Man held in Maalaea burglary

A 24-year-old man, who had been seen driving a stolen vehicle, was arrested Monday night when he ran from a Maalaea condominium unit that was supposed to be vacant, police said.

Anthony Palladino, who gave no local address, was being held on $10,000 bail on charges of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and first-degree burglary.

The vehicle, which had been parked on Waimahaihai Street in Kihei at 9 p.m. April 4, was reported stolen at 7:15 the following morning. The vehicle was later located when security guards at Southpointe on Kenolio Road called for the vehicle to be towed because it was blocking other vehicles in a parking area.

Security had earlier asked the driver, later identified as Palladino, to move the vehicle from a tow-away zone, police said.

Palladino had been at the complex visiting a resident, police said.

After Palladino was identified as a suspect, Kihei patrol officers located Palladino with the help of the vehicle owner, who had learned that the suspect was staying at the Maalaea Surf, police said. When officers knocked on the front door of the unit that Palladino was in, he ran out the back door before being apprehended, police said. The unit Palladino had been in was supposed to be vacant, police said.