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Shoplifting suspect charged 12-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C13029066


Media Release

Hawaiʻi island police have charged a Captain Cook woman with a felony in connection with a shoplifting incident in October.

On October 29, a man and a woman entered a clothing store in Kainaliu and removed items of clothing valued at more than $1,000 without paying for them.

After viewing the store’s surveillance video, police were able to identify the suspects.

On Sunday (December 29), the woman, 29-year-old Cassandra Lynn Ellis of Captain Cook, was arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

Monday morning (December 30), detectives charged her with second-degree theft. Her bail was set at $10,000. She remains at the cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday (December 31).