Ocean View man accused of 3 business burglaries granted supervised release
An Ocean View man arrested and charged in connection to break-ins at two different Ka‘ū businesses was granted supervised release during his initial court appearance Thursday.
Twenty-seven-year-old Tikeo Tobin appeared in Kona District Court on charges of two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of fourth-degree criminal property damage. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 2.
Charges stem from reports of three different business break-ins in Ocean View in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Hawai‘i police responded to the first incident 1:40 a.m. at a restaurant on the 92-8000 block of Hawai‘i Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers determined a large rock had been used to shatter the front door and items were stolen from within the eatery. While investigating this burglary, they contacted Tobin who was nearby, however at that point in the investigation he was not yet considered a suspect.
Nearly an hour later at 2:34 a.m., Ka‘ū patrol officers responded to a second alarm at a grocery store on the 92-8000 block of Māmalahoa Highway, less than a half-mile away from the original incident. Officers determined a large rock was used to shatter the front door of this business establishment as well.
While still investigating these incidents, Ka‘ū patrol officers were again dispatched back to the restaurant on Hawai’i Boulevard for another break-in at 5 a.m. While conducting area checks, officers observed movement from within a neighboring business and determined Tobin was hiding within the establishment.
Following officers’ commands to exit the building, Tobin climbed out of the business via a window with items from within the business. He was then placed under arrest and taken into custody.
In the course of their investigation, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section identified Tobin as being responsible for all three incidents. He was charged and bail was set at $4,500.
Police are asking anyone who may have information relative to these incidents to contact the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.