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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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DUI stats 10-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 14, 2013, through October 20, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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Drug Take-Back Initiative is Oct. 26 10-22-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Acting Chief Paul Ferreira 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. […]

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Ocean View man charged with several drug offenses 10-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C13027904   Media Release A Kaʻū man has been charged with several drug offenses following the execution of a search warrant on his home last week. Vice Section officers served the search warrant Thursday (October 17) on a home […]

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Hi-PAL “Click It or Ticket” event in November 10-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hawai’i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will host the Click It or Ticket 5-6 and 8-under Basketball Championships at Pāpaʻikou Gym on November 2-3. The age cutoff date is December 31, 2013. The deadline […]

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Telephone scam 10-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam from persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply. The individuals call Water Supply customers and threaten to shut off their water service because of a past due water […]

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Missing man found: Richard Gomez (correction) 10-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13025782   Media Release (corrects day in second paragraph) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 48-year-old Richard Gomez of Hilo, who was reported missing after entering the water in a rowboat on September 20. He was found in good health in […]

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Two arrested with “ice” in car 10-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C13027819   Media Release A Kona man is in custody on more than half a million dollars bail after being found in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded gun. On Wednesday, Area II Vice officers served a search warrant […]

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Missing man found: Richard Gomez 10-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13025782   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 48-year-old Richard Gomez of Hilo, who was reported missing after entering the water in a rowboat on September 20. He was found in good health in Kailua-Kona on […]

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SAVIN system link now on police website 10-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has added a link to its website that allows citizens to monitor the status of Hawaiʻi inmates in jail or prison. The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system is powered by the nationwide […]

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Additional charges for Adrien Kalani 10-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252   Media Release (update No. 3) Hawaiʻi Island police have filed additional charges against an Āhualoa man who was arrested Wednesday morning (October 16) on warrants after police received an anonymous tip about his whereabouts. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, 49-year-old Adrien Haena Kalani […]

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Missing child found 10-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Captain Randal Ishii Phone 326-4646, Ext. 299 Media Release (update No. 2) Police have located 7-year-old Alexander Kaiser of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed at a friend’s house in Kalaoa at about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday (October 16). He was then returned to his parents.

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Missing Child: Alexander Kaiser (update with photo) 10-16-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Captain Randal Ishii Phone 326-4646, Ext. 299   Media Release (update with photo) Police are searching for a 7-year-old Kailua-Kona boy who was reported missing. Kona patrol officers responded to a 3 p.m. call Wednesday (October 16) from Hōlualoa Elementary School and learned that the 2nd grade boy failed to […]

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Missing child: Alexander Kaiser 10-16-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Captain Randal Ishii Phone 326-4646, Ext. 299 Media Release Police are searching for a 7-year-old Kailua-Kona boy who was reported missing. Kona patrol officers responded to a 3 p.m. call Wednesday (October 16) from Hōlualoa Elementary School and learned that the 2nd grade boy failed to arrive home after catching […]

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Missing teen: Addie Cragg 10-16-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. C13021758   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kona girl who was reported missing. Addie Cragg was last seen in Kailua-Kona on August 16. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-5, 140 pounds with blue […]

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Adrien Kalani located 10-16-2013

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 49-year-old Adrien Haena Kalani of Āhualoa, who was wanted on warrants. He was arrested on five warrants without incident Wednesday morning (October 16) in Honokaʻa based on information from an anonymous tip. Police thank […]

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Wanted: Janette Silva 10-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12013201   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old woman wanted on outstanding warrants. Janette Marie Silva is wanted on two $10,000 warrants for felony drug offenses. She is also wanted for questioning in connection with a […]

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DUI stats 10-14-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 7, 2013, through October 13, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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Still wanted: Adrien Kalani 10-11-13

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 49-year-old Hāmākua  man wanted on warrants. Adrien Haena Kalani of Āhualoa is wanted for contempt of court, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. He is also wanted […]

