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First arrest made in albatross deaths at Kaena Point

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KAENA POINT, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Nearly a year after a number of albatross were killed at Kaena Point, investigators have their first arrest.

Christian Gutierrez, 19, surrendered to authorities Tuesday after he was indicted last week on theft and criminal property damage charges. He also faces 14 counts for animal cruelty. 

The Punahou School graduate was allegedly one of several former classmates at Kaena Point last December, when several Laysan Albatross were killed. At least 15 nests at the Kaena Point were destroyed,

Gutierrez was released after posting $25,000 bail. He's due in court next Tuesday.

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