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Kona man and woman charged in road rage incident 08-03-12

Hawai‘i Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C12020509     Media Release (update) Big Island detectives have charged a 31-year-old Kona man and 30-year-old Kona woman in connection with a road rage incident on Wednesday (August 1) in Kailua-Kona. At approximately 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Kona […]

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Missing: Rachel McGowan 08-03-12

Hawai‘i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section Area I 349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, Hawai‘i Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 C12020721/PN   MEDIA RELEASE Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 23 year-old Mountain View woman who was reported missing. Rachel C.P. McGowan is described as being about 5’5”, about 195 pounds, with ehu […]

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HI-PAL basketball tournament (update/reminder) 08-03-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department HI-PAL Office Officer Joseph Botelho, Jr. Phone: 961-2220   Media Release (update/reminder) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is hosting the HI-PAL “Click It Or Ticket” 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament on August 24-26, 2012 in Honokaʻa at the Honokaʻa Sports Complex Gymnasium facility. This event is part of the “Click It Or Ticket” […]

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Hilo man charged for theft 07-06-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Captain Robert Wagner South Hilo Patrol Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. C12010425       Media Release Police have charged a Hilo man in connection with an incident involving several items being stolen from a business between April 16, 2012 to April 17, 2012. Items stolen include two Lincoln Welders, a Ford Flatbed Truck, […]

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HI-PAL “Click it or Ticket” basketball tournament 07-06-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department HI-PAL Office Lieutenant John Briski Phone: (808) 961-2350   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is hosting the HI-PAL “Click it or Ticket” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on July 20 to 22, 2012 in Laupāhoehoe at the Pāpaʻaloa Gymnasium. This is part of the “Click It or Ticket” series of basketball […]

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Kealakekua Bay public accident 07-05-12

July 5, 2012   Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 326-4646, ext. 253 C12017746   Media Release One 15-year old boy is hospitalized on Oahu and another 15-year old boy is missing following a public accident at Kealakekua Bay on July 4, 2012. Big Island police received a report at about 3:25 […]

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Kailua-Kona attempted robbery 07-05-12

July 5, 2012   Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C12017774   Media Release Big Island police are investigating an attempted robbery which occurred on Wednesday night (July 4) in Kailua-Kona. Shortly before midnight, a man described as a Caucasian male entered the Lako […]

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Wanted: James Gannon Coffey 07-05-12

July 5, 2012   Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section Area I 349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, Hawaii Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 C12017686/PN MEDIA RELEASE Detectives are investigating a reported shooting that occurred in Puna on Tuesday. (July 3, 2012) Shortly after 5:30 pm, a 39 year-old Mountain View woman reported to police that at […]

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South Kohala large parties 07-05-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol Division Sergeant Kenneth Quiocho Phone: 887-3082 Report No. C12017190   Media Release Hawaiʻi police officers have responded to several reports in residential areas of large parties with fifty or more juveniles drinking alcohol within the last week. In Waikoloa a 17-year-old male juvenile and a 19-year-old male were arrested […]

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Missing teen: Hannah Haus 07-03-12

July 3, 2012   Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section Area I 349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, Hawaiʻi Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 C12017615/HL   MEDIA RELEASE   Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15 year-old Hilo girl reported missing on Monday. (July 2, 2012) Hannah Haus is described as caucasian, about […]

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DUI stats 07-03-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of June 25, 2012, through July 1, 2012, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 698 […]

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Waikoloa shoplifting 07-02-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol Sergeant Kenneth Quiocho Phone: 887-3082 Report No. C12013064     Media Release Police are asking for the public’s assistance in the identification of two females wanted for questioning in a theft investigation. The two females pictured were caught on video on May 12, 2012. Persons with information as to […]

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July 4th road closures 06-29-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant John Briski Phone : 961-2350   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to inform all motorists of the July 4th festivity road closures: Bayfront Highway (Rte. 19) from Waianuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street • Closed July 4th from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Alternate route is on Kamehameha […]

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Hilo robbery 06-01-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C12014860   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police are investigating a robbery reported early Friday morning (June 1) in Hilo. At about 12:30 a.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a hold-up alarm at a service station on Kekuanaoa Street. A male suspect […]

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Stolen grandfather clock 06-01-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigative Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. C11025823   Media Release Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a grandfather clock that was removed from a residence off of Road A, in Hawaiian Acres, between September 18, 2011 to October 02, 2011. […]

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Hilo car break-ins: 05-04-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2214   Media Release Big Island police are warning the public about recent car break-ins that are occurring in Hilo. For the past several months, there have been approximately 15 to 20 car break-ins in Hilo monthly. Of these break-ins, approximately 50 percent involves vehicles […]

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Missing teen found: Jaysha Arnold 05-04-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C12009857   Media Release Big Island police have located 15-year-old Jaysha Arnold, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Wednesday (May 2) in Hilo.

