POSTED: 4:37 p.m. HST, Oct 9, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 2:57 a.m. HST, Oct 10, 2013
Hawaii County police, responding to the report of a triggered burglar alarm Wednesday morning, arrested an 18-year-old man for allegedly breaking into a business at the Waiakea Center in Hilo.
Officers saw a man fleeing and discovered entry had been made into one of the businesses. They established a perimeter around the industrial area and arrested a suspect at 2:20 a.m.
The suspect was taken to the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree burglary while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the burglary to contact Detective John Rodrigues at 961-8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or email@example.com. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.