POSTED: 08:23 p.m. HST, May 19, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 04:55 a.m. HST, May 20, 2011
Big Island police arrested and charged a man and woman both of Kailua-Kona with burglary and other offenses stemming from two burglaries in November.
Police said the two burglaries occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 at apartment complexes on Alii Drive between Lunapule Road and Royal Poinciana Drive.
The two allegedly stole personal items, including electronics equipment and credit cards, in those burglaries. They then allegedly used the stolen credit cards at a variety of Kailua-Kona businesses.
Wednesday, Kona police arrested Brandon Terrance Halmas, 31, of Kailua-Kona in an unrelated case and charged him with numerous drug charges. Authorities charged Halmas today with fraudulent use of a credit card, second-degree theft, fourh-degree theft, two counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of theft of a creit card. His bail was set at $104,000.
Yesterday, detectives arrested 23-year-old Donalea Elizabeth Postma of Kailua-Kona and charged her with fraudulent use of a credit card, second-degree forgery, third-degree identity theft and two counts of theft of a credit card. Her bail was set at $42,000.