2 charged in Puna burglary


Two men have been charged with burglary for a May 21 break-in in Puna.

Jewelry and electronic items were stolen from a house on Ihope Road in Mountain View.

Police say tips from the public helped solve the case.

On June 2, police arrested 24-year-old Ethan Bailey of Mountain View. He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock and charged on June 4 with first-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree theft. He was released after posting $36,000 bail.

On Friday, police arrested 23-year-old Ronald Altura Jr. of Hilo with first-degree burglary. His bail was set at $5,000.

He was held at the cellblock until his initial court appearance Monday.

 

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