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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.

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