Pahoa man charged with burglary


Big Island police have charged a 20-year-old Pahoa man in connection with a burglary that occurred last year in the Puna District.

At 5 p.m. Monday, after conferring with prosecutors, Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives charged Isaiah Kaonohi Ekau with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

A 61-year-old Pāhoa man reported on Sept. 9 that, upon returning home, he discovered his house had been entered and several items had been stolen, police said.

Ekau’s bail was set at $7,000. He was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon, police said.