Second Kona man charged with burglary


Big Island police have charged a second man in connection with an April 5 burglary on Queen Kalama Avenue in Kailua-Kona.

Ammon K. Kamohai, 22, of Kailua-Kona was arrested Monday on two warrants for revoking probation in a drug case and on suspicion of promoting a dangerous drug, according to the Hawaii Police Department. He was also wanted for questioning in connection with additional felony cases.

Kamohai’s bail for the probation revocation charges was set at $100,000 and he appeared in court on Tuesday, according to police. After court, police returned Kamohai to the Kona police cellblock, where they arrested him on the additional felonies, including those connected with the April 5 burglary.

Wednesday afternoon detectives charged him with first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, attempted second-degree theft and forgery for the April 5 burglary, according to police. The other suspect in the April 5 burglary, 23-year-old Tonino Benson of Kailua-Kona, was charged on April 12 with the same offenses.

Kamohai was also charged Wednesday with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle for allegedly removing a vehicle from the parking lot of an apartment complex off Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona sometime between Sunday and Monday, according to police. His bail on those charges was $65,000.

Kamohai was not charged in the promoting a dangerous drug case, which is pending additional investigation, according to police.