Hawaiʻi Island police arrested and charged a Hilo man for several property crimes in the Panaʻewa House and Farm Lots area.
On Monday (December 30), 22-year-old Kody Ono was initially arrested for the theft of a cellular phone that was taken during a December 5 burglary on Makalika Street. Through their investigation, South Hilo Patrol officers later determined that Ono had sold several pieces of silverware that had been taken from an Awapuhi Street home on December 8. The total value of the stolen property was estimated to be $455.
Police charged Ono on Tuesday evening (December 31) with burglary and two counts of theft. His bail was set at $36,000. He was held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon (January 2).