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Couple arrested for warrants, traffic offenses and property crime offenses

by Thunda

Report No. 20-028589

Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged Jake Branch and Alexandra Barnes-Carrick with multiple warrants, traffic offenses, and property crime offenses. Branch and Barnes-Carrick were located by Area II Special Enforcement Officers in the District of South Kohala and taken into custody on (April 15)  on their outstanding warrants.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section continued the investigation and were able to identify Branch as being responsible for a Resist Order to Stop and related offenses which occurred on (March 2) in the District of Kona, an additional Resist Order to Stop on (March 6) in the District of Kona, an Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle and Theft on (April 1) in the District of Puna, a Burglary of a Dwelling During an Emergency Period and related Prohibited Acts During an Emergency Period on (April 11) in the District of North Kohala, a Burglary of a Dwelling During an Emergency Period and related Prohibited Acts During an Emergency Period on (April 14) in the District of South Kohala, a Burglary of a Dwelling During an Emergency Period, Criminal Tampering and related Prohibited Acts During and Emergency Period on (April 14) in the District of South Kohala.

Detectives were also able to identify Barnes-Carrick as being responsible for a Burglary of a Dwelling During an Emergency Period and related Prohibited Acts During an Emergency Period on (April 11) in the District of North Kohala and a Burglary of a Dwelling During an Emergency Period, Criminal Tampering and related Prohibited Acts During an Emergency Period on (April 14) in the District of South Kohala.

Upon conferring with prosecutors, Branch was charged with four counts of Criminal Contempt, three counts of Burglary of a Dwelling During an Emergency Period, three counts of Prohibited Acts During an Emergency Period, two counts of Bail Jumping, two counts of Resist Order to Stop Motor Vehicle, two counts of Accidents Involving Vehicle/Property Damage, two counts of Discharge of Sureties, and one count each of Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, Criminal Property Damage, Theft, and Criminal Tampering.  His bail was set at $339,800.00. He remains in custody pending his initial court appearance which is scheduled for Thursday (April 16) in Kona District Court.

Upon conferring with prosecutors, Barnes-Carrick was charged with two counts of Criminal Contempt, two counts of Burglary of a Dwelling During an Emergency Period, two Counts of Prohibited Acts During an Emergency Period and one count of Criminal Tampering.  Her bail was set at $31,250.00.  She remains in custody pending her initial court appearance which is scheduled for Thursday (April 16) in Kona District Court. 

Police want to remind the public that in light of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) Emergency Proclamation, which was declared by Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige, that there are enhanced penalties for certain offenses. These offenses include, but not limited to, burglary, theft, criminal property damage, and robbery. 

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