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July 14 trial set for suspect in burglary

May 21, 2008
The Maui News
LAHAINA — A July 14 trial is scheduled in 2nd Circuit Court for a Lahaina man who was arrested in connection with a burglary reported May 1 at a Lahaina residence.

Solomon Blevins, 30, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. His bail was set at $20,000.

The burglary was reported at 1:59 a.m. May 1 at a residence on Hamau Place. A woman there told police that a man had entered the garage without permission, taking four fishing poles with reels attached, said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division.

The residents, who were moving out of the house at the time, described seeing the man sitting in a chair outside a storage room where the fishing poles had been kept. The man, whom residents didn’t know, was seen driving a silver two-door Honda sedan with a surfboard in the front passenger seat.

Shortly afterward, Lahaina patrol officers stopped a car matching the description as it headed south on Honoapiilani Highway near Lahainaluna Road.

Blevins was driving the car. Because a surfboard in the front passenger seat was covering other objects, Lahaina detectives obtained a warrant to search the vehicle, Viela said. He said the four stolen fishing poles were found under the surfboard in the car.

Police also recovered suspected drugs and paraphernalia on Blevins, Viela said.

In addition to the new charges, Blevins is being held on a no-bail warrant for parole violation.

According to court records, Blevins was sentenced to a five-year prison term in November 2003 after being found guilty of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.


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