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Missing man: Daniel Kapumau 04-09-12

April 9, 2012 Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 Report No. C12009513     Media Release Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 18-year-old Keaau man. Daniel P. Kapumau was last seen on Sunday (April 8) at about 4:00 p.m., at a relative’s […]

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Puna fatality 04-09-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone:  961-2332 Report No. C12009232   Media Release A 28-year-old Mountain View man died Friday (April 6) from injuries he sustained in a two vehicle crash on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) in the area of the 13th mile-marker. The man was identified as […]

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Puna drowning (update) 04-09-12

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 Report No. C12009277   Media Release   Police have identified the 17-year-old victim of a possible drowning reported in Puna. He has been identified as John Joel Nicholas Buentipo of Keaau.  On Saturday (April 7) at about 7:25 a.m., Buentipo’s body was […]

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Puna drowning 04-09-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C12009277   Media Release Puna patrol officers responded on Friday (April 6) at about 1:34 p.m. to a reported swimmer in distress at Shipman Beach in Keaau. The victim a 17- year-old male was swimming with a friend and began to struggle. […]

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Puna shooting 03-13-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C12007074   Media Release Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are investigating a reported shooting that occurred yesterday (March 13, 2012) in Puna. On March 13, 2012 at about 1:34 pm, Puna patrol officers responded to the Hawaiian Acres subdivision […]

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DUI stats 02-28-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of February 20, 2012, through February 26, 2012, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Twelve of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 230 […]

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Hilo fatality 02-27-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone:  961-2332 February 27, 2012 Report No. C12005580 Media Release A 92-year-old Hilo woman died Monday (February 27) from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision at the Kamana Senior Center located at 127 Kamana Street in Hilo. The victim was identified as Tamiko […]

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Hilo fatality 02-25-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone:  961-2332 Report No. C12005399 Media Release A 56-year-old Hilo man died Saturday (February 25) from injuries he received in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash which occurred on February 24, 2012 on the Wailoa Bridge in Hilo. The pedestrian was identified as Marcelino Jaquias, Jr., of […]

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Hilo fatality 02-26-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone:  961-2332 February 26, 2012 Report No. C12005545 Media Release A 24-year-old Laupahoehoe man died Sunday (February 26) from injuries he received in a single motorcycle crash on Kalanianaole Street, 228 feet east of Koloa Street. The driver was identified as Dimitri I. Sheehan of […]

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Wanted: Au and Carenio 02-03-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section/Area I Lieutenant Gregory M. Esteban Phone:  808-961-2252 C12003199 Media Release Big Island detectives are searching for two subjects wanted for questioning in connection to an incident that occurred on Wednesday (February 1, 2012) fronting a local business in Hilo. Yesterday (February 2, 2012) shortly after 3:00 pm, the 20 […]

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Officer of the Month: Jason Foxworthy 02-01-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244 Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Jason Foxworthy as “Officer of the Month” for February in a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday (February 1) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Foxworthy was honored for risking his own safety to break up a […]

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Missing woman: Kimberly Horoschak (correction) 02-01-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12002850   Media Release (corrects date in 1st paragraph) Big Island police are searching for a 31-year-old Pāhoa woman who was reported as missing since January 24 [corrected date]. Kimberly Horoschak is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-4, 135 pounds, with blond […]

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Eden Roc body (update) 01-31-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No.C12002670 Media Release (update) Big Island police have reclassified the investigation of body a found Saturday in the Eden Roc subdivision from a coroner’s inquest to a murder. An autopsy conducted Tuesday morning (January 31) determined that the victim died from […]

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DUI stats 01-30-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of January 23, 2012, through January 29, 2012, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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Kona fatality (update) 01-11-12

