Bail remains at $16,000 for woman accused of burglarizing hotel room

WAILUKU — A judge kept bail at $16,000 for a woman who was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a Maui Beach Hotel room after she had been released on supervision in a stolen-vehicle case.

Kyanna Patterson, 22, who has no local address, asked to be released on supervision Wednesday. She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary, theft of a credit card and third-degree theft.

The burglary occurred Oct. 13 when Patterson went to the Kahului hotel with “props,” including a baby stroller, and was seen walking around the lobby, said Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Temas. He said she may have overheard the first name of a hotel guest and used the name in asking for the guest’s room key.

Patterson was given the key before returning to the front desk and asking for another room key, Temas said.

He said hotel employees realized Patterson wasn’t a guest and that she had gone into the hotel room and taken property before she fled.

The stolen property included the guest’s Nike shoes, Jansport backpack and cellphone, according to court records.

Temas said that the burglary occurred after Patterson was released on supervision Sept. 5 in another case.

She had been arrested a few days earlier for allegedly operating a 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser that was stolen Aug. 24 while the owner had left the vehicle with its keys in the loading zone of The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina. Patterson was seen entering the stolen vehicle with a key Aug. 28 at Sunset Terrace in Napili, according to police.

After her initial release on supervision in the stolen-vehicle case, Patterson was arrested for allegedly violating conditions of her release before being again released on supervision Oct. 30, Temas said.

“She’s a danger to the community,” he said in opposing her request for release in the burglary case. “We think bail is reasonably set.”

Temas said Patterson is charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree theft in a pending District Court case. Her residence and employment couldn’t be verified, he said.

Deputy Public Defender Ben Lowenthal said that Patterson reported having a sister and family members on Maui and had been in touch with the attorney representing her in the stolen-vehicle case.

“She understands the importance of showing up for court,” Lowenthal said.

In maintaining Patterson’s bail, 2nd Circuit Judge Richard Bissen said she was reported to be “doing fair” in reporting for supervision in the stolen-vehicle case but hadn’t reported to her probation officer after being granted a deferral on a fourth-degree theft charge.

Patterson said she wasn’t on probation and only was required to report to an intake worker for supervision. She also denied being on supervised release at the time of the hotel burglary.

“Those cases that were against me did not happen after I got supervised release,” she said, appearing in court by videoconference from the Maui Community Correctional Center. “Those things happened before I got supervised release.”

She was ordered to stay away from the Maui Beach Hotel and its surrounding parking lot and to have no contact with the victim.

* Lila Fujimoto can be reached at lfujimoto@mauinews.com.

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