Teens face felony theft charges

LIHU‘E — Two 18-year-old Kapa‘a residents are looking at 19 felony and non-felony counts of theft and other charges.

Kaelantroy Kalani Tanigawa and Jonathan Joshua Yed (aka Jonathan Joshua Papagayo) are facing four counts of second-degree theft, six counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, three counts of credit card theft, three counts of obtaining unauthorized personal information, and six counts of fourth-degree criminal property damage, court records show.

The crimes, which occurred on or around May 20, involved automobile break-ins and thefts of credit cards, cash, purses and other valuables. The crimes involved multiple victims including residents, visitors and rental car companies.

Tanigawa and Yed were charged by way of felony information and picked up on a warrant, according to Jake Delaplane, county first deputy prosecutor. The two were arrested on July 7 and have been released on bail.

The pair were arraigned July 19. Trial is set for at 9 a.m. Oct. 31 with Judge Kathleen Watanabe presiding.

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