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Waimea Man Charged With Hilo Burglaries, Theft

January 3, 2022, 2:30 PM HST
* Updated January 3, 1:44 PM
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A Waimea man is facing charges in connection to two residential burglaries over the New Yearʻs holiday.

Twenty-eight-year-old Ashton Silva Cuba is accused of breaking into a Hilo home on Pohakulani Street in Hilo on Dec. 30-31. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, fraudulent use of a credit card, unauthorized possession of personal or confidential information, habitual property crime and theft of a credit card.

First-degree burglary a class B felony and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

If convicted as charged, Silva-Cuba, a felony repeat offender, could face a mandatory minimum prison term without the possibility of parole.

Silva-Cuba remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail pending his initial appearance today in Hilo District Court.

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