Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Report No. C14005216
A Hilo man has been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly stealing items from a Hilo home in February.
On February 25, a 27-year-old Hilo man reported that he had video surveillance of the suspect removing tools from his attached carport.
On Wednesday (April 16) South Hilo Patrol officers located and arrested the suspect, 30-year-old Mitchell Kihara of Hilo, and held him at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.
At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, detectives charged Kihara with first-degree burglary and third-degree theft. His bail was set at $5,500.
He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.