Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
March 24, 2011
Report No. C11007718
Big Island police arrested a 41-year-old Puna man Tuesday (March 22) on suspicion of burglaries and thefts.
On Wednesday (March 24), detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Jesse Iolani Auhana Akina of Kea’au with one count of first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree burglary, and ownership/possession of firearms prohibited. His bail was set at $105,000.
The charges stemmed from a residential burglary in which Akina was caught on video surveillance while he broke into a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision and stole several items, including a firearm, with a combined value exceeding $3,000.
Akina was scheduled to make his initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court on Thursday.