20-Year-Old Pāhoa Man Charged with Burglary and Financial Crimes

Big Island police have charged a 20-year-old Pāhoa man with burglary and several financial crimes for an incident that occurred last month.

Duane Lipps Jr.

On July 15, at about 5 p.m., a couple residing in Nanawale Estates reported that someone had entered their home and removed several items, including personal checks.

On August 13, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section arrested Dennis Duane Lipps Jr. He was held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (August 15), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Lipps with one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft, two counts of second-degree forgery, one count of second-degree identity theft, one count of third-degree identity theft and one count of third-degree theft.

His bail was set at $101,000. He was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon (August 16).

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