Hilo man facing burglary, theft charges

  • Ricahrd

A 34-year-old Hilo man is facing an array of burglary and theft offenses stemming from a series of crimes dating to last fall.

Richard “Kini Boy” Kuakini Kaleohano Jr. is facing three counts of burglary during an emergency period, three counts of first-degree theft, three counts of second-degree burglary, and fourth-degree theft, in connection with the alleged crimes, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Bail was set at $161,000.

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Kaleohano was arrested Wednesday at a residence in Keaukaha, on two outstanding warrants of arrest stemming from two separate burglary investigations that began in 2020.

In early September 2020, a public storage facility in Hilo reported that numerous storage units had their locks cut and items removed. Kaleohano was observed on the facility’s surveillance system and identified as a suspect, according to police.

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In mid-December 2020, a Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation facility in Hilo was broken into and various tools were reported stolen. The estimated value was approximately $6,000.

Kaleohano remained in police custody pending his initial court appearance.

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