South Hilo Crime Report: May 25–31, 2018
Hawai‘i Police Department’s South Hilo Community Police responded to fourburglaries, one vehicle theft and three vehicle break-ins over the seven-day period from Friday through Thursday, May 25 to 31, 2018.
The stolen vehicle was not recovered by the time this report was published.
The complete list of crime locations and dates are as follows:
- Between May 26 at 6 p.m. and May 27 at 8 a.m., unknown suspect(s) had cut the fence to a business property located near the 500 block on Laukapu Street. After cutting the fence, unknown suspect(s) had pried open the office door and removed a miller welder, welding helmet and argon gas tank.
- On May 26 at approximately 4 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a business located near the 100 block of Ululani Street through an unlocked front door and removed an envelope containing the cash and check deposit. A total of $832.82 was taken from the envelope and the checks were left behind.
- Between May 27 at 5 p.m. and May 28 at 5 a.m., unknown suspect(s) cut the screen to a window of the first floor and made entry through a locked door of a residence located on Mill Road. The suspect(s) stole a rug and a bikini.
- Between May 25 at 1:30 p.m. and May 29 at 7:15 a.m., unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered into two rooms at a school located on Waianuenue Avenue. The reporting party stated that both room door handles were damaged by the forced entry. Miscellaneous cleaning products, first aid products and office supplies were taken.
1 VEHICLE THEFT
- On May 31 between midnight and 7 a.m., unknown suspect(s) removed a gold 2005 Toyota Rav4 bearing Hawai‘i license plates MMM974 from a carport located near the 300 block of W. Kawailani Street. Vehicle not located. The spare key to this vehicle was in a purse that was stolen on May 29 (see “VEHICLE BREAK-INS” below), while the same vehicle was parked at the Hilo Post Office located on Kekuanaoa Street.
3 VEHICLE BREAK-INS
- On May 26 at 5:35 p.m., Jadelin Grammer, 20, was arrested after an employee for a hotel located on Banyan Drive reported observing Grammer within the passenger’s side of a white 2000 Ford Ranger. The employee reported that upon looking into the truck, she observed the ignition to have been heavily damaged. Officers contacted the vehicle owner, who reported that he did not know Grammer and he did not give her permission to enter his vehicle. Grammer admitted to entering the victim’s vehicle, and using a hammer and a flathead screwdriver to damage the ignition.
Grammer was also arrested for Assault on a Police Officer, as she head-butted and kicked an officer who was assisting with the arrest. Grammer was charged with UEMV 1 (bail set at $2,000) and for Assault on a Police Officer 1 (bail set at $2,000).
- On May 29 between 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m., a 2005 Toyota Rav4 bearing plates MMM974 (see “1 VEHICLE THEFT” above) was entered while it was parked at the Hilo Airport Post Office parking lot on Kekuanaoa Street. The victim reported that she went to drop off a package and came back to her vehicle and noticed that someone had entered her vehicle and took her purse. Her purse had an extra key for the vehicle located within. The vehicle was stolen from the victims residence on May 31.
- On May 30 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke the rear driver’s side window to a rental vehicle while it was parked on Keokea Place. Removed was a gray Samsung backpack containing miscellaneous items.
This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
HPD NOTE TO BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS AND VISITORS
The Hawai‘i Police Department asks motorists to drive safely..
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!
Anyone wanting to start or be part of a neighborhood watch in their area should contact one of the South Hilo Community Police officers at (808) 961-8121.
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