HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION, AREA I
ACTING LIEUTENANT RICHARD SHERLOCK
JUNE 4, 2007
REPORT NO. C07012807
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Charged with burglary
Big Island Police have arrested and charged a 30-year-old Puna man in connection with the burglary of a home in the Mountain View area of Puna.
Hilo Detectives, following a tip on the whereabouts of a stolen ATV in North Hilo, identified College Richards, also known as Benjamin Feldman, of Keaau as being responsible for a burglary in the Fern Acres Subdivision. He was arrested Friday (June 1).
Kona Detectives assisted in locating and recovering additional items stolen from the burglary that were hidden at a farm in the Captain Cook area of Kona.
Richards was charged on Saturday with burglary, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, criminal property damage, and two counts of theft. He was being held at the Hilo Police Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bail while awaiting arraignment.
Police ask anyone with additional information about the case to call Detective Ian Lee Loy of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2381 or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
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