Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C12033856
A Kona man has been charged with burglary for a break-in that occurred late last year in Kailua-Kona.
The December 17 burglary took place at a home on Onaona Drive.
Police developed a suspect, identified as 49-year-old Jerome Soares of Kailua-Kona.
Soares was arrested Monday (March 4) at the Kona courthouse and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation. He was charged at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (March 5) with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. His bail was set at $35,000.
He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (March 6).