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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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Missing teen: Tovia Auala 05-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IILieutenant Gilbert GasparPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 230Report No. CC14001619   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Mountain View boy who was reported missing. Tovia Auala was last seen in Captain Cook on January 18. He is described as 6-foot-3, 200 pounds with brown eyes and short […]

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Missing: Melissa Rigby 05-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant James GusmanPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14011216     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 43-year-old Pāhoa woman who was reported missing. Melissa Rigby has not been heard from since April 27, and her family is concerned about her well-being. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-4, 165 pounds with […]

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Missing man found: Sterling Shackley 05-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14011532   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 18-year-old Sterling Shackley of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Hilo at 6 p.m. Thursday (May 1).

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Hilo fatality (update) 05-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14011561   Media Release (update) The man who died Thursday (May 1) from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Route 19 in Pepeʻekeo has been identified as 54-year-old Colin Y. Ishii of Pepeʻekeo.

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Hilo community meeting on May 22 05-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolCaptain Richard SherlockPhone: 961-2214   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Thursday, May 22, from 12 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 to discuss police […]

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Hilo fatality 05-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14011561   Media Release A 54-year-old Pepeʻekeo man died Thursday (May 1) from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Route 19 in the area of the 9-mile-marker in Pepeʻekeo. Responding to a 1:54 p.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined that […]

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Missing: Sterling Shackley 05-01-15

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul KimPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14011532   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for an 18-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Sterling Shackley was last seen in Hilo at 5 a.m. Thursday (May 1). He has a medical condition that requires medication, and his family is concerned for his […]

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Kona armed robbery 05-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14011163   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in Kailua-Kona this past weekend. At 3 a.m. Sunday (April 27) Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that a “hold-up alarm” had been activated at […]

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Hilo body (update No. 2) 04-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14011157   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have located the car of a woman whose body was found in Hilo over the weekend. The tan 1997 Toyota Camry four-door sedan was found in Honomū just after midnight Wednesday (April 30). Police […]

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Missing teen located: Abcidy Santos 04-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254 Report No. C12003822   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 18-year-old Abcidy Santos, who was reported missing in 2012. She was found in good health Wednesday (April 30) in Kona.

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Public invited to “Run To Honor” 5K Run/2 Mile Walk/Keiki Fun Run May 17 (update) 04-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity PolicingLieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-2350   Media Release (update) The public is invited to sign up now to participate in the first annual “Run To Honor” 5K Run/2 Mile Walk and “Click It or Ticket” Keiki Fun Run, which takes place on Saturday, May 17, at Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo. The event is being […]

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Hilo body (update) 04-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14011157   Media Release (update) A body found in Hilo over the weekend has been identified as 48-year-old Jodi L. Masutomi of Hilo. She was identified through fingerprints during an autopsy conducted Tuesday (April 29). The autopsy revealed that her injuries were consistent with […]

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DUI stats 04-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 21, 2014, through April 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Hilo body 04-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14011157   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found in Hilo over the weekend. South Hilo patrol officers responded to an 11:42 p.m. call Saturday (April 26) and received information that a fisherman had […]

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Man charged in department store robbery 04-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14010363     Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located two persons seen in surveillance images and wanted in connection with a robbery at a department store in Hilo on Good Friday (April 18). On Tuesday (April 22) the two turned themselves in […]

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Officers of the Month: Blayne Matsui and Bronson Kaliloa 04-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2242     Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Blayne Matsui as “Officer of the Month” for March and Officer Bronson Kaliloa as “Officer of the Month” for April. Officer Matsui was honored for two separate traffic stops in February that […]

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Hilo man charged with kidnapping and other offenses 04-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254Report No. C14010450   Media Release A 25-year-old Hilo man has been charged with kidnapping and other offenses in connection with a series of events this past weekend that began in Hilo and ended at a West Hawaiʻi beach thanks to the help of concerned citizens. […]

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Kona drowning 04-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolCaptain Randal IshiiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 299Report No. C14010178   Media Release A 54-year-old man died Wednesday (April 16) in waters off Kua Bay in Kona. He has been identified as Robert Gregory Osborne of Hōlualoa. At 1:25 p.m. on April 16, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man had […]

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Missing teen: Justin Pola 04-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant BJ DuartePhone: 965-2716Report No. C14009675   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Puna boy who was reported missing. Justin Pola was last seen at his Pāhoa home on April 11. He is described as 5-foot-9, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with […]

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DUI stats 04-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 14, 2014, through April 20, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 407 DUI arrests […]

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Police seek identities of persons in surveillance images 04-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Wayne KenisonPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14010363   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons depicted in surveillance images in connection with an incident outside a department store in Hilo last week. At 12:09 p.m. Friday (April 18), a female patron was observed concealing […]

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Waikoloa man charged with attempted murder 04-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Division, Area IICaptain Chad BasquePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 263Report No. C14010316   Media Release A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing Thursday evening (April 17) in Waikoloa. At 6:48 p.m. Thursday, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of a man bleeding from the […]

