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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Nov 10 | via West Hawaii Today
The mother of Peter Kema Jr., aka "Peter Boy," has been freed after posting $5,000 bail in a welfare fraud case. Jaylin Maureen Kema was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Hilo Circuit Court, but will instead receive another court date, according to Deputy Prosecutor Rick Damerville. Comment?
Saturday Nov 7 | via West Hawaii Today
Having lost a leg to diabetes, the mother of Peter Kema Jr., aka "Peter Boy," looked forlorn and a bit lost as newspaper and television cameras documented her initial court appearance in a welfare fraud case that would have escaped scrutiny if her abused, then-6-year-old son hadn't been missing since 1997 and presumed slain. The 45-year-old Pahoa woman is charged with second-degree theft, a Class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Comment?
Friday Nov 6 | via West Hawaii Today
At 4 p.m. today, 45-year-old Jaylin M. Kema of Pahoa was charged with second-degree theft. Her bail was set at $5,000. Comment?
Thursday Nov 5 | via West Hawaii Today
The parents of an abused 6-year-old boy whose disappearance in 1997 set off a statewide media firestorm were arrested in an investigation unrelated to the child's disappearance. Peter Kema Sr. and Jaylin Kema, both 45 and of Pahoa, are in custody, police said late Wednesday afternoon, facing possible drug and firearms charges. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 4 | via The Honolulu Advertiser
Police said that officers arrested Peter J. Kema Sr., of Pahoa, on suspicion of ownership prohibited of a firearm, ownership prohibited of ammunition, altering a serial number on a firearm, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug and fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug at 2:25 p.m. today. His wife, Jaylin M. Kema, was arrested Tuesday at a home on Uilani Drive in the Ainahola subdivision in Puna after a search warrant. Comment?
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