Kona man charged in string of break-ins

Kona man charged in string of break-ins
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Hawaii Island police have charged a 19-year-old man with a laundry list of charges after a string of break-ins in Kona.

Rodney Kahele Jr., of Kona, was charged Thursday with 13 counts, including burglary, theft and promoting a dangerous drug.

Kahele was arrested Wednesday after allegedly breaking into a cash vault at a business on Olowalu Street.

Police subsequently linked him to several other break-ins at businesses in Kona that occurred between April 11 and 17.

His total bail has been set at $117,000.

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