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Kona man charged with meth trafficking 04-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area IILieutenant Sherry BirdPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 226Report No. C14010189   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with meth trafficking and other offenses after being found with crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. On Wednesday, officers from the Area II Vice Section made contact with a man and a woman […]

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Missing teen: Shaniyah Das-Laro 04-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Darryel TolentinoPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14009880   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Pepeʻekeo girl who was reported missing. Shaniyah Das-Laro was last seen in Pepeʻekeo on Saturday (April 12). She is described as 5-foot-1, 100 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Police ask anyone with […]

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Hilo man charged for February burglary 04-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14005216   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly stealing items from a Hilo home in February. On February 25, a 27-year-old Hilo man reported that he had video surveillance of the suspect removing tools from his […]

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Missing teen: Brianna Freitas-Jones 04-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14007782   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones was last seen in Hilo on March 21. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with green eyes and brown […]

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Umauma road construction and traffic signals 04-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentNorth Hilo DistrictLieutenant Allan WatanabePhone: 962-2120   Media Release Road construction in Umauma is ongoing on Highway 19 at the 16-mile marker. Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists to abide by all traffic control signs and devices in the construction area, specifically the traffic control lights at both ends of the bridge. To […]

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Woman arrested for financial crimes 04-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14009976     Media Release A 23-year-old Waimea woman has been charged with eight felonies in connection with a stolen checkbook. The victim, a 58-year-old Hōlualoa woman, reported on April 7 that a new checkbook from her bank had been stolen. Police […]

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Still wanted: Keahi Calvin Sale 04-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2214   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 25-year-old man wanted on no-bail warrants and for questioning in connection with unrelated investigations. Keahi Calvin Sale is described as 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with brown eyes and […]

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Police investigating death during Kona arrest (update No. 2) 04-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, ext. 266   Media Release (update No. 2) The final results of an autopsy conducted Wednesday (February 5) on the body of 39-year-old Randall Hatori of Kailua-Kona concluded that the cause of death was cardio-respiratory arrest due to the combined effects of high levels of […]

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DUI stats 04-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 7, 2014, through April 13, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 35 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eleven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Wanted: Dale Arruda 04-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 42-year-old Hilo man wanted for a parole violation. Dale Daniel Arruda is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. He may have a […]

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Missing teen located: Reina Aldorasi 04-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 267 Report No. C13014042   Media Release   Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Reina Aldorasi of Kona, who was reported missing last year. She was found in Kailua-Kona on Thursday (April 10).

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Public invited to “Run To Honor” 5K Run/2 Mile Walk/Keiki Fun Run May 17 04-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity PolicingLieutenant Darren HorioPhone:  961-2350   Media Release In recognition of Police Week, the Hawaiʻi Police Department and Crime Stoppers Hawaiʻi will hold a “Run To Honor” 5K Run/2 Mile Walk and “Click It or Ticket” Keiki Fun Run on Saturday, May 17, at Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo. The public is invited to […]

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National drug take-back initiative is April 26 04-17-14

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 initiative being sponsored in Hawaiʻi by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety. On […]

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Kona community meeting changed to April 15 04-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolCaptain Randal IshiiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 299   Media Release (update) The date of the Police Department’s Kona community meeting has been changed to Tuesday,  April 15. The meeting will take place from 12-2 p.m. at the Kona police station. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the […]

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National Distracted Driver Enforcement Campaign 04-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert P. PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of distracted driving as part of a national campaign called “U Drive U Text U Pay” which runs April 10 through April 15. Distracted driving is a problem of national concern. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration […]

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Merrie Monarch one-way traffic pattern 04-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services Sergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release In conjunction with the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly direction on Kalanikoa Street between Piʻilani Street and Kuawa Street […]

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Missing teen located: Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion 04-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IILieutenant Gilbert GasparPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 230Report No. C14005051   Media Release Hawaiʻi island police have located 16-year-old Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion of Kona, who was reported missing. She was found April 3.

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Click It or Ticket 14 & Under Championships 04-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121FAX: 961-8845     Media Release Seventy-eight youths from 10 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 14 and Under Hoops Championships this past weekend, April 4-6, at the Waiākea-Uka gym. In the finals, Austin Ewing scored 13 points and Steven Texeira added 12 […]

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Hilo man charged with meth trafficking 04-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area ILieutenant Mark FariasPhone: 961-2253Report No. C14009339   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Hilo man with meth trafficking and other offenses stemming from the execution of a search warrant on Monday (April 7). At 6:55 p.m. Monday, officers from the Area I Vice Section served the search warrant […]

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DUI stats 04-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 31, 2014, through April 6, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Missing teen: Isaiah Fourshey 04-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Lorenzo ArtiendaPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14008117   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. Isaiah Fourshey was last seen in Hilo on March 25. He is described as 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with brown eyes and dark brown hair. Police ask anyone with […]

