Hawaii Island Police report that 27-year-old Alexander Kauwe of Keaʻau was arrested for Criminal Property Damage 1, Criminal Property Damage 4, Theft 4, and Criminal Trespass 2 after he went to a residence in Keaʻau and attempted to steal a car battery, causing damage in the process.
Since this incident occurred during the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation, the Criminal Property Damage offense was enhanced to a class B felony. He was subsequently charged for all offenses and bail has been set at $5,850.00.
He is presently at the Hilo Police Station Cellblock, awaiting the next court appearance. A class B felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.00