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Honolulu Man Charged in Connection With Series of Incidents on Big Island

March 31, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
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A Honolulu man is being charged in connection with a series of incidents that took place on the Big Island.

Alexander Keith

According to a press release from the county prosecuting attorney’s office, 37-year-old Alexander Keith of Honolulu was arrested and charged in relation to a series of offenses including burglary, criminal property damage and theft from a Hilo business and theft-related offenses from two different Hilo residences on Tuesday, March 29.

Keith was charged with seven offenses including second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal property damage, credit card theft, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information and three counts of fourth-degree theft. Second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal property damage, credit card theft and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information are all Class C felonies punishable by a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Keith was scheduled to appear Thursday, March 31, in Hilo District Court. He remains in custody in lieu of $8,750 bail.

The investigation was handled by Hawai’i Police Department South Hilo Patrol officers Lawrence Matsumoto, Dustin Chaves and Joshua Gouveia and Detective Blaine Morishita with the HPD’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section. The case is being prosecuted by county Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kirsten Selvig.

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