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Kona burglaries, auto thefts (May 10-June 9)


Kona Community Policing staff compile a regular listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers May 10-June 9.


On May 12, in the 73-4700 block of Kohanaiki Road, a man reported that suspect came over to his residence and began calling out victim to fight. Suspect walked up the stairs and was told not to enter the residence. Suspect took a swing and missed. the door was then closed by victim. Suspect pushed the door open punched the glass and bent the frame, suspect then entered the residence and struck victim multiple times to the face and arm. Victim felt pain and did not give suspect permission to assault him or enter the residence.

On May 17, in the 75-0100 block of Hualalai Road, victim reported that on May 16 at 10 p.m., while sleeping an unknown suspect entered his apartment via the bathroom window and stole items from within. Keys to a 2006 Nissan Sentra, as well as the vehicle itself, were also stolen.

On May 17, in the 77-0200 block of Kalani Way, reported a burglary at residence. This is the second burglary within a two-week time period at this residence. Reported a neat search of residence where only $180 in cash was removed from a small unlocked box on her dresser.

On May 20, in the 78-6600 block of Alii Drive, reported that on May 18 at approximately noon, had left residence, and that at approximately 1 p.m., fiance had also left the residence, and upon return to residence May 18 approximately 6 p.m. discovered that unknown suspect(s) had entered home possibly through the front door which was left unlocked and that some personal items were moved within the home and an envelope containing $7,000 was missing from a black backpack that was in his bedroom closet. Item missing is described as: (70) $100 bills.

On May 22, in the 74-0900 block of Manawalea Street, reported that between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered into locked residence using an unknown manner. The suspect(s) then made their way to bathroom and entered locked linen closet using an unknown manner. Once the suspect(s) entered the linen closet, they entered into locked safe using an unknown manner and removed two $50 bills, totaling $100, without permission from within wallet that was locked in the safe. Reporting party indicated that the wallet contained $382; however, the suspect(s) only removed $100.

On May 20, in the 79-7200 block of Hawaii Belt Road, reported that unknown persons had entered through the bathroom window and removed two items after rummaging through desk. Security and solid doors were found and left locked, while the bathroom window was found and left unsecured. Incident was reported as occurring between 4:30 p.m. May 19 and 6:15 a.m. May 19. Items removed were a white original model, iPhone charger and a red digital Canon camera. Total value of items removed is approximately $50. Home security checklist issued.

On May 21, in the 75-5600 block of Alii Drive, reported that on May 17 at approximately 3 p.m. had closed and secured the shop doors using a padlock and bolt style lock. On May 21 at approximately 8:20 a.m. discovered the lock pried up and the bolt partially removed from the sliding glass door and that unknown suspect(s) had entered the shop thru the sliding glass door and removed items from within. Various items missing. Total value of property missing $4,190 with additional items to be added at a later date.

On May 27, in the 81-900 block of Nape Street, reported an unknown suspect entered residence through an unlocked point and entered bedroom by prying locked door open and removed without permission miscellaneous currency from the file cabinet next to safe. An attempt was made to open the safe, however no entry was made.

UCPV – Unauthorized Controlled Propelled Vehicle (Stolen Vehicles)

On May 6, in the 82-6100 block of Mamalahoa Highway, unknown suspect(s) removed vehicle at approximately 11:30 p.m. Victim did not have any information relative to the vehicle other that it was an older model Toyota Tacoma with unknown plates. He would be recontacting officers when able to obtain further information.

On May 11, in the 73-4100 block of Uluwini Place, officers contacted victim whom related that unknown suspect(s) had entered victim’s vehicle, a white Toyota Matrix 4DSW bearing license plates HEP 878 and rearranged items in vehicle, from the back seat and front seat and moved them to the trunk area. Valuables initially reported as being removed, were located having been moved within the vehicle. Victim later recontacted and reported a cell phone was removed a Boost Mobile Samsung M840. No damage or sign of forced entry was observed, but a stainless steel steak knife and two bottles of Victoria’s Secret perfume were recovered from the vehicle which did not belong to victim.

