HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three men have been charged in connection with the theft of seven goats on the Big Island.
The theft happened Friday in South Hilo. Police said a 38-year-old reported the theft and said he'd spotted a suspicious truck in the area.
Later that day, he spotted the same truck in the Kawiki area with goats in its bed.
He stopped the vehicle and confronted the driver and two passengers, then recognized several distinguishing marks on the goats.
Police arrested the three at the scene.
Ross Pacheco, of Papaikou, 47, was charged with livestock theft, third-degree drug promotion, and firearms offenses. His bail was set at $157,000.
Cody James Tony Pacheco-Delacruz, 29, of Paauilo was charged on theft and drug counts. His bail was set at $11,000.
And Jason Fiesta, 37, was charged with livestock theft and third-degree drug promotion. His bail was set at $6,000.