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2 Hawaii island men charged in Puna burglary

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENTEthan Bailey has been charged in a Puna burglary.
    COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Ethan Bailey has been charged in a Puna burglary.
  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENTRonald Altura Jr. has been charged in a May 21 burglary.
    COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Ronald Altura Jr. has been charged in a May 21 burglary.

Two Hawaii island men have been charged with burglary in connection with a Puna break-in where jewelry and electronic items were taken May 21.

The burglary occurred at a house on Ihope Road in Mountain View. Police said 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, who was later charged with first-degree burglary. His bail was set at $5,000.

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