Police investigating Waiakea Center burglary


Police are investigating an early morning burglary at Waiakea Center.

A business alarm at the center sent in an alarm call at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday. Responding officers saw a man fleeing from the area and discovered someone had already entered one of the businesses.

Patrol officers established a perimeter around the industrial area and arrested a suspect at 2:20 a.m., an 18-year-old man with no permanent address.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the burglary to contact Detective John Rodrigues at 961-8222 or jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us, or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or jfield@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by residents 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.