Hilo woman charged in jewelry burglary


Hilo resident Rose Peace is in police custody after being charged with two crimes for a burglary reported last year.

Jewelry valued at more than $2,000 was taken from the Alae Street home of a 49-year-old Hilo man on Dec. 5, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Police investigation led to 21-year-old Peace, who was arrested Friday, and charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. She is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $7,000 bail pending her initial court appearance scheduled for today.

Anyone with information on recent burglary activity should call Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-8810. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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.