07-31-15 Police located owner of handgun, arrest suspect for theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C15019881


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the owner of an antique pistol with an ivory handle that was recovered during a police investigation.

Thanks to tips from the public, officers identified the owner on July 20.

Further investigation led to the identity of a suspect, 26-year-old Chas Akiona of Pāpaʻikou, who was in custody at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center for an unrelated matter.

Akiona was arrested Friday (July 31) and charged with first-degree theft. His bail was set at $25,000. His initial court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 3). In the meantime, he was returned to Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center.


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