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Police Catch Up To, Arrest Female Suspect in Kona

April 21, 2021, 4:57 PM HST
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Maria Girangaya. PC: HPD

Big Island authorities have taken a 30-year-old Ocean View woman into custody.

Hawaiʻi Island police located Maria Girangaya on Tuesday, April 20. She was wanted for several outstanding warrants, as well as for questioning in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation.

On Tuesday afternoon at around 1 pm, members of the Area II Special Enforcement Unit located Girangaya at a residence on Plumeria Road in the Kailua-Kona area. Girangaya was arrested for her outstanding warrants at the Kealakehe Police Station as detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section continued pursuing several ongoing investigations in which Girangaya was a suspect.

On Wednesday morning, after conferring with prosecutors, Girangaya was charged with two counts of criminal contempt of court. She was also charged with a single count of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle stemming from the removal of a sport utility vehicle from South Point on April 1, 2021. The vehicle was recovered from a property in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on April 20, after tips from the public were received regarding the vehicle’s location.

Girangaya’s bail was set at $3,300. She made her initial court appearance on Wednesday in Kona District Court.

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