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Shoplifting suspect charged 12-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13029066   Media Release Hawaiʻi island police have charged a Captain Cook woman with a felony in connection with a shoplifting incident in October. On October 29, a man and a woman entered a clothing store in Kainaliu […]

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Witnesses sought in Honomu crash 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Gabriel Wilson Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C13034322 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating witnesses to a serious traffic collision Sunday (December 22) on Highway 19 (Hawaiʻi Belt Road) near the Akaka Falls Road junction in Honomū. The 9:53 a.m. crash involved […]

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Hilo ID theft arrest 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13019764   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man with theft and six other offenses in connection with the theft of a check. In July, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a financial institution in Hilo […]

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Fatal fire 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13019764   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a fatal fire Christmas Eve in Mountain View. At 7:10 p.m. Tuesday (December 24), Police Department and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a structure fire on Palainui Street […]

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Suspect arrested for condo burglary (update) 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13034377   Media Release (update) A suspect arrested Monday (December 23) after a burglary at a Kona condominium has been charged with six offenses. Tuesday afternoon (December 24), detectives charged 22-year-old Ian Medeiros with second-degree theft, resisting arrest, […]

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Man arrested after car chasing incident (update) 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13033823   Media Release (update) A 55-year-old Kamuela man has been charged with eight offenses in connection with a harassment by stalking incident last week. Tuesday afternoon (December 24), John Amina was charged with first-degree criminal property damage, […]

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Man arrested after car chasing incident 12-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13033823   Media Release A 55-year-old Kamuela man is in police custody while detectives investigate a harassment by stalking incident that reportedly took place last week. On December 17, police received several calls reporting that a green sedan […]

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Suspect arrested for condo burglary 12-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13034377   Media Release A suspect is in police custody in connection with a burglary Monday (December 23) at a Kona condominium. At 7:16 a.m. Monday, police received a report of a burglary at a condo on the […]

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Stolen ATV 12-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Sergeant Tyson Matsumura Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C13031912   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was captured on surveillance tape around the time an all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a feedlot in the Hāmākua District. Sometime between 6 p.m. November […]

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DUI stats 12-23-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 16, 2013, through December 22, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Puna attempted murder (update) 12-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13034106   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 58-year-old Keaʻau man with attempted murder and other offenses. At 8:30 p.m. Friday (December 20), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Joseph Feliciano with attempted first-degree murder, two counts […]

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Puna attempted murder 12-20-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13034106   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have opened an attempted murder investigation stemming from an incident Thursday night (December 19) in Puna. At 4:42 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a call of a disturbance at a home off Auliʻi […]

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Sign-ups being accepted for January HI-PAL basketball event in Kona 12-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Randy Morris Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 258   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League will hold its 24th Annual HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam in Kona during the weekend of January 18-20. Sign-ups are being accepted now until Monday, January 10. Divisions are […]

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Officer of the Month: Jeremy Kubojiri 12-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release For the second time this year, the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Jeremy Kubojiri as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month.” Kubojiri, a South Hilo patrol officer, was honored Thursday (December 19) for apprehending a […]

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“Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” 12-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 23-year-old man still wanted in a murder investigation, a man wanted for questioning about two thefts and a burglary, and an indentified man wanted in […]

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Missing teen: Desiree Tolentino-Awai 12-8-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13025400   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Desiree Tolentino-Awai was last seen in Hilo on September 20. She is described as 5-foot-4, 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown […]

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Second man arrested for Waiakea burglaries 12-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C13032256   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a second man with numerous offenses related to burglaries in the Waiākea area of Hilo. On Monday (December 15), 30-year old Keoni Mata of Hilo was initially arrested on a $500 bench warrant […]

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Temporary traffic pattern Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 12-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release In observance of the 2013 Christmas season activities at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kapiʻolani Street on Christmas Eve (December 24) and Christmas Day (December 25). Traffic will be allowed […]

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DUI stats 12-16-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 9, 2013, through December 15, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 40 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 […]

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Father and son arrested in stolen car 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C13032861   Media Release A Hilo man and his son have been arrested and charged with assorted offenses after being stopped in a stolen car. On December 9, a home on Kupukupu Street in Hilo was broken into and several items were […]

