Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District, Area II
Sergeant Erich Jackson
Phone: (808) 887-3080
Report Number 20-012728

 

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Media Release

A 35-year-old Kamuela woman was arrested yesterday (February 13) after a report of a vehicle break-in was made.

On Thursday morning (February 13), at approximately 3:45 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to the 64-0800 block of Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, for a report of a vehicle that had been broken into and several items were removed. As officers conducted checks in the surrounding areas, they encountered 35-year-old Marie Aiona who was operating a vehicle without illuminated headlights on Kahilu Road, Kamuela. As officers contacted Aiona, they observed items within Aiona’s vehicle which matched the description of the items that had just been reported stolen. Aiona was arrested for Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle and subsequently transported to the Kealakehe Police Station as officers continued this investigation.  Upon executing a search warrant on the vehicle, officers recovered some of the victims’ items, an illegal switchblade, and numerous pieces of paraphernalia related to narcotics use.

On Friday morning (February 14), South Kohala Patrol officers arrested and charged 35-year-old Marie Aiona, of Kamuela, for one count of Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Switchblades Prohibited, and Prohibited Acts relating to Drug Paraphernalia. Her bail has been set at $11,025. She remains in police custody at the Kealakehe Police Station pending her initial court appearance in the Kona District Court on Monday morning.