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Big Island man charged in connection with car theft

A Kona man has been arrested and charged by Big Island Police in connection with the theft of vehicle in May.

Police say 22-year old Jesse Travis Ralston of Kailua-Kona was arrested on Tuesday for the theft of a 1995 Honda Accord from the nearby Seaview subdivision sometime between 6 p.m. May 14 and 6:30 a.m. May 15.

The vehicle was later recovered after a South Kohala patrol officer made a routine traffic stop, but the driver fled the scene on foot and police were unable to locate the man.

Ralston was charged on Thursday with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. He was released Thursday night after posting $2,000 bail.

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