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Two Kailua-Kona Residents Arrested in Stolen Car

June 8, 2016, 10:36 AM HST
* Updated June 8, 10:38 AM
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Jeremy Pilgrim

Rita Reeves and Jeremy Pilgrim. HPD photo.

A man and a woman face multiple charges after being found in a stolen car.

At 8:03 a.m. Monday, June 6, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a suspicious car near a walking trail between Kealakehe Parkway and Keanalehu Drive in Kona.

The officers observed a gray Nissan four-door sedan and determined that it had been stolen from a rental car company in Kailua-Kona.

They arrested the driver, 37-year-old Jeremy Pilgrim of Kailua-Kona, and his passenger, 34-year-old Rita Reeves of Kailua-Kona, and recovered packets of methamphetamine from Pilgrim’s person.

The two were taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

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During the investigation, detectives recovered methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia associated with the use and distribution of illegal drugs from the stolen car.

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At 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Pilgrim was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $80,000.

Reeves was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $6,250.

Both remained at the cellblock until their initial court appearance on Wednesday, June 8.

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