Hilo man charged with numerous burglaries

  • KALEOHANO

Police have arrested and charged a 34-year-old Hilo man for a string of burglaries.

Richard Kuakini “Kini Boy” Kaleohano Jr., was charged Wednesday with three counts of burglary during an emergency period, three counts of first-degree theft, three counts of second-degree burglary, and a single fourth-degree theft charge.

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His total bail was set at $161,000.

In early September, 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.

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In mid-December, a county Parks and Recreation facility in Hilo was broken into and various tools were reported stolen. The estimated value was approximately $6,000. During the course of this investigation Kaleohano was identified as a suspect.

Kaleohano remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for today in Hilo District Court.

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