Woman arrested, charged with burglary

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Police are charging a 31-year-old Puna woman for a burglary that occurred the day after Christmas in Hilo.

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Police are charging a 31-year-old Puna woman for a burglary that occurred the day after Christmas in Hilo.

Helena Maelynne Pang of Pahoa was charged Sunday with burglary and second-degree theft for the Dec. 26 burglary of an Ululani Street home. The resident, a 76-year-old woman, told police several items of jewelry were taken.

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Police arrested Pang on Saturday on unrelated contempt of court warrants and found items that were taken during the burglary in her possession, police said.

Pang’s bail was set at $35,000. Her initial court appearance was Monday.

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