Pahoa man arrested for burglary; another sought for forgery
Hawaii Island police have charged a 29-year-old Pahoa man in connection with a burglary of a vacant business building.
At 11:50 p.m. Nov. 9, officers noticed a man in a pickup truck parked between a shipping container and the fence line of a business on Silva Street in Hilo, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Police also discovered that the fence was cut and the door to the business had been kicked in. Several items taken from the vacant business were seen in the bed of the truck.
At midnight, police arrested Nicholas Blackwell on suspicion of burglary and he was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.
On Saturday, police charged Blackwell with second-degree burglary. He remains in the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $2,000 bail pending his initial appearance in South Hilo District Court this afternoon.
Anyone with other information about the incident should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Tuck Loy Aurello of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2385 or Tuckloy. Aurello@hawaiicounty.gov.
Police are also seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man involved in a forgery investigation that occurred on Oct. 27 at a commercial business in Pahoa.
Anyone able to identify the person in the photograph should call officer Kimo Veincent at 9652716, or the department’s nonemergency number at 9353311.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Police are seeking the identity of this man.