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.