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02-19-15 One arrested for theft, another being sought

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C14020455


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested one person and are seeking another in connection with a theft last summer at a big box store in Hilo.

On August 2, 2014, a man and a woman removed jewelry valued at $10,741 from a store on Makaʻala Street.

Police investigation led to the identity of the woman as 50-year-old Regina Stephens of Hilo. She was arrested Wednesday (February 18) and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, she was charged with second-degree theft. Her bail was set at $2,000.

Police are looking for 41-year-old Paul K. Stevens of Hilo in connection with this case. He is described as 5-foot-8, 175 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He is also wanted on a bench warrant for violating terms of supervised release while awaiting trial on theft, forgery and ID theft charges.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or wcarter@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.