3 suspects linked to burglaries in Mililani
Police believe they have broken up a Mililani burglary ring responsible for numerous burglaries in Mililani Mauka.
A 24-year-old Waipahu man with relatives living in Mililani, a 29-year-old Ewa man and a 15-year-old Waipio Gentry boy were arrested by police yesterday.
They were arrested on suspicion of numerous counts of detaining stolen property, warrants, drug offenses, numerous counts of auto thefts, numerous counts of burglary and numerous traffic violations.
The arrest of a 33-year-old man for suspicion of burglary on Tuesday led to the three arrests yesterday, police said.
The man allegedly had been burglarizing new model homes and taking appliances and furniture, police said.
An anonymous female reported a silver Ford truck yesterday driving slowly and appearing to be casing the Mililani Mauka area, police said.
Officers found the truck and pursued it as it traveled south on the H-2 freeway.
Police said the driver was allegedly driving recklessly, and they stopped the truck on the Waikele offramp.
Police arrested the driver for reckless driving, and the officer recognized the front-seat passenger and arrested him on a warrant.
The back-seat passenger allegedly had crystal methamphetamine and a pipe next to him, police said.
The officer recognized the truck's license plate number and informed other officers of their possible involvement in the Mililani Mauka burglaries.
Police also recognized other items, such as a flat-screen TV, a laptop computer and a handbag, from previous burglaries.