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Waimea robbery (update No. 2) 04-27-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
April 27, 2010
Report No. C10011384

Image: Bonelli mug shot

Michael Bonelli
…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.