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Father, son arrested in theft case

A Hilo man and his son have been arrested and charged with assorted offenses after being stopped in a stolen car.

Tyson Prim, 37, and Kyson Dameron, 18, both of Hilo were arrested Wednesday after being stopped in a stolen sports utility vehicle, according to police.

The SUV had been stolen Monday during a burglary at a Kupukupu Street home.

Police released Dameron on Thursday pending further investigation.

Officers later arrested him on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card, police said.

The card, along with jewelry and cash, was taken during a burglary in the Waiakea area on Dec. 2.

The stolen card had been used at various Hilo businesses 15 times between the time of the burglary and Dameron’s arrest.

On Friday morning, detectives charged Prim with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. His bail was set at $10,000.

Prim made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.

Later Friday, South Hilo Patrol officers charged Dameron with first-degree burglary, 16 counts of theft, eight counts of forgery, 15 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and 15 counts of identity theft. He was also charged with two additional counts of first-degree burglary for break-ins in Waiakea on Dec. 4 and Tuesday, during which a laptop, jewelry and cash were stolen, according to police.

Dameron’s bail was set at $106,750. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.


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