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Woman, 21, indicted in Iolani Palace break-in

By Nelson Daranciang

LAST UPDATED: 05:56 p.m. HST, Apr 10, 2014

A 21-year-old woman accused of breaking in to Iolani Palace in February is facing criminal felony charges.

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Drew Paahau with criminal property damage and burglary.

A state judge issued a $25,000 bench warrant for her arrest.

The criminal property damage charge alleges that Paahau caused damage to Iolani Palace on Feb. 8 exceeding $20,000. It is a class B felony that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. 

The burglary charge alleges that Paahau entered the building intending to commit theft. It is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

The executive director of Iolani Palace said surveillance cameras captured images of a woman kicking a door on the front of the palace with enough force to open it and break its glass pane. 

The cameras then captured images of the woman and a man entering the palace's Great Hall and attempting to flee as palace guards pursued and captured them. The man involved in the incident has not been charged with any crime.

The glass pane is an original part of Iolani Palace. It was transported from England to San Francisco to be etched in time for it to be installed for the palace's opening in 1882.

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pandadaddy wrote:
Woman? I thought it was BJ Penn with hair.
on April 10,2014 | 06:35PM
BigOpu wrote:
C'mon p-daddy, BJ look way better then shim.
on April 10,2014 | 08:05PM
samidunn wrote:
They claimed it was their house.
on April 10,2014 | 06:38PM
8082062424 wrote:
no offence meant it there life. but that does not look like a female. i swear that a dude.
on April 10,2014 | 06:44PM
paniolo wrote:
Now you going to your REAL house.
on April 10,2014 | 06:50PM
Warrior32 wrote:
that is hilarious Paniolo. ;-)
on April 10,2014 | 11:47PM
gmejk wrote:
No slaps on the wrist, whoever the judge is. Throw the book at her.
on April 10,2014 | 06:53PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
The article spells her name incorrectly. Instead of Paahau it should be Paahao. If you speak Hawaiian, you'll know why.
on April 10,2014 | 10:15PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
We're using the term "woman" pretty loosely, aren't we, SA?
on April 10,2014 | 06:58PM
soundofreason wrote:
I'm sure all of her Facebook friends who were saying they supported her will cough up the bail money. No?
on April 10,2014 | 07:45PM
808comp wrote:
Three words. Lock her up,none of this probation stuff.
on April 10,2014 | 07:31PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
A woman and a man were spotted on video? Are you guys going to show the woman?
on April 10,2014 | 10:55PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Doesn't look like she has any clothes on. Is that the new way of taking mug shots?
on April 10,2014 | 10:58PM
nssanes wrote:
What a rotten thing to do. Like the vandals who spray painted trees in Ala Moana Park.
on April 11,2014 | 12:25AM
hikine wrote:
She should get the maximum sentence for what she did. It was a willful act and desecrated Hawaii's last vestige of loyalty. Throw her off the Pali!
on April 11,2014 | 01:25AM
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