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Hilo man caught on surveillance video is charged with burglary

  • Justin Fergerstrom was charged with burglary after police reviewed surveillance video. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

    Justin Fergerstrom was charged with burglary after police reviewed surveillance video. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

Hawaii County police have charged a 30-year-old Hilo man with burglary after he was allegedly caught on surveillance video breaking into the victim’s house and removing items.

According to police, the video shows a suspect, believed to be Justin Fergerstrom, of breaking into the South Wilder Road house several times during a four-hour period and removing fishing gear, car parts, power tools and other items valued at more than $1,700.

Police arrested Fergerstrom on Thursday morning. He was charged today with three counts of first-degree burglary and one count of unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.

Fergerstrom is being held in lieu of $85,000 aggregate bail. His initial court appearance is set for Monday.

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