Prosecutors file 3 complaints against Hilo man on myriad of charges including vehicle theft, firearm offenses, drug possession

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A Hilo man is facing charges in three cases where he allegedly stole two Jeep Wranglers from a gravel parking lot of the Grand Naniloa Hotel Golf Course on two separate occasions as well as speeding and resisting an order to stop.

Logan Arruda-Lorenzo, 32, made his initial appearance in Hilo District Court on Monday. His bail was set at $282,000 and he was ordered to appear for preliminary hearings on Thursday and April 4.

Arruda-Lorenzo is accused of stealing the first Jeep on March 4 and the second on March 19. On March 20, the 32-year-old was arrested for resisting an order to stop and excessive speeding.

In the first complaint filed against Arruda-Lorenzo, he is facing the following charges:

  • First-degree theft
  • First-degree Unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle
  • Habitual property crime
  • Third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug
  • Driving without a license

In the second complaint, the 32-year-old was charged with the following offenses:

  • First-degree theft
  • First-degree unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle
  • First-degree habitual property crime
  • Second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug
  • Third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug
  • Ownership or possession prohibited
  • Ownership or possession of ammunition prohibited
  • Manufacturing, purchasing, or obtaining firearm parts to assemble a firearm having no serial
  • number
  • Driving without a license

In the third complaint filed against Arruda-Lorenzo, he is charged with first-degree resisting order to stop, driving without a license and two counts of excessive speeding.

The theft charges, firearm offense, and second-degree drug promotion are all Class B felonies carrying a maximum penalty of a 10-year prison term.


If convicted as charged, county prosecutors have provided notice that Arruda-Lorenzo is subject to a mandatory prison term and will not be eligible for probation.

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