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Hawaii island woman already in police custody charged with auto theft

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENTRandi-Keli Banagan was charged with auto theft today.
    COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Randi-Keli Banagan was charged with auto theft today.

A Captain Cook woman already in police custody was charged Thursday with the theft of a car from Kealakekua.

The Acura Legend sedan was taken from Mamalahoa Bypass Road on Sept. 12.

Police investigation led to the arrest Wednesday afternoon of 22-year-old Randi-Keli Banagan, who was already in the Kona cellblock on a contempt of court charge.

Detectives charged her today with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. Her bail was set at $2,000.

She remains at the cellblock pending her court appearance scheduled for Friday.

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