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Man is accused of burglarizing business after stealing keys from stolen car

The Maui News

A 29-year-old man was being held in lieu of $160,000 bail on charges alleging he burglarized a Wailuku business after its keys were left in a car stolen from a Kahului residence.

Holden Bingham, who gave no local address, also is charged with multiple counts of being a habitual property crime offender, based on having convictions for two felonies or misdemeanors within 10 years of his latest crimes.

During his arraignment Wednesday in 2nd Circuit Court, Bingham pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary, eight counts of habitual property crime, two counts of second-degree theft, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, fourth-degree theft, theft of a credit card, driving without a license, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

According to police, a white 2018 Honda Fit was reported stolen from a residence on South Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului at about 12:30 a.m. July 19 after the owner also discovered valuables missing from his residence. Keys to the resident’s workplace were in the stolen car.

While police were investigating the theft, a burglary alarm was activated at the victim’s workplace, Aloha Gold Buyers at 900 Eha St. Officers went to the business and found the front door open but didn’t locate the burglars.

Police Crime Reduction Unit officers obtained surveillance video and identified Bingham as one of the burglars, police said. He was arrested the afternoon of July 21 while walking around a mall in Kahului, police said.

A bail hearing for Bingham was set for Friday. His pretrial conference was set for Aug. 31.

Bingham was arrested last year in connection with a wildfire that burned 9,000 acres in Central Maui and north Kihei. He hasn’t been charged in that investigation.

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