Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced that a Honolulu man, 37-year-old Alexander Keith, was arrested and charged in relation to a series of offenses including burglary, criminal property damage, theft from a Hilo business, and theft-related offenses from two different Hilo residences on March 29, 2022.
As the Complaint alleges, Keith was charged with seven (7) offenses including Burglary in the Second Degree (enter a building with the intent to commit a crime against a person or property rights), Criminal Property Damage in the Second Degree (damage property of another, a door and door frame, without the owner’s consent in an amount which exceeded $1,500), Theft of a Credit Card, Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information, and three counts of Theft in the Fourth Degree (exert unauthorized control over the property of another, the value of which didn’t exceed $100, without the owner’s consent). Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Property Damage in the Second Degree, Theft of a Credit Card, and Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information are all class C felony offenses punishable by a maximum penalty of five (5) years in prison.
Keith is scheduled to appear in Hilo District Court on Thursday. He remains in custody in lieu of $8,750.00 bail.
The investigation was handled by Officers Lawrence Matsumoto, Dustin Chaves, Joshua Gouveia, South Hilo Patrol, and Detective Blaine Morishita, Area I Criminal Investigation Section, Hawai‘i Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kirsten Selvig.
The charges are merely allegations, and the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney remains dedicated to the pursuit of justice with integrity and commitment. Anyone having information to assist local law enforcement should call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.