04-04-20 Hilo woman charged with Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No. 20-019501

Media Release     

Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 34-year-old Hilo woman with Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle (UCPV) and outstanding bench warrants. She has been identified as Donna Tyau Rasay.

On Thursday afternoon (April 2), at approximately 4:30 p.m., Puna Patrol officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked at a fuel pump in Pāhoa. Upon investigating, officers determined the vehicle had been reported stolen on (March 7) at a burglary on Paradise Ala Kai Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Officers contacted Rasay, who was seated within the driver’s seat. She was subsequently arrested for UCPV and three (3) outstanding bench warrants.

The front seat passenger was also arrested for an outstanding bench warrant. He has been identified as 28-year-old Devin Lloyd Saragosa-Taoy, of Keaʻau.

Both parties were transported to the Hilo Police station while this investigation was continuing. The vehicle was recovered as evidence and towed to the Hilo Police station bending execution of a search warrant.

Upon execution of the search warrant on the vehicle, police recovered two glass smoking pipes with residue. Upon completion of laboratory testing, those cases will be forwarded to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Rasay remains in police custody in lieu of $5,000. Her initial court appearance is scheduled for Monday (April 6) in Hilo District Court.      

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