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Kona Police station experiencing telephone trouble 04-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolCaptain Randal IshiiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 299   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to inform the public that the Kona Police station is experiencing telephone trouble. The public is advised to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 if they need to contact a Kona officer or dial 911 […]

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Wanted: Darren Ornellas 04-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14008913     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an 18-year-old Hilo man wanted for suspicion of a burglary that happened yesterday (Thursday) in Puna. Darren K. Ornellas is described as a local male, 5’5” tall, weighing about 135 […]

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Puna woman accosted 04-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14003381   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a report of a woman being accosted by a male in a vehicle in the Puna District in early February 2014. On February 5, 2014 at about 9:12 p.m., police contacted a 19-year-old Pahoa woman […]

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Missing: Karissa Hirahara 04-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14008115     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 24-year-old woman who was reported missing. Karissa Hirahara of a Keaʻau address was last seen in Keaʻau on March 24, 2014. She is described as Japanese, 5’05” – 5’06” tall, 170-175 pounds […]

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Kona stabbing 04-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14008955   Media Release Big Island police are investigating a stabbing incident involving three people that resulted in two of them being sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Responding to a 10:10 p.m. call Thursday (April 3) at the intersection […]

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Kona community meeting on April 17 04-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolCaptain Randal IshiiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 299   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Thursday, April 17, from 12-2 p.m. at the Kona police station. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss concerns with […]

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Missing woman found: Danielle Caron 04-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel JelsmaPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14007086   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police located 48-year-old Danielle Caron, who was reported missing in March 2014. She was found in Honokaʻa in good health.

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Honaunau woman charged in forgery cases 04-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Division, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14001453   Media Release Detectives have charged a 23-year-old Honaunau woman for several offenses stemming from the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card. On January 8, 2014 a 37-year-old Kealakekua man reported to police that his wallet had been stolen and […]

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Kona shooting (update No. 3) 04-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Division, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14008288   Media Release Detectives have charged a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman for several offenses stemming from the attempted murder of a Kona man. On March 31 (Monday) at 6:45 p.m. detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Randi-Keli K. Banagan […]

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DUI stats 03-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 24, 2014, through March 30, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 327 DUI arrests compared with […]

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Kona shooting (update No. 2) 03-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Division, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14008288   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an investigation of a shooting Friday morning (March 28) in Hōlualoa. Randi-Keli K. Banagan was arrested at 7:00 p.m. on […]

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DUI stats 11-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 18, 2013, through November 24, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Hilo man charged for unlawful entry into a motor vehicle 11-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030647     Media Release Detectives have charged an 18-year-old Hilo man for an incident that occurred in Downtown Hilo earlier this month. On Thursday (November 21) at 11:15 am, after conferring with prosecutors, Makalii Kahumoku-Jose was charged for first degree […]

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Hilo burglary (update No. 2) 11-22-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13028417   Media Release (update No. 2) Detectives have charged a 21 year-old Hilo man for several offenses stemming from separate burglaries and a theft that occurred at a Hilo school. Today (November 22, 2013) at 1:15 p.m., after conferring […]

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Man charged in Kona robbery 09-18-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13024491   Media Release Hawai´i Island police have charged a man in connection with 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 […]

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Hamakua drowning 09-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua Patrol Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C13023832   Media Release On Friday (September 13) at about 2:30 p.m., Hāmākua Police responded to the report of a fisherman who had been swept into the ocean in the area of Kawela’s Beach near Honokaʻa while he was picking opihi with two […]

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Kona man charged in assault of two police officers 09-18-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 266 Report No. C13024810     Media Release Big Island police have charged a 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with what started as a report of a man with a knife threatening people at a residence on Pumehana Street in Kailua-Kona. […]

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Puna man charged in connection with home invasion 09-17-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13019638       Media Release (update) Hawai´i police have located one of the 30-year-old men previously charged in connection to a home invasion robbery that occurred in July 2013 in the Leilani Estates Subdivision in Puna. Yesterday (September 16, […]

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Missing: Claudette Morell 09-17-13

Hawai´i Police Department Sergeant Danette Tavares Hamakua Patrol Phone No. 775-7533 Report No. C13024877     Media Release Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Kapaau woman who was reported missing. 35-year-old Claudette Morell moved to Hawai´i in May of 2013. She last spoke to her mother on August 29, […]

