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Man allegedly burglarizes Kona condo, assaults police officer

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:12 p.m. HST, Dec 24, 2013

A man suspected of burglarizing a Kailua-Kona condominium while the unit's occupants were asleep could face additional charges after he allegedly assaulted a police officer during his arrest.

Occupants of a condominium along Kuakini Highway reported the theft of a jewelry box, ukulele and mobile phones from their unit Monday morning. The items had been taken earlier while they were asleep with their door unlocked.

Police returned to the same complex a few hours later in response to reports of a man sleeping behind a garage.

One of the responding officers found a man with items matching the description of the possessions taken in the earlier burglary. When he tried to arrest the man, 22, the suspect allegedly resisted and struck the officer on the head.

The officer was treated for a laceration and swelling. The suspect was taken into custody under suspicion of burglary, theft, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and terroristic threatening.

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RetiredWorking wrote:
LOL. Stupid is as stupid does.
on December 24,2013 | 12:22PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Are these people for real? There has been a rash of dumb crooks in the news lately. I guess, dumb crooks are better than wiley crooks. Easier for us to catch them.
on December 24,2013 | 01:47PM
joseph007 wrote:
Yea, dumb, but out on bail while waiting for his trial, if ever. Have to go burglarizing to pay the bills and the lawyer.
on December 25,2013 | 06:38AM
Waterman2 wrote:
More meth.
on December 25,2013 | 10:27AM
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