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Man arrested in theft of state vehicle 10-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13017586   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 37-year-old Hilo man with several offenses involving a vehicle that was stolen from a repair shop in Hilo in July. On July 5 at about 7:06 a.m., police responded to […]

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Hilo burglary (update) 10-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13027254   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a man arrested Wednesday in connection with a commercial burglary in Hilo. At 10 a.m. Thursday (October 10), 18-year-old Robert Pookela Manaole, who has no permanent address, was charged with  […]

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Hilo burglary 10-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13027254   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a commercial burglary early Wednesday in Hilo. Police received a report of an alarm call at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday (October 9) from a business at Waiakea Center. Responding officers saw a […]

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Shots fired (update) 10-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13026401   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the man who was arrested last week in connection with a report of gunshots in Hilo on September 30. At 2:25 p.m. Saturday (October5), 34-year-old Kevin Kuhia,  who has no permanent […]

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Community meeting in North Kohala on Oct. 15 10-08-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol Captain Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, October 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kohala Intergenerational Center. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to […]

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DUI stats 10-07-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 30, 2013, through October 6, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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Backpack drive (update) 10-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is pleased to announce that families throughout the island donated more than 300 backpacks for children in need during a backpack drive between July and September. During the backpack drive, all police stations around the […]

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Shots fired 10-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13026401   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have have a man in custody in connection with a report of gunshots in Hilo on Monday afternoon (September 30). At 1:54 p.m. Monday, Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a […]

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Fatal fire (update) 10-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Rep0rt No. C13026438   Media Release (update) An autopsy conducted Wednesday (October 2) indicated no signs of foul play in a body found in the remnants of a fire Monday night (September 30) in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. The forensic […]

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Police seek information in machete robbery 10-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13019892   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking information about a reported robbery at a Puna park in July. A 51-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were reportedly approached by three unidentified men at 2 a.m. on July 28 […]

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Michael Carvalho located 10-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 26-year-old Michael Dwayne Carvalho, who was wanted on warrants and for questioning in an unrelated case. Carvalho was arrested at noon Wednesday (October 2) in Puna and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while […]

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Woman arrested in car theft case 10-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13024618   Media Release A Captain Cook woman is in police custody in connection with the theft of a car from Kealakekua. The Acura Legend sedan was removed from Māmalahoa Bypass Road on September 12. Police investigation led […]

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Four arrested in Hilo burglary 10-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C13026403   Media Release Tips from the public Monday (September 30) led to the arrest of a man and three women during a burglary in progress in Hilo. At 2:45 a.m. Monday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a […]

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Kuhia and Carvalho-Kuhia located 10-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13020766   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 30-year-old John Curtis K. Kuhia and 36-year-old Shanna Y. L. Carvalho-Kuhia, whom police asked for help in finding. Police thank the public for their assistance.

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Missing teen found: Carlierose Rodrigues-Kihe 10-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C12032822   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 17-year-old Carlierose Rodrigues-Kihe of Puna, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on September 26.

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Officer of the Month: Caroldeen “Nalani” Freitas 10-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Acting Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Caroldeen “Nalani”  Freitas as “Officer of the Month” for October in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (October 2) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Freitas, a 10-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, was […]

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Kona man arrested in truck theft 10-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13026264   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with two offenses in connection with the theft of a pickup truck from Kona International Airport at Keāhole. Sometime over the weekend (September 28-29), a 2004 Toyota Tacoma […]

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Wanted: Kuhia and Carvalho-Kuhia 10-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13020766   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a couple wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery. At 3 a.m. on August 6, a 26-year-old Hilo man was reportedly assaulted in the parking lot of Coconut Island […]

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Human remains found 10-01-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13026010   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying human remains found in Kona last week. Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Friday (September 27), Kona patrol officers responded to a report of human […]

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Fatal fire 10-01-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Rep0rt No. C13026438   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a fatal fire Monday night (September 30) in Kaʻū. In response to a 9:09 p.m. report of a structure fire on Bamboo […]