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11029285 Media Release An autopsy has determined that 48-year-old Bonifacio Pako Alip III of Kailua-Kona died from a medical condition and not from a one-vehicle crash on Route 11 in South Kona on November 8. The Big Island’s fatality count for 2011 has been reduced […]

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Missing man: Larry Allen Wall 01-11-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-2213Report No. C12000829 Media Release Big Island police are looking for a 55-year-old man who was reported missing. Larry Allen Wall failed to return to his Hilo home on January 3. He is described as 6-foot-1, about 220 pounds with a fair complexion, brown short hair […]

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Missing teen found: Sakurai-Rilveria 01-11-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department    Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254Report No. C11027598   Media Release  (update No. 2)  Big Island police have located 14-year-old Shyla Sakurai-Rilveria, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Hilo on Monday (January 9).

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Missing teen: Austin Imholt 01-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Media Release Big Island police are looking for a 17-year-old boy who was reported missing. Austin Imholt failed to return to his Kailua-Kona home on 29 October. He is described as 5-foot-7,about 145 pounds, with a fair complexion, blond curly […]

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Missing teen: Chance Gorelangton 01-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Media Release Big Island police are looking for a 16-year-old boy reported missing. Chance Gorelangton failed to return to his Kamuela home on December 2. He is described as about 5-foot-6, about 150 pounds, with black straight hair, brown eyes […]

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DUI stats 01-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of January 1, 2012, through January 8, 2012, Big Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 31 DUI […]

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North Kohala drug arrests 01-09-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C12000555 Media Release Three men and two women were arrested for narcotics offenses Friday (January 6) after a coordinated effort between the Area II Ice Task Force and North Kohala Community Policing and Patrol Officers led to execution of […]

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Kona robbery (update) 01-09-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C12000467 Media Release (update) Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a robbery the evening of January 5 at a business located within the Kaloko Business Center V on Kamanu Street […]

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South Kohala community meeting 01-09-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea II OperationsMajor James O’ConnorPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 270 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, January 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hawaiian Homes hall in Waimea. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and […]

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Hilo man arrested for terroristic threatening 01-06-12

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentAdministrative Services DivisionMajor Samuel ThomasPhone:  (808) 961-2265January 6, 2012C12000446     Media Release Big Island police charged a Hilo man last night (January 5th) in connection with an incident that occurred late yesterday afternoon in Waiākea Uka.  18-year-old Jeremy J. Costa, of Hilo was arrested following a confrontation he had with an off-duty […]

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Kona robbery 01-06-12

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266January 6, 2012Report No. C12000467 Media Release Big Island police are investigating a robbery that occurred Thursday night (January 5) at a business located within the Kaloko Business Center V on Kamanu Street in Kailua-Kona. Responding to an 8:06 p.m. call, Kona patrol officers […]

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Eagle Adam Tobin located 01-06-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 January 6, 2012 Report No. C11034016 Media Release On Wednesday (December 28, 2011) during the early morning hours an adult female reported being sexually assaulted at a South Kohala public beach. Big Island police arrested 27-year-old Eagle Adam Tobin of Honokaʻa, for Sexual Assault. […]

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Missing: Shyla Sakurai-Rilveria 01-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C11027598 Media Release  (update) Big Island police are renewing their request for information about a 14-year-old girl reported as missing from Puna since October 21, 2011. Shyla Sakurai-Rilveria  is described as, 5-foot-3, about 130 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes. […]

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DUI stats 01-04-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 26, 2011, through December 31, 2011, Big Island police arrested 13 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. For the year 2011, there were 1,435 DUI arrests compared with 1,513 in 2010, a decrease […]

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Officer of the Month: Kaeo Drummondo 01-04-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Kaeo Drummondo as “Officer of the Month” for January in a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday (January 4) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Drummondo was honored for what Sergeant Grad Elarionoff described as his “relentless” pursuit of […]

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Wanted: Eagle Adam Tobin 01-04-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 January 4, 2012 Report No. C11034016 Media Release Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 27-year-old Hāmākua man wanted for questioning in connection with a reported sexual assault of an adult female at a South Kohala public beach during the […]

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Puna burglary 01-03-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11030825/PN Media Release Big Island police are investigating a burglary in Puna that took place in November. At about 2:25 p.m. on November 25, Puna patrol officers responded to a reported burglary on 26th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park […]

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Kahele located 12-29-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKaʻū DistrictCaptain Andrew BurianPhone: 939-2520   Media Release Big Island police have located 45-year-old Rodney Naiole Kahele, who was being sought on seven outstanding warrants. He was arrested on December 23 in Ocean View and charged with resisting arrest in addition to the warrants.

