Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a man in connection with a burglary in Hilo late last year or early this year.

Sometime between December 27 and January 9, a house on Komohana Street was broken into and a laptop computer and jewelry were removed.

Investigation led to the identity of the suspect as 23-year-old Michael Kenui of Hilo. He was arrested Monday evening (July 20) and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while the Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday (July 21), Kenui was charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft and contempt of court. His bail was set at $9,750. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (July 22).