07-29-15 Woman charged in Puna burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C15021470


Media Release

A Mountain View woman has been charged with two felonies in connection with a burglary in Hawaiian Acres.

On July 22, a woman returned to her home on Road 9 in Hawaiian Acres and discovered that it had been broken into. A woman in a vehicle in front of her house claimed she had car trouble. The victim called 911 but the suspicious woman left the scene before officers arrived.

Early Tuesday morning (July 28), South Hilo Patrol officers arrested 29-year-old Sheri Bowers on two unrelated bench warrants for failure to appear in court on traffic violations. She was taken to the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $300 bail until her court appearance later Tuesday.

While she was in custody, investigators from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section determined that Bowers was responsible for the July 22 break-in and arrested her on suspicion of burglary. At 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, she was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. Her bail on those offenses was set at $7,000.

She remained in the cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (July 29).

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.