Hawaii County police have charged a Honokaa man for a break-in that occurred in August.
Sam R. Perez was charged today with one count of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree theft. Bail was set at $35,000.00 and he is being held at the police cellblock pending his initial court appearance on Monday.
Shortly before 4 p.m. Aug. 23, a 57-year-old Honokaa woman called police and reported that upon returning home, she discovered that her residence was entered and several items were missing. Police said a neighbor observed a male running through adjacent yards and recognized Perez.
Police said they have recovered a portion of the stolen property allegedly taken by Perez.
Police ask that anyone with information on recent burglary activities to call either Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-8810 or email him at email@example.com.