UPDATE: Steven Capobianco Arrested in Burglary Case
By Wendy Osher
(UPDATE: 4 p.m. 4/14/2014)
Steven Capobianco was arrested today in connection with a burglary case that is not related to the Charli Scott homicide investigation for which he has been named as a person of interest, according to Maui police.
According to police reports, the alleged burglary occurred between 5 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2013, and 11 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2013, when an unknown person or persons unlawfully entered a residence on ʻEono Place in Haʻikū.
Police say a Dell laptop computer valued at $200, and a 20-inch iMac laptop computer valued at $1,400 were stolen from within.
Before leaving the premises, police say the responsible(s) also deflated the tires to one vehicle and slashed the tires of another vehicle, causing an estimated $800 in damage.
The female individual who filed the complainant told police that she was holding onto one of the computers for a friend who was going out of town, and the only other person who knew the location of the computer besides herself and the owner was Capobianco, according to police reports.
At a later date, the complainant later learned some of her jewelry had also been taken during the burglary, according to police reports.
Police say the complainant informed a detective of the missing items on Feb. 24, 2014, while police were conducting a follow-up on an unrelated investigation.
Police recovered a computer and jewelry from Capobianco’s residence while conducting an unrelated search of the location on Feb. 27, 2014, according to a report released today.
Police say the complainant was later able to identify some of the jewelry as belonging to her, but the computer belonged to Capobianco.
Capobianco was placed under arrest at 11:26 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 for first-degree burglary, with bail set at $10,000, according to Lieutenant William Juan.
(Original Post: 4/14/2014)
Maui police have confirmed that Steven Capobianco was arrested today in connection with a burglary case, that is not related to the Charli Scott homicide investigation for which he has been named as a person of interest.
Upon news of the arrest, family members of Scott posted a message on the Find Charli Scott Facebook page saying, “The wheels are turning. Thank you to the officers who are working so hard…. I know this case keeps some of you up at night too. I am so grateful to your family members for quietly supporting the stressful job you all have.”
Scott was five-months pregnant when she went missing on February 9, 2014.
Her case has since been reclassified from a missing persons case to a homicide investigation.
Capobianco was Charli’s ex-boyfriend, and was identified by Scott’s family as the father of Charli’s unborn child.
Carly “Charli” Joann Scott, 27, was last known to have left the Haʻikū area on Sunday night, Feb. 9, 2014, to assist her ex-boyfriend, who family members say asked for help in getting his car pulled out of an area near mile marker 20 of the Hāna Highway.
Scott was five months pregnant when she went missing, and family members have since confirmed that the sex of the unborn child — which was supposed to be a surprise — is a boy.
The woman’s dog, who was with her when she went missing, was found near the Nāhiku Market Place on Monday, Feb. 10, and family members say her vehicle was located on Wednesday night, Feb. 12, in Peʻahi,mauka of the surf spot known as “Jaws.” Scott’s clothing and blanket were found on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Nuaʻailua Bay just East of Honomanū. The items are located over a span of 25 to 30 miles apart.
Anyone with information that led to Scott’s disappearance is asked to call Detective Wendell Loo at (808) 270-6516 during business hours or (808) 268-2763 after hours.
Family and friends also launched an online anonymous tip survey where the public can provide anonymous tips on Scott’s whereabouts or information that led to her disappearance.
Family members have been providing updates via a Facebook page to assist in disseminating information regarding the case.