Kainaliu shoplifting suspect arrested, charged


Hawaii Island police have charged a Captain Cook woman with a felony in connection with a shoplifting incident in October.

On Oct. 29, a man and a woman entered a clothing store in Kainaliu, where they removed items of clothing valued at more than $1,000 without paying for them, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

After viewing the store’s surveillance video, police were able to identify the suspects.

On Sunday, Cassandra Lynn Ellis, 29, of Captain Cook was arrested and taken to the Kona police cell block while Area II Criminal Investigations Section detectives continued the investigation. Detectives charged her with second-degree theft on Monday morning. Her bail was set at $10,000. She remains at the cell block pending her initial court appearance scheduled for today.