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Two charged in connection with Puna burglary

June 9, 2014 - 12:02pm

Big Island police have charged two men with burglary in connection with a May 21 residential burglary in Puna.

The Hawaii Police Department says the men stole jewelry and electronics from a home on Ihope Road in Mountain View. Tips from the public helped police solve the case.

On June 2, police arrested Ethan Bailey, 24, of Mountain View. He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock and charged Wednesday with first-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree theft. He was released after posting $36,000 bail.

On Friday, police arrested 23-year-old Ronald Altura Jr. of Hilo with first-degree burglary. His bail was set at $5,000. He was held at the cellblock until his initial court appearance scheduled for today.