Man accused of two burglaries


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.

 

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