On May 12, in the 75-5700 block of Alii Drive, victim reported that moped, license H34373 had been taken from a parking lot
at Waterfront Row) without victim’s permission. Victim related that moped was parked at 9:30 a.m. and was discovered missing at 12:15 p.m. Checks were made of the surrounding areas with negative results. Checks were also made with the parking lot management and the contracted tow company for the lot, also negative results.

On May 12, in the 76-0300 block of Wana Street, victim reported someone stole a Jeep Grand Cherokee, license ZAZ 302 from where victim had last parked it fronting on Wana Street. Victim had not given anyone permission to drive the vehicle.

On May 12, in the 75-5400 block of Kona Bay Drive, while investigation a unathorized entry in to a dwelling officers found that the suspect in that incident had also taken a white 1988 Suzuki license HCR 491 from the residence and returned to the same address later. The owner was out of town and a friend was using it and had stated that permission was given to no one to use the vehicle. Suspect admitted to using the vehicle and was observed on surveillance leaving the area and later returning.

On May 14, in the 73-1100 block of Ahulani Street, reported victim’s motorcycle, a 2012 black with yellow stripe, Kawasaki Ninja 250, license 712 HNU, was removed between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. by an unknown suspect(s).

On May 15, in the 75-5600 block of Palani Road, Big Island Harley Davidson reported that unknown suspect(s) stole three motorcycles (no license plates) from the above property. Total value of the stolen motorcycles: $48,000.

On May 15, in the 75-5700 block of Alii Drive, moped was stolen from the area of Coconut Grove parking lot. Moped was last seen at 9:30 p.m. when victim got off work and was walking through the parking lot. Keys were not in ignition and ignition was locked. Moped is silver 2005 Sym, license H24283.

On May 21, in the 78-100 block of Ehukai Street, reported that a company work vehicle, license HMX 795 had been stolen from fronting the Sheraton Kona Resort (parking area) without the company’s permission. Related that reporting party parked at 2:45 p.m. on May 20 and that an employee discovered the vehicle missing at 7 a.m. May 21. Checks were made of the surrounding areas with negative results.

On May 21, in the 75-6000 block of Alii Drive, reported that sometime between 7 p.m. May 20 and 9:45 a.m. May 21, unknown parties removed 2003 Toyota Tacoma, license HCY 981 from where last parked the vehicle on Alii Drive.

On May 22, in the county parking lot on Kuakini Highway, sometime between noon May 19 and 6:15 a.m. May 22, unknown suspect(s) removed Honda motorcycle, license 171 HNT, that had been parked in the county parking lot. Vehicle is described as a 2002 Honda 600 F4 (two passenger) black in color with neon green flames up both sides.

On May 22, in the 74-5100 block of Palihiolo Place, reported forest green 1996 Toyota 4×4 extra cab stolen from the front of residence by an unknown suspect(s) between the hours of 6 p.m. May 21 and 6 a.m. May 22. Vehicle bears license plate HKX 088.

On May 22, in the 77-6400 block of Nalani Street, reported that at 2 a.m. a family member took blue 2007 Chevy Colorado, license HHX 010, without permission.

On May 23, in the 74-5000 block of Huaala Street, reported that white Mazda B4000 pickup truck bearing license HXC 909 was stolen. Reported that the theft occurred between 11:30 p.m. May 22 and 1:30 a.m. May 23. Vehicle has a black tool box in the bed and has white hunting stickers on the back window. No one had permission to remove the vehicle. All keys were accounted for.

On May 24, in the 78-6700 block of Alii Drive, victim reported giving permission to other party to use vehicle license JZT 479, a 2003 Pontiac Montana on Jan. 13 and other party failed to return the vehicle on the assigned date. Attempts were made to contact other party via phone with negative results.

