WAILUKU - With a deputy prosecutor calling a defendant a danger to the community, bail was kept at $20,000 for a Haiku man charged with burglarizing a Lahaina residence and stealing an iPad and iPhone.
Raynald Kane Ragudo, 36, also is charged in another case with burglary and theft from a Haiku residence, as well as with fraudulent use of a credit card in a third case, said Deputy Prosecutor Lewis Littlepage.
He said the prosecutor's office is reviewing another case for possible additional burglary and theft charges against Ragudo.
"He does present a danger to the community," said Littlepage, who opposed any reduction in Ragudo's bail.
In asking for a bail reduction for Ragudo, Deputy Public Defender Danielle Sears said he had been referred to the Maui Drug Court program, which offers treatment and supervision instead of prison for some nonviolent offenders.
On Tuesday, 2nd Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza kept Ragudo's bail at $20,000 for the Lahaina first-degree burglary and second-degree theft charges. An Oct. 29 trial is set.
In that case, Ragudo is charged for a burglary reported at about 2 p.m. April 30 at a residence on Front Street in Lahaina.
After a burglar alarm was activated, a neighbor noticed a suspicious man in the area, police said. The man was later identified as Ragudo, both by the neighbor and surveillance footage showing the suspect leaving the area, police said.
Ragudo has been ordered to stay away from the home and the resident. Ragudo also was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to report for random testing if he is released.
In a separate case, Ragudo is charged with burglarizing a Haiku home at 1:30 p.m. July 15. Police said Ragudo had another person go to a Haiku home to ask for directions. When the person was invited inside and allowed to use a computer, Ragudo broke into the residence through the back, stealing a MacBook Pro, iPhone and Motorola Mirage flip phone, police said.
The victim tracked calls made with the phone, and police identified Ragudo as the one who had made the calls.
Ragudo, who was being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center, appeared in court Tuesday wearing an orange jumpsuit. He has a vertical tattoo on the left side of his face, starting at his forehead and continuing under his eye to his jaw, as well as tattoos on both arms.
According to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, Ragudo has a criminal history of 32 convictions dating to 1997 for crimes including first-degree criminal property damage, two counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, first- and second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, four counts of second-degree theft, attempted second-degree theft, third-degree theft, fourth-degree theft, three counts each of fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of a credit card, four counts of second-degree forgery, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and four counts of contempt of court. He also has convictions for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, driving without a license and driving while his license was suspended or revoked.
Most of his convictions are from 2001, when he was sentenced to a 10-year prison term.