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Hilo man charged with threatening police responding to trespassing report

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    Samuel Delosantos
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Hawaii County police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man with a variety of offenses after he was arrested Monday for allegedly threatening officers responding to a report of a trespasser at a Wainaku Street business.

Samuel J.K. Delosantos was charged Tuesday with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal property damage and three counts of terroristic threatening. Bail was set at $10,000. 

After officers responded about 6 p.m. Monday to the trespassing report, a man repeatedly threatened the officers and charged at them while holding a shovel and a large knife, police said.

After a brief standoff, the man was arrested for terroristic threatening and on an outstanding bench warrant. Further investigation determined that the man had forced his way into a building and damaged numerous items on the property, police said.

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