Tips help police arrest Puna burglary suspects

By Clayton Wakida, KITV Digital Media Manager, KITV Digital Media Manager
Published On: Jun 09 2014 02:05:12 PM HST
HILO, Hawaii -

Two men have been charged with burglary in connection with a Puna break-in on May 21, according to Big Island police.

Jewelry and electronic items were stolen during the burglary at a house on Ihope Road in Mountain View.  Tips from the public helped police solve the case.

On June 2, police arrested 24-year-old Ethan Bailey of Mountain View.  He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock and charged on June 4 with first-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree theft.  He was released after posting $36,000 bail.

On June 6, police arrested 23-year-old Ronald Altura Jr. of Hilo with first-degree burglary.  His bail was set at $5,000.  He was held at the cellblock until his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.

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