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11-07-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 31, 2016, through November 6, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers was under the […]

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11-07-16 Kona man charged with assault and attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area 2 Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C16028732     Anthony Graham Beaudet-Close   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 34-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with an assault that occurred last month in Kona. On Friday (October 28), police responded to a report […]

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09-20-16 Hilo church burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16024999     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for help with information about a burglary at a church on Kupulau Road in Hilo. Sometime between 11:00 a.m Sunday (September 18) and 7:00 a.m. Monday (September 19), unknown […]

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09-20-16 Pahoa robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16025093     Media Release Police are seeking a suspect in a reported robbery that occurred early Tuesday (September 20) morning in the Pahoa area. At about 2:23 am, police received a report from a 19-year-old Pahoa man who reported […]

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09-19-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 12, 2016, through September 18, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the […]

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09-07-16 Possible drowning

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C16023830   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning that occurred in the Puna district. On Tuesday, (September 6), at 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of an unresponsive woman who had been snorkeling at Pohoiki Beach.  Upon police […]

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05-18-16 Hilo robbery (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16011894 Media Release (updates detective’s contact information) Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing a May 2, 2016 Hilo robbery investigation. At 6:15 a.m., a 27-year-old Hilo man was assaulted near the corner of Keawe Street and Haili Street and his wallet […]

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05-18-16 Hilo attempted robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16013406     Media Release Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred early Tuesday (May 17) morning in the Hilo area. Shortly after midnight, police received a report of a female yelling for assistance in the area of Leilani […]

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05-13-16 Missing: Darciea Hilderbrand

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16013035   Darciea Hilderbrand Media Release Hawaii Island police are searching for a 26-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing. Darciea Hilderbrand was last seen in Hilo on February 17. She is described as 5-foot-6, 240 pounds with brown eyes, medium length […]

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05-12-16 Three charged in Hilo threat investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16012582     Betty Anzai Jake Gassett Travis Anzai Media Release In response to a 12:21 a.m. report of a disturbance at the 1000 block of Kuahiwi Place in Hilo on Monday (May 9), police arrived to find numerous people […]

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05-10-16 Police Week May 15-21

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244     Ronald “Shige” Jitchaku Kenneth Keliipio William “Red” Oili Manuel Cadinha Media Release Police Week festivities on Hawaiʻi Island will be held next week (May 15-21). Police Week is a nationally recognized week of activities in support of police work and in […]

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05-10-16 Puna multiple murders (update No. 4)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C16012360     Media Release Police have identified the two juvenile victims that were found deceased with gunshot wounds at the residence on Moku Street. The female juvenile has been identified as being Clara Hoffman, 7-years-old, and the male as John Hoffman, […]

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05-09-16 Puna multiple murders (update No. 3)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C16012360       Media Release Police have identified through fingerprints the identity of the female adult victim. She was identified as being Aracely Hoffman, formerly known as Aracely Monroy Urruela, 40-years-old, of Leilani Estates. Documents located at the residence reveal that […]

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04-12-16 National Distracted Driver Enforcement Campaign

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone:  961-2305     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of distracted driving in the month of April as part of a national campaign called “U Drive U Text U Pay”. Distracted driving is a problem of national concern. The National Highway Transportation […]

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04-11-16 Puna fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher Gali Phone:  961-2332 Report No. C16009870     Media Release A 22-year-old Pāhoa woman died Saturday (April 9) from injuries she sustained in a one vehicle crash on Nānāwale Boulevard just west of Donneybrook Lane. Responding to a 8:22 p.m. call, Puna patrol officers determined […]

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04-07-16 Bruno Facchini located

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C15033654       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 32-year-old Bruno A. Facchini of Paʻauilo who was wanted for assault. He turned himself in to Hāmākua police on Wednesday (April 7) at 10 a.m., was arrested, and released pending further investigation.

