Kona suspects charged with burglary, other offenses 09-15-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEST HAWAII CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
DETECTIVE JUERGEN CANDA
PHONE: 326-4230
SEPTEMBER 15, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Police charged three suspects Monday (September 15, 2003) they believe are responsible for a number of burglaries in the Kona area.

Charged with a variety of offenses were Enoka Ulu, Dean “Kalei” Waltjen and Roy Tolentino Jr.

The three were charged after police officers arrested the third suspect at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at a Kailua-Kona location. The two other suspects were arrested the day before.

Ulu was charged with five counts of burglary, five counts of felony theft, one count of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, one count of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, one count of theft of a motor vehicle, one count of promotion of a detrimental drug, two counts of promotion of a dangerous drug and one count of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. Ulu’s bail was set at $30,500.

Waltjen was charged with five counts of burglary, five counts of felony theft, one count unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, one count of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and one count of theft of a motor vehicle. Waltjen’s bail was set at $24,000.

Tolentino was charged with one count of burglary, two counts of felony theft, two counts of felony possession of prohibited firearms, two counts illegally transferring weapons, one count of promotion of a dangerous drug, one count of illegal possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, one count of criminal trespass and one count of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. Tolentino’s bail was set at $13,500.

All three suspects are being held in the Kona police cellblock in lieu of bail.

Kona police officers recovered a number of items believed stolen in burglaries while executing a search warrant at the Ulu residence in Jack Hall Housing. The items included electronic items and jewelry.

On Friday, police issued a news release asking for the public’s help in finding the three suspects. In the release, Kona police asked residents who had recently been burglarized and had jewelry and electric items stolen to call Detective Juergen Canda of the West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4230.

Since then, a number of residents have responded, police said. Police also renewed their request for recent burglary victims living in the Kona area to call Detective Juergen.

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