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Puna Man Accused of Tacoma Truck Theft, Possession of Meth

December 13, 2021, 3:30 PM HST
* Updated December 13, 3:01 PM
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A Puna man is facing charges in connection to the theft of a Toyota Tacoma earlier this year.

On Monday, Dec. 13, 36-year-old Michael Eisgruber was scheduled to appear in Hilo District Court for an initial appearance on the Sept. 8 incident. According to a press release from the Hawaiʻi County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Eisgruber is accused of stealing the vehicle from the parking lot of a Hilo business, defacing the Tacoma’s serial numbers and felony methamphetamine offenses.

He’s charged with second-degree theft, first-degree unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, defacing serial numbers of a motor vehicle, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia.

Eisgruber remains in custody in lieu of $32,000 bail pending his initial appearance.

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