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04-05-16 Pair charged in Puna burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16009244     Jarrett Moke Hanato Kimberly Anne Edwards   Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 47 year-old man and a 32 year-old woman for a variety of offenses stemming from a burglary that occurred last Saturday (April […]

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04-05-16 Suspect sought in Kailua-Kona theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Officer Andrew Walters Phone: 326-4646 Report No. C16009228     Theft suspect   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an adult male wanted in connection with the theft of an iPhone 6 Plus. At about 5:49 p.m. Saturday (April 2), an unknown male […]

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03-28-16 Oshiro Road firearms incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16008525     Media Release Big Island detectives are investigating a fatal firearms related incident that occurred last Friday in Puna. On Friday (March 25, 2016) at 8:09 am, police and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of […]

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03-28-16 Puna fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher Gali Phone:  961-2332 Report No. C16008673     Media Release An unidentified woman was killed Monday (March 28) after being struck by a vehicle on Route 130, .1 mile south of Kaloli Drive in Keaʻau. A 22-year-old Hilo man came to the Hilo Police Station […]

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03-28-16 Police warn public of IRS phone scam

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Operations Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213   Media Release Police are reminding the public about scams involving phone calls from people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding payment and stating that if payment is not made, then fines of over $1000 will be issued.  […]

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03-01-16 Gambling search warrants

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C16005366   Media Release On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Hawaiʻi Police Department, assisted by Homeland Security, the Honolulu Police Department, and the Prosecutor’s Office Investigators, executed 9 search warrants at 7 establishments and 2 homes connected with […]

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02-05-16 Officer involved shooting (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Area I Operations Bureau Phone: 961-2356 Report No. C16003707   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the male suspect as 38-year-old Ronald Barawis of Kailua-Kona. The female passenger is a 28-year-old from Mountain View on the Big Island, as she has not been arrested, her identity is […]

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02-05-16 Wanted: Leilani Torres

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252     Leilani Torres   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old Hilo woman who is wanted for several bench warrants. Leilani Torres is wanted for contempt of court, failure to appear, and has a warrant of arrest issued […]

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02-05-16 Missing: Jolee Reiswig

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Darryel Tolentino Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C15027134     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 62-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported missing. Jolee Reiswig was last seen in Hilo in the early evening hours on Monday, September 14, 2015. She had been swimming with a […]

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02-05-16 Officer involved shooting

Hawaiʻi Police Department Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Area I Operations Bureau Phone: 961-2346 Report No. C16003707       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred just after midnight at a shopping center located off of Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo. The immediate area where the shooting occurred remains closed […]

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01-18-16 Wanted man located: Ronald Joseph Kong

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C16000819   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have apprehended 33-year-old Ronald Joseph Kong, who was wanted for several warrants and numerous other charges. On Sunday, January 17, 2015, at 11:45 pm, Ronald Kong was located at a residence in the […]

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10-28-15 Missing: Evan Vujnovich

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Jeurgen Canda Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C15031912     Evan Vujnovich Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old Waimea man who was reported missing. Evan Vujnovich was last seen in the Kailua-Kona area on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at approximately 1:30 am. He is described […]

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09-09-15 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 31, 2015, through September 6, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. So far this year, there have […]

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09-08-15 Missing child located: Jonah Palakiko-Lono correction

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C15026330       Media Release (adds that the childs father was also located in 1st paragraph) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 2-year-old Jonah Palakiko-Lono of Hilo, and his father, 43-year-old Kaleo Palakiko, who were reported missing on Monday (September […]

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09-08-15 Hilo Kamehameha statue spear theft (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15026260     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have recovered the section of the spear that was stolen from the King Kamehameha statue. Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section returned to the scene on Tuesday morning (September 8) […]

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09-08-15 Puna critical incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C15026126 September 8, 2015   Ben L. Domingo Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a domestic violence incident that was reported on Friday evening (September 4) at a home in Volcano. Puna Patrol Officers responded to a report of […]

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09-08-15 Puna fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C15026215 September 5, 2015     Media Release A 62-year-old Washington State man died Saturday (September 5) after being involved in a traffic collision on Route 137 (Kalapana-Kapoho Road), .1 mile south of the 17-mile-marker. Responding to an 8:38 […]

