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South Hilo Crime Report: Aug. 3–9

August 10, 2018, 3:00 PM HST
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Hawai‘i Police Department’s South Hilo Community Police responded to 10 burglaries, one vehicle theft and three vehicle break-ins over the seven-day period from Friday through Thursday, Aug. 3, to 9, 2018.

The vehicle was not been located.

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

10 BURGLARIES

  1. Between Aug. 3, at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 4, at 7 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a business located near the 400 block on East Kawili Street through a side window. Stolen was approximately $60 in U.S. currency and 4 Life bottles of water.
  2. On Aug. 4, between noon and 9 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a business located near the 1400 block on Kīlauea Avenue, by removing a screen and jalousies to gain entry. Business manager reported that nothing had been removed from within the business, but it did appear that unknown persons had made entry into the bathroom area of the office.
  3. On Aug. 5, between midnight and 5:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence located near the 400 block on Kawili Street and removed a wallet containing a Hawai‘i drivers license, First Hawaiian Bank debit card and car keys to a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The homeowner related that his vehicle keys and wallet were returned or left in the front of his apartment (not including Hawai‘i drivers license and bank card) on his shoe rack. Entry made via an unlocked front door.
  4. Between Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. and Aug. 5, at 5 p.m., unknown suspect(s) made entry into a church building located near the 1400 block on Kapiolani Street. Unknown suspect(s) removed numerous items from the music room of the building. Unknown how entry was made.
  5. The same church building was entered again between Aug. 5, at 9:45 p.m. and 8:15 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) had entered the property (unknown entry) and removed a drill and food.
  6. Between Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. and Aug. 6, at 9 a.m., unknown suspect(s) had entered a residence located near the 1200 block on Mililani Street, through an unlocked side window. Several miscellaneous items were stolen from within.
  7. On Aug. 7, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) had entered a residence located near the 500 block on Laukapu Street and removed two personal items from a bedroom. Unknown how entry was made.
  8. On Aug. 8, between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) had removed window jalousies to a residence located on Lei Street. Removed was a hand pump type pellet hand gun, screw driver and pliers from the residence.
  9. Eric Hughes. HPD photo.

    On Aug. 8, at 4:15 p.m., Eric HUGHES, M-48, was arrested for Burglary 1 and Theft 3, this after a witness (M-57), reported that on Aug. 8, at around 1:30 p.m. he observed a Toyota 4Runner, plates HWK754 fronting the garage port of a residence located near the 500 block on Laukapu Street. M-57 contacted HUGHES and a second male party near the vehicle who related to M-57 that they were picking up their pressure washer. M-57 took photos of HUGHES driving the 4Runner with the other male party (Travis ANZAI, M-21) in front passenger seat heading southbound on Laukapu Street. M-57 notified resident owner, F-85, who stated that the suspect(s) removed a nail securing the garage door shut and removed a Craftsman pressure washer and Lenco spot welder without permission, from within the garage. HUGHES matched the description of suspect as well as tattoo on right shoulder area that was described by the witness. Officers located HUGHES in the same 4Runner in a business parking lot located at 2100 Kanoelehua Ave. The 4Runner used by the suspect(s) was recovered as evidence.

    Travis Anzai. HPD photo.

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    Travis ANZAI who was positively identified via photo lineup by the witness, was located in Hilo on Aug. 9, and also arrested for Burglary 1 and Theft 3. Both suspects are currently being held at the Hilo Police Cellblock, while detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

  10. On Aug. 9, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., unknown suspect(s) removed a steel plate from a rear door of a business located near the 700 block on Kinoole Street, and attempted to chip away at the door gain entry. Unknown suspect(s) also stole 5 bags of aluminum cans from outside of the business.
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1 MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

On Aug. 7 between 4:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m., unknown suspect(s) stole a black 1996 Honda Civic, plates ZGN714, from a business parking lot located near the 1200 block on Waianuenue Avenue. Vehicle has white colored tire rims, and there is a Big Island sticker on the vehicle’s front hood. Vehicle not located.

3 VEHICLE BREAK-INS

  1. On Aug. 3, between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a gray Nissan Armada, rental vehicle while it was parked on Lihiwai Street (Isles Parking Lot). Unknown suspect(s) had shattered the right rear passenger door window, reached inside and removed a black zippered bag containing three sets of women’s clothing.
  2. On Aug. 5, between 12 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence located near the 400 block on Kawili Street and removed a wallet containing a Hawai‘i state driver’s license, First Hawaiian Bank debit and card car keys to a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The homeowner related that his vehicle keys and wallet were returned or left in the front of his apartment (not including Hawai‘i driver’s license and bank card) on his shoe rack.
  3. On Aug. 7, at approximately 1:45 p.m., an unknown male suspect used a screwdriver to try and open the driver door to a 1995 Toyota T100, while it was parked in a parking lot located near the 700 block on Ponahawai Street. The victim related that he confronted the male suspect who got into a black colored pickup truck (unknown plates) which left the area.
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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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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