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Second man charged in auto theft from Big Isle dealership

  • HAWAII COUNTY POLICEAustin

    Austin Fernandez, 22, of Volcano was charged Thursday with first-degree theft, accomplice to first-degree theft, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and violating terms of probation. His bail was set at $36,000.

A 22-year-old Volcano man has been charged in connection with the theft of four vehicles from an auto dealership in Kona.

Austin Fernandez was charged Thursday with first-degree theft, accomplice to first-degree theft, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and violating terms of probation. His bail was set at $36,000.

On Jan. 25, police said a 2016 Toyota Tacoma, 2014 Nissan coupe, 2011 Acura sedan and a 2013 Volkswagen sedan were stolen from the dealership located on the 75-600 block of Kuakini Highway.

Police said Fernandez was observed operating the stolen Toyota.

Another man, Kahekili Krause, 18, of Mountain View has been charged in connection with the auto thefts.

All four vehicles have since been recovered.

Police are continuing their investigation into the thefts. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.

Individuals may also call Det. Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or e-mail at royce.serrao@hawaiicounty.gov or call police officer Donovan Kohara at 961-8222 or e-mail donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov.

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