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Hawaii County police make arrest in tsunami burglary case

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:38 p.m. HST, Nov 02, 2012

Hawaii County police arrested a 28-year-old Keaukaha man Thursday for allegedly burglarizing a Keaukaha home during the tsunami evacuation Oct. 27.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of burglary of a dwelling during a civil defense emergency, which is a Class A felony. He is being held pending further investigation.

Eight Keaukaha homes on Kalanianaole Avenue were burglarized while residents were told to leave because of the tsunami threat, police said.

Residents reported the items stolen ranged from women's underwear and swimsuits, to chain saws and weed whackers.

Police said small items, including jewelry and cash, were also taken.

Anyone with information on these burglaries is asked to call Sgt. James Correa at (808) 961-2289 or the police non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Anonymous calls may be made to Crimestoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Good! Hang him!
on November 2,2012 | 08:25PM
cojef wrote:
Scavengers always seem to crawl out of the woodwork during an emergency. These actions detract from good citizenship and just indicate that there are still individuals amongst us that that still reside with the culture of the "hunter gathers" period.
on November 3,2012 | 05:46AM
808chubs wrote:
Scab on society, preying on those in an emergency situation.
on November 3,2012 | 07:40AM
sanoname wrote:
can't go to higher grounds because people may break in
on November 3,2012 | 07:08PM
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