Kailua-Kona police have charged a 23-year-old male in relation to a string of burglaries that took place in the Kailua-Kona region in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 14, 2023. These break-ins happened in the Kailua-Kona area during the early morning hours.
Kona police officers were dispatched to the 75-5600 block of Kopiko Street on the morning of Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at around 4:56 a.m., after receiving a report of a break-in at a commercial establishment in that location. The cops who responded discovered that the cash that had been held within the shop had been taken. It was discovered at a later time that a business that was located nearby had also been broken into, and that cash along with other valuables had been stolen from that establishment.
Later on the same day, about 9:30 a.m., cops responded to another establishment in the same vicinity for a report of a break-in at that location. The staff of this company stated that a tool shed was broken into and items were taken from within. During the course of their inquiry into that break-in, the proprietor of another nearby company informed them that his establishment had also been burglarized. The proprietor of the company stated that cash had also been taken from within the firm when it was broken into.
Officers conducting the investigation were able to gather video security footage from many establishments in the neighborhood, and using this material, they were able to identify the suspect as Kahuilakane Abraham-Young, who is 23 years old and from Kailua-Kona. Police conducted a search of the area and spotted Abraham-Young in the surrounding area. They then brought him into jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary and for an outstanding warrant.
The Kona patrol officers resumed their investigation into the break-ins with the aid of a detective from the Area II Criminal Investigation Unit. Throughout the course of their investigation, they were able to collect 3.4 grams of methamphetamine as well as things that they suspect were taken from the companies.
After consulting with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney on the 15th of March, 2023, Abraham-Young was charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree, as well as one count each of promotion of a dangerous drug in the third degree and habitual property crime. These charges were brought against Abraham-Young on the 15th of March. The accusation of habitual property crime is based on the defendant’s prior convictions for property criminal offenses that occurred during the last 10 years.
Abraham-Young had his first appearance in court on March 16, 2023 at the Kona District Court. The judge at that hearing decided to give him supervised release and scheduled his next court date on April 6, 2023.