Prosecutors charged a 30-year-old man after he allegedly burglarized two homes in Kaneohe and led police on a nearly 5-hour manhunt before he was captured.
Eric Silva of Kaneohe was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree criminal trespassing. His bail was set at $50,000.
Silva’s arraignment is scheduled to be held Thursday at Judge Colette Garibaldi’s courtroom at Circuit Court.
Police initially responded to a burglary in progress at 7:35 a.m. Friday. Police said Silva allegedly burglarized a home on Bayview Haven Place and another on Puuohalai Place.
Patrol officers spotted Silva and gave chase, but he managed to get away and fled behind homes near the hillside.
Police established a perimeter and deployed a helicopter. Members of the Specialized Services Division and search dogs scoured the hill. Plainclothes officers of the Crime Reduction Unit were also posted at every side street within the perimeter.
About 12:30 p.m., law enforcement captured Silva behind Healani Gardens, a townhome subdivision on Ikeanani Drive.
Silva has a criminal record of 16 convictions that include burglary, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, promotion of a detrimental drug, drug paraphernalia, fraudulent use of a credit card, theft and revocation or modification of probation.