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Missing California teen: Jasmine Keilani 07-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Sergeant Grad Elarionoff Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C14017882 Missing: Jasmine Keilani   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old California girl who was reported missing. Jasmine Keilani of San Diego was vacationing with family in Kona. She was last seen Tuesday morning (July 8) on […]

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Man killed working on car 07-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017973   Media Release A 58-year-old Honokaʻa man died after a car he was working on fell on him. At 4:10 p.m. Wednesday (July 9), Honokaʻa patrol officers responded to a home on the 45-3200 block of Ohia Street in […]

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Wanted: Brandon Torres 07-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14014411 Brandon Torres   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary. On June 1, cash and electronic devices were reportedly removed from a home on the 100 block […]

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Home invasion robbery 07-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017775   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion robbery early Tuesday in Puna. Puna Patrol officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. report Tuesday (July 8) of a robbery at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park […]

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DUI stats 07-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 30, 2014, through July 6, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. […]

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Missing teen: Zeana Chong 07-07-14

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C14013636 Missing: Zeana Chong Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing. Zeana Chong was last seen in Hilo on May 23. She is described as 5-foot-2, 180 pounds with brown […]

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Police seek unknown suspects in Puna robbery 07-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017611   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Saturday in Puna. At 10:23 p.m. Saturday (July 5), Puna Patrol officers responded to a home on the 15-0600 block of Kahakai Boulevard in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision. A […]

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Man arrested for unauthorized entry of a dwelling 07-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017631 Henry Henry   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with unauthorized entry of a dwelling for an incident Sunday in the Sunrise Estates subdivision in Hilo. At 10:56 a.m. Sunday (July 6) South Hilo Patrol officers responded […]

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South Kona attempted murder (update) 07-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14017448 Monte Moreau   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the man arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona. Monte Moreau, 44, of Hōnaunau was charged Saturday (July 5) with attempted second-degree […]

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South Kona attempted murder 07-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14017448   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona. At 6:35 p.m. Thursday (July 3), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a […]

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DUI Fourth of July weekend 07-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release With the approach of the long Fourth of July weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawaiʻi Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Thursday, July 3, and continuing […]

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4th of July road closures 07-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity PolicingLieutenant Darren HorioPhone : 961-2350   Media Release The Hawaiʻi police Department would like to inform all motorists of the July 4th festivity road closures: Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waianuenue Ave, to Pauahi St.Closed 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 4. Alternate route is on Kamehameha Ave. Lihiwai Place Closed 2 […]

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Police investigate fatal assault at Kailua pier (update) 07-02-14

HawaiHawaiʻii Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. Ca4017174   Media Release (update) A 52-year-old man found badly injured in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday morning has died of his injuries. Walter Kamana of Kailua-Kona was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday (July 2). The […]

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Officer of the Month: Wyattlane Nahale 07-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Wyattlane Nahale as “Officer of the Month” for July in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (July 2) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Nahale was honored for his diligence and hard work in organizing the 2014 Dare […]

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Police investigate assault at Kona pier 07-02-14

HawaiHawaiʻii Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. Ca4017174   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an assault investigation in connection with a man found badly injured in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday morning. At 5:55 a.m. Tuesday (July 1), patrol officers conducting routine checks near the Kailua pier observed an […]

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Dale Arruda located and arrested 07-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant James CorreaPhone: 961-2213     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested 42-year-old Dale Daniel Arruda of Hilo, who was wanted for violating parole. Arruda was arrested without incident at approximately 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (July 1) at a home in Pepeʻekeo. In addition to his arrest on the […]

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Police have located unidentified man 07-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254Report No. C14009928   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located and identified a man wanted for questioning in connection with a misdemeanor sexual assault investigation. The man’s image was captured on a surveillance camera at a store in Hilo on April 13. Police located […]

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DUI stats 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 23, 2014, through June 29, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Moped laws 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel JelsmaPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14017005   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding the public about laws pertaining to the use of mopeds on county and state highways: Every person operating a moped on a roadway shall be granted all the rights as any other motor vehicle. If a moped is […]

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Police initiate stun gun investigation 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel JelsmaPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14017005   Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police recovered two electronic stun devices from a vendor at the Makuʻu Farmers Market on Sunday morning (June 29) and have initiated a criminal investigation into violations of laws specific to electric guns, possession and sale. Devices that were recovered had […]

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Eden Roc shooting 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14016937   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported shooting over the weekend in the Puna District. At about 11:07 a.m. Saturday (June 28), police received a call of an in-progress threat incident in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View involving […]