On May 27, in the 75-5600 block of Palani Road, victim reported having vehicle, license ZBP 933, removed between 1 a.m. and 7 p.m. from the parking lot of the Kona Seaside Hotel by an unknown suspect(s). Stated the vehicle was locked and the vehicle’s alarm set. Stated was unable to locate the vehicle keys after the incident. The vehicle is described as a 2013 silver Ford F-150 with an estimated value of $30,000.

On May 27, on Hulikoa Street, reported unknown persons cut the chain to storage baseyard on and removed five vehicles destined for auction. Four of the five were damaged but operable; one vehicle was towed.
1. 2006 white w/blue Ford F150 ex-cab, license 488 TSJ (no damage/ $8,500)
2. 2013 gray Honda Ridgeline, license ZBH 501 (minimal damage, value $27,000)
3. 2004 blue Toyota 4-Runner, rear end damage/rear window shattered, license HMH 742 (value $16,000)
4. 2008 green Toyota Rav-4, approximately 40,000 miles (front axle, tire, under carriage & suspension damage/value $20,000) This vehicle was towed from the scene.
5. 1990 white Honda Accord, license HSM 508 (junk, value $150)

On June 5, in the 75-5500 block of Kuakini Highway, victim reported that his 1994 Nissan Sentra, license HUF 264, was taken from the Kona Aquatics Center without his permission. Victim reported he parked the vehicle at 10 a.m. and discovered it missing at 2 p.m. Keys were in the vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked. Approximate value for the vehicle is $500. Vehicle has faded gray/silver paint and left front wheel is black the rest are aluminum.

On June 7, in the 75-5700 block of Kuakini Highway, victim reported an unknown suspect removed his son’s 1997 Toyota 4-Runner, license HJD 237, without permission. He parked vehicle on the east side of Kuakini Highway south of the Hualalai Road intersection at midnight and when he returned to the area at 8:30 a.m., the vehicle was no longer in the area.

On June 8, in the 73-1200 block of Awakea Street, victim reported between 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. his vehicle, license MKR 130, silver 2003 Honda Accord was removed without his permission. Stated he has the keys to the vehicle and the windows were up but the doors were unlocked. Total estimated value $5,000.

UEMV – Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle (Breaking into Cars)

On May 12, in the 75-5700 block of Kalawa Street, reported that unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle, license ZCA 254, in which all windows were up and stole from the front passenger floor area. Suspect removed vehicle’s engine computer. Total value of the stolen computer: $1,475. There were no signs of forced entry.

On May 22, in the 76-6200 block of Alii Drive, reported after parking vehicle, license PGA 318, in the parking lot of Kona Bali Kai, an unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle with out permission and removed vehicle registration and a tire pump valued at $20. Stated the vehicle was unlocked and windows down at the time of the incident.

On May 25, at Kiholo Bay, reported that vehicle, license ZAT 908 had forcibly been entered without permission and items from within were stolen.

On June 1, at the entrance to Kiholo Bay, victim reported that unknown suspects removed a backpack containing two tennis rackets from the backseat of his vehicle while it was parked in a parking area before the main gate.

On June 1, on Makahi Street, victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle, license HHZ 173, near the Kaloko Walking Path, without permission. The unknown suspect(s) removed a wallet with contents, a Coach makeup bag with contents, and an Apple iPod touch from the vehicle. Total estimated value is $660.

On June 7, at the end of Alii Drive, victim reported unknown suspect(s) broke into his Toyota Tacoma truck, license HTC 886, through the passenger side window and stole his wallet with contents from within. Total estimated value: $711.

On May 7, in the 81-1100 block of Nani Kupuna Place, victim reported that suspect took a car battery from her unregistered vehicle, license HPE 930. Victim said she found her battery in the back of suspect’s truck, took it out and placed it on the floor of her vehicle. She said she did not see him take it. A witness overheard suspect say he was going to use the battery to start his truck. Suspect was contacted via phone and claims battery belongs to him and that took it from his truck without permission. Suspect surrendered the battery upon request. Woman satisfied with return of the battery and signed a withdrawal of complaint form.

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