‘Iolani Palace break-in leads to charges

News Report
Ikaika M Hussey

Eight individuals are scheduled to appear in Circuit Court for allegedly entering Iolani Palace illegally on August 15 with the intent to commit a crime against property rights.

James Akahi (also known as Akahi Nui), Grace Akahi (also known as Akahi Wahine), Wayne Nunes, Waynette Nunes, Terry N. Kaahanui, Tanya K. Kaahanui, and Vanessa Fimbres were charged with second degree burglary by way of an information complaint. Their initial appearance in court is scheduled for Oct. 2, except for James Akahi who is scheduled for Oct. 6.

An eighth individual, Donald Alfred Love-Boltz, has been charged with second degree assault against the palace's facilities manager, Betty Jean Noelani Ah Yuen. Love-Boltz's case is scheduled for the week of Nov. 10.

The charges of second degree burglary and assault are class C felonies punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.