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Hilo Man Charged in Connection with Burglaries

January 20, 2017, 10:20 AM HST
* Updated January 20, 10:22 AM
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Kapono Labrador. HPD photo.

A Hilo man has been charged with two felonies in connection with burglaries in Hilo.

On Monday, Jan. 16, power tools were taken during a burglary at a home on Ululani Street in Hilo.

Investigation led to the identity of the suspect as 23-year-old Kapono Labrador.

He was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 18, and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while officers from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

Police recovered stolen items from the burglary during the execution of a search warrant on the van Labrador had been driving.

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Further investigation linked Labrador to a second burglary. In that case, electronics were stolen from a business on Ponahawai Street.

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At 11:35 a.m. Thursday, Labrador was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary.

His bail was set at $35,000.

He remained at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20.

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