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09-07-15 Missing child: Jonah Palakiko-Lono

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Norbert Serrao, Jr. Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C15026330   Jonah Palakiko-Lono Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 2-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. Jonah Palakiko-Lono was last seen at Onekahakaha Beach Park on Saturday (September 6) when he was dropped off to visit with […]

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09-06-15 Hilo Kamehameha statue spear theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo District Officer Matthew Lewis Phone (808) 961-2213 Report No. C15026260 Kamehameha statue spear Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the top section of the Hilo Kamehameha statue spear, taken from the Wailoa State Park area. The Spear is described as being made of bronze, […]

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08-21-15 Man charged in officer-involved shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Captain Robert Wagner Area I Criminal Investigations Division Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. C15024391   Jomal Ford Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Mountain View man for several offenses stemming from an incident that occurred on Thursday (August 20), at a residence on Mauna Lani Track Road in Mountain View. […]

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08-20-15 Police investigating officer-involved shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Major Randy Apele Phone: 961-2341 Report No. C15024391     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a non-fatal officer-involved shooting which occurred in Puna on Thursday (August 20). At approximately 1:48 p.m., Puna Patrol officers and State of Hawaiʻi Sheriff’s attempted to serve a bench warrant at a […]

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08-20-15 Wanted woman located: Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C15018972   Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita Paul Guiteras Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 19-year-old Hilo woman who was wanted on several outstanding bench warrants and was a suspect in several other investigations. Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita was taken into […]

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08-20-15 National DUI Enforcement Campaign

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of drunk driving as part of a national campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which starts tomorrow, August 21 and runs through September 7. During the campaign, police will conduct 20-30 sobriety […]

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08-20-15 Wanted: Shaye K.M. Nishida

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: 887-3080 August 20, 2015 Shaye K.M. Nishida Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a West Hawaiʻi man wanted for outstanding warrants. Police are looking for 33-year-old Shaye K.M. Nishida, whose last known address was in Kamuela on the […]

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08-19-15 Missing woman located: Britney Pieta

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C15023932     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 26-year-old Britney Pieta, who was reported missing on Monday (August 17). She was found unharmed within the brush area in Hawaiian Acres on Tuesday afternoon (August 18) and transported to Hilo Medical […]

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08-19-15 Missing: Patricia Steve

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C15023808   Patricia Steve Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 28-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing. Patricia Steve was last heard from on Wednesday (August 12). She is described as Caucasian, 4-foot-11, 160 pounds with brown hair and […]

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08-18-15 Missing teen located: Yasmine Butterfield

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Detective Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. C15024046   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 13-year-old Yasmine Butterfield of Keaʻau, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Tuesday afternoon (August 18) in Hilo.

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08-18-15 Missing teen: Yasmine Butterfield

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Detective Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. C15024046   Yasmine Butterfield  Media Release Hawai’i island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 13-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing. Yasmine Butterfield was last seen at her residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park, in Keaʻau, on Sunday (August 16). […]

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08-17-15 Hawaiian Ocean View Estates burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka’u District, Area II Sergeant Christopher Ragasa Phone:  939-2520 Report No.:  C15023827   Unidentified male suspect Suspect vehicle  Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person wanted in connection with a burglary complaint that occurred on a property located on the 2800 block of Anuenue […]

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DUI stats 08-17-15

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 10, 2015, through August 16 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One of the drivers was under […]

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08-17-15 Missing: Britney Pieta

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C15023932   Britney Pieta Britney Pieta without glasses   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 26-year-old woman visiting from Chicago. Britney Pieta went hiking from a residence in Hawaiian Acres on August 15, 2015, and […]

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08-17-15 Hilo murder victim identified

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C15023745   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the female victim of a homicide that occurred on Friday (August 14) in Hilo as 49-year-old Danielle Caron of no permanent address. Caron was identified through fingerprints but police withheld her name until […]

