Waimea Man Charged With Hilo Burglaries, Theft
* Updated January 3, 1:44 PM
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.