Hawaii Island police have arrested an Ocean View man for several offenses in connection with a burglary of an Ocean View restaurant in Kaʻu.
At 7:52 a.m. Friday, a bystander notified the Hawaii Police Department of broken glass at a business in the 92-8700 block of Mamalahoa Highway in Ocean View and determined that a rock had been thrown through the front door, according to the department.
Video surveillance captured the lone suspect at about 2:30 a.m. throwing a rock through the glass door, then entering the restaurant taking $3 in cash from a tip jar before leaving on foot. Officers identified the suspect through the surveillance images, according to police.
At 9:15 a.m., 18-year-old Keone Sanderson was arrested without incident on Marlin Boulevard in Ocean View o suspicion of burglary. Just after 11 a.m., Sanderson was charged with one count each of burglary of a building during an emergency period, first-degree criminal property damage, prohibited acts emergency management, and fourth-degree theft.
The prohibited acts emergency management offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine up to $5,000, according to Hawaii Revised Statutes.
His bail has been set at $10,750 and will be taken to the Kona cellblock pending his initial appearance scheduled for Monday in Kona District Court.
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Officer Dane Shibuya at (808) 939-2520 or via email at Dayne.Shibuya@hawaiicounty.gov.