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08-15-15 Pepeʻekeo fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C15023854 August 15, 2015   Media Release A 27-year-old Laupāhoehoe man died Saturday (August 15, 2015) from injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision on Route 19 (Hawaii Belt Road) in the area of the 9-mile-marker. The man was […]

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08-15-15 Illinois man arrested on suspicion of murder (update)

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C15023745   Curtis Hodges Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 35-year-old man for Murder in the 2nd Degree, in connection with the discovery of a deceased female found just past midnight on August 14, 2015, fronting a business located […]

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03-10-15 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 2, 2015, through March 8, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been […]

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03-10-15 Hilo couple arrested and charged with numerous offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15006533   Gregory P. Harper Aubry A. Harper Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a Hilo couple Thursday (March 5) after receiving a report of a man breaking into a vehicle. Shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, a concerned citizen saw […]

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03-05-15 Captain Cook man charged with arson (update no. 2)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15006211 Richard Paul Read Media Release (additional charge added to 2nd paragraph) Detectives have charged a 52-year-old Captain Cook man with arson stemming from a suspicious fire reported on Thursday morning (February 26) in Captain Cook. At 2:00 […]

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03-04-15 Captain Cook man charged with arson (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15006211   Richard Paul Read Media Release Detectives have charged a 52-year-old Captain Cook man with arson stemming from a suspicious fire reported on Thursday morning (February 26) in Captain Cook. At 2:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 4) Detectives […]

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03-03-15 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 23, 2015, through March 1, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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02-02-15 Missing teen found

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C14013636 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old, Zeana Chong of Mt. View, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Keaʻau on Tuesday evening, August 5, 2014.

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02-02-15 Missing teen found

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C14017655 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 17-year-old, Teani Evangelista of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Hilo on Friday afternoon, December 12, 2014.

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Hilo robbery (update) 12-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14033751 Media Release A 24 year-old male was arrested in connection with a robbery of a convenience store on Kekela Street in Hilo on Tuesday (December 16, 2014). Andrew Sandeen, of no permanent address, was arrested on 12-18-14, at 3:20 […]

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Eden Roc shooting (update) 12-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C14016937 Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department detectives have arrested a 22 year old Mt. View man in connection with a shooting that occurred on June 28, 2014, in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View. Nicholas Stertz, M-22, was arrested […]

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Officer involved shooting (update) 12-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Bureau Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2346 Report No.: C14033763 Media Release A 33 year-old Mountain View woman has been released from police custody after being arrested for suspicion of attempted murder and theft of a vehicle, in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday (December 16, […]

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Officer involved shooting (update) 12-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Bureau Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2346 Report No.: C14033763 Media Release A 33 year-old Mountain View woman is in police custody for suspicion of attempted murder in connection to an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday (December 16, 2014) in the Puna District. Acting on an anonymous tip, […]

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Hilo robbery (update) 12-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14033751 Media Release On December 18, 2014 at 3:10 a.m., Kona patrol officers arrested Kelly Marie Brightbill, in Kalaoa, while investigating a suspicious vehicle call. Brightbill was wanted for questioning in connection with the robbery of a convenience store off […]

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Hapuna Beach body identified 12-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14033529 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body recovered from an underwater cavern system near Hapuna Beach on Wednesday (December 17) as 13-year-old Gwyneth Agustin Borromeo, also known as Jayson, of Waikoloa. An autopsy conducted Thursday […]

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Hazardous odor at Waiakea school 12-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Darryel Tolentino Phone: 961-2213 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police Officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department personnel responded to Waiākea Intermediate School this afternoon (12-17-14) at 1:08 p.m. for a reported hazardous odor which resulted in at least one person complaining of dizziness. After a few minutes of searching the […]

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Hilo robbery 12-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14033751 Media Release Big Island police are investigating a robbery of a convenience store on Kekela Street in Hilo. Yesterday,(December 16, 2014) South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 1:08 pm call from an employee at the Minit Stop who […]

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Officer involved shooting 12-16-14