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Missing: Leigh Alafonso 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul KimPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14016991   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 24-year-old Pepeʻekeo man reported missing Sunday (June 29). Leigh Alafanso also goes by the name Jason Rich. He is described as 5-foot-6, 150 pounds with brown eyes, long black hair […]

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Still wanted: Dale Arruda 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant James CorreaPhone: 961-2213   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 42-year-old man who is wanted on a no-bail warrant for revocation of parole and for two unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle investigations and resisting an order to stop. Dale […]

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HI-PAL Keaukaha Summer Tournament results 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121   Media Release Seventy-four youths from 10 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Summer Tournament this past weekend at Keaukaha Gym. Hoop Dreams claimed the title of the 12-and-under division, out-gunning PGU 42-21 in the finals. Kiaʻi Apele, Shesley Martinez, Keawe Silva […]

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Puna community meeting to be held July 15 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, July 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Keaʻau Community Center, located at 16-192 Pili Mua Street (off Old Volcano Highway). The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public […]

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‘Active Shooter’ presentation in Puna set for July 7 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation at an evening meeting in Puna next month. The meeting will take place 5-6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at the Keaʻau Community Center, located at 16-192 Pili Mua Street (off Old […]

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‘Active Shooter’ presentation in Waimea on July 2 06-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation at an evening meeting in Waimea next week. The meeting will take place 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday (July 2) at the Waimea Community Center located at 65-1260 Kawaihae Road. The presentation […]

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Two arrested after hotel break-in 06-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14016081   Media Release Two men have been arrested and charged with numerous offenses following a break-in at a Kailua-Kona resort. At 2 a.m. Saturday (June 21) Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a burglary  at a resort off Aliʻi […]

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DUI stats 06-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 16, 2014, through June 22, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 32 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Two charged in commercial marijuana case 06-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area ILieutenant Mark FariasPhone: 961-2253Report No. C14016021     Media Release A Puna man and woman were charged with several crimes in connection with large quantities of marijuana recovered from their home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision Friday. At 11:55 a.m. Friday (June 20) Vice Section officers served a search […]

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Couple arrested on suspicion of commercial promotion of marijuana 06-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area ILieutenant Mark FariasPhone: 961-2253Report No. C14016021   Media Release A Puna man and woman are in police custody after police recovered large quantities of marijuana at their home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. At 11:55 a.m. Friday (June 19) Vice Section officers served a search warrant at a home […]

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Backpack drive 06-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to participate again in a backpack drive for children who cannot afford to buy them. As in previous years, all police stations around the island will double as drop-off points for persons interested in helping […]

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Coroner’s inquest case reclassified to murder 06-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ICaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2251Report No. C11024767   Media Release Police have reclassified a death that occurred three year ago from a coroner’s inquest case to a murder. On September 20, 2011, police were called to a Wainaku residence for a report of a woman found lifeless in the laundry […]

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Girls ‘Click It or Ticket’ results 06-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121   Media Release Eighty-nine youths from 10 teams participated in the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Girls Basketball championships on the weekend of June 7-8 at the Waiākea-Uka gym. In the finals, Cherilyn Molina scored 14 points as the Kona Stingrays defeated Hoop Dreams 46-29 […]

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“Click It or Ticket” results 06-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121   Media Release In conjunction with the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign, HI-PAL held two “Click It or Ticket” events to provide education and encourage seat belt use for youth and adults. On the weekend of May 31-June 1, the “Click […]

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Unknown couple sought in theft investigation 06-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul KimPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14011974   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman wanted for questioning in a theft that occurred on May 6 in Hilo. Police ask anyone with information about the persons in the surveillance image to call […]

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Missing Maui woman found: Halley Ries 06-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14015677   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 28-year-old Halley Leah Ries of Maui, who was reported missing. Ries and her two children were found unharmed in Kalapana at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday (June 17).

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Missing Maui woman: Halley Ries 06-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14015677   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are assisting Maui police in locating a 28-year-old Haiku woman who was reported missing and may be on the Big Island. Halley Leah Ries is reportedly with her two daughters, ages 5 and 8 months, and operating […]

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Missing man: Indra Wijaya 06-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul KimPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14015262   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 37-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Indra Wijaya was last heard from on June 10. He may be in Kona. He is described as 5-foot-9, 175 pounds with brown eyes, a shaved head and […]

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Community meeting “active shooter” presentation in Hilo on June 23 (update) 06-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is reminding the public that it will make an “active shooter” presentation during an evening community meeting in Hilo next week. The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday (June 23) at […]

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DUI stats 06-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 9, 2014, through June 15, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 568 DUI arrests […]

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Missing: Yuriy Shvydkova 06-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant Robert HattonPhone: 965-2716Report NoC14015054   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 49-year-old Pāhoa man who was reported missing. Yuriy Shvydkova is described as 6-feet tall and 300 pounds, with medium-length partially gray hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. He may be operating […]

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Kohala Officer of the Quarter: Cory Gray 06-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244     Media Release The Big Island Visitors Security Association recognized Officer Cory Gray as “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” during a ceremony Friday (June 13) at the Fairmont Orchid resort in South Kohala. Officer Gray was honored for his dedication to duty and diligence […]

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Man arrested after gun fired in home 06-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 962-2254Report No. C14015180     Media Release A Puna man has been charged with several offenses in connection with the discharge of a firearm in his home. On Tuesday (June 10), Puna Patrol officers responded to a 4:32 p.m. “drop 911″ call. When they arrived at […]

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Kawaihae man arrested on murder indictment 06-12-14 (correction)

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14001550   Media Release (update No. 4 with corrected dates) A Kawaihae man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with human remains of a missing Kona man discovered in South Kohala in March. On Monday (June 9), a Kona […]

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Kawaihae man arrested on murder indictment 06-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14001550   Media Release (update No. 3) A Kawaihae man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with human remains of a missing Kona man discovered in South Kohala in March. On Thursday (June 9), a Kona Grand Jury indicted […]

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Runaway emergency siren 06-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunications-Dispatch CenterSergeant Kelley MatsumotoPhone: 961-8876   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department received a report of a “runaway” Civil Defense siren that was activated shortly before 1:20 a.m. Wednesday (June 11) in the area of the Honomū gym. With assistance from the Hawaiʻi County Fire Department, the siren was turned off. On Thursday […]

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Unknown man sought in theft investigation 06-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna Patrol DivisionSergeant Robert HattonPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14014614   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for theft in Pāhoa. The incident took place in a market, where the 56-year-old victim briefly put his wallet down and an unknown man grabbed it. The man […]

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Waimea community meeting to be held June 17 06-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Major Mitchell Kanehailua Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 270 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 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 […]

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DUI stats 06-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 2, 2014, through June 8, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Two charged for May burglary 06-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14013438   Media Release Two men have been charged with burglary in connection with a Puna break-in on May 21. Jewelry and electronic items were stolen during the burglary at a house on Ihope Road in Mountain View. Tips from the public helped police […]

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Police investigating home invasion in Puna 06-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14014446   Media Release Hawaiʻi island police are investigating a home invasion early Monday morning (June 1) in Puna. Shortly after 3 a.m., officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Ala Heiau Road in the lower part of the Hawaiian Paradise […]

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Officer of the Month: Jason Foxworthy 06-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244     Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Jason Foxworthy as “Officer of the Month” for June in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (June 4) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Foxworthy was honored for his efforts in a burglary investigation. On March 15, […]

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DUI stats 06-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 26, 2014, through June 1, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 524 DUI arrests […]

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Stolen Kayaks lead to burglary charges 06-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report: C14014188     Media Release Stolen kayaks led to the arrest of a Hilo man for two burglaries within a week. On Friday (May 30), a 38-year old Hilo man reported that two kayaks had been stolen from a patio attached to his Komohana Street […]

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Two accused of staying in unoccupied house 06-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14014242   Media Release A Pepeʻekeo man and woman have been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly staying in an unoccupied house in Pepeʻekeo. On Friday (May 30) police received reports of suspicious activity at a home on Kaupakueha Homestead Road, where lights […]

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Unknown man wanted for unauthorized use of credit card 06-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant Robert HattonPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14004559     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. The card was used at a store in Hilo for charges totaling approximately $176. The man’s image was captured on a […]

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No Parking areas in Keaukaha 05-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity PolicingOfficer Nicole LeysonPhone: 961-8121   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public that some areas along Kalanianaʻole Avenue in Keaukaha are designated “No Parking” zones. No Parking zones are designed to allow emergency vehicles access to assist the public and for residents to exit their driveways safely. With the summer […]

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One suspect charged after robbery sends victim to hospital (update) 05-29014

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14013829   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged one of the men arrested in connection with a violent robbery early Tuesday in Kailua-Kona. At 5 p.m. Wednesday (May 28), detectives charged 28-year-old Randall Todd Chase of Kailua-Kona with first-degree robbery, second-degree […]

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Two arrested after Kona robbery sends one victim to hospital 05-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14013829   Media Release Two Kona men are in police custody while detectives continue investigating a violent robbery early Tuesday in Kailua-Kona. At 1:57 a.m. Tuesday (May 27), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery outside a restaurant on […]

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Unknown man being sought in shoplifting case 05-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant Robert Fujitake Jr.Phone: 961-2213Report No. C14010590   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with a shoplifting case. A surveillance camera captured an image of a suspect taking a cell phone case from a store at 50 […]

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DUI stats 05-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 19, 2014, through May 25, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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One-way traffic pattern in South Kohala on May 31 05-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305    Media Release In conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 Hawaiʻi qualifier event for the Ironman World Championship, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Old Puakō Road in the South Kohala District. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Kona, or southerly, direction on […]

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Man arrested for escape and other offenses 05-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14005294   Media Release A 37-year-old Puna man has been charged with escape and other offenses after he failed to report to a correctional facility last year as required. Aaron Nobriga of Mountain View was scheduled to report to Hale Nani on November 4, […]

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Hilo fatality 05-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14013751   Media Release A 30-year-old Hilo man died Sunday (May 25) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on the Puainako Street extension between the 4- and 5 mile-markers. The driver was identified as Palani B. Cobb-Adams of Hilo. Responding to […]

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Man charged after three persons stabbed in Hilo (update No. 2) 05-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252     Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 28-year-old Hilo man in connection with the stabbing of three individuals in two separate locations in Hilo just after midnight Friday (May 23). At 4 p.m. Saturday (May 24), Varaha Nrsngha Mims […]

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Man arrested after three persons stabbed in Hilo (update) 05-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252     Media Release (update) A suspect remains in police custody in connection with three stabbings early Friday (May 23) in Hilo. At 12:02 a.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a bar at 168 Keawe Street and found a 28-year-old Pāhoa man and a […]

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Mamane Street closed 2-11 p.m. 05-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHāmākua DistrictCaptain Andrew BurianPhone: 775-7533   Media Release Due to Western Week activities in the Honokaʻa area taking place through Memorial Day, Māmane Street will be closed Friday (May 23) from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Lehua Street and Puakalo Street. A parade will pass through the area from 4 p.m to […]

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Man arrested after three persons stabbed in Hilo 05-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ICaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2251   Media Release A suspect is in police custody in connection with three stabbings early Friday (May 23) in Hilo. At 12:02 a.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a bar at 168 Keawe Street and found a 28-year-old Pāhoa man and a 27-year-old Hilo […]

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Officer of the Month: Kelly Moniz 05-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244     Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Kelly Moniz on Thursday (October 22) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for May. Moniz, a Vice Section officer, was honored for his role in an investigation that dismantled a […]

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Hilo stabbing (update No. 2) 05-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14012438     Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have rearrested a Kaʻū man charged with attempted murder and other offenses in connection with a stabbing May 10 in the vicinity of James Kealoha Beach Park in Hilo. At 10:28 a.m. Thursday (May 22), […]

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DUI Memorial Day weekend 05-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert P. PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release With the approach of the long Memorial Day weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawaiʻi Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Friday, May 23, and continuing […]

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Hilo man charged with stealing truck that crashed 05-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14012805   Media Release One Hilo man is being held on a felony charge and another has been release from police custody in connection with a stolen truck that crashed Sunday morning (May 18). The crash occurred in the Volcano area under the federal […]

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New episode of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” now airing 05-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentAdministrative Services DivisionMajor Samuel ThomasPhone: 961-2265   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 42-year-old man wanted for parole violation, a 21-year-old man wanted on three outstanding bench warrants and a 25-year-old man who is wanted on a warrant and for theft. […]

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“Run To Honor” results 05-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity PolicingLieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-2350   Media Release At Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo on Saturday morning (May 17), 105 adults participated in the “Run To Honor” 5K Run, 66 adults participated in the 2 Mile Walk and 45 children participated in the  “Click It or Ticket” Keiki Fun Run. The event was held […]

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DUI stats 05-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 12, 2014, through May 18, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 488 DUI arrests […]

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“Click It or Ticket” runs from May 19-June 1 05-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert P. PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs from May 19 through June 1. During this period, police will increase islandwide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws. Under a law that went into […]

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Community meeting “active shooter” presentation in Hilo on June 23 05-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation during an evening community meeting in Hilo next month. The meeting will take place  from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 23 at Auntie Sally’s Luʻau Hale at 799 Piʻilani Street. […]

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Police seek unidentified man for questioning 05-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254Report No. C14009928   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with a misdemeanor sexual assault investigation. The man’s image was captured on a surveillance camera at a store in Hilo on April […]

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Puna fatality (update) 05-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14012775   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died Wednesday (May 14) from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) in the area of the 13-mile-marker in Mountain View. He was identified […]

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Puna fatality 05-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14012775   Media Release A 69-year-old man died Wednesday (May 14) from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) in the area of the 13-mile-marker in Mountain View. Responding to a 1:45 p.m. call, Puna patrol officers […]

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IRS scam 05-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant Alan KimuraPhone: 961-2213   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an IRS scam. A Pepeʻekeo woman reported that she received a telephone message from someone posing as an investigator from the Internal Revenue Service. When she returned the call to the Washington, D.C., number, she was […]

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Still missing: Philip Voelker 05-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14001382   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 23-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Philip Voelker, who has no permanent address, is also wanted on several outstanding warrants. He was last […]

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Hilo stabbing (update) 05-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14012438   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Kaʻū man with attempted murder and other offenses in connection with a stabbing Saturday afternoon near a beach park in Hilo. At 2:10 p.m. Monday (May 12), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged […]

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DUI stats 05-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 5, 2014, through May 11, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Police investigating Puna fire as arson 05-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14012532   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a suspicious fire Monday morning in Puna. At 9:15 a.m. Monday (May 12) officers responded to a structure fire on the 12-7000 block of Akanikolea Street in the Kalapana Seaview Estates subdivision. By the time […]

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Police Week ceremony 05-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release Members of the Hawaiʻi Police Department and the public celebrated Police Week on Monday (May 12) at the Hilo police station. A 21-gun salute, “Taps” and a candle-lighting ceremony were part of the tribute to the four Hawaiʻi Police […]

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Hilo stabbing (correction) 05-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14012438   Media Release (corrects location of incident) Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a stabbing Saturday afternoon near a beach park in Hilo. At 2:15 p.m. Saturday (May 10), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report […]

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Hilo stabbing 05-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14012438   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a stabbing Saturday afternoon at a beach park in Hilo. At 2:15 p.m. Saturday (May 10), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing at […]

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Community meeting/active shooter presentation in Kona on May 22 05-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation during an evening community meeting in Kona later this month. The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 22 at the Makaʻeo Events Pavilion at Kailua Park, […]

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Missing man found: Arthur Medina 05-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Grad ElarionoffPhone: 326-4646 Ext. 291Report No. C14012114   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 33-year-old Arthur Medina of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. He was found disoriented at 8 a.m. Thursday (May 8) in a lava field off the side of Highway 190 in Puʻuanahulu about 1/8 of a mile […]

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Officer of the Month: Jerome Duarte 05-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Jerome Duarte as “Officer of the Month” for May in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (May 7) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Duarte was honored for stopping an assault in progress while off […]

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One-way traffic pattern on Banyan Drive on May 10 05-07-14

Hawaii Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robetrt PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release To accommodate mass runners and walkers at the “Hilo Medical Center Employees 5K Fun Run & 2.5K Walk,” there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Banyan Drive. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northeasterly, direction on Banyan Drive […]

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Hilo park robbery 05-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant Alan KimuraPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14011937   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Monday night at Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo. A 44-year-old Hilo man reported that an unknown man punched him and took his backpack at approximately 8:40 p.m. Monday (May 5). The suspect was described as a […]

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Police Week May 11-17 05-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release Police Week festivities on the Big Island will be held next week (May 11-17). Police Week is a nationally recognized week of activities in support of police work and in recognition of officers who have died or been disabled in […]

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Promotions 05-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefHarry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has promoted three police officers to the rank of sergeant/detective: Sergeant Tuckloy D. Aurello is assigned to the CALEA Project in the Administrative Bureau. He was previously a Traffic Enforcement Unit officer. He joined the Police Department in January […]

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DUI stats 05-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 28, 2014, through May 4, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Wanted: Hakunaalii Kane 05-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo DistrictOfficer Denise Smith-EricksonPhone: 887-3080     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for a 21-year-old man who is wanted in the South Kohala area on three outstanding bench warrants. Hakunaalii Kane, who has no permanent address, is wanted for contempt of court and two counts of violating probation. He is […]

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Still wanted: Kaina Namaka Black 05-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 25-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning in an unrelated case. Kaina Namaka Black is wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. […]

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