Pahoa Man and Woman Arrested in Connection with Puna Burglary

A Pāhoa man and woman have been arrested in connection with a burglary Tuesday (November 12) in Puna.

The pair is accused of entering a house on Ono Street in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision shortly before noon Tuesday and removing the entry door and an air conditioning unit. The items were valued at $468.

Nicole Kruse

Nicole Kruse

About an hour later, police arrested 19-year-old Nicole Kruse and 34-year-old Micah Lopez in Pāhoa. They were taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

Micah Lopez

Micah Lopez

At 8:30 a.m. Thursday (November 14), detectives charged Kruse with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. Her bail was set at $7,000, and she was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

At 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Lopez was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft with bail set at $35,000. He was also charged with violating parole. His court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

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