04-24-17 Police seek public’s assistance in locating stolen County vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Miles Chong
Phone: 961-2252
Report no.: C17011147

 

 

 

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a stolen county vehicle taken from the Mass Transit base yard located on East Lanikāula Street in Hilo on Saturday (April 22) in the early morning hours.  The vehicle was seen driving recklessly throughout Hilo over the weekend, involved in two police pursuits, both of which were terminated due to the hazards created, and later involved in at least two hit and run collisions with members of the public.

The vehicle is described (depicted in the photo) as a white 2016 Ford F350 truck with a lift gate, and a utility tool box bed bearing Hawaii license plate CH3412.

Today (April 24), police responded to additional reports of this vehicle being sighted.  At approximately 1:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a vehicle matching the description of the stolen truck traveling on 29th Avenue within the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.  Occupants of the vehicle were said to have fired at least on gunshot out of the vehicle in close proximity to bystanders.  A short time later, reports were received of the vehicle being seen in the Volcano area.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation into the stolen vehicle as well as the actions described that followed.

Community members are advised against approaching this vehicle or its occupants as they have already demonstrated their willingness to display and use a firearm.  They are to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding the location of this stolen vehicle or the identity of its occupants are asked to call Detective Wendall Carter at (808) 961-2383 or the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or 911 if circumstances dictate.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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