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Shot fired (update) 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13026262   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island detectives have charged the man arrested in connection with the discharge of a firearm in the Mountain View area Sunday afternoon (September 29). At 1:55 p.m. Monday (September 30), detectives charged Falaniko N. […]

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DUI stats 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 23, 2013, through September 30, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 44 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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Possible drowning 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299 Report No. C13026059   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning Friday (September 27) at Kua Bay. At approximately 2:12 p.m. Friday, responding officers learned that a woman who had been snorkeling was found floating in waters on the north […]

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Hilo robbery 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13026129   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged two men with various offenses stemming from an incident early Saturday morning (September 28) in Hilo. At 3:27 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of a 19-year-old Hilo man who […]

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Shot fired 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13026262   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island detectives are investigating an incident involving the discharge of a firearm in the Mountain View area Sunday afternoon (September 29). At 12:04 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report that a 64-year-old Mountain View […]

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One-way traffic pattern on Oct. 12 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release   The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public that a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Kapiʻolani Street on Saturday, October 12. Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., traffic will flow in […]

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Kona pedestrian fatality 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, ext 229 Report No. C13026222   Media Release A 26-year-old Kailua-Kona man died Sunday morning (September 29) in a vehicle–pedestrian collision. About 2:53 a.m., a 2004 Mercedes-Benz was traveling south on Highway 11 near the junction with Puʻuloa Road in Kailua-Kona […]

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Puna bicyclist fatality (update) 09-29-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13026038   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal vehicle-bicycle crash Friday (September 27) in Puna. At 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police charged 27-year-old Siaku L. Aholelei of Mountain View with first-degree negligent […]

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Puna bicyclist fatality 09-27-13

HawaiʻI Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13026038   Media Release A 66-year-old Puna man died Friday (September 27) in a vehicle-bicycle crash. Ag 11:56 a.m., a 2004 Dodge pickup truck was traveling south at a high rate of speed on Highway 11 near the 8-mile marker in Keaʻau when […]

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Papaya destruction 09-27-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C13026012   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a criminal property damage case in connection with the destruction of papaya trees at a farm in Puna. Sometime between 5:30 p.m. Thursday (September 26) and 6:30 a.m. Friday (September 27), 100 papaya trees […]

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Puna assault in June 09-27-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13016674   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the victim of an assault that resulted in a large deposit of blood left fronting a vacant establishment in Puna. On June 26 at about 7:30 a.m., detectives from the Area […]

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Missing: Richard Gomez (update) 09-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13025782   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are still searching for a 48-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Richard Gomez entered the water in Hilo in a small rowboat at 10 a.m. Friday (September 20) and has not […]

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Officer of the Month: Frank Mohica 09-26-13

Hawaii Police Department Office of the Chief Acting Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Frank Mohica on Thursday (September 26) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for September. Mohica, a Community Policing officer assigned to the South Hilo District, was honored for […]

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Winter Basketball Classic 09-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hawaiʻi Police Activities League and the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the 33rd Annual Winter Basketball Classic on Thursday, December 26, through Sunday, December 29. Entries will be accepted […]

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Wanted: Mark Wirth 09-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 38-year old man wanted on bench warrants for bail jumping and contempt of court. Mark Wirth is describe as 6-feet tall, 170 pounds with short blond hair and blue eyes. He has no permanent […]

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Wanted: Adrien Kalani 09-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 49-year-old South Kohala man wanted on warrants. Adrien Haena Kalani, who has no permanent address,  is wanted for contempt of court, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. He is also wanted for […]

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Missing: Richard Gomez 09-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13025782   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 48-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Richard Gomez entered the water in Hilo in a Kayak at 10 a.m. Friday (September 20) and has not been seen since. […]

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Zairon Frazier located 09-23-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13023002 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 26-year-old Zairon Leon Frazier of Puna, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Hāmākua on Friday (September 20).

