School burglaries solved 12-22-09

Hawai’i Police Department
South Kohala District
Lieutenant Joseph Lally
Phone: 887-3080
December 22, 2009
Report No. C09028081/C09032069

Media Release

The Hawai’i Police Department has solved two unrelated burglaries at schools in the South Kohala District.

A 16-year-old Waikoloa boy was arrested on December 11 and charged with burglary in connection with the theft of a laptop computer and a desktop computer valued at $5,600 from Waikoloa Elementary School. The burglary was reported on September 28.

A 16-year-old Kamuela boy and a 14-year-old Kamuela boy were arrested on December 17 and charged with burglary in connection with the theft of eight laptop computers valued at $3,600 from Waimea Middle School. That burglary was reported on November 6. Police credited students and adults in the Waimea community for providing tips that helped them solve the second case.

Police recovered the computers stolen in both burglaries.

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