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Missing teen: Tiffany McCandless 04-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Lorenzo ArtiendaPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14008121     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Tiffany Faris-Saffery McCandless was last seen in Hilo on March 25. She is described as 5-foot-2, 185 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone […]

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Missing teen: Addie Cragg 04-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IILieutenant Gilbert GasparPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 230Report No. C14000693   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kailua-Kona girl who was reported missing. Addie Cragg was last seen in Kona on January 8. She is described as 5-foot-5, 140 pounds with blue eyes and long, straight strawberry […]

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Hilo man charged with felonies for unlicensed contractor fraud 04-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C13012426   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with three felonies after allegedly posing as a licensed contractor. At 4:34 p.m. Friday (April 4) 37-year-old Ricky Mesa was charged with first-degree theft and two felony counts of unlicensed contractor fraud. His bail […]

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Darren Ornellas charged following burglary 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14008913   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged an 18-year-old Hilo man with offenses stemming from a burglary last week. On Saturday, (April 5), acting on a tip, police located and arrested Darren K. Ornellas without incident in the North Kohala District. […]

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Three men arrested for burglary 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DistrictSergeant James CorreaPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14008897     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested three men suspected of committing a residential burglary in Hilo. On Thursday (April 3), South Hilo Patrol officers, along with investigators from the Special Enforcement Unit and the Area I Juvenile Aid Section, responded to […]

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Man charged after firing numerous shots in Kona 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14009104   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man with nine offenses in connection with an incident involving numerous shots being fired in his Kona apartment and at a resort parking lot. At 11 a.m. Monday (April […]

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Puna fatality victim identified 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14009162   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died Sunday (April 6) from injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision on the Keaʻau-Pāhoa Road (Route 130) between the 3- and 4-mile markers in Keaʻau. He was identified as […]

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Man arrested after firing shots in Kona 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant William SoutherPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. C14009104   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man on suspicion of reckless endangering Saturday afternoon (April 5) in Kailua-Kona. Raymond Robinson was arrested at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday at a resort in Kailua-Kona. At 12:03 p.m. Saturday, Kona Patrol officers […]

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Kona stabbing (update) 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14008955     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Kona man with several offenses in connection with a stabbing incident last week in Kailua-Kona. On Saturday evening (April 5), detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged 43-year-old Michael […]

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Missing woman found: Karissa Hirahara 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14008115 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 24-year-old Karissa Hirahara of a Keaʻau, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Pāhoa on Saturday (April 5).

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Puna fatality 04-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14009162   Media Release  A 26-year-old Hilo man died Sunday (April 6) from injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision on the Keaʻau-Pāhoa Road (Route 130) between the 3- and 4-mile markers in Keaʻau. Responding to a 4:31 a.m. call, Puna patrol officers […]

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Officer of the Month: Sheldon Nakamoto 04-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Sheldon Nakamoto as “Officer of the Month” for April in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (April 2) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Nakamoto was honored for an investigation that led to felony charges in a stolen […]

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Hilo murder investigation (update No. 2)

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations DivisionCaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2251Report No. C14008169   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have released two people who were arrested Wednesday (March 26) on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 59-year-old Hilo man. Results of an autopsy conducted Friday afternoon (March 28) on the […]

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Kona shooting 03-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Division, Area IICaptain Chad BasquePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 263Report No. C14008288   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shooting Friday morning (March 28) in Hōlualoa. At 7:47 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim on Waiono Meadows Road. They found a 26-year-old Hōlualoa man with […]

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Hilo murder (update) 03-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations DivisionCaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2251Report No. C14008169   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the victim in a murder investigation as 59-year-old Robert A Evanson of Hilo. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday afternoon (March 28) to determine the cause of death. At 7:32 p.m. Wednesday (March 26), police responded […]

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Missing teen: Ululihi Watson-Hamilton 03-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Lorenzo ArtiendaPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14001336   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old girl who was reported missing. Ululihi Watson-Hamilton was last seen at her Hilo home on January 14. She is described as 5-foot-2, 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with […]

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Hilo murder 03-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations DivisionCaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2251Report No. C14008169   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a murder Wednesday (March 26) at a Hilo apartment complex. At 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a reported disturbance at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Ululani Street. Upon arrival, police discovered the lifeless […]

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Police seek suspects in Hilo assault 03-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254Report No. C14007940   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an assault on Monday (March 24) in Hilo and are looking for a suspect who was captured on video surveillance. At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to an area near the intersection of Kilauea […]

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DUI stats 03-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 17, 2014, through March 23, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 32 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eleven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been […]

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Missing teen: Rillian Woods 03-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant Robert HattonPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14003634   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Mountain View boy who was reported missing. Rillian H. Woods was last seen in Nanawale Estates on February 28.  He is described as 5-foot-8, 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone […]

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