Bicycle theft caught on camera, Kihei man arrested

The Maui News

WAILUKU — A man was arrested Monday for allegedly burglarizing a Kihei residence and stealing a bicycle.

Malioni Kaloni, 27, of Kihei was charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree theft.

According to a declaration filed in court to support his arrest, Kaloni was seen on surveillance video entering the garage of the residence on Kaahele Street and stealing a Trek bicycle valued at about $500.

Police arrested Kaloni at 8:40 p.m. at Kihei Kalama Village.

During his initial appearance Tuesday in Wailuku District Court, Deputy Public Defender Andres Tobar asked for Kaloni to be released on supervision. He is a lifelong community member and has a place to live, Tobar said.

He said Kaloni isn’t a danger.

Deputy Prosecutor Byron Fujieda said “the state believes otherwise, that he is a danger and also a flight risk.”

Although Kaloni doesn’t have a criminal history here, Fujieda asked for bail to remain at $5,000. He said Kaloni was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle before being released from custody Monday when prosecution was declined because police reports were incomplete.

In another uncharged case this year, Kaloni was under investigation for second-degree unauthorized entry into a dwelling, Fujieda said.

Judge Michelle Drewyer reduced bail to $1,000 for Kaloni. He was ordered to stay away from the residence that was burglarized and have no contact with the homeowner.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper?


Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today