Tips from the public on Monday led to the arrest of a man and three women during a burglary in progress in Hilo, according to Big Island police.
At 2:45 a.m. Monday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a suspicious truck at a home on the 2000 block of Ainaola Drive.
Responding officers found a 36-year-old Kea'au man, Raylad Brown, and three women, 37-year old Linda Kamahele of Hilo, 38-year old Lorilei Brown of Kea'au and 39-year old Jeraldine Brown of Kea'au, with a pickup truck containing items from the property and the house.
All four were arrested and taken to the Hilo police cellblock.
Tuesday night, police charged Lorilei Brown with first-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Her bail was set at $51,000.
Kamahele was released pending further investigation.
Raylad Brown and Jeraldine Brown also were not charged in connection with Monday’s burglary pending further investigation. However, Raylad Brown was charged with shoplifting in an unrelated case. His bail was set at $1,000. Jeraldine Brown was charged with theft and contempt of court in connection with outstanding warrants. Her bail was set at $12,500.
The three Browns were held at the cellblock until their initial court appearances on Wednesday.
Police commend the public for their diligence in reporting suspicious activities in their neighborhood.