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South Hilo Crime Report: March 9–15, 2018

March 29, 2018, 1:01 PM HST
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Hawai‘i Police Department’s South Hilo Community Police responded to four burglaries, four vehicle thefts and three vehicle break-ins over the seven-day period from March 9 to 15, 2018.

One of the four stolen vehicles was recovered at the time of this report.

The complete list of crime locations and dates are as follows:

4 BURGLARIES

On March 10, between noon and 11:45 p.m., a residence on Omao Street was entered through an unlocked window and personal items were stolen from within.

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On March 10, between 3 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. the following day, the kitchen area of the Freedom to Choose Fellowship building on Kīlauea Avenue was entered and some food items were taken from the kitchen.

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On March 12 between 6 and 8 a.m., a residence on Ka‘anini Street was entered after louvers were removed from a kitchen window. Items within were moved around, but it nothing appeared taken.

On March Tracey Kepano, 34; Althea Kealoha, 31; and Muncie Badon-Babas, 31; were all arrested at 1:30 a.m. and later charged with burglary after they were discovered walking out the front door of the Freedom To Choose Fellowship building on Kīlauea Avenue with a shopping cart of food and other items, belonging to the business, without permission to do so.

4 VEHICLE THEFTS

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On March 10, between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m., a 2008 Kawasaki Motorcycle was stolen from the parking lot of Bayshore Towers. The motorcycle was located in Kailua-Kona on the 13th and returned to the owner. No arrests were made and no suspects identified.

On March 10 between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m., a red, 2002 Toyota Tacoma four-door truck, license JVN797 was taken from the Isles parking area by Liliuokalani Gardens. This truck has not yet been located.

On March 10, between 9:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. on March 11, a black and silver Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle, license number 147HNK, was taken from a driveway of a residence on Kino‘ole Street (southern end). The motorcycle was parked in the driveway with the keys in the ignition. This motorcycle has not yet been located.

On March 13, between 7 p.m. and 6:45 a.m. the following morning, a white 1996 Honda Civic, license DG715, was taken from a driveway on Kino‘ole Street near the intersection of Kawailani Street. This vehicle has not yet been located.

3 VEHICLE BREAK-INS

On March 9, between 7 and 9:15 p.m., a rental Jeep Renegade parked on Kekaulike Street by Shipman Street had its front passenger window smashed and a bag was taken from within.

On March 10, between midnight and 5:30 p.m., a Toyota Tacoma parked and unlocked at a residence on Terrace Drive was entered and an EBT card and bank cards were taken from a purse that was within.

On March 13, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., a rental Jeep Wrangler parked on Wainaku Street by Ohai Street had the plastic passenger side window cut and a duffle bag was taken from within.

HPD NOTE TO BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS AND VISITORS

The Hawai‘i Police Department asks motorists to drive safely, especially during the holiday season.

The HPD also asks residents and visitors alike to take the role as an observer: Watch for suspicious activity and notifying the police. You can make a difference!

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non Emergency: (808) 935-3311
  • Crime Stoppers: (808) 961-8300
  • Vice/Drug tip hotline: (808) 934-VICE (8423)

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