Thief sentenced for stealing Hawaii County bus twice


A Hawaii island man accused of stealing a county bus on two separate occasions was sentenced Wednesday morning.

Kawelo Nakamura was sentenced to five years in prison, and must also pay $17,000 in fines.

In August 2017, Nakamura stole a bus from Hawaii County’s mass transit base yard and sideswiped a vehicle.

He was placed on supervised release when he stole another bus.

The county eventually hired a security guard for the base yard.

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