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Kona burglaries, auto thefts (March 8-April 4)


Kona Community Policing staff compile a regular listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers March 8-April 4.


On March 16, in the 73-4000 block of Hulikoa Drive, an man was arrested for burglary 2, after he was observed on video, ramming the side door to the business and then forcibly breaking the front door causing damage ($23-24), climbing over a desk to rifle through several drawers not accessible to the public even if the business was open. Employee stated he immediately recognized the suspect in the video by his clothing, a unique gait, and physical appearance.

On March 22, in the 75-5700 block of Alahou Street, a man reported a suspect came to his residence and began striking his door with a metal pipe. The complainant opened the door, restrained the suspect and told him to leave the area. The suspect left the immediate area and was seen by a witness discarding a bundle of items near a utility pole. The suspect was seen returning to the apartment with metal pipe in hand. The suspect then broke the glass on the front door and forced his way into the apartment without permission before assaulting the complainant with the metal pipe.

On April 3, in the 73-4400 block of Kakahiaka Street, a woman reported that on March 27 between 10:37-11:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) unlawfully enter her residence and removed items without permission. Esimate amount of items taken $680.

On April 4, in the 75-0200 block of Hualalai Road, a woman reported that a jewelry box had been removed from her apartment without her permission on March 28. She stated that last time she was sure the jewelry box was in her bathroom was March 28 when she swapped out some jewelry she had on. She noticed the box missing at approximately 11 p.m. March 30. Items taken include a small silver in color jewelry box, a 24k gold necklace, a 14k gold necklace, a 14k gold necklace, a white gold pendant with rubies, a pearl ring, and an Australian jade. Total estimated value of items taken is $1,720.

UCPV – unauthorized controlled propelled vehicle (stolen vehicles)

On March 12, at Coconut Grove, a man reported that four days earlier, his gray 1989 Nissan Maxima (HMJ 266) was removed from the Coconut Grove Marketplace. He stated that he parked the vehicle there that night at 10 p.m. He stated that he then got extremely drunk and woke up at 6:30 a.m. on the beach across the street and upon waling back to the vehicle, it was missing.

On March 16, in the 76-6300 block of Kupuna Street, a man reported that his 1998 gold Toyota Tacoma (HYJ 911) had been removed without permission. He stated that he parked the vehicle at about 3 a.m. and realized it was no longer there at about 10 a.m.

On March 20, in the 75-6000 block of Alii Drive, a man reported that an unknown suspect removed his black Honda Ruckus from his parking stall.

On March 22, in the 75-5700 block of Alii Drive, a woman reported her vehicle (HMX 776) was stolen from the Coconut Grove parking lot. She said vehicle was located by officers parked with emergency brake and locked with all windows up undamaged in an adjacent parking lot of the same complex.

On March 23, in the 75-5700 block of Alii Drive, a man reported that at approximately 9:20 a.m. on March 23, his black and white 2008 Honda Metropolitan Moped was stolen. It was parked unattended with the key in the ignition and fronting Bubba Gump’s restaurant.

On March 31, in the area of Alii Highway and Kaleiopapa Road, a man reported unknown suspect(s) removed his Kymco moped from the intersection of Alii Highway / Kaleiopapa Road intersection. He stated his moped had a flat tire and had to leave it tied to a traffic sign post while he made arrangements to have it repaired.

UEMV – unauthorized entry into motor vehicle (breaking into cars)

On March 13, in the 75-5800 block of Alii Drive, a man was arrested for after he was observed entering a vehicle (HLN 316) and punch someone who was sitting in the back steet several times.

On March 13, in the 75-5800 block of Alii Drive, a man was arrested after he opened the drivers side door of vehicle (HLN 316) and slashed the occupant with a box cutter causing a deep laceration to left wrist and right hand.

On March 14, in the 75-5800 block of Kahakai Road, a person was arrested after entering a police subsidized vehicle without permission.

On March 22, along Alii Drive, a woman reported her phone, REI blue backpack, Czech Republic driver license, and blue purse was removed from Sklenickova vehicle, ZAM 734. Total estimated value $81.

On March 23, in the 89-700 block of Lani Kona Road, a woman reported suspect(s) removed her white 2005 Toyota 4-Runner bearing license HMC-681 from within her driveway without her permission.

On March 28, in the 73-4100 block of Hulikoa Drive, reported a gold colored Honda Accord whose title had been signed over to T&T Towing was removed from the street fronting that business’s yard. Vehicle valued at $600.

On March 29, in the 76-6200 block of Alii Drive, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle (HET 050) and removed his wallet from the center console. Man stated he parked vehicle in the dirt parking lot across from Living Stones Church at approximately 6:30 p.m. and attended a meeting at the church. When he returned to his vehicle he noticed that things were out of place and found his wallet to be missing.

Kona Community Policing Section can be reached at 326-4646 Ext. 257.

One Response to “Kona burglaries, auto thefts (March 8-April 4)”

  1. mrskailuakona says:

    Where’s the Aloha spirit? Did it leave the Big Island of Hawaii? Just wondering as it’s been replaced by the Alo-hell-O spirit instead so Mahalo for reporting these thefts & incidents even if the West HI Today won’t report crimes that happen on the islands so tourists won’t be scared off. Met the poor man that was slashed on the hand & wrist he has to have surgery can’t work so keep him in your prayers. PEACE out


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