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Honokaa man charged with stealing dirt bikes and breaking into cars

By Star-Advertiser staff


Big Island prosecutors charged a 20-year-old Honokaa man who allegedly stole dirt bikes and broke into and stole cars during a two-month period in Kona.

Police initially arrested Rickie Andaya-Tabucbuc Tuesday on suspicion of abuse of a family member.

Police found that Andaya-Tabucbuc and a juvenile suspect were allegedly responsible for stealing four dirt bikes and breaking into cars from April 28 to June 23.

Andaya-Tabucbuc was charged with abuse of a family member, two counts of second-degree theft, four counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and one count of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

His bail was set at $15,000.

Police are continuing to investigate the juvenile suspect's role in the crimes.

Anyone with more information on these cases is asked to call Detective Sharlotte Bird at 326-4646, extension 228, or the police nonemergency line at 935-3311. Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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