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Man, 34, charged in Waianae arson cases

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Prosecutors charged a 34-year-old man accused in connection with two arson cases in Waianae Sunday.

Travis Kepoo was charged Wednesday with second-degree arson and fourth-degree attempted arson. His aggregate bail is set at $50,000.

Police said a 56-year-old man reported a male suspect threw a Molotov cocktail at a bedroom window on McArthur Street sometime between 2:45 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. Sunday.

Approximately two hours later, a suspect entered a 55-year-old woman’s residence on Moelima Street and allegedly set fire to a sink cabinet. The blaze was extinguished before firefighters arrived.

Police arrested the suspect, later identified as Kepoo, in Waianae Monday in connection with the two arson cases.

He has a criminal record of two felony convictions for unauthorized possession of confidential personal information and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. Kepoo also has two misdemeanor convictions for theft and resisting arrest.

Police have not made any arrests at this time in Sunday’s arson case where a home surveillance video captured a male suspect throwing a Molotov cocktail at a bedroom window of a home on Farrington Highway in Waianae.

There are also no arrests yet in Friday’s arson case at HI Royalty Records at Waianae Mall where a suspect threw an incendiary device through a glass door.

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