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Man arrested in attempted burglary 08-15-12
Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Report No. C12021642
Big Island police have arrested and charged a former Pepeʻekeo man for an attempted burglary Monday morning (August 13) in Pepeʻekeo.
At about 7:40 a.m. Monday, a Pepeʻekeo resident called police after observing a man attempting to force open a window at his neighbor’s house. The suspect fled the area after seeing that he was being watched.
The owner of the house, a 60-year-old Pepeʻekeo man, verified that an attempt had been made to enter his home while he was away.
At about 12:20 p.m., police arrested 54-year-old Ralph Curtis Riveira, who has no permanent address, in the Pepeʻekeo area. He was held in the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.
At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 14), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Riveira with one count of attempted first-degree burglary. His bail was set at $25,000. He was scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon.
Police ask that anyone with information on recent burglary activities contact either Detective John Rodrigues Jr. by phone at 961-2384 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-8810 or email@example.com.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
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