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4 arrested in Hilo burglary

Hawaii island police have charged four people in connection with a break-in at a Hilo recycling business as well as for outstanding warrants.

Late Wednesday evening, police responded to a burglary-in-progress at the business near the solid waste transfer station at the Hilo landfill. When officers arrived, they arrested three men, 28-year-old Brandon Hauoli, 49-year-old Brian Ruegg and 25-year-old Michael Kamahele, and one woman, 40-year-old Tiffany Davis, all from Hilo, inside the fenced property of the business.

Police also determined that the suspects broke into the building and removed items from the refrigerator along with miscellaneous tools. The suspects were taken to the Hilo cellblock while officers continued their investigation.

On Thursday evening, police charged Kamahele with second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal trespass. His bail is set at $11,000. Davis was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, and habitual property crimes. Her bail is set at $12,000.

Hauoli was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, habitual property crimes and drug offenses. His bail is set at $22,000. Ruegg was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, and drug offenses. His bail is set at $22,000.

All four suspects remain in custody at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of bail pending their initial appearance this afternoon in South Hilo District Court.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Aaron Carvalho at 961-2272 or Aaron.Carvalho@hawaiicounty.gov.

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