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DUI stats 09-17-13

Hawai´i Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 9, 2013, through September 15, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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Kona man charged for unlawful entry into a motor vehicle 09-13-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13024320     Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 28-year-old Kona man in connection with the unlawful entry into a motor vehicle on Tuesday (September 10) in Kailua-Kona. At approximately 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Kona Patrol Officers […]

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Puna reckless endangering 07-26-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13019759   Media Release Big Island police are investigating an incident involving three male parties who cut an entrance gate and entered a property in Hawaiian Acres Subdivision, and subsequently left the area after being chased off by the owner. […]

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Wanted for Puna robbery: Mark McCurley and Kawika Kahee 07-26-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13019638   Media Release Big Island police are looking for three suspects involved in a robbery that occurred in the Leilani Estates Subdivision in the Puna District on Wednesday night (July 24). The victim, a 56-year-old female, reported that three individuals who […]

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Captain Cook man charged for financial crimes 07-26-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13014691   Media Release Big Island police have charged a 28-year-old Captain Cook man with thirty-seven offenses in connection with various financial crimes that allegedly occurred in Kailua-Kona. On Friday (July 26) at 1:00p.m., detectives from the Area […]

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Hilo man charged in burglaries 07-26-13

Hawai´i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C12030740   Media Release  Big Island police arrested and charged a 20-year-old Hilo man for Burglary and other related charges this afternoon. James Kama was arrested for his involvement in the burglaries of two residences which occurred in the Waiākea Uka area in […]

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Missing: Kevin Anderson 07-26-13

Hawai´i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13019101   Media Release Big Island police are looking for a 52-year-old-man who was reported missing. Kevin Anderson failed to return to his Kailua-Kona home on Thursday (July 18) after leaving his residence on foot to swim at […]

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HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” basketball results – Honomu 06-28-13

Hawai´i Police Department Officer Joseph J. Botelho, Jr. Hawai´i Police Activities League East Hawaii Coordinator Phone: 961-2220   Media Release Fifty-nine (59) youth, (39 from the 5-8 division and 20 from the 9-12 age division), participated in eighteen (18) games during the Hawai´i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) 2013 “Click It Or Ticket” 5 On 5 […]

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HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” basketball results – Kea’au 06-28-13

Hawai´i Police Department Officer Joseph J. Botelho, Jr. Hawai´i Police Activities League East Hawai´i Coordinator Phone: 961-2220   Media Release One Hundred (100) youth, (17 from the 5-8 division, 56 from the 9-12 age division and 27 from the 13-17 age division), participated in thirty-seven (37) games during the Hawai´i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) 2013 […]

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Police urge public to take precautions against magazine scam 06-26-13

Hawai´i Police Department Kona District Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646   Media Release Hawai´i Island police are warning the public about a recent company selling magazines door to door. The salesperson says that they are selling the magazines to benefit a local high school or get points for college or for cancer research. The individual […]

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DUI stats 06-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 17, 2013, through June 23, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 11 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 605 DUI arrests […]

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Missing teen: Reina Aldorasi 06-24-13

Hawai´i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 267 Report No. C13014042     Media Release   The Hawai´i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old Kona teen. Reina Aldorasi was last seen on Monday (May 27, 2013) at about 2:55 p.m. in Kailua-Kona […]

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DUI stats 06-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 3, 2013, through June 9, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One driver was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 570 […]

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DUI stats 04-16-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 8, 2013, through April 14, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Hilo fatality (update) 03-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13006990   Media Release (update) Police traffic investigators have identified a 53-year-old Hilo woman died Saturday (March 16) from injuries she received in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) and Pukihae Street in Hilo. The […]

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DUI stats 03-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of March 11, 2013, through March 17, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Missing: Chad Chun 03-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Juergen Canda Phone: 965-2716 Report No. 13006985     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 36-year-old Puna man. Chad Chun was last seen in the area of 15-1402 11th Avenue, Hawaiian Paradise Park on Saturday (March 16, 2013) at about […]

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Puna fatality 03-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13006876 Media Release A 3-year-old Hilo boy died Friday (March 15) from injuries he received after being run over by a pick-up truck in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View. The boy was identified as Treston S.C. Crowley, of a […]

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Hilo fatality 03-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13006990   Media Release A 53-year-old Hilo woman died Saturday (March 16) from injuries she received in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 19) and Pukihae Street in Hilo. Responding to a 9:38 p.m. call, South […]

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DUI stats 03-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of March 4, 2013, through March 10, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Kona fatality (update) 02-28-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13005363   Media Release Police traffic investigators have identified a 71-year-old Kealakekua man who died Thursday (February 28) in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) and Hokukano Road in Kealakekua. The pedestrian was identified as Francisco […]

