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Police charge 3 with copper theft from H-3 freeway

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Prosecutors today charged two men and a woman from Kaneohe with allegedly stealing copper wiring Wednesday afternoon along the H-3 freeway.

Police said a passing motorist saw people apparently stealing copper wiring and loading it onto a pickup truck at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday on the freeway near Hospital Rock in Windward Oahu.

The motorist saw the suspects leave toward Kaneohe and take the Likelike Highway off­ramp. Officers arrested them at 1:50 p.m.

John Edward Hoku­olani Abraham, 41, Joseph Henry Barrrozo, 47, and Anna Marie Michiko Correa, 46, all of the same Kaneohe address, were each charged with copper theft, a Class C felony. Each also had an outstanding warrant.

Bail was set at $50,000 for the two men and $15,000 for Correa.

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