Krause Located, Charged in Vehicle Theft Cases

The Hawai`i Police Department has located a 21-year-old Puna man who was wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in other incidents.

At 4:25 pm Friday afternoon, officers arrested Keanu Krause at a residence on 29th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. He was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Division continued the investigation.

Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, detectives charged Krause with seven offenses relating to motor vehicle thefts, and one count each of third degree theft and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. His total bail has been set at $160,500.

Krause remained at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $160,500 bail pending his initial court appearance that took place on Monday afternoon, in South Hilo District Court.

HPD said in a media release Monday that the department “appreciates all the calls received from the public over the past few weeks regarding this suspect.

Anyone with additional information on incidents involving Krause to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Aaron Carvalho, at 961-2272 or email at aaron.carvalho@hawaiicounty.gov.

Individuals who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.