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Media release | Hawaii County Police Department
Big Island police have charged a 20-year-old Pāhoa man with four crimes for an incident on a Hele-On bus.
On Monday (April 25) around 8 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a call aboard a Hele-On bus in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision. Responding officers learned that an intoxicated man had caused a disturbance on the bus as it was on its route. As the bus driver attempted to call 911, the suspect allegedly grabbed the mobile phone from the driver’s hand to prevent him from completing the call. The suspect exited the bus with the phone and fled the area. A short time later, police arrested the man, identified as Aina Kealoha Cachero.
At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section charged Cachero with second-degree robbery (a Class B felony), interference with the operator of a public transit vehicle (a Class C felony), interference with reporting an emergency or crime (a petty misdemeanor) and disorderly conduct (a petty misdemeanor).
Cachero was held at the police cellblock in lieu of $7,500 until his initial court appearance on April 27.