 33-year-old Waimea woman in connection to a stolen rental car and a stolen personal van.

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that on May 11, a Nissian Altima was taken from a rental car company on Kupipi Street in Kailua-Kona.

A week later, on Wednesday, May 18, Kona Patrol officers making checks for the stolen car spotted it traveling north on Kealaka’a Street in Kailua-Kona.

HPD says that officers tried to stop the woman, but the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed into a school zone and a residential area.

The vehicle was located a short time later parked on the 74-1200 block of Ililoa Sreet. There, officers arrested 33-year-old Elaine Nicole Abbot.

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Abbot was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. She was taken to the Kona Police cellblock while Area II Criminal Investigations Section detectives continued to investigate.

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Further investigation determined that Abbot was also the suspect in the theft of a Chevrolet Uplander from the 65-1200 block of Opelu Road in Waimea on May 5.

Abbot was charged on Friday with two count of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and one count each of resisting an order to stop, reckless driving, and driving without a license.

Bail for Abbot was set at $5,500. She will make her initial court appearance on Monday.

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