Big Island Police Charge 53-Year-Old Man in Connection with Hilo Burglary

Big Island police have charged a 53-year-old Hilo man in connection with a home burglary in Hilo.

At 2 p.m. Friday (August 10), after conferring with prosecutors, Brian Wade Pacheco was charged with one count of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree theft. His bail was set at $35,000. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Monday (August 13).

On June 14, shortly after noon, police responded to a call from a 67-year-old Hilo man who reported that upon returning to his Hilo area home, he discovered someone had broken into the house and removed several items with a total estimated value of $1,200.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section arrested Pacheco at 2 a.m. Friday. Police have recovered a portion of the items allegedly stolen.

Police ask that anyone with information on recent burglary activities contact either Detective John Rodrigues Jr. by phone at 961-2384 or by email at or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-8810 or

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.

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