An Ocean View woman has been charged with seven offenses in connection with two reported robberies.
On March 6, Kaʻū District officers responded to a report of a robbery on the 92-1000 block of Kona Kai Boulevard in Ocean View. A 53-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman reported that an acquaintance had gone to their house, demanded money and threatened to harm them if they didn’t give it to her. She fled with the cash.
Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Vanda Hokukea Ventura of Ocean View. Before officers were able to locate her, police received a report on April 6 that the same woman had entered a home on the 92-8900 block of King Kamehameha Boulevard in Ocean View, demanded money from a 51-year-old woman and then grabbed the victim’s purse and fled with it.
Wednesday morning (July 6), police located Ventura in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision and arrested her. She was taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.
At 6 a.m. Friday (July 8), detectives charged her with burglary, two counts of robbery, two counts of terroristic threatening and two counts of theft. Her bail was set at $33,500. She remains in the cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (July 11).