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Two charged with burglary

Two Big Island men are facing various charges stemming from separate property crimes reported during July and August in East Hawaii.

Tyson McDowell, 31, of Papaikou was charged with burglary, theft, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a harmful drug, promoting a detrimental drug and possessing drug paraphernalia stemming from a reported burglary Wednesday in Hilo, according to police.

In another case, Dennis Duane Lipps Jr., 20, was charged Wednesday with two counts each of second-degree theft and second-degree forgery and one count each of first-degree burglary, second-degree identity theft, third-degree identity theft and third-degree theft in connection with a reported July 15 burglary in Nanawale Estates, according to police.

Lipps allegedly burglarized the home, removing several items including personal checks, according to police. He was arrested on Monday.