Police locate, charge Puna woman wanated on warrants


Hawaii Island police have located 40-year-old Mary Lolita Santos of Mountain View, who was wanted in connection with a reported burglary and domestic incident in Kurtistown on Aug. 16 as well as on bench warrants.

Santos was arrested in Hilo on Nov. 20 and charged on bench warrants for second-degree theft stemming from an incident on May 19 at a store on Makaala Street in Hilo and two counts of contempt of court, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. While at the Hilo police cellblock, she was also charged with shoplifting for an incident on July 12 at a store on Makaala Street in Hilo, with fourth-degree theft for an incident on Aug. 17 at a store on Henry Street in Kailua-Kona and with second-degree theft for an incident on Nov. 13 at a store in Waiakea Plaza in Hilo.

Santos was also arrested on suspicion of burglary, assault, terroristic threatening, criminal property damage, phone ripping and violation of a protective order in connection with the Aug. 16 incident in Kurtistown, but released pending further investigation.