Puna Man Charged With Multiple Offenses

June 20, 2017, 7:51 AM HST
* Updated June 20, 7:53 AM
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Keanu Kaikala Krause. HPD photo.

Hawai’i Island police located a 21-year-old Puna man who was wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in other incidents.

At 4:25 p.m. on Friday, June 16, officers arrested Keanu Kaikala Krause at a residence on 29th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. He was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Division continued the investigation.

Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, detectives charged Krause with seven offenses relating to motor vehicle thefts, and one count each of third-degree theft and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

He remains at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $160,500 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon, June 19, in South Hilo District Court.

Police appreciate all the calls received from the public over the past few weeks regarding this suspect and ask that anyone with additional information on incidents involving Krause to call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Aaron Carvalho, at 961-2272 or email at [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.


Suspect Charged, Others Wanted in Connection with County Vehicle Theft

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