Two Arrested in Fern Forest Search Warrant Execution

The Hawai`i Police Department has charged a 31-year-old Puna male and a 27-year-old female in connection with a search warrant executed on a residence located in the Fern Forest Subdivision on Friday.

On Friday at 7:15 a.m., detectives from the Area 1 Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of HPD’s Special Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Omeka road in Fern Forest. As a result, Jardin Tavares was apprehended and charged for an outstanding Probation Revocation warrant of arrest in addition to numerous firearms offenses, stolen vehicle offenses, and stolen property offenses. Crystal Olivar was also arrested for firearms offenses.

Recovered from the scene during the execution of the search warrant were two stolen motor vehicles, firearms including two that were reported stolen, ammunition, and other items previously reported stolen.

On Saturday at 10:55 a.m., Tavares was charged with a no-bail warrant of arrest along with twelve counts of firearms offenses, three counts of first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft, and one count of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. His bail was set at $510,000 in addition to the revocation warrant.

Tavares was being held at the Hilo cellblock pending his initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court scheduled for Monday.

Olivar was also charged on Saturday at 10:55 a.m., with three counts of firearms offenses. She is also being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $15,000 bail pending her initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court scheduled for Monday.

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