Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged two individuals with multiple property crime offenses stemming from a burglary incident that occurred last week in Hilo.
Around 3 p.m. April 2, an officer assigned to the Area I Special Enforcement Unit observed a vehicle on Haihai Street with a large object sticking out of the open rear driver-side door. As the officer went to investigate, the vehicle pulled into a driveway on Puainako Street, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
It was at this time that it was learned that the object sticking out of the vehicle was a large cooler. The female driver and male passenger both exited the vehicle and ran. As additional officers arrived in the area to assist, an area search was conducted, and after a brief foot pursuit, both individuals were taken into custody, according to police.
During the course of this investigation, it was learned that the cooler had just been stolen from a residence on Oihana Street.
Upon conferring with prosecutors, 28-year-old Kayla Kanoelani Shoyko Ayala, of Hilo, was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, burglary of dwelling during an emergency period, and driving without a license. Her bail was set at $70,500.
Thirty-one-year-old Darren Seiji Miura, also of Hilo, was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, burglary of dwelling during emergency period, and habitual property crime. His bail was set at $75,000.
Additionally, Miura was arrested and charged for three outstanding warrants for contempt of court and violating bail. Bail was set at $8,100.