Milolii man charged with multiple crimes

Hawaii Island police detectives have charged 37-year-old Brian Kahele, of Milolii, for multiple offenses that occurred in the Captain Cook area over the past weekend.

On Monday, May 31 at approximately 4 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to the area of Old Government Road in Captain Cook after the victim reported that an unknown person had damaged two tires of the victim’s vehicle.

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On the same day at approximately 7:30 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of gunshots, also in the area of Old Government Road, and found damage to the same victim’s vehicle consistent with being shot with a firearm. Area checks were conducted, however, the suspect could not be located at the time.

Officers continued their investigation and were able to identify the suspect Kahele.

On June 2 shortly after 9:30 a.m., Detectives with the Area II Juvenile Aid Section located and arrested Kahele in Kailua-Kona without incident.

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On Thursday after conferral with prosecutors, Kahele was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal property damage and one count each of first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree reckless endangering. His bail was set at $72,000.00 which was maintained Friday in Kona District Court. He is scheduled to appear Monday for a preliminary hearing.

Police ask anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed this incident, or has information, to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or Detective Brandon Mansur at 808-326-4646 Ext. 301 or brandon.mansur@hawaiicounty.gov.

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