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Unresponsive diver 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant William Gary Souther Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 291 Report No. C13033261   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with the death of a diver Thursday (December 12), in waters off Kona. At 7:12 p.m., Fire Department personnel responded to Honokōhau Harbor for a […]

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DUI checkpoints 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police 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 today (December 13) and runs through January […]

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Missing teen: Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13030058   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones was last seen in Hilo the afternoon of November 18. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with […]

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Hilo attempted burglary 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13027136 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons captured on surveillance video during an attempted burglary at a fast food restaurant in Hilo. The attempted burglary on the 200 block of Waiānuenue […]

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Man arrested for falsely reporting gun threat on college campus (update) 12-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C1303322o   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have determined that a report of a gun threat Monday at a college campus in Hilo was unfounded. The terroristic threatening case has been closed and the man who reported it, 25-year-old […]

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Hilo domestic violence incident (update No. 2) 12-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13032951   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 35-year-old Justin Lee in connection with a domestic violence incident Monday night (December 9) in Hilo. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Lee at 5 p.m. Wednesday (December […]

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Shark bite (correction) 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C13033113   Media Release (corrects date beach will open in last paragraph) Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shark bite that occurred Wednesday (December 11) at Punaluʻu in the area of Punaluʻu Beach and Nīnole Bay. At approximately 8 a.m., a 29-year-old Captain […]

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Gun threat reported on college campus 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13033008   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect and vehicle wanted in connection with a reported threat incident Monday morning (December 9) at a college campus in Hilo. At about 10:06 […]

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Shark bite 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C13033113   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shark bite that occurred Wednesday (December 11) at Punaluʻu in the area of Punaluʻu Beach and Nīnole Bay. At approximately 8 a.m., a 29-year-old Captain Cook man reported being bitten by a shark […]

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John Strange located 10-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032916   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 70-year-old John Richard Strange of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was found Wednesday morning unharmed in Pāhoa.

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Hilo domestic violence incident (update) 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13032951   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested 35-year-old Justin Lee, who was wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident Monday night (December 9) in Hilo. Lee turned himself in at the Hilo police station at 8:15 […]

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Hilo domestic violence incident 12-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13032951   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a domestic violence incident that was reported Monday night (December 9). A 41-year-old Hilo woman reported that between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday, she was involved in an argument with […]

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Wanted: Brandon Pauline-Pawai (update) 12-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13029125   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 24-year-old Kamuela man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation. Brandon Kelii Paulino-Pawai is also wanted on a bench warrant for contempt […]

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Missing: John Richard Strange 12-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032916   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 70-year-old Hilo man. John Richard Strange was last contacted by a caretaker on December 3 and has not been seen since. Strange is […]

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DUI stats 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 2, 2013, through December 8, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Mary Lolita Santos located Nov. 20 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13021797   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 40-year-old Mary Lolita Santos of Mountain View, who was wanted in connection with a reported burglary and domestic incident in Kurtistown on August 16 and on bench warrants. Santos was arrested […]

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Missing man located: Blake Parker 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032839   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 47-year-old Blake Parker of Hilo, who was reported missing. He presented himself to the South Hilo police station unharmed on Monday morning.

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Two arrested after burglary on boat 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032581   Media Release Two men were arrested Friday (December 6) after police received a call shortly after midnight reporting suspicious men on a boat at Wailoa Small Boat Harbor. South Hilo patrol officers responded to the 12:10 a.m. call […]

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Missing: Blake Parker 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No.  C13032839   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 47-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Blake Parker, who also goes by the name Jesse Brewer, was last seen in Hilo at 5 p.m. Saturday (December 7). He […]

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North Kona fires (update) 12-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 226 Report No. C13031696   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone who may have information about the cause of half a dozen recent suspicious fires over the past two weeks. The […]

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Officer of the Month: Kalae Lee 12-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Kalae Lee as “Officer of the Month” for December in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (December 4) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Lee was honored for his successful investigation of a methamphetamine dealer. In […]

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Composite sketch released for Hilo attempted robbery 12-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029246   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in Hilo on October 31. At about 8 p.m. on that date, police responded to the Waiākea Villas after receiving a report from a 49-year-old Hilo […]

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Missing teen found: Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13031257 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 15-year-old Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Hilo on November 27.

