An Ocean View man and woman have been arrested for an array of offenses following an investigation into a burglary.
Officers with the Hawai`i Police Department working in the Kaʻū District arrested 21-year-old Nalu Elaisa and 31-year-old Klevette Kawaileihua Kainoa following a burglary on Paradise Parkway.
A neighbor was able to provide information that led to the identification of Elaisa as the responsible suspect. A neighbor confronted the male and the suspect then tried to run him over after he said he was calling the police. Officers responded to the call and discovered that the man was stealing items.
Police apprehended him and discovered that the vehicle he was using at the time of the burglary was stolen. They then executed search warrants on the stolen vehicle at a residence on Coconut Drive. Police found drugs and drug related paraphernalia in the vehicle, and stolen items from the burglary.
During the execution of the search warrant police arrested Kainoa for burglary, theft and a drug offense. Police are continuing the investigation with her.
Police have charged Elaisa with Burglary, Reckless Endangering, Terror Threat, Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, Promotion of a Dangerous Drug, Promotion of a Detrimental Drug, and Drug Paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $23,500.00 bail.
“Had it not been for the neighbors looking out for each other in Ocean View this might have been another unsolved crime, neighborhood watch works, and just telling your neighbor when you are leaving to wn to keep a watch on your residence is a good practice to deter crime and opportunities for criminals to commit crimes,” said Police Captain Kenneth Quiocho.
HPD encourages residents to get involved in Neighborhood Watch programs in their area and to continue to be vigilant and to call police at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe., Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID Service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.