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Two Adults Charged, Two Teens Released Pending Robbery in HPP… One Adult in Limbo?

I don’t know how many of you check the Advertisers Breaking news… but I just caught this:

Big Island police yesterday charged two men with allegedly robbing four campers early Monday at Kaloli Point in Puna’s Hawaiian Paradise Park…

But when you look at the actual police records here:

We find the Advertiser didn’t mention the other adult that was arrested.

Hawaii County police are investigating a robbery reported early Monday morning (September 1) in Puna.

At 12:42 a.m., Puna patrol officers responded to Kaloli Point in Hawaiian Paradise Park, where three men and a woman reported that while camping at Kaloli Point, multiple male suspects had approached their tents asking for money. The victims said the suspects became aggressive and threatened to cause them bodily harm. One of the suspects was seen holding a bat.

The victims were able to leave the campsite and go to a nearby home to call the police.

Upon arriving at the scene, police made checks of the area and located the suspects.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Damien Bentosino, 19-year-old John Iopa, 18-year-old Kawa Salas and two 17-year-old boys.

On Monday afternoon, Hilo detectives charged Iopa and Salas with second-degree robbery. They were each being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $2,000 bail.The other individuals were released pending further investigation.

I guess Bentosino is lucky… or something that his name wasn’t announced in the  Advertiser article.

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