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Vehicle Theft Suspects Arrested in Puna

July 24, 2017, 1:50 PM HST
* Updated July 24, 1:51 PM
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Bronson Oili and Juanita Grammer. HPD photos.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s task force charged a 28-year-old Puna woman and a 28-year-old Puna man in connection with a stolen vehicle on Friday, July 21, 2017.

On Wednesday, July 19, police located Juanita Grammer and Bronson Oili within a stolen vehicle at a Hawaiian Beaches residence in lower Puna. Both were arrested for outstanding bench warrants. The vehicle was previously reported stolen on Tuesday, July 11, from a Puna residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

The task force served a search warrant on Thursday, July 20, on the stolen vehicle and recovered a loaded, sawed-off shotgun and ammunition.

On Friday, police charged Grammer and Oili with one count each of ownership of a firearm prohibited due to their felony convictions.

Oili’s bail was set at $10,000.


Grammer was also charged with additional offenses to include one count each of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and possession of a prohibited weapon. Her total bail was set at $45,000.


Both suspects are currently being held at the Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center pending their initial court appearance on Monday, July 24, in District Court.

Anyone with information about these incidents or any stolen vehicle is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3111 or Sgt. James Correa of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2272 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 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 does not record calls or subscribe to any caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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