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Man faces enhanced burglary charges after Nanawale break-in


Blaine Faris III

Blaine Faris III

A 33-year-old man faces the enhanced offense of burglary of a dwelling during an emergency declaration for a break-in in the Nānāwale Estates subdivision in Puna.

On October 19, someone made unlawful entry into a house on Kehau Road and removed various items, including a car. Police identified the suspect as Blaine Faris III of Honomū.

He was arrested Thursday (October 30) and charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and burglary of a dwelling during an emergency declaration, which enhances the burglary from a B felony to an A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison with no possibility of probation. His bail was set at $60,000. He was held at the Hilo police cellblock until his initial court appearance on Friday (October 31).

On September 4, Mayor Billy Kenoi proclaimed a state of emergency for the Puna District under Act 111 of the 2014 Hawai‘i State Legislature. As a result, the classifications of certain crimes are elevated while the emergency proclamation is in effect.

One Response to “Man faces enhanced burglary charges after Nanawale break-in”

  1. You know such a big thing this crime here, where everyone is saying these people are irreverent. If this is an outrage to those who believe in Pele, then why not try the flip side, to make her stop. Where is one holy man, or person from the old school of the spiritual, who will come forward and bring lei, gourd, and maybe even a bottle of her favorite booze, put it at lava edge, just before it cross the Pahoa road, say a chant acknowledge her, and ask her to please think of the people who have had to leave house and home, thank her for not burning their homes, and ask her humbly to please stop. All things are possible if you believe. So why is there no one who believes enough to bring a holy person to do a ceremony? Create a new reality by praying and believing!


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