Hilo man charged in connection with Feb. burglary

Published On: Apr 17 2014 03:37:52 PM HST

Mitchell Kihara

HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police say a Hilo man has been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly stealing items from a Hilo home in February.

On Feb. 25, a 27-year-old Hilo man reported that he had video surveillance of the suspect removing tools from his attached carport.

On Wednesday, South Hilo Patrol officers located and arrested the suspect, 30-year-old Mitchell Kihara of Hilo, and held him to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, detectives charged Kihara with first-degree burglary and third-degree theft.  His bail was set at $5,500.

He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.

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