Beer tips off Leilani homeowner of intruder

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Alexandru Stingu-Dragomir appears Friday in Hilo District Court.

The owner of a burglarized home in Leilani Estates subdivision realized someone was on his property — which had been evacuated due to lava from Kilauea volcano — when he found a 12-pack of Bud Light beer behind his house when he returned to check on the place.