Suspect charged in Kona condo burglary

Published On: Dec 26 2013 10:03:00 AM HST

Ian Medeiros

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -

A 22-year-old man has been charged with six offenses in connection with a burglary at a Kona condominium, according to Big Island police.

Ian Medeiros has been charged wtih second-degree theft, resisting arrest, first-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree terroristic threatening, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $10,500.

Medeiros was arrested on Monday, after the burglary happened.

At 7:16 a.m. Monday, police received a report of a burglary at a condo on the 75-6000 block of Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. Sometime overnight, an unknown person had entered a unit in the condo through an unlocked door and stolen several item, including a jewelry box, a ukulele and cellular telephones, while the residents were asleep.

At 9:25 a.m. Monday, investigating officers were called back to the same condo complex in response to a report of a man sleeping behind a garage.

An officer made contact with the man and noticed items in his possession matching the description of stolen items from the burglary. While the officer attempted to place the suspect under arrest, the suspect resisted and struck the officer in the head, causing a laceration and swelling.

A second officer arrived at the scene and assisted the first officer in subduing the suspect and placing him under arrest. The suspect was identified as Medeiros, who has no permanent address but frequents the Kailua-Kona area.

Fire Department personnel treated the injured officer at the scene for his minor injuries.

Medeiros was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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