Big Island Police Charge 20-Year-Old Pepeʻekeo Woman with Burglary

Big Island detectives have charged a 20-year-old Pepeʻekeo woman in connection with a burglary last week in Pepeʻekeo.

Police responded to a reported burglary in progress on Maukaloa Street in Pepeʻekeo on Thursday (July 5) after neighbors observed a woman running from a residence around 11:30 a.m. Responding officers checked the house and determined that an attempt had been made to gain entry, causing damage to a glass pane.

Neighborhood checks conducted throughout the area led to the identification of the responsible person. Investigation revealed that she may have been injured as a result of the attempted entry and then fled the scene in a vehicle.

Shaylyn Momi Araw

At 1 p.m., police arrested Shaylyn Momi Araw in the Paukaʻa area of Hilo.

On Friday (July 6) detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Araw with attempted first-degree burglary, a Class B felony.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, 21-year-old Robert N. Navor of Pepeʻekeo, was also arrested but was subsequently released without charges.

Police ask that anyone with additional information about other incidents in the area contact Detective Robert Almeida by phone at 961-2386 or by email at

Police remind the public to be vigilant and to secure their homes.

The Police Department’s Community Policing Section offers free home security inspections. To make an appointment, you may call 961-2350.

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