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Police: Couple charged with staying in unoccupied home

Hawaii County authorities have charged a couple with burglary and theft for allegedly staying in an unoccupied house in Pepeekeo.

On Friday, police received reports of suspicious activity at a home on Kaupakueha Homestead Road, where lights were on in a house that was thought to be unoccupied.

South Hilo Patrol Officers located and arrested 27-year old Akoni Perry, and 32-year old Holly White, and held them at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 3:10 p.m. Sunday, detectives charged Perry and White with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft.

The suspects remained in custody pending their initial court appearance on Monday.

Bail was set at $5,250.

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