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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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Kolekole Beach Park robbery 02-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section,  Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone:  961-2252 C13003354   Media Release Police are investigating a reported robbery that occurred in a Hilo park early this morning. On February 6, 2013 at about 4:54 am, police received a report that a 29 year-old female victim and a 29 year-old male […]

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Police warn the public of possible impersonators 02-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section Lieutenant John Briski Phone 961-2350   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is informing the public of suspicious behavior, involving persons impersonating a county employee from the tax office. It was reported that a female party in a white unmarked vehicle explained that she was a contract hire for […]

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Hilo armed robbery (update) 02-01-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13002815 Media Release (update) Detectives have charged a 23-year-old Hilo woman for several offenses in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Downtown Hilo. Last night (January 31, 2013) at 10:00 pm, after conferring with prosecutors, Tia Nohealani Menino […]

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Missing man found: Alexander Adams

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Kuilee Dela Cruz Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C13002638   Media Release (update) Big Island police have located 20-year-old Alexander Adams who was reported missing. He was found in good health Thursday afternoon (January 31) in the Discovery Harbor area.

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O’okala fatality 12-20-12 (clarification)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C12033843   Media Release The 45-year-old Kona man involved in yesterday’s (December 19) two-vehicle crash in Oʻokala was pronounced dead at 4:38 a.m. this morning (Thursday, December 20) at the Hilo Medical Center. There was also a correction made to the […]

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Ronsten Andrade arrested 10-05-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 C12025896   Media Release (Update) Police charged a 20-year-old former Pahoa man for several offenses in connection to a domestic violence incident. Yesterday at 8:30 pm, after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I, Criminal Investigation Section charged Ronsten Keone Andrade […]

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Paul Moses Abiley located 09-17-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12024950     Media Release Big Island police have located 22-year-old Paul Moses Abiley who was reported missing. He was found in good health in Hilo on Saturday afternoon (September 15).

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Missing man: Sean Ryan (update) 09-17-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 September 17, 2012 Report No. C07025980     Media Release (update) Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 23-year-old man who disappeared in 2007 while visiting from the mainland. Sean Ryan of California was last seen […]

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Missing man: Paul Moses Abiley 09-14-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12024950   Media Release Police are looking for a 22-year-old Mt. View man who was reported missing. Paul Moses Abiley is described as a Portuguese male, about 5’9” tall, weighing about 175 pounds, with short brown hair, brown eyes, and […]

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Kalopa fatality (update) 09-13-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Andres M. Fojas Phone: 961-8889 September 12, 2012 Report No.C12024606     Media Release (Update) After conferring with Prosecutors, Police traffic investigators have released the driver of the Nissan truck, identified as Alfred Berdon III, pending investigation for 2 counts of negligent homicide, 4 counts of negligent […]

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Five persons wanted 09-12-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 226 September 12, 2012   Media Release Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating five individuals who have outstanding warrants or who are wanted for questioning. Curtis “Hoku” Kekahuna Jr., 35, who has no permanent address, […]

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Kalopa fatality 09-11-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Andres M. Fojas Phone: 961-8889 September 10, 2012 Report No. C12024606   Media Release A 61-year-old woman and a 54-year-old woman, both from Keaʻau, died Monday (September 10) from injuries they received in a two- vehicle crash on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19), .2 miles east of the […]

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Pa’auilo fatality 09-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Andres M. Fojas Phone: 961-8889 September 7, 2012 Report No. C12024339 Media Release A 17-year-old Paʻauilo boy died Friday (September 7) from injuries he received in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash at the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) and Paʻauilo Makai Road in the Hamakua District. The […]

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Missing woman: Malson 09-22-11

Hawai’i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Aaron Kaeo Phone: 935-3311 September 22, 2011 Report No. C11024929 Media Release Big Island Police are searching for a 31–year-old woman reported as missing. Kelly Malson,  a.k.a. Kelly-Ann Tokeshi, has not been seen or heard from in approximately 3 to 4 weeks. She is described as Japanese, 5-foot-2, […]

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Missing man: Hose 09-22-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Steven Burkey Phone: 326-4646 September 22, 2011 Report No. C11024900  Media Release Big Island Police Island Police are searching for a 39 –year-old Kainaliu man reported as missing. Roland Moki Hose was last seen on Wednesday, September 21 at around 7:45 a.m. on Highway 11 just south of the […]

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Kona fatality 09-21-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone:  961-2332September 21, 2011Report No. C11024185 Media Release An 84-year-old Kealakekua man died Wednesday (September 21) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash which occurred on Wednesday (September 14) on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) south of the 112-mile marker in Kealakekua. The victim was identified […]

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Missing man found: Voorhees 09-02-11

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona DistrictCaptain Samuel KawamotoPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 299Report No. C11022704  Media Release (update) Big Island police have located 52-year-old Charles Voorhees of Kailua-Kona who was reported missing. He was located in good health Friday morning (September 2) in Kailua-Kona.

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Sex offender arrested: Zuest 08-05-11

Hawai’i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone:    (808) 961-2254 August 4, 2011 Report No. C11019977 Media Release Detectives of the Hawai’i Police Department Hilo Juvenile Aid Section acting on information obtained from officials from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Bristol Township Police Department of Pennsylvania apprehended a 66 year […]

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Wanted: Smith 08-05-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 August 5, 2011 Report No. C11020033 Media Release Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 29-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with a recently reported sexual assault investigation. Detectives are seeking Erick Jason Smith, last known to have […]

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