Hawai‘i Police Department Area I Operations Bureau Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2346 Report No.: C14033763 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Puna District on Tuesday. At approximately 2:00 p.m., Puna Patrol officers, who were on Route 11 attending to an unrelated incident, attempted to stop a stolen vehicle […]

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Puna burglary 12-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Brian Souki Phone: 966-5839 Report No. C14028059 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary which occurred at the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility located at 16-261 Shipman Road in Keaʻau. Between 4:00 p.m. on Friday (10-17-2014) and 3:45 p.m. on Sunday (10-19-2014), unknown person(s) entered […]

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DUI stats 12-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 8, 2014, through December 14, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three of the drivers where under the […]

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Puna man charged with burglary 09-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14023767 Taylor Kalawe Media Release A 22-year-old man is in police custody after an elderly female reported a burglary at her residence in the Waiākea area. In response to a 7:00 p.m. call on Sunday (September 7), officers determined that […]

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Timothy John Nacis located and arrested (update) 08-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C14020404 Timothy John Nacis Media Release Police have charged a 36 year old Papaʻaloa man for several offenses, stemming from an incident on August 2, 2014, in Hilo, as well as an incident in Laupāhoehoe on April 1, 2014. Timothy […]

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DUI stats 02-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 17, 2014, through February 23, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One of the drivers was under […]

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Kailua-Kona man charged with multiple offenses 11-29-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13031591 Media Release A Kailua-Kona man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses that occurred in Kailua-Kona between October and November of 2013. On Sunday (November 24) patrol officers arrested Tucker Henry Bontecou, 22, of Kailua-Kona, for […]

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Thanksgiving DUI checkpoints 11-27-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone:  961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are informing motorists that officers will be conducting DUI checkpoints island-wide in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Sergeant Robert […]

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North Kona fires 11-27-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 226 November 27, 2013 Report No. C13031696   Media Release On Monday (November 25) at approximately 3:33 p.m., Patrol Officers from the Kona and South Kohala districts and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a brush fire on […]

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Shoplifting suspect sought 11-26-13

Hawai’i Police Department South Hilo District Officer Jon Carvalho Phone: 808-935-3311 Report No. C13031698   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a recent theft case. On Monday (November 25), merchandise valued at $329 was stolen from a retail store located at the […]

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Missing teen: Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador 11-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13031257   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador was last seen on Wednesday (November 20). She is described as 5-foot-1, 115 pounds with brown eyes and long dark […]

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Suspect sought in sexual assault (update) 11-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13031131   Media Release Police have concluded their investigation of a reported sexual assault that reportedly occurred on Tuesday, November 19th, in a bathroom at a State Facility in Hilo. The investigation revealed that the incident did not occur, and […]

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Officers receive Police Cross Award 11-22-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2243   Media Release Officers Joshua Gouveia and Garrett Hatada were both awarded the Police Cross this morning by Police Chief Harry S. Kubojiri. The award was presented as a result of both officers having sustained gunshot wounds in connection with an […]

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Puna break-in 09-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C13024949   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects who entered a Puna home last night (September 16, 2013) while the occupants were asleep. At about 10:30 pm last night, police received a call from […]

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Click It or Ticket Hoops Clinic 09-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. Phone: 961-2220 FAX: 961-8845     Media Release Sixty youths participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Hoops Clinic for Elementary and Intermediate students held at Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Campus this past Saturday, September 14, 2013. “The clinic was a tool to […]

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Hilo robbery 07-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13018727   Media Release Police are investigating a reported purse snatching that occurred yesterday in Downtown Hilo. Yesterday (July 17, 2013) at about 12:50 pm, police responded to the lower Haili Street area after receiving a report from a 64 […]

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Hilo carjacking 07-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13018771   Media Release Police are investigating an apparent carjacking that occurred last night in a parking lot of a Hilo shopping complex. Last night (July 17, 2013) at about 6:38 pm, police responded to the parking lot of Target […]

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July 4th road closures 06-27-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area I Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone: 961-2350     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to remind all motorists of the July 4th festivities road closures. Bayfront Highway (Route 19), from Waianuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street Closed July 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Alternate route […]

