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Man charged in Kona burglary

A Kona man has been charged with burglary for a break-in that occurred late last year in Kailua-Kona.

Jerome Soares, 49, of Kailua-Kona was arrested Monday at the Kona courthouse and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation, according to police.

He was charged at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. His bail was set at $35,000.

The Dec. 17 burglary took place at a home on Onaona Drive, police said.

Police in a press release did not mention what was stolen from the home.


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