Stolen kayaks led to the arrest of a Hilo man for two burglaries within a week.
On Friday, a 38-year old Hilo man reported that two kayaks had been stolen from a patio attached to his Komohana Street home.
South Hilo Patrol officers located and arrested 18-year-old Keenan Acia of Hilo, and recovered the stolen kayaks.
At the same time, Acia was accused of an unrelated burglary on May 24. In that case, a 67-year-old Hilo man reported that a cell phone, digital camera, purse and prescription medications had been removed from his house. Acia was charged Saturday night with two counts of first-degree burglary and one count each of second-degree theft, third-degree theft and fourth-degree theft. His bail was set at $12,750.
At his initial court appearance on Monday, Hilo District Judge Barbara Takase maintained Acia’s bail and set a preliminary hearing for today.