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Man, 19, arrested in connection with string of crimes on Hawaii Island

The stolen county truck (Image: County of Hawaii) The stolen county truck (Image: County of Hawaii)
PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Police on the Big Island have arrested a 19-year-old Puna man accused of a string of crimes, including hit-and-run crashes and a shooting.

Eric Wilson was arrested Monday afternoon after he and an accomplice ran into nearby bushes after abandoning a stolen Toyota 4Runner on Enos Road in Mountain View.

Police said Wilson is also connected to a county vehicle that was reported stolen over the weekend and later found engulfed in flames.

That vehicle was involved in two police pursuits and responsible for at least two hit-and-run crashes.

Police said Wilson was also responsible for firing shots out of the vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Wilson is being held at the Hilo cellblock.

Anyone with information is asked to police.  

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