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Firefighter assault (update) 12-28-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C11033757 Media Release (update) The 29-year-old Hawi man arrested  following a confrontation at a fire station has been charged with second-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening. Dylan Trumpy remains at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $4,000 […]

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Firefighter assault 12-28-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C11033757 Media Release A Hawi man is in police custody on suspicion of assault following a confrontation Tuesday (December 27) at a fire station. At 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, North Kohala patrol officers responded to a request for help at the Hawi fire […]

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Beach park death 12-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant Robert FujitakePhone: 961-2213Report No. C11033720   Media Release An autopsy had determined that a swimmer in distress died of natural causes. South Hilo police responded to a report of a swimmer in distress at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo at 5:24 p.m. Monday (December 26). Responding officers determined that a […]

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DUI stats 12-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 19, 2011, through December 25, 2011, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 1,422 DUI arrests compared with 1,495 during the same […]

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Kona affray 12-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C11033536 Media Release A Kona man has been charged with four counts of assault in connection with an affray outside a bar in Kona. On Saturday (December 24), Kona patrol officers responded to a 1:33 a.m. report of […]

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Hilo fatality 12-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11033616 Media Release A 23-year-old Hilo man died Sunday (December 25) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Kulana Road, .5 miles north of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) intersection. The driver was identified as Marvin Glenn S. Cascayan of a Hilo address. […]

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Puna home invasion 12-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11030854 Media Release Big Island police are investigating a reported home invasion that occurred last month in Puna. Police received a call at about 10:32 p.m. on November 25 from  a 29-year-old Keaʻau man, who reported that while he was […]

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Officer of the Month: Lloyd Ishikawa 12-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Acting Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: 961-2244 December 22, 2011 Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Lloyd Ishikawa on Thursday (December 22) as “Officer of the Month” for December. This is the second time this year he was named “Officer of the Month.” The […]

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Missing teen found: Miosoti Santiago-Militao 12-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: 961-2213Report No. C11030314   Media Release Big Island police have located 15-year-old Miosoti Santiago-Militao, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Thursday morning (December 22) in Kailua-Kona.

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Ka’u drowning 12-21-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKaʻū DistrictCaptain Andrew BurianPhone: 939-2520Report No. C11033225   Media Release Big Island police are investigating a possible drowning at South Point on Tuesday afternoon (December 20). The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Gordon Kimo Lopes of Ocean View. Kaʻū patrol officers responded to the reported drowning at 7:15 p.m. A 47-year-old Ocean […]

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DUI stats 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 12, 2011, through December 18, 2011, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,405 DUI […]

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Coffee theft 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Captain Andrew Burian Kaʻū District Phone: 939-2520   Media Release Big Island police are investigating the theft of coffee cherries from trees in the Kaʻū District. One or more persons entered a property off an old cane haul road above Pāhala sometime between 5:30 p.m. December 9 and 7:30 a.m. December 11. […]

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Attempted sex assault 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 December 19, 2011 Report No. C11032891   Media Release Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown male wanted for the attempted sexual assault of an adult female with the use of a weapon. The attempted assault occurred […]

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Missing: Miosoti Santiago-Militao 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C11030314 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl reported as missing. Miosoti Santiago-Militao was last seen in Hilo on December 12. She is described as African-American, 5-foot-4, 160 pounds with brown eyes and brown shoulder-length hair. Police […]

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HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic (more info) 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHI-PAL ProgramOfficer Joseph Botelho Jr.Phone: 961-2220 Media Release (adds 4th bullet point) The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL), in collaboration with the Department of Parks & Recreation, will hold the 31st Annual Winter Basketball Classic from Monday, December 26, through Thursday, December 29. in Hilo. Teams have already registered and will participate […]

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Park assault (update) 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11027870 Media Release (update) Big Island police are renewing their request for information about an assault on October 24 at Wailoa State Park in Hilo. At approximately 7:30 p.m., an 18-year-old Hilo man, a 19-year-old Hilo man and a 17-year-old […]

