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HPD Arrests Car Break-In Suspect

January 20, 2017, 3:32 PM HST
* Updated January 20, 3:35 PM
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Shaun J. Spencer. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a West Hawaiʻi man in connection with a car break-in Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Captain Cook.

The car, which was unlocked and parked on Honaunau Beach Road, was entered sometime between 9 and 10:30 a.m. When the owner returned, she determined that electronics, a driver’s license, credit cards and cash had been removed from the car.

Police investigation led to the identity of a suspect as 36-year-old Shaun J. Spencer of Captain Cook. He was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Ocean View and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, he was charged with first-degree entry into a motor vehicle and second-degree theft.

His bail was set at $20,000. He remained at the cellblock until his initial court appearance on Friday, Jan. 20.

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