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6th suspect in South Kohala-to-Kau crime spree is charged


A 26-year-old Captain Cook man, the sixth suspect in a four-month long crime spree on Hawaii island, was charged Monday with 40 offenses.

The crime spree occurred between Oct. 7 and Jan. 16 from South Kohala to Kau and included commercial burglaries, auto thefts, car break-ins and the theft and fraudulent use of credit cards, Hawaii County police said.

Police arrested Stephen Graham on Saturday at OTEC Beach in Kailua-Kona on a bench warrant for contempt of court.

Detectives continued their investigation into numerous other offenses, and Graham was charged Monday with four counts of burglary, seven counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, five counts of unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, eight counts of theft, three counts of terroristic threatening, three counts of theft/forgery of a credit card, three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, two counts of unauthorized possession of personal confidential information, two counts of resisting an order to stop and one count each of criminal property damage, reckless endangering and speeding.

His bail was set at $384,250.

The five others charged in connection with this series of crimes are Douglas Kaimiola, 30, and Dyllan Paulo-Leslie, 19, of Captain Cook; Joshua White, 23, and Keoni Yamada, 30, of Kailua-Kona; and Logan Kahele-Bishop of Naalehu.

Police continue to investigate other suspects.

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