Big Island police have arrested a male party in connection with a burglary which occurred in the Keaukaha area during the declared Civil Defense Emergency this past Saturday night (October 27).
Kalani Ahuna, M-28, of Keaukaha, was arrested on Thursday (November 1) at about 4:30 p.m. for Burglary of a Dwelling During a Civil Defense Emergency and is being held pending further investigation.
Police ask that anyone with information about these burglaries (or anyone who didn’t evacuate and saw suspicious persons in the area) to call Sergeant James Correa at 961-2289 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
EXTRA – According to Big Island Chronicle here is a partial list of some of the things he ripped off that eventing:
“…Two burglary victims say that the thief or thieves focused on undergarments such as panties and bras, bikinis, sex toys, and costume jewelry. A bike was the most expensive item stolen from one of the homes. A bathroom mirror was pried off a wall, and the victim thinks the thief or thieves thought it was a medicine cabinet.
In another home, the thief or thieves rejected electronics, cash, and a case of silverware found in a closet, but took costume jewelry, a vibrator, handcuffs, a baseball bat and a knife….”
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