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DUI stats 09-23-13

Hawai´i Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 16, 2013, through September 22, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 35 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 have […]

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Click It or Ticket basketball results 09-23-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-2220 Media Release More than 80 youths from 15 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 12-and-Under Hoops Championships this past weekend, September 20-22, at Waiākea Uka Gym. The Hawaiʻi Warriors 6th Graders out-gunned the Hawaiʻi Warriors 7th graders 52-32 […]

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Missing teen: Rosa Fonseca 09-23-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13019327   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Volcano girl who was reported missing. Rosa Fonseca was last seen July 21 in Volcano. She is described as Caucasian, 4-foot-11, 110 pounds with brown eyes and long brown hair. […]

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HI-PAL volleyball 09-20-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Twenty-three youths aged 10 and under participated in eight two-set volleyball games during the “Click It or Ticket” HI-PAL and Keaukaha Sports “Jus Fo’ Fun” volleyball day held at the Kawananakoa Hall gymnasium in Keaukaha on Saturday, September […]

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Second man charged in connection with home invasion 09-20-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13019638   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located the second man wanted and previously charged in connection with a home invasion robbery in the Leilani Estates subdivision on July 24. At 12:20 p.m. Thursday (September 19), police arrested […]

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Missing woman found: Cludette Morell (correction) 09-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Sergeant Danette Tavares Hāmākua Patrol Phone No. 775-7533 Report No. C13024877   Media Release (corrected spelling of last name) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 35-year-old Claudette Morell of Kapaʻau, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Thursday morning (September 19) in Honokaʻa.

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Missing woman located: Claudette Morell (corrected spelling) 09-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Sergeant Danette Tavares Hāmākua Patrol Phone No. 775-7533 Report No. C13024877   Media Release (corrected spelling of last name) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 35-year-old Claudette Morell of Kapaʻau, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Thursday morning (September 19) in Honokaʻa.

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Missing woman found: Claudette Morel 09-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Sergeant Danette Tavares Hāmākua Patrol Phone No. 775-7533 Report No. C13024877   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 35-year-old Claudette Morel of Kapaʻau, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Thursday morning (September 19) in Honokaʻa.

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Keiki triathlon 09-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121 FAX: 961-8845   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League and the Hawaiʻi County Department of Parks and Recreation are once again co-sponsoring the “Keiki Triathlon.” It will take place in Kailua-Kona on October 19, the weekend […]

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HI-PAL basketball tournament in Keaukaha 09-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121 FAX: 961-8845   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League will host its 7th annual “Halloween Havoc” 3-on-3 basketball tournament October 26-27 at the Kawananakoa gymnasium in Keaukaha. Team entries are being accepted in the following age […]

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Hale Nani escape (update No. 2) 09-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13023858   Media Release (update) A 23- year-old escapee from a correctional facility was captured by police Thursday morning (September 12). At 10:25 a.m., acting on a tip, police arrested Robert Carlos Garcia for second-degree escape at a home on […]

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Kona robbery 09-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13024491   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Wednesday night at a restaurant in Kailua-Kona. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday (September 11), after the restaurant had closed, an unknown man entered the premises near the […]

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Officer of the Year: Randy Morris 09-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244 Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Randy Morris as “Officer of the Year” in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (September 11) at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Morris, a HI-PAL officer in Kona, was honored for an arrest that curtailed a […]

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Two HI-PAL events on Sept. 14 09-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is hosting two HI-PAL “Click It Or Ticket” events on Saturday, September 14. A “Click It or Ticket” volleyball tournament for 10 and under will be held at the Kawananakoa Hall gymnasium in Keaukaha […]

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Still missing: John Spillane 09-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13012849 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a Honokaʻa man who was reported missing on May 14. John Spillane, who was known in Hawaiʻi as Kevin Devlin, was last seen on May 13 between […]

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Wanted: Michael Dwayne Carvalho 09-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old Pāhoa man wanted on two outstanding warrants. Michael Dwayne Carvalho is also wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery, assault and terroristic threatening. He is described as Filipino, about 5-foot-11, about […]

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DUI stats 09-09-13

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

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Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted 09-06-13

