In Brief | Big Island & State


Kama charged with burglary

Police arrested and charged a 20-year-old Hilo man for burglary and other related offenses this afternoon.

James Kama was arrested for his involvement in the burglaries of two residences which occurred in the Waiakea Uka area in November and December of 2012.

Items removed in these burglaries included ammunition, hunting equipment and electronic, household and yard items totaling over $5,000.

Kama was charged with two counts of burglary in the first degree and one count of theft in the fourth degree.

His total bail was set at $10,250. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending arraignment.

Captain Cook man charged with financial crimes

A 28-year-old Captain Cook man is scheduled to appear in court Monday on 37 charges in connection with various financial crimes.

Travis Lee Charbonneau was charged Friday after detectives conferred with prosecutors. Charges included theft of a credit card, eight counts of second-degree theft, eleven counts of third-degree theft, six counts of fourth-degree theft, nine counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, one count of identify theft second-degree and one count of identity theft third-degree.

Police in June received a report from a business owner in Keauhou that a company charge card had been used to make several unauthorized charges at a retail store in Kailua-Kona. Charbonneau is being held at the Kealakehe police cellblock in lieu of $57,000 bail.

Police seek missing tourist

A 52-year-old mainland visitor is missing, police say.

Kevin Anderson, who is staying with family members at a Kailua-Kona home, went swimming at Honl’s beach, off Alii Drive, Thursday, and has not yet returned, police said.

Anderson is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds with a tan complexion, medium length gray hair and blue eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information of his whereabouts call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238 or the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.