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Puna spear gun incident 06-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13016648   Media Release Big Island police are investigating an incident involving a spear gun that occurred in the Puna District which left one person critically injured. Late last night (June 25, 2013) at about 10:15 pm, police responded to […]

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Missing teen: Aisha Freitas 04-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 326-4646, ext. 299 Report No. C13010188   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kona girl who was reported missing. Aisha Freitas was last seen at Konawaena High School on Tuesday (April 16). She is described as 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-5, 110 pounds […]

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Puna fatality (update) 04-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone:  961-2332 Report No. C13010224     Media Release (update) Police traffic investigators have identified a man who died Wednesday (April 17) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Highway 11 in the area of the 18-mile marker in Glenwood. The victim […]

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Puna fatality 04-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone:  961-2332 Report No. C13010224     Media Release An unidentified man died Wednesday (April 17) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Highway 11 in the area of the 18-mile-marker in Glenwood. Responding to a 3:06 a.m. call, Puna patrol officers […]

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DUI checkpoints 03-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone:  961-2305   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is informing motorists that police will conduct island-wide DUI checkpoints during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”  Additionally, Hawaiʻi Island […]

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Hilo armed robbery (Update) 03-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C12016835       Media Release (Update) Police have charged a 25-year-old Pahoa man for several offenses stemming from an armed robbery that occurred last year in Hilo. Yesterday (March 12, 2013) at 4:40 pm, upon conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the […]

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Missing man found: David Anthony Lema 03-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C13006181 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 51-year-old David Anthony Lema of  Kamuela, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Paʻauilo on March 8th (Friday).

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Missing: David Anthony Lema 03-08-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C13006181     Media Release Tha Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 51 year-old Kamuela man. David Anthony Lema was last seen in the area of the Kukaiau Ranch this morning (March 8, 2013) at […]

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Puna theft suspect 02-28-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Robert Hatton Phone No. 965-2716 Report No. C13002122 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect caught on video during the theft of a weed eater. The crime took place in Puna in late January of 2013. The suspect appears to […]

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Hilo double murder (Update No. 2) 02-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 Report No. C13003922   Media Release (Update No. 2) Autopsies performed on the victims of a double shooting confirmed a cause of death. Based on the examination performed on Elaine Ahu, 74, the medical examiner ruled that the cause of her death […]

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Missing man: Hiromichi Yoshino 02-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Robert Hatton Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C13004239     Media Release Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 51-year-old Japanese National. Hiromichi Yoshino was last seen in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Wednesday (February 13) at approximately 8:57 a.m. Yoshino’s rented vehicle, […]

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Hilo double murder 02-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 Report No. C13003922     Media Release Police are investigating a reported shooting incident that occurred last night in Hilo that left two women dead. At about 11:20 pm on Monday night, police responded to several calls of gunshots in the 600 […]

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Mountain View robbery 02-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C13003776   Media Release Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a reported robbery that occurred over the weekend in Puna. On Sunday morning (February 10, 2013) at 12:16 pm, police received a report from a 60-year-old […]

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Kolekole Beach Park robbery (update) 02-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C13003354   Media Release (Update) Detectives have charged an 18-year-old Hilo man for several offenses stemming from an early morning robbery at Kolekole Beach Park in Hilo. On Friday evening (February 8, 2013) at 9:05 pm, after conferring with prosecutors, Tyler Kamanao […]

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Kailua-Kona man arrested for terroristic threatening 02-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13003840   Media Release Big Island police have arrested a 23-year-old Kona man in connection with several reports of terroristic threatening Monday morning (February 11) in Honokaʻa. Lyle Kawika Pascubillo of Kailua-Kona is being held at the Kona […]

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Door-to-door salespersons 02-08-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299     Media Release Big Island Police are reporting community members in North Kona expressing concerns regarding “door to door” salespersons. A complaint was received in the Kona Highlands as well as the Kona Palisades area of an unidentified male walking door […]

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