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Charges Filed in Case of Stolen Vehicle From Pizza Delivery Employee

November 26, 2021, 4:49 PM HST
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A Mountain View man is facing charges in connection to a vehicle theft from a pizza delivery employee last week.

Forty-two-year-old Jairus Munoz was taken into custody on Nov. 24 at a Hilo gas station parking lot after he was allegedly found in possession of a stolen Honda Civic as well as in possession of stolen license plates.

Charges stem from a Nov. 16 incident when an employee from a pizza parlor had his vehicle reportedly stolen while out on a delivery.

Munoz made his initial appearance in a Hilo District courtroom on Friday, Nov. 26, after he was taken into custody on charges of first-degree unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and fourth-degree theft of license plates.

Court records show that at the time of the alleged offenses, Munoz was on court-ordered supervision on an unrelated case on a felony drug charge and harassment.

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District Court Judge M. Kanani Laubach denied Munoz’ denied the defense’s request for release on his own recognizance and maintained his bail at $11,000. Munoz is ordered to appear for his preliminary hearing on Nov. 30 in Hilo District Court.

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