Keaau man charged with drug, theft offenses

  • Troy K. Canda-Raigumai

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have charged a 29-year-old Keaau man with an array of drug and property crime offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Friday morning in Hilo.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, South Hilo patrol officers responded to the parking area at the intersection of Puainako Street extension and Komohana Street in Hilo, for a report of a suspicious man in the area possibly breaking into vehicles, according to a press release from the Hawaii Police Department.

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Officers contacted Troy K. Canda-Raigumai, who was seated within a vehicle in the area. During the investigation, officers determined that Canda-Raigumai had broken into another vehicle and removed property from the vehicle that was observed in Canda-Raigumai’s vehicle.

Canda-Raigumai was arrested and transported to the Hilo Police Station. His vehicle was recovered as evidence and towed to the police station.

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Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section obtained a search warrant for Canda- Raigumai’s vehicle. The search of the vehicle yielded 5.35 grams of dried processed marijuana, 0.39 grams methamphetamine, 0.63 grams heroin, miscellaneous prescription pills, as well as stolen items from the victim’s vehicle.

Canda-Raigumai was charged with first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, fourth-degree theft, third-degree criminal property damage, attempted second-degree theft, habitual property crimes, three counts of third-degree promoting a detrimental drug in the third-degree, and third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug. Bail was set at $63,000 pending an initial court appearance.

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