Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
Captain Chad Basque
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 263
September 7, 2010
Report No. C1002
A burglary investigation in Kona has led to three arrests for burglary, drug offenses or both.
Responding to a condominium on Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona on Friday (September 3), police learned that three units had been burglarized. In one of the units, police fund items from one of the other units, along with drug paraphernalia and identification belonging to 19-year-old Sarah Duarte of Kailua-Kona, who didn’t live in the condo.
While police were still at the scene, Duarte returned in a pickup truck driven by 43-year-old Scott Anderson of Kailua-Kona. Vice officers obtained a search warrant for the truck and found drugs, paraphernalia and weapons. Anderson was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapons offenses and arrested and charged on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court.
Investigation revealed that Duarte and 23-year-old Chauncey Chow of Kailua-Kona had been staying in the condo without permission. Chow and Duarte were arrested on suspicion of burglary and drug offenses. All three were held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.
On Saturday, police charged Anderson with carrying a deadly weapon, violating terms of supervised release, second-degree meth trafficking, three counts of promoting a dangerous drug and three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $136,300.
Chow and Duarte were each charged Saturday with promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. On Sunday, Chow was also charged with three counts of burglary. Chow’s bail was set at $96,000. Duarte’s was set at $4,500. Police are continuing an investigation into two possible burglary charges against Duarte.
All three were held at the cellblock pending an initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday (September 7).