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Kona couple charged with burglary and other offenses 09-23-05

PHONE: 326-4646
SEPTEMBER 23, 2005


On Thursday, September 22, 2005, West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section detectives charged a Kona couple, Suliana Tui, F-20, of Captain Cook, and Robert Teinauri-Carman, M-20, of Kailua-Kona, with Burglary, Theft, Credit Card offenses, and drug offenses after they were apprehended by patrol officers attempting to use a stolen credit card at a business in Kailua-Kona.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005, after investigating a burglary, of a residence in Napoopoo, South Kona, patrol officers contacted several retail establishments in the Kailua-Kona area and advised the businesses of credit cards that were stolen. Approximately 3 hours later, police received information of one of the stolen credit cards being used at a retail store in Kailua-Kona. Patrol officers apprehended the individuals as they were attempting to leave the store in a vehicle reported stolen from another burglary in Keauhou. As a result of the investigation, officers were able to recover items reported stolen in both burglaries and additional stolen property from other cases.

Suliana Tui has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of Burglary, Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, 5 counts of Theft, 5 counts of Credit Card offenses, and 3 drug charges after crystal methamphetamine residue, marijuana residue and drug paraphernalia were recovered.

Robert Teinauri-Carman, has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of Burglary, Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, 4 counts of Theft, and 3 drug charges similar to that of Suliana Tui.

Bail for Suliana Tui was set at $16,200.00 and bail for Robert Teinauri-Carman was set at $9,200.00. Both individuals were unable to post bail and remained in custody for their court appearance on September 23, 2005, at Kona District Court.

The West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section is continuing their investigation and anyone who may have information regarding this case, or other recent burglaries are asked to call Detective Nancy Haitsuka, at 326-4646 extension 281, or the non-emergency number 935-3311.

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

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