Two men were charged and remain jailed in lieu of bail on multiple charges, while two others linked to the pair are still being sought for alleged credit card fraud.
Police urge motorists to be cautious and allow time for heavier traffic, especially during morning and afternoon hours.
Nineteen IOA students from across the 18-member alliance will present their independent research results.
The episode includes a couple whose video images were captured during a recent theft reported at a Hilo department store.
Scheduled road work will keep Ponahawai Street will remain closed through Friday.
The new partnership allows the state HTDC to extend its services from Oahu to Hilo and lave a larger impact on the Big Island to support the growing local tech community.
Two other men and a woman are still wanted in connection with this investigation.