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Pahoa man and woman charged in connection with Puna burglary

A Pahoa man and woman are facing burglary and theft charges in connection with a reported burglary Tuesday in Puna.

Nicole Kruse, 19, and Micah Lopez, 34, both of Pahoa, were arrested about 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pahoa after police responded to a reported burglary at a home on Ono Street in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision around noon, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. The pair is accused of entering the Ono Street home and removing an entry door and air conditioning unit, which have a combined value of $468.

On Thursday, Kruse and Lopez were each charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft, according to police. Bail for Kruse was set at $7,000. Bail for Lopez, who was also charged with violating parole, was set at $35,000.