Kona Man Charged with Auto Theft, Property Crimes, and Other Offenses

The Hawai`i Police Department has arrested and charged 30-year-old Nicholas A. Volpa of Kailua-Kona with an array of property offenses.

On Monday, November 30, after conferring with county prosecutors, police charged Volpa with first-degree burglary, first-degree unauthorized entry into a dwelling, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, habitual property crimes, resist order to stop, and driving without a valid license.

Authorities say Volpa is also on state parole. His total bail was set at $74,000.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, Kona Patrol officers responded to a reported active burglary of a residence in the 74-500 block of Palani Road.

Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim had been home in bed and was confronted by a male party, identified as Volpa, who had entered the home without permission. Volpa allegedly made threats towards the victim and proceeded to make a search of the residence, eventually leaving in the victim’s vehicle.

Volpa was later located on the 78-6000 block of Walua Road after unlawfully entering into another occupied residence without permission. Patrol officers were successful in locating the stolen vehicle and arresting Volpa without incident.

The Hawai‘i Police Department wants to thank the public with their assistance and would like to remind the public that in light of Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige’s current COVID-19 emergency proclamation which is still in effect, that there are enhanced penalties for certain offenses. These offenses include, but are not limited to, burglary, theft, criminal property damage, and robbery.  

HPD photo.