Pepeekeo woman charged with burglary


Big Island detectives have charged Shaylyn Momi Araw, 20, of Pepeekeo in connection with a burglary last week.

Police responded to a reported burglary in progress July 5 on Maukaloa Street in Pepeekeo, where neighbors reportedly observed a woman running from a residence around 11:30 a.m. Responding officers checked the house and determined an attempt had been made to gain entry, causing damage to a glass pane.

Neighborhood checks conducted throughout the area led to possible identification of the responsible person. Investigation revealed the suspect may have been injured as a result of the attempted entry and then fled the scene in a vehicle. At 1 p.m., police arrested Araw in the Paukaa area of Hilo.

Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives charged Araw with attempted first-degree burglary, a Class B felony, on July 6. The alleged driver of a get-away vehicle, Robert N. Navor, 21, of Pepeekeo was also arrested, but was subsequently released without charges, police said.

Anyone with additional information about other incidents in the area should call Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or email him at ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us.