SOURCE: Hawaii County Police Department

Shaylyn Araw, from Hawaii County Police

Big Island police have charged a 20-year-old Pepeʻekeo woman in connection with a June 30 burglary in Pepeʻekeo.

Investigation by detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section led to the arrest of Shaylyn Momi Araw on Friday (August 24). After conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged her with first-degree burglary. Her bail was set at $5,000.

Police ask that anyone with information about other incidents in the area or burglary activities to contact either Detective Royce Serrao by phone at 961-8810 or by email at or Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or

In addition, the Community Policing Section encourages residents to request a free home security inspection by calling 961-2350.