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Kahului man charged in car theft

A 33-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he was seen driving a car that had been reported stolen from a Pukalani residence, according to police.

Jonathan Awai of Kahului was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

His bail was set at $5,000.

The 1999 black Honda Civic two-door sedan was last seen at 5 a.m. Saturday at a residence on Ikea Place, police reported.

Awai was arrested several hours later at 2:24 p.m. after he was seen driving the vehicle and pulling into a driveway on Nilu Place in Haiku, police reported. Awai was arrested at that location.

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