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Man, 54, charged in Pepeekeo burglary

By Star-Advertiser staff


Hawaii County police have arrested and charged a 54-year-old man, who allegedly tried to break into a 60-year-old Pepeekeo man’s home Monday.

Police arrested Ralph Curtis Riveira, who has no permanent address, Monday, and charged him Tuesday with one count of attempted first-degree burglary.

His bail was set at $25,000.

Police said a Pepeekeo resident called police after seeing a man allegedly force open a neighbor’s window. The man fled after he saw he was being watched.

Police said the resident owner was not home at the time, but confirmed someone tried to break into his house.

Anyone with information on any recent burglaries is asked to contact Detective John Rodrigues at 961-2384 or or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-8810 or

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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