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HPD Charges Recently Released Mans with More Offenses

February 9, 2018, 4:17 PM HST
* Updated February 10, 6:30 PM
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The Hawai‘i Island Police Department has charged charged a Mt. View man for several offenses following his recent release from jail on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, after pleading guilty a week earlier to five felony offenses.

On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 7, police responded to a report of a man unconscious in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck on the roadway in the Hawaiian Acres Subdivision in Puna.

Kahekili Krause. PC: HPD

At 12:32 p.m., that day, officers arrested the a man identified as 19-year-old Kahekili Krause, after discovering that the truck was stolen from a business in the Shipman Industrial Park the previous weekend. Krause was also arrested on a warrant detectives secured that morning Wednesday, Feb. 7, for a trespassing incident at a home in Kurtistown on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Krause was taken to the Hilo cellblock while investigators continued the investigation. Police later served a search warrant on the stolen truck and recovered two “ice” pipes and other evidence from within. He is being held in lieu of $63,000 pending his initial appearance on Monday, Jan.12 in District Court.

At 9:30 a.m, Friday, Feb. 9, police charged Krause with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia, second-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, second-degree criminal trespass and two counts of habitual property crimes.

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Anyone who may have information about these incidents is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Officer Frank Mohica of the department’s Special Enforcement Unit at (808) 961-2272 or [email protected].

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This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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