Kihei man charged in break-ins at beach park
A police officer tracked a stolen iPhone to a Kahului shopping center where a man was arrested Tuesday for breaking into four vans at Kanaha Beach Park, police said.
Jessie Dutro, 34, of Kihei was charged with four counts of first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, three counts of second-degree theft, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, two counts of credit card theft, three counts of fourth-degree criminal property damage, third-degree criminal property damage and fourth-degree theft.
His bail was set at $55,000. The vehicle break-ins occurred between 12:30 and 4 p.m. Tuesday while the vans were locked and parked at the beach park in Kahului, according to police. Driver’s door key locks were damaged in the break-ins.
Later that day, a police officer used a “Find My iPhone” app to track an iPhone stolen from one of the vans, a 2007 Dodge Caravan, to a location fronting the former Ruby’s restaurant at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, according to affidavits filed in court to support Dutro’s arrest.
At the location, officers found Dutro wearing a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, with a bag of clothes and toolbox on the ground near him, police said.
Dutro was found with the iPhone, as well as a credit card, driver’s license and other identification also stolen from the Dodge Caravan, police said.
The sunglasses on Dutro’s head were confirmed to have been stolen from a 2004 Ford E350 van, police said.
Police determined that another iPhone and the toolbox containing tools were stolen from a 1999 Ford E-150 van, according to the affidavits.
Also in the toolbox were a Samsung Galaxy cellphone and a pair of surf shorts that were stolen from a 2008 Ford E-150 van, police said.
Police arrested Dutro 6:34 p.m. Tuesday. at