Puna burglary 03-24-11

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
March 24, 2011
Report No. C11007718


Jesse Akina
…charged with six offenses following a burglary

Media Release

Big Island police arrested a 41-year-old Puna man Tuesday (March 22) on suspicion of burglaries and thefts. 

On Wednesday (March 24), detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Jesse Iolani Auhana Akina of Kea’au with one count of first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree burglary, and ownership/possession of firearms prohibited. His bail was set at $105,000. 

The charges stemmed from a residential burglary in which Akina was caught on video surveillance while he broke into a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision and stole several items, including a firearm, with a combined value exceeding $3,000.

Akina was scheduled to make his initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court on Thursday.

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