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Meth pledge winner 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department HI-PAL Program Officer Joseph Botelho Junior Phone: 961-2220 Media Release (update) The Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) held its second annual “Meth Pledge” competition for middle school students. More than 80 entries were received and a panel of judges selected the winning entry. Bohdi Amar from Kohala Middle School submitted the […]

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Temporary one-way traffic pattern Dec. 24-25 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department                   Traffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release In observance of Christmas season activities at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kapiʻolani Street. Traffic will be allowed only in the Puna, or southerly, direction on Kapiʻolani Street, between Waiānuenue […]

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HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic 12-16-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHI-PAL ProgramOfficer Joseph Botelho Jr.Phone: 961-2220 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL), in collaboration with the Department of Parks & Recreation, will hold the 31st Annual Winter Basketball Classic from Monday, December 26, through Thursday, December 29. in Hilo. Teams have already registered and will participate in the following age […]

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Moped theft prevention tips 12-16-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Area II Sergeant William Souther Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 259 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has noticed an increase in moped thefts on the Big Island. Mopeds have been taken from a variety of locations such as residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, business establishments, shopping centers and public parks. They have […]

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Meth bust 12-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2253 Media Release Big Island Police arrested and charged a 56-year-old Keaʻau man with first-degree methamphetamine trafficking after Vice officers served a search warrant at his business establishment in the Shipman Industrial area of Keaʻau. Larry Lee McCormick was arrested Tuesday (December 13) after […]

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Missing man found: Malmberg 12-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona DistrictLieutenant Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: 326-4646 ext. 253Report No. C11032516 Media Release (update) Big Island police have located 38-year-old Ronald Malmberg, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed Thursday (December 15) in South Kona.

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Missing: Ronald Malmberg 12-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. C11032516 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 38-year-old man who was reported missing Wednesday (December 14). Ronald Malmberg is from Oregon and has been living on the Big Island for about a month. He was last seen Monday […]

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DUI checkpoints 12-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert P. PauolePhone:  961-2305 Media Release Big Island police are informing motorist that officers will conduct islandwide DUI checkpoints throughout the holiday season. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The campaign starts December 16 and runs through January 2. […]

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Hilo fatality 12-13-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11032262 Media Release A 60-year-old Hilo man died Monday (December 12) at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Sunday (December 11) on Waiānuenue Avenue in Hilo. The pedestrian was identified as Theodore S. Riotutar, of […]

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Papaya destruction reward (correction)12-13-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenan Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release (Corrects street name in 3rd paragraph) A reward of up to $30,000 has been established for information leading to charges in connection with the destruction of 10 acres of papaya trees in Puna in July. On the morning of July […]

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Papaya destruction reward 12-13-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release A reward of up to $30,000 has been established for information leading to charges in connection with the destruction of 10 acres of papaya trees in Puna in July. On the morning of July 19, Puna patrol officers responded to […]

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DUI stats 12-12-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 5, 2011, through December 11, 2011, Big Island police arrested 33 motorists for drunk driving. Fourteen of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,380 DUI […]

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Holiday burglary prevention tips 12-12-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergent Juergen CandaPhone: 965-2716 Media Release Big Island police are advising the public to take extra precautions to prevent burglaries during the holiday season and to report suspicious activity—especially suspicious persons in your neighborhood during the daytime hours. The following tips can help reduce the chances of burglary in your neighborhood: Lock […]

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Credit card theft suspect 12-12-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2214 Report No. 11026229 Media Release Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card. A 63-year-old man reported that a credit card and other items were stolen from his vehicle near Kapoho Beach […]

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Missing teen found: Miosoti Santiago-Militao 12-12-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 296Report No. C11030314   Media Release (update) Big Island police have located 15-year-old Miosoti Santiago-Militao, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on Saturday (December 10).

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Juveniles arrested for vehicle vandalism 12-12-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Kona District Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 259Report No. C11031973 Media Release Big Island police arrested two juveniles on Thursday (December 8) and one juvenile on Friday (December 9) in connection with damage to numerous vehicles on a Kona school campus. Officers from the Community Policing Section arrested the three juveniles on […]

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Promotions 12-12-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has announced four promotions and three new transfers within the Hawaiʻi police Department. Richard Sherlock, who is now lieutenant in charge of the Area I Vice Section, will become the captain in charge of Kona Patrol effective […]

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Missing: Miosoti Santiago-Militao 12-09-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C11030314 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl reported as missing. Miosoti Santiago-Militao was last seen in Hilo on November 19. She is described as African-American, 5-foot-4, 160 pounds with brown eyes and brown shoulder-length hair. Police […]

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Kuleana Hotline (clarification) 12-09-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release (clarification in 2nd paragraph) The Hawaiʻi Police Department has launched a new tool the community can use to help keep our island safe. It’s called the “Kuleana Hotline.” The Kuleana Hotline is not a substitute for 9-1-1 calls. In an emergency, […]

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Kuleana Hotline 12-09-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has launched a new tool the community can use to help keep our island safe. It’s called the “Kuleana Hotline.” The Kuleana Hotline is designed to prevent tragic events in public places, including schools, restaurants and other […]

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Violent crimes charges 12-08-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11031767 Media Release Big Island detectives charged a 25-year-old Pāhoa man with multiple crimes of violence stemming from two separate incidents in Pāhoa. Wednesday (December 7) at 1:10 p.m., detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Michael Dwayne […]

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Campus robbery 12-08-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11031868 Media Release Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery Tuesday night in Hilo. At approximately 8:10 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo campus to a report of an incident near the […]

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Keolanui located 12-07-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release (update) Big Island police have located 48-year-old Shawn Analeaonalani Keolanui of Hilo, who was being sought. Keolanui turned himself in at the Hilo police station Tuesday (December 6) after learning that he was wanted by police. At 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, […]

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Officers of the Month: Darren Cho and Scott Aloy 12-07-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2242 Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officers Darren Cho and Scott Aloy as “Officers of the Month” for December in a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday (December 7) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. The officers were recognized for their response to a […]

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Insecticide scam 12-07-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Media Release Big Island police are warning the public about a likely scam involving insecticide services being performed without prior authorization. On November 28, police responded to a report that an 86-year-old South Kohala man had paid thousands of dollars […]

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Hilo manslaughter (update) 12-06-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Police detectives have charged 21-year-old Waylen Carenio of Hilo with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 44-year-old man following an altercation Saturday morning fronting a sports bar in Hilo. The victim was identified as Roy Williams […]

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DUI stats (correction) 12-06-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release (corrections in 1st paragraph) During the week of November 28, 2011, through December 4, 2011, Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 1,347 DUI arrests compared with […]

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Hilo murder 12-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release Hawaiʻi Police detectives are investigating the death of a 44-year-old man following an altercation early Saturday morning fronting a sports bar on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. Police have identified the victim as Roy Williams Jr. of a Mountain View address. […]

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Shopping crime prevention tips 12-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252  Media Release With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Big Island police offer shoppers the following tips to reduce the possibility of being a victim of theft or identity theft. When shopping, do not leave purses or bags unattended in shopping carts. All […]

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North Kohala fatality 12-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332December 3, 2011Report No. C11031475 Media Release A 25-year-old Hawi man died Saturday (December 3) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) .4 miles north of the 8-mile marker in the North Kohala District. The driver was identified as Reed […]

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Kayaker found 12-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona DistrictLieutenant Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. C11031052   Media Release (update) Big Island police have located 41-year-old Lance Oliver of Kailua-Kona, who was reported as a missing kayaker. He was found unharmed Thursday afternoon (December 1) at Keauhou Bay.

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Missing teen found: Brittney Willet-Chaves 12-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C11029208     Media Release (update) Big Island police have located 17-year-old Brittney Willet-Chaves, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Hilo on December 1.

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Hilo robbery (update) 12-01-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C11028282   Media Release (update) Big Island Police are renewing their request for information about a robbery that was reported on October 28 at about 11 p.m. South Hilo patrol officers responded to  Hilo Medical Center after a 67-year-old Hilo man reported that while […]

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Wanted: Shawn A Keolanui 12-01-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release Big Island Police are requesting the public’s help in locating 48-year-old Shawn A. Keolanui, who is wanted on a warrant of arrest. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with an intimidating a witness investigation. Keolanui was last known […]

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