POSTED: 11:59 a.m. HST, Jun 2, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 11:20 a.m. HST, Jun 3, 2014
Hawaii County authorities have charged a couple with burglary and theft for allegedly staying in an unoccupied house in Pepeekeo.
On Friday, police received reports of suspicious activity at a home on Kaupakueha Homestead Road, where lights were on in a house that was thought to be unoccupied.
South Hilo Patrol Officers located and arrested 27-year old Akoni Perry, and 32-year old Holly White, and held them at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.
At 3:10 p.m. Sunday, detectives charged Perry and White with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft.
The suspects remained in custody pending their initial court appearance on Monday.
Bail was set at $5,250.