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HPD Makes Arrest in Connection with Pāhoa Burglary

February 15, 2017, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated February 15, 7:11 AM
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UPDATE: Feb. 14, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with a Jan. 16 burglary at a county office off Pāhoa Village Road.

Patrick Iwanu Hanato of Pāhoa was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 14, and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

His bail was set at $20,000.

He is being held at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center on an unrelated matter and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on the Pāhoa case Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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Police thank the public for their assistance.

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Suspect No. 1 (L) and Suspect No. 2 (center and R)). Photo and illustration provided by HPD.

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in identifying two men who may be responsible for a reported burglary Jan. 16 at a county office off Pāhoa Village Road.

Suspect No.1 is described as a local male, between 40 to 55 years old, 180 to 190 pounds, between 5-foot-10” and 6’-feet tall, unshaven with long dark hair. He spoke with a slight stutter and a local accent.

Suspect No. 2 is described as possibly Hispanic, 30 to 45 years old, 180 pounds, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with dark slicked-back hair worn in a ponytail and a “very high” hairline. He had a tattoo of a cross on his inner right forearm. He was described as speaking with a softer voice and a non-local accent.

 Police ask anyone who knows their identity or who has any information about the burglary to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or [email protected] or Officer Donovan Kohara at 961-8222 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported burglary in Pāhoa over the weekend.

At 2:14 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Puna patrol officers responded to an active burglary at a county office off Pāhoa Village Road.

A 64-year-old woman reported that she encountered two men in the building who were portraying themselves as maintenance workers. As she went to call police, both suspects fled the area. Police determined that computer equipment valued in excess of $200 had been stolen.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree burglary, and are reviewing video surveillance footage from a nearby business.

One suspect is described as a local male, bet ween 20 and 30 years old, with long hair that may have been tied in a ponytail. The second suspect is described as a short, local male with a slim build.

Police ask anyone with any information about this burglary to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or [email protected] or Officer Donovan Kohara at 961-8222 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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