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 wanted in a murder investigation, a 40-year-old woman wanted for a domestic incident and a 30-year-old man wanted for a stabbing. The new […]

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Hale Nani escape (update) 09-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646- Ext. 299 Report No. C13023857/C13023858   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located one of  two inmates who escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility Wednesday night (September 4). At 11:50 a.m. Friday (September 6), Kona Patrol officers and Community Policing officers responded to […]

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HI-PAL basketball results 09-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Hawaii Police Activities League Phone: 961-8121 Media Release One hundred nineteen youth participated in 47 games during HI-PAL’s 2013 “Click It Or Ticket” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held at the Honokaʻa Sports Complex gymnasium on August 17. Coming out on top in the 9-10 division was NSP out of […]

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Tianajade Mathieu located 09-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13023823   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located Tianajade Mathieu who was wanted in connection with a reported threat in Hilo on Tuesday night (September 3). Mathieu was arrested in Hilo at 10:40 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of terroristic […]

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Wanted: Tianajade Mathieu 09-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13023823   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported threat and are asking for the public’s help in locating one of the suspects. On Wednesday (September 4) at about 2:30 p.m., police received a report that a 31-year-old […]

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Puna man charged after threatening officers 09-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13023656   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 40-year-old Puna man with terroristic threatening for pointing what looked like a rifle at two police officers Tuesday morning while they were investigating a domestic dispute between the man […]

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Hale Nani escape 09-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13023857/C13023858   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating two inmates who escaped from a correctional facility Wednesday night (September 4). At about 11:10 p. m. Wednesday, police received a report from personnel at […]

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Kona drowning 09-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Daniel Mlakar Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 253 Report No. C13023832   Media Release On Wednesday (September 4), at approximately 4:10 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a missing diver at Kaohe Beach, South Kona. Witnesses on the beach reported they had observed a diver in distress disappear […]

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HI-PAL basketball event in November 09-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department HI-PAL Office Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-8121   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hawai’i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will host Click It or Ticket 5-6 and 8-under basketball championships at Pāpaʻikou Gym on November 2-3. The age cutoff date is December 31. The deadline to enter is October 25. […]

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Wanted: Lathan Rosa 09-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 36-year-old Hilo man wanted on a warrant of arrest. Lathan Rosa is wanted on a $10,000 warrant for violating probation in an abuse case. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with […]

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Two arrested for meth in Hawi 09-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C13023694   Media Release A Hawi man and woman are in police custody on drug charges after police served a search warrant at their house. On Tuesday (September 3), officers from the Area II Vice Section, along with Community […]

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Lieutenant promotions 09-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244   Media Release Chief Harry Kubojiri has promoted four individuals to the rank of lieutenant. Lieutenant Juergen Canda is now assigned to the South Kohala District in Waimea. He joined the Police Department as a radio dispatcher in October 1992 before becoming a […]

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Police to use “speed boards” after opening of new Saddle Road segment on Sept. 7 09-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: 887-3080   Media Release The latest phase of the Saddle Road realignment project will be open to vehicular traffic from Saturday, September 7, following a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. To promote safety for the motoring public, police will conduct education by way of “speed […]

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Puna man arrested in domestic with adult son 09-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13023601 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a domestic dispute that sent a 24-year-old Mountain View man to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Puna patrol officers responded to Keola Place in Mountain View at 8:30 p.m. Monday (September […]

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DUI stats 09-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 26, 2013, through September 1, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 34 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 854 DUI arrests compared with […]

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Missing teen found: Kalehua Vea 09-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Scott Kurashige Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C13022674   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 14-year-old Kalehua Vea, who was reported missing. She was found  in Tuesday afternoon (September 3) unharmed in North Kohala.

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Detectives re-evaluate 40-year-old cold case 09-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. A-71462   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in connection with a 40-year-old murder investigation. On March 29, 1973, 23-year-old Gayle Hook of Nāpoʻopoʻo was reported missing. On April 6, 1973, her body […]

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