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Bicycle traffic laws 02-28-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding bicyclists that they must follow all traffic laws that apply to motorists when they travel on public roadways. In addition, bicyclists must ride in single file, as far to the right of the road as possible […]

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Kona fatality 02-28-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13005363   Media Release A 71-year-old Kealakekua man died Thursday (February 28) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) and Hokukano Road in Kealakekua. Responding to a 1:32 a.m. call, Kona patrol […]

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Hilo robbery 02-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Lorenzo Artienda Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C13004202   Media Release Big Island police are asking  for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspect’s in a reported robbery that occurred in Hilo. On Thursday evening (February 14) at 9:58 p.m., police received a report from a 20-year-old Hilo man […]

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Hilo double murder (update) 02-14-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13003922   Media Release (update) Detectives have charged a 34-year-old Hilo man for several offenses stemming from the shooting deaths of two Hilo women. This evening (February 13) at 6:30 pm, after conferring with prosecutors, Sean Ivan Masa Matsumoto, was charged for […]

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Kailua-Kona man charged for terroristic threatening 02-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13003840     Media Release (update) Big Island police have charged a 23-year-old Kona man in connection with reports of terroristic threatening Monday morning (February 11) in Honokaʻa. At 7:00 p.m. Tuesday (February 12), after conferring with prosecutors, […]

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Wanted: Kyson Kaleiwahea 02-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C10027248     Media Release Big Island police request the public’s assistance in locating a 21-year-old Hilo man wanted on outstanding warrants and for questioning in recent burglaries that have occurred in the Kaūmana area. Kyson Kaleiwahea is described as being 5-foot-8,150 […]

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DUI stats 02-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 4, 2013, through February 10, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 127 DUI […]

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Missing woman found: Nhi Nguyen Tuyet Pham 02-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12033103   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 19-year-old Nhi Nguyen Tuyet Pham of Maui, who was reported missing. She was found in good health in Puna on Sunday (February 10).

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North Kohala fatality 02-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13003705   Media Release A 49-year-old woman from Hakalau was killed Saturday (February 9) from injuries she received in a two-vehicle crash on Akoni Pule Highway at the 17-mile-marker in the North Kohala District. The woman was identified as Theresa Doris […]

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HI-PAL Spring Basketball League 02-08-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Officer Joseph J. Botelho, Jr. HI-PAL Program Phone: 961-2220   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will once again be holding their Boys and Girls Spring Basketball League. A new aspect of this league will be the addition of an Elementary School Division. This league will be for Fourth, Fifth, […]

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Puna drowning 02-06-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant William Derr Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C13003336   Media Release Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation in connection with a 31-year-old man whose body was found Wednesday morning after he was swept out to sea Tuesday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Charles Lyon of […]

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DUI stats 02-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of January 28, 2013, through February 3, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 14 motorists for drunk driving. One driver was involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 99 DUI arrests compared […]

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Kona fatality (update) 02-01-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department    Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C13002577   Media Release (update) Police traffic investigators have identified a 45-year-old Captain Cook man who died Monday (January 28) in a motor vehicle/motorcycle collision on Route 11, south of the 109-mile-marker in South Kona. The motorcyclist was identified as Dennis […]

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Missing: Jeremiah Nathan 02-01-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Officer Bradden Kimura Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 253 Report No. C13002853       Media Release   Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 42-year-old man who was said to have gone diving at a location called “2 step” near Puuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical […]

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Missing man found: Viktor Goy 02-01-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 299 Report No. C13002876   Media Release Big Island police have located missing person Viktor Goy in Kailua-Kona this afternoon (February 1) in good health.

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Missing: Viktor Goy 02-01-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 299 Report No. C13002876     Media Release   Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 47-year-old man who was last seen in Hilo yesterday ( January 31) at 4:00 p.m. Viktor Goy of Kailua-Kona left his home yesterday at 9:30 a.m. and has not […]

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DUI stats 01-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 24, 2012, through December 31, 2012, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. For the year 2012, there have been 1,477 DUI arrests compared with 1,435 last year […]

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Tsunami burglaries (update) 11-02-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C12029033   Media Release Big Island police have arrested a male party in connection with a burglary which occurred in the Keaukaha area during the declared Civil Defense Emergency this past Saturday night (October 27). Kalani Ahuna, M-28, of Keaukaha, was arrested […]

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