2 facing charges after arrest by auto theft task force

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HILO — A man and woman arrested by a newly formed police auto theft task force made their initial appearances Monday.

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HILO — A man and woman arrested by a newly formed police auto theft task force made their initial appearances Monday.

Juanita Grammer and Bronson-Lee Oili, both 28 and of Pahoa, were arrested on outstanding bench warrants Wednesday while sitting inside a stolen vehicle at a Hawaiian Beaches home, according to police. Police said the car was reported stolen July 11 from a Hawaiian Paradise Park home.

According to court documents filed by police, a search of the vehicle turned up a loaded, sawed-off New Haven Mossman 20 gauge shotgun and ammunition.

Grammer was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a prohibited weapon and driving a stolen vehicle.

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Oili was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Udovic maintained Grammer’s $45,000 bail and Oili’s $10,000 bail and ordered both to appear at 2 p.m. Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.