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Saddle Road fatality (correction) 12-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C13031967   Media Release (corrections in 2nd paragraph) A 31-year-old Keaʻau man died Friday morning (November 29) in a single utility tractor crash. He was identified as Troy K. Pattioay. About 11:33 a.m., Pattioay was operating a […]

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Net fisherman death 12-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540   Media Release A 79-year-old Kapaʻau man was found dead Monday (December 2) while fishing with a throw net along the North Kohala coastline. He has been identified as Alfredo Orita. His 71-year-old female companion reported that Orita was using a throw net along […]

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Officer of the Month: Lloyd Ishikawa 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Lloyd Ishikawa on November 21 as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for November. Ishikawa, a Puna Patrol officer and former “Officer of the Year,” was honored for piecing together […]

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DUI stats 12-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 25, 2013, through December 1, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Saddle Road fatality 12-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C13031967   Media Release A 31-year-old Keaʻau man died Friday morning (November 29) in a single utility tractor crash. He was identified as Troy K. Pattioay. About 11:33 a.m., Pattioay was operating a 1987 Kenworth Utility tractor […]

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Wanted: Brandon Paulino-Pawai

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13029125   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 24-year-old Kamuela man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation. Brandon Kelii Paulino-Pawai is described as 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, […]

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Found bracelet 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Lorenzo Artiendo Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C13015949   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are trying to locate the owner of a Hawaiian bracelet that was found in June in waters off Richardson Beach Park. The bracelet is 5/8 of an inch wide with a flower print and the […]

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Missing woman: Charmaine Burns 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13031237 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 50-year-old Puna woman, who was reported missing. Charmaine Marie Burns was last seen at her Hawaiian Paradise Park home Wednesday morning (November 20). She has a medical condition that requires […]

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Suspect sought in sexual assault 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13031131   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a sexual assault in Hilo on Tuesday (November 19). An adult female was reportedly attacked in the bathroom of a state facility in the Waiākea area of Hilo around 4:30 p.m. […]

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Missing teen located: Annie Chung-Pacheco 11-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030950   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Annie Chung-Pacheco of Kurtistown, who was reported missing. She returned home unharmed Monday night (November 18).

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DUI stats 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 11, 2013, through November 17, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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MADD awards 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332   Media Release At their annual Law Enforcement Awards, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaiʻi and Big Island Toyota honored Big Island police officers Monday (November 18)  for their outstanding efforts and dedication to preventing impaired driving and reducing underage drinking. The awards were […]

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Missing teen: Annie Chung-Pacheco 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030950   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Puna girl reported missing. Annie Chung-Pacheco of Kurtistown was last seen November 16 in Hawaiian Acres. She is described as 5-foot-1, 140 pounds with brown eyes and long […]

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Kawaihae Road fatality (update) 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C13030800   Media Release A 41-year-old man died Friday afternoon (November 15), in a single tractor/tanker crash in South Kohala. He was identified as Amos K. Agliam of Hilo. Around 2:04 p.m., a 2003 Kenworth tractor pulling […]

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Airiel Jost charged with additional offenses 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have filed additional charges against a 22-year-old Pāhoa man who is being featured this month on “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted.” On Thursday, police arrested Airiel Rhodes Jost on bench warrants for violating terms […]

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Missing woman found: Amanda Schwartz 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030318 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 26-year-old Amanda Helene Schwartz of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Honokaʻa on Friday morning (November 15).

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Man charged with multiple offenses after truck stolen from auto dealer 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030330   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with a dozen offenses after a pickup truck was stolen from an auto dealer. Last Friday (November 8), a 2004 Toyota pickup truck was stolen from a car dealership on […]

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Kawaihae Road fatality 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Assistant Chief Paul Kealoha Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 246 Media Release A tanker truck crashed in South Kohala on Friday (November 15), killing the driver and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel. Shortly after 2 p.m., South Kohala police responded to a traffic crash and determined that a tanker carrying […]

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Man arrested after car stolen 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030102   Media Release A Hilo man is in jail after being arrested in connection with a stolen car. Last Friday (November 8) police responded to an 8:20 a.m. report that a 2011 Honda Fit sedan had been taken from […]

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Airiel Jost located 11-14-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Reed Mahuna Phone: 965-2716   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 22-year-old Airiel Rhodes Jost, who was wanted on bench warrants for violating terms and conditions of his probation. He was arrested Thursday (November 14) in Kalapana. Police thank the public for their assistance.

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Man and woman arrested for Puna burglary 11-14-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030492   Media Release A Pāhoa man and woman have been arrested in connection with a burglary Tuesday (November 12) in Puna. The pair is accused of entering a house on Ono Street in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision shortly before […]

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Hilo robbery 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030413   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery in Hilo that was reported Tuesday but occurred last week. A 43-year-old Hilo woman reported that between 9 a.m and 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4, she was walking […]

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Wanted: Airiel Jost 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Pāhoa man who is wanted on bench warrants for violating the terms and conditions of his probation. Airiel Rhodes Jost—also known as Ariel Jost— is also wanted for questioning in two unrelated robbery investigations. […]

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DUI stats 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 4, 2013, through November 10, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 34 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Missing man found: Jeffrey Bryant 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C13030552   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 32-year-old Jeffrey Bryant of Honokaʻa, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Waipio on Wednesday (November 13).

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Missing: Jeffrey Bryant 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C13030552   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old Honokaʻa man who was reported missing. Jeffrey Bryant was last seen in Honokaʻa at 7 p.m. Tuesday (November 12). He is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-5, 260 pounds with green eyes and […]

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Police seek witnesses to terroristic threatening incident (correction) 11-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030313   Media Release (corrects location of incident in 2nd and 3rd paragraphs) Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a first-degree terroristic threatening case in connection with a confrontation early Monday morning in Kalapana. The incident occurred in the Seaview Estates […]

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Police seek witnesses to terroristic threatening incident 11-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030313   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a first-degree terroristic threatening case in connection with a confrontation early Monday morning in Kalapana. The incident occurred in the Seaview Front Circle Park subdivision at 3 a.m. Monday (November 11). […]

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Hilo burglary (update) 11-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029109   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a man wanted for a burglary and theft in Hilo last month. Several items valued at more than $300 were stolen from a home on lower Haihai Street on […]

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Missing: Amanda Helene Schwartz 11-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030318   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old Hilo woman reported as missing. Amanda Helene Schwartz was last seen on Lotus Blossom Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on November 4 shortly before midnight. She has […]

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Puna stabbing (update No. 4) 11-08-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029757   Media Release (update No. 4) An autopsy Friday revealed that 32-year-old Rory Thompson Wick of Mountain View bled to death from multiple stab wounds with injuries to his heart and left lung.

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Jacob Umemoto located (update) 11-08-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 C13029943   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested 35-year-old Jacob Umemoto of Hilo, who was wanted on bench warrants. Umemoto turned himself in at the South Hilo police station at 3:20 p.m. Thursday (November 7). He was charged with contempt […]

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Kealakekua man charged with burglarly 11-08-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13028962   Media Release A Kealakekua man has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary in Hōlualoa on October 28. While detectives were investigating the burglary, they recovered jewelry from a second-hand shop in Captain Cook […]

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Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted 11-8-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 23-year-old man still wanted in a murder investigation, a man wanted for questioning in connection with sexual assaults and a man wanted on bench warrants […]

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Puna stabbing (update No. 3) 11-07-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029757   Media Release (update No. 3) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the suspect who was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing Tuesday afternoon (November 5) in the Eden Roc subdivision. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged 34-year-old David […]

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HI-PAL “Halloween Havoc” winners 11-07-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121   Media Release A total of 127 youth, ages 5 to 17, participated in 62 games during the Hawaiʻi Police Activity League’s 7th annual “Halloween Havoc” 3-on-3 basketball tournament held October 26-27 at Kawananakoa Gymnasium in Keaukaha. Winning the 5-6 division […]

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Attempted robbery 11-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029762   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted robbery Tuesday afternoon (November 5) at a fast-food restaurant in Hilo. Shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, a man entered the Subway restaurant on Lanikaula Street just mauka of Kīlauea […]

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Puna stabbing (update No. 2) 11-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029757   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have confirmed the identity of the victim of a fatal stabbing Tuesday afternoon (November 5) in the Eden Roc subdivision. He is identified as 32-year-old Rory Thompson Wick of Mountain View. He […]

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Officer of the Month: Stephen Kishimoto 11-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Stephen Kishimoto as “Officer of the Month” for November in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (November 6) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Kishimoto was honored for his persistence in tracking down a suspect in […]

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Puna stabbing (update) 11-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029757   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a man arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with a stabbing in Puna on Tuesday afternoon (November 5) in the Eden Roc subdivision. The suspect is identified as […]

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Puna stabbing 11-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029757   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing in Puna on Tuesday afternoon (November 5). At 3:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing victim on Pilo Street in the […]

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DUI stats 11-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 28, 2013, through November 3, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Six were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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HI-PAL Meth Pledge 11-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawai‘i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121 Media Release In preparation for the 33rd Annual Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Winter Basketball Classic, the Hawaiʻi Police Department continues its ongoing campaign against the use of crystal methamphetamine or “ice” with a “Create Your Own Pledge” competition for intermediate […]

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HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” basketball results 11-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-2220 Media Release A total of 168 youths, ages 4 to 17, from 25 teams participated in the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Hoops Championships this past weekend, November 2-3, at Pāpaʻikou Gymnasium. In the 8-and-Under Division, Keaukaha defeated Kohala NSP 20-10 […]

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Wanted: Sharon Hui 11-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. C13018734   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 40-year-old Kaʻū woman wanted for abuse of a family/household member. Sharon Hui is described as 5-foot-3, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone […]

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Wanted: Jacob Umemoto 11-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant James Correa Phone: 961-2213   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 35-year-old Hilo man who is wanted on bench warrants for contempt of court and failure to appear. Jacob W. Umemoto is described as 6-feet tall, 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Police […]

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Hilo community meeting on Nov. 22 10-31-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Friday, November 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hilo police station. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and […]

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Hilo burglary 10-31-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C13029109   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for a Hilo burglary on Wednesday (October 30). Several pieces of gold jewelry and wristwatches were stolen from a home on lower Haihai […]

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Debit card scam

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a debit card scam. Island residents have reported receiving a text message from someone claiming that the recipient’s debit card has been temporarily deactivated and asking them to call a […]

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Human remains identified 10-31-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13026010   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the human remains found in Kailua-Kona on September 27. The body was identified through medical X-rays as 51-year-old Lloyd Tiedeman, who had no permanent address in Kailua-Kona. As […]

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Two arrested after Puna burglary 10-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029043   Media Release A man and a woman are in police custody following a burglary last week in Puna. The burglary occurred Friday (October 25) at a home on 21st Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Police investigation […]

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Halloween DUI checkpoints and patrols 10-29-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Children of all ages look forward to Halloween but police want to keep them safe to enjoy the fun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly four times as many children ages 5-14, are killed while walking […]

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DUI stats 10-28-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 21, 2013, through October 27, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 1,069 DUI arrests compared with […]

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Two arrested for ID theft 10-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13028443 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Hilo couple with several offenses involving a stolen credit card. Around 4 p.m. Wednesday (October 23), police received a phone call from a 22-year-old woman, who reported that she and her […]

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Football clinic 10-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121   Media Release On Wednesday (October 23), Hawaiʻi Police Department School Resource Officer Bryan Tina and HI-PAL Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. held the 2nd annual Vikings Football Clinic at Hilo Intermediate School. Twenty-eight students from Kalanianaole Elementary School, Hilo Union […]

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Officer of the Month: Shea Nactor 10-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Acting Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Shea Nactor on Thursday (October 24) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for October. Nactor, a Puna Patrol officer, was honored for his outstanding enforcement of drunk driving […]

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