Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
April 27, 2010
Report No. C10011384
…charged with robbery, burglary and theft
Media Release (update No. 2)
Big Island police have charged a Waikoloa man in connection with a robbery in Waimea last week.
Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged 21-year-old Michael Bonelli at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday (April 27) with second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.
A 38-year-old Kamuela man reported that he returned home after his morning walk Thursday morning (April 22) to find a male intruder, who threatened him with physical harm and removed two medical marijuana plants from his house.
Bonelli was also charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and second-degree criminal property damage in an unrelated case.
He is being held in the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $16,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.