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Charges filed in connection with Friday Puna burglary

Two Puna residents are facing burglary, theft and drug charges stemming from a reported burglary Friday in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision of Puna.

Michael Anderson, 40, of Keaau, and Celeste Geraghty, 24, of Pahoa, were identified as suspects and arrested Monday and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while police continued to investigate the reported burglary at a home on 21st Avenue, according to the Hawaii County Police Department.

After their arrest, detectives reportedly located two rings taken in the burglary as well as four packets of a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia after search warrants were executed at Geraghty’s home in the Ainaloa subdivision and on Anderson’s personal property, according to police.

On Tuesday, Geraghty was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug and two counts of drug paraphernalia, according to police. She was also charged with failure to appear in an unrelated case. Her bail was set at $15,050.

Also that day, Anderson was charged with second-degree theft, promoting a detrimental drug, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug and two counts of drug paraphernalia, according to police. His bail was set at $60,000.