Man charged with golf cart theft

A Hilo man has been charged with three felonies in connection with a stolen golf cart in Hilo.

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A Hilo man has been charged with three felonies in connection with a stolen golf cart in Hilo.

Sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, a gas-powered golf cart and other items, including two car batteries, were taken during a burglary of a secured storage area at Waiakea High School.

Investigation led to the identity of a suspect, 22-year-old Kekanaka B. Perez-Poai of Hilo.

He was arrested Thursday and charged with unauthorized control of a stolen vehicle, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and third-degree promotion of drug paraphernalia.

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His bail was set at $6,000 and his initial court appearance was set for Friday.

Anyone with information about this case or who observed anyone driving the golf cart is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.