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Wanted: Pierre Malosi Apisaloma 12-01-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. C11023543   Media Release Big Island polce are searching for a 39-year-old Pierre Malosi Apisaloma of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted for parole violation. Apisaloma is also wanted for questioning in connection with a kidnapping, abuse, phone ripping, unlawful […]

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Possible drowning 11-30-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 346-4646, Ext. 291 Report No. C11031181   Media Release A 60-year-old Washington man died Wednesday (November 30) while swimming in waters fronting White Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona. He was identified as Michael Gene Harvey of Centraila, Washington. At 8:09 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to […]

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Missing teen: Brittney Willet-Chaves 11-30-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C11029208 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 17-year-old girl reported as missing from Hilo since November 7. Brittney Willet-Chaves is described as Hawaiian, between 4-foot-8 and 5-foot-4, between 80-120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last […]

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Meth pledge 11-29-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department HI-PAL Program Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-2220 Media Release Police Chief Harry Kubojiri has again asked the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) program to reach out to intermediate schools island wide to engage in a friendly competition to create a pledge against “ice” use. The winning pledge will be used and […]

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Missing kayaker 11-29-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Sergeant Paul Bugado Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 296 Report No. C11031052 Media Release Big Island Police are searching for a 41-year-old kayaker reported as possibly missing. Lance Oliver of Kailua-Kona was last seen at Kahaluʻu Beach Park on November 22. He was scheduled to travel north along the coast to the […]

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DUI stats 11-28-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 21, 2011, through November 27, 2011, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,325 DUI […]

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Wanted: Fergerstrom 11-28-11

Hawaiʻ Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11029795 Media Release Big Island police have located 24-year-old Turner Kaimana Au of Puna, who was wanted for questioning. Au was arrested Saturday morning (November 26) on suspicion of first-degree burglary when South Hilo patrol officers stopped him for a […]

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Wanted: Kahele 11-28-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Officer Dane Shibuya Phone: 939-2520 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 45-year-old Ka’ū man wanted on seven outstanding warrants with bail totaling $300,300. Rodney Naiole Kahele is described as 6-foot-1, 180 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and numerous tattoos on his back, arms and legs. […]

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Forgery arrests 11-25-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 C11030590 Media Release Big Island police have charged two men in connection with an investigation into the manufacturing and passing of counterfeit U.S. currency in the Hilo area. On November 19 at about 10:38 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers arrested 24-year-old Chase […]

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Kona fatality (update) 10-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11030663 Media Release (update) Big Island police have identified the 47-year-old man was killed Tuesday (November 22) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) at the 93-mile marker in South Kona as James Keka of Hawaiian Ocean View […]

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Cell phone ban (update) 11-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefHarry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is reminding the public about a county law that limits the use of cell phones while driving. County Ordinance 09-82A makes it illegal to use a cell phone or other mobile electronic device while driving—except with a hands-free […]

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“Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” 11-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Section Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2247 Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 46-year-old man wanted for a violent crime in Puna last year, and two men who have since been arrested. The new episode begins airing Friday, November […]

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Kona fatality 11-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11030663 Media Release A 47-year-old man was killed Tuesday (November 22) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) at the 93-mile marker in South Kona. Responding to a 10:50 p.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that the driver […]

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DUI checkpoints 11-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert P. PauolePhone:  961-2305   Media Release Big Island police are informing motorist that police will conduct islandwide DUI checkpoints over the Thanksgiving weekend. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”  To kick off the Thanksgiving weekend enforcement efforts on […]

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Wanted: Jamie Cuizon 11-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Grace Castillo Phone: 961-8102 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 50-year-old woman wanted on four warrants. Jamie Cuizon has no permanent address but frequents the Hilo area. She is wanted on two bench warrants and two warrants of arrest. She is described as 5-feet tall, […]

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Arson investigation 11-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11023559 Media Release Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with a fire in a trash receptacle attached to an automated teller machine on September 8. The fire caused […]

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DUI stats 11-21-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 14, 2011, through November 20, 2011, Big Island police arrested 23 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,307 DUI […]

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Financial crimes arrest 11-18-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11029196 Media Release Big Island police have charged a Hilo man with 19 offenses in connection with stolen and forged checks belonging to a former employer. Patrick John Lindsey, 24, was arrested Wednesday (November 16) at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center, […]

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Officer of the Month: Shea Nactor

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2242 Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Shea Nactor  as “Officer of the Month” for November in a luncheon ceremony on November 2 at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Nactor, who joined the Hawaiʻi Police Department in 2009, was honored for his […]

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Officer of the Month: Jefferson Grantz 11-18-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Sergeant Jefferson Grantz on Thursday (November 17) as “Officer of the Month” for November. Grantz, who is assigned to the Hāmākua District, was honored for his patient negotiation with a suicidal minor […]

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Missing man found: Kalani Ahuna

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo DistrictLieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-2213Report No. C11030111 Media Release Big Island police have located 27-year-old Kalani Ahuna, who was reported missing. He was found in Hilo on Thursday morning (November 17).

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Hilo robbery 11-17-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C11029990 Media Release Big Island police are investigating a robbery near the Kamehameha Avenue soccer fields in Hilo on November 15. Responding to an 8:01 p.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers met with a 41-year-old man, who reported that he had been sitting under a banyan […]

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Missing: Kalani Ahuna 11-17-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo District Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C11030111 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 27-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Kalani Ahuna was last seen at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday (November 16) in the Keaukaha area. He is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with […]

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Missing teen found: Christopher Davis-Souza

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo DistrictSergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-MatsumotoPhone: 961-2213Report No. C11029579 Media Release Big Island police have located 15-year-old Christopher Davis-Souza of Puna, who was reported missing. He was found in good health Wednesday morning (November 16) in Puna.

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Missing: Brandi & Shelsea Asuncion-Gouveia 11-16-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report Nos. C11029577/C11029977 Media Release Big Island police are looking for two sisters who failed to return to their Kailua-Kona foster home. Brandi Asuncion-Gouveia, 14, has been missing since last Friday (November 11). She is described as about 5-foot-6, about […]

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Wanted: Derek Fontes 11-16-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 939-2520 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 30-year-old man wanted on five outstanding warrants, including a no-bail warrant. Derek S.K.  Fontes is described as 5-foot-6, 180 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen in the Pāhala Area. Fontes is […]

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Wanted: Turner Au 11-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory M. Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11029795   Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 24-year-old Puna wanted in connection with a burglary investigation. Turner Kaimana Au is described as 5-foot-10, 180 pounds with short blond or brown hair and green eyes. His […]

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Missing teen: Sakurai-Rilveria (correction) 11-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C11027598 Media Release  (corrects spelling of name in 2nd paragraph) Big Island police are searching for a 14-year-old girl reported as missing from Puna since October 21. Shyla Sakurai-Rilveria (corrected spelling of name) is described as, 5-foot-3, about 130 pounds with long […]

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Wanted: Tejada, Correa and Koi 11-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Officer Jesse Kerr Phone: 961-2350 Media Release Big Island police are searching for three individuals wanted on bench warrants for failure to appear in court. George Tejada, 24, of Puna is described as 5-foot-6, 250 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Richard Correa, 48, of Hilo is described as […]

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DUI stats 11-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 7, 2011, through November 13, 2011, Big Island police arrested 33 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 been 1,284 DUI […]

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Missing teen: Christopher Davis-Souza 11-15-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C11029579 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 15-year-old boy reported as missing from Hilo since November 11. Christopher Davis-Souza is described as 6-feet tall, about 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a […]

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Hilo robbery 11-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C11028282   Media Release Big Island Police are investigating 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 he was in the downtown Hilo […]

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Kahapea autopsy results 11-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C11029332   Media Release Preliminary results from an autopsy performed on Friday (November 11) gave no indication that foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was found on Banyan Drive in Hilo on November 8.  The autopsy performed on […]

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Car break-ins arrest 11-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Telephone: 961-2252 Report No. C11027988 Media Release Big Island police have arrested a Hilo man in connection with a dozen car break-ins in Hilo. Most of the break-ins were in either downtown Hilo along Kilauea Avenue or the Keaukaha area. The investigation began when […]

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Wanted: Van Tu 11-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Telephone: 961-2252 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 35-year-old man wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. Van Tu, also known as “Jimmy,” is described as 5-foot-7, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address […]

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Matthew Tilfas located 11-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant BJ DuartePhone: 965-2716 Media Release Big Island police have located 30-year-old Matthew Keoni Tilfas of Pāhoa, who was wanted for violating parole. He was arrested in Volcano on Friday (November 11).

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Missing man: Kahapea (correction) 11-10-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C11029332   Media Release Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body at a location on Banyan Drive in Hilo. On November 8, 2011 at about  6:45 pm, South Hilo Patrol officers responding to a report of a body found […]

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Honoli’i car break-ins 11-10-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolCaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2214  Media Release Big Island police are warning the public about recent car break-ins and thefts that have been concentrated in the area of Honoliʻi Beach Park. During the month of October, police investigated twelve vehicle break-ins at Honoliʻi, and another three break-ins from the surrounding area. The […]

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Missing teen: Bradley Kelii Solis-Kim 11-10-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C11010578 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 15-year-old boy reported as missing from Hilo since September 27, 2011. Bradley Kelii Solis-Kim is described as, 5-foot-11, about 200 pounds with medium brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask that anyone […]

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Missing man found: Tomas Joseph Calapit 11-09-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory M. EstebanPhone: (808) 961-2252C11029058  Media Release Big Island police have located 39-year-old Tomas Joseph Calapit of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed on Wednesday morning (November 9) in Hilo.  

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Missing teen: Michael Anderson 11-09-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C1102541 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 16-year-old boy reported as missing from Puna since September 27, 2011. Michael Anderson is described as, 5-foot-6, about 145 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. Police ask that anyone with […]

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DUI stats 11-09-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 31, 2011, through November 6, 2011, Big Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,251 DUI arrests compared […]

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Missing: Calapit 11-08-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory M. Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2252 C11029058 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 39-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Tomas Joseph Calapit of Pāhoa was last seen at 9:00 a.m. Sunday (November 6) at his residence. He is described as Filipino, 5-foot-7, about 120-150 pounds, thin build, […]

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Puna drug/explosive device arrests 11-04-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area ILieutenant Richard SherlockPhone: 961-2253C11028864  Media Release  Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Vice Officers discovered four pipe bombs at an Ainaloa  residence this morning (November 4), while executing a search warrant. Christopher Robinson, the 39-year-old resident, was arrested after  officers discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation, crystal methamphetamine or “ice”, the pipe […]

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National EAS test 11-03-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefHarry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244 Media Release As part of their ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in […]

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Wanted: Dayne Victorino 11-03-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 C11028610 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 27-year-old Paʻauilo man wanted for questioning in an attempted assault investigation. The man is identified as Dayne Victorino. Hāmākua Patrol officers responded to a call for service on Tuesday (November 1) where […]

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Kona community meeting 11-02-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity Policing, Kona DistrictSergeant William Gary SoutherPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 259   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Thursday, November 17, from 12-2 p.m. at the Kealakehe police station. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to […]

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Backpack drive (update) 11-02-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefHarry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is pleased to announce that families throughout the island donated 135 backpacks for children in need during a backpack drive between July and September. During the backpack drive, all police stations around the island doubled as drop-off points. […]

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Suspicious nightclub incident 11-01-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C11O28288   Media Release Big Island police are investigating a suspicious incident early Saturday at a Kona nightclub. Kona patrol officers responded to a 1:30 a.m. report of an injured man in a nightclub in the Coconut Grove Marketplace. A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona […]

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Wanted: Erbin Gamurot 11-01-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 45-year-old Puna man wanted on two bench warrants. Erbin Gamurot of Pāhoa is wanted for contempt of court in shoplifting and traffic citation cases. He is described as a local male, 5-foot-10, 185 […]

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DUI stats 10-31-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 24, 2011, through October 30, 2011, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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Kona assault 10-31-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C11028289 Media Release Big Island police have arrested three men for assault in connection with a confrontation in Kona early Saturday Morning (Oct 29). Kona patrol officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. report of an affray in the […]

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School bomb incident 10-28-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona DistrictLieutenant Nancy Haitsuka326-4646, Ext. 287Report No. C11028159 Media Release Two middle school students have been charged with terroristic threatening in connection with a fake homemade bomb confiscated at Konawaena Middle School on Wednesday (October 26). Kona patrol officers responded to the school Thursday afternoon (October 27) in response to a report that […]

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Officer of the Month: Michael Santos 10-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Michael Santos on Thursday (October 27) as “Officer of the Month” for October. Santos, a patrol officer in the South Hilo District, was honored for for his outstanding work in arresting a […]

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Credit card scam 10-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations DivisionLieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone:  961-2252   Media Release Big Island police are warning the public about a credit card scam. Several citizens have reported receiving suspicious messages on their mobile devices. A recorded messages claims that the caller’s credit card or debit card has been deactivated due to a security breach and […]

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Missing woman found: Beatrice Brown 10-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations DivisionLieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone:  961-2252Report No. C110207892   Media Release Big Island police have located 40-year-old Beatrice Brown of Leilani Estates, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Thursday morning (October 27) in Hilo.

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Halloween DUI checkpoints and patrols 10-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release Big Island police will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols from Friday through Halloween, which falls on Monday. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Sergeant Robert Pauole, head of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services […]

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Missing: Beatrice Brown (update with photo) 10-26-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Dayne Bolos Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C110207892 Media Release (update with photo) Big Island police are searching for a 40-year-old Puna woman who was reported missing. Beatrice Brown of Leilani Estates was last seen at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday (October 25) at the corner of Makamae St. and Leilani Blvd. […]

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Man arrested for Kona burglaries 10-26-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C11027700   Media Release Big Island police have charged a Kealakekua man with eight offenses in connection with three burglaries in West Hawaiʻi. The most recent burglary, at a business in Kainaliu town, was reported at 2:25 a.m. […]

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Missing: Beatrice Brown 10-26-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant Dayne BolosPhone: 965-2716Report No. C110207892 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 40-year-old Puna woman who was reported missing. Beatrice Brown of Leilani Estates was last seen at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday (October 25) at the corner of Makamae St. and Leilani Blvd. She is described as 5-foot-3, 150 pounds […]

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School threat 10-25-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Randall Medeiros Phone:  961-2251 October 25, 2011 Report No. C11027888 Media Release Hilo detectives charged a Hilo man Tuesday evening (October 25) in connection with a series of threats made against security staff at the Kamehameha Schools’ Keaʻau campus via an internet social networking website Monday night (October […]

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Park assault 10-25-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Allan WatanabePhone: 961-2213Report No. C11027870 Media Release Big Island police are seeking witnesses to an assault Monday (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 Pāhoa boy were in the parking lot near the large […]

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Puna arson and burglary 10-25-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant B J. Duarte Phone: 965-2716Report No. C11027766 Media Release Hawaiʻi County police are asking for information about a burglary and attempted arson in Puna. The crimes occurred at a home on Ohia Street in the Eden Roc subdivision sometime between Saturday (October 22) and Sunday (October 23). Investigation revealed that one […]

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DUI stats 10-24-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 17, 2011, through October 23, 2011, Big Island police arrested 38 motorists for drunk driving. Eleven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,208 DUI […]

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Puna fatality (update) 10-24-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11027762 Media Release (update) The 53-year-old woman who died Sunday (October 23) from injuries she sustained in a motorcycle crash on Kapoho-Pāhoa Road has been identified as Jill E. Peterson of Hilo.

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Puna fatality 10-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11027762 Media Release A 53-year-old Hilo woman died Sunday (October 23) from injuries she sustained in a motorcycle crash on Kapoho-Pāhoa Road .2 miles south of the 2-mile marker, Responding to a 2:55 p.m. call, Puna patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a […]

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Kona fatality 10-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11027705 Media Release A 44-year-old woman from Kailua-Kona died Sunday (October 23) from injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Miloliʻi Road, 3.7 miles west of the Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) in South Kona. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Karen […]

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Puna kidnapping 10-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Randall Medeiros Phone:  961-2251 Report No. C11027725 Media Release East Hawaiʻi detectives have charged an 18-year-old Keaʻau man with kidnapping and several counts of terroristic threatening in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred late Friday afternoon at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision […]

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Puna attempted murder (update) 10-23-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Randall Medeiros Phone:  961-2251 Report No. C11027603 Media Release (update) Hilo detectives have charged a Keaʻau man in connection with a brutal home invasion that occurred in Puna early Saturday morning (October 22) that left a Keaʻau woman hospitalized. Sunday (October 23) at approximately 8:45 p.m., […]

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Puna attempted murder 10-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory  EstebanPhone:  961-2252October 22, 2011C11027603 Media Release Big Island detectives are investigating an incident in Puna that left a Keaʻau woman hospitalized. Saturday (October 22) shortly after 12 a.m., Puna patrol officers responded to the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision to investigate a report of a woman screaming for […]

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Puna shooting 10-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone:  961-2252October 22, 2011C11027621 Media Release Big Island detectives are investigating an incident in Puna that injured a Keaʻau man. Saturday (October 22) shortly after 2:40 a.m., Puna patrol officers responded to the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision to investigate a report of a victim with a gunshot […]

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Kaiwiki body (update) 10-21-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section/Area ILieutenant Gregory M. EstebanPhone:  961-2252Report No. C11027241 Media Release An autopsy conducted Friday (October 21) has confirmed the identity of a body discovered in a Hilo ravine on Tuesday (October 18) as 84-year-old Edward Van Kleeck of Hilo. The cause of death is still undetermined pending  further tests but the […]

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Wanted: Matthew Tilfas 10-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 30-year-old Pāhoa man wanted for violating parole. Matthew Keoni Tilfas is described as a local male, 5-foot-5, 160 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and possibly a mustache and goatee. He also […]

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Glendon charged 10-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C11027111 Michael Glendon Media Release Big Island police have charged 29-year-old Michael Glendon of Keaʻau with first-degree assault in connection with a stabbing incident near Honoliʻi Beach Park on Monday (October 17). Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Glendon at 4:35 […]

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Kaiwiki body 10-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section/Area ILieutenant Gregory M. EstebanPhone:  961-2252Report No. C11027241 Media Release Big Island police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a body discovered in Hilo. Tuesday (October 18) shortly after 4 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to upper Kaiwiki Road area to investigate a report of an unattended vehicle. Upon arrival, police […]

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Michael Glendon located 10-18-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C11027111 Media Release Big Island police  have located 29-year-old Michael Glendon, who was wanted in connection with a stabbing incident near Honoliʻi Beach Park. Glendon was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday (October 17) on suspicion of first-degree assault. He is being held at the […]

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DUI stats 10-17-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 10, 2011, through October 16, 2011, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,170 DUI […]

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Wanted: Michael Glendon 10-17-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident near Honoliʻi Beach Park. South Hilo patrol officers responded to a call for assistance at 11 a.m. today (October 17) and discovered that a 29-year-old […]

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Car break-ins and tailgate thefts 10-17-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-2213   Media Release Big Island police are warning the public about recent car break-ins and thefts of pickup truck tailgates in Hilo. During the month of September, police investigated reports of 10 vehicle break-ins and six thefts of tailgates. In the tailgate thefts, which have occurred in […]

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Police officer recruitment 10-17-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefHarry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi County Department of Human Resources is now recruiting applicants for Police Officer positions. Recruitment will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on October 28.  Applicants must apply using the County of Hawaiʻi Job Opportunities web page. For more information, visit the Hawaiʻi […]

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Drug Take-Back Program 10-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back program being sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General, the Department of Public Safety and community partners. On October […]

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Arson arrest 10-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266   Media Release Big Island police have arrested a 62-year-old Miloliʻi man on suspicion of arson in connection with a house fire on Wednesday (October 12). Donald McKay of Miloliʻi Village is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation. At […]

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Kona fatality (update No. 2) 10-13-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11024185 Media Release Big Island police are seeking witnesses to a fatal motor vehicle/pedestrian crash on September 14. Eighty-four-year-old Greg Rosario Gregorio of a Kealakekua died from injuries he sustained in the crash on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) south of the 112-mile marker in […]

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Missing teen: Mestuzzi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 October 13, 2011 Report No. C11018981 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 16-year-old girl reported as missing from Puna since September 10. Tera Mestuzzi is described as, 5-foot-4, about 115 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police ask that anyone […]

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Kehena Beach robbery 10-13-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel Jelsma965-2716 Media Release Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals wanted in a robbery at Kehena Beach Park on September 23. A 52-year-old Pāhoa man reported that two males in their late teens or early 20s approached him at  about 3 p.m. and grabbed […]

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DUI stats 10-10-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 3, 2011, through October 9, 2011, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,144 DUI […]

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Missing man: Arkangel 10-10-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release (update No. 2) Big Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 70-year-old man who was reported missing on June 3, 2009. Annad Arkangel has no permanent address but was known to frequent the Keaʻau […]

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Missing teen: Keala Enos 10-06-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo District Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: 961-2213 Media Release Big Island police are  searching for a 17-year-old Volcano girl who was reported missing. Keala Enos was last seen in Hilo on September 2. She is described as 5-foot-5, 130-135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing […]

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Officer of the Month: Tomota 10-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2242 Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Aron Tomota  as “Officer of the Month” for October in a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday (October 5) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Tomota’s peers in Kona Patrol’s “C” Watch nominated him for being a […]

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O’Connor promoted 10-04-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri 961-2244 Media Release Chief Harry Kubojiri has promoted Captain James O’Connor to police major effective October 16. O’Connor, who is now in charge of the Internal Affairs and Criminal Intelligence Units, will be assigned to Area II Operations in West Hawaiʻi. On the same date, […]

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Community meeting in Ka’u 10-04-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKa’ū DistrictCaptain Andrew BurianPhone: 939-2520   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, October 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Nā’ālehu Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss concerns with […]

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Wanted: Dawson 10-03-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 962-2332 Report No. C11025875 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 34-year-old Puna man wanted for traffic violations, driving without a license or insurance and two counts of resisting an order to stop. Steven K. K. Dawson is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-8, […]

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Stolen trailer 10-03-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentNorth Hilo DistrictSergeant Greg YamadaPhone: 962-2120Report No. C11025875 Media Release Big Island police are investigating the theft of a trailer from Ninole in North Hilo over the weekend. Sometime between 3:30 p.m. Friday (September 30) and 6:30 a.m. Monday (October 3), a black Big Text hydraulic lift utility trailer was removed from Waikamalu […]

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DUI stats 10-03-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 26, 2011, through October 2, 2011, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 1,112 DUI arrests compared with 1,178 during the same […]

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HSLEOA ‘Officer of the Year’: Akina 09-29-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefHarry S. KubojiriPhone 961-2242   Media Release Officer Carrie Akina was named the Big Island’s “Officer of the Year” by the Hawaiʻi State Law Enforcement Officials Association at a banquet at the Hāpuna Beach Prince Hotel on September 23. Akina received the honor for risking her own personal safety and […]

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Missing woman found: Naungayan 09-27-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolCaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2214Report No. C11025258   Media Release Big Island police have located 66-year-old Lucille Naungayan of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Monday afternoon (September 26) at the Hilo airport.  

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Missing woman: Naungayan 09-26-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C11025258 Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 66-year-old Hilo woman reported as missing. Lucille Naungayan was last seen at 8:30 a.m. today (September 26) at her Kinoʻole Street home. She has medical conditions that require medication. Naungayan is described […]

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DUI stats 09-26-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 19, 2011, through September 25, 2011, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,084 DUI […]

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Kona fatality (correction) 09-26-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332Report No. C11024185 Media Release [correction in 3rd paragraph] An 84-year-old Kealakekua man died Wednesday (September 21) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash which occurred on Wednesday (September 14) on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) south of the 112-mile marker in Kealakekua. The victim […]

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