Arson 08-10-07 (posted 18-13-07)

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Robert Wagner
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
August 10, 2007

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Pinder mug shot

Laura Pinder
…charged with arson


Big Island police have charged a woman in connection with three structure fires that started around 3 a.m. on Thursday (August 9). The fires burned at three establishments in the area of Kopiko Street in Kailua-Kona.

Damages included a two-story stairwell with an elevator and the side of a building. They were estimated at more than $250,000.

Laura Pinder, 25, of no permanent address was arrested and charged with three counts of arson. Bail was set at $150,000.

Police ask anyone with information about the fires to call Detective David Araki of the Area II Criminal Investigations Section at 326-4646, extension 238, or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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