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Kamuela Man Arrested For String of Property Crimes

October 22, 2021, 5:00 PM HST
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Dylan Gomes
Dylan Gomes

Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 19-year-old Dylan Gomes with several property crimes that occurred in Kamuela on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

On Thursday morning, South Kohala Patrol and Community Police officers responded to a report of a burglary at a business located in the 1100 block of Lindsey Road in Kamuela. The suspect was observed via video surveillance entering into the closed business by damaging a lock and then damaging contents within the building. The male suspect left prior to the business opening.

Later that same day, another report was received in the 1200 block of Lindsey Road in Kamuela. A witness reported a suspicious male party pushing a bicycle. When the witness contacted the male party, he abandoned the bicycle and left the area. The owner of the bicycle was contacted and stated that he had placed his bicycle in a bike rack and no one had permission to take or use it.

A third report was then received the same day, also from a business in the 1200 block of Lindsey Road in Kamuela. It was reported that a male party was found sleeping within a rental room that was supposed to be vacant. It was further reported that the man broke a door to an adjacent room that was being cleaned by staff. The man was questioned by personnel from the establishment and left the area. However, police contacted him in the parking lot of the business and where he was taken into custody.

South Kohala Patrol and Community Police officers were able to link Gomes to the three incidents. On Friday, Oct. 22, after conferring with the County Prosecutors Office, police charged Gomes with two counts of burglary in the second degree, two counts of criminal property damage in the third degree, and one count of theft in the fourth degree. His bail was set at $23,000. Gomes was also arrested on one outstanding warrant of arrest with that bail set at $500.

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At his time of arrest, Gomes was out on bail for an incident that occurred in September, 2021.

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Gomes remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021.

Police ask anyone who may have been in the area of these incidents to call Detective Kimmerlyn Makuakane-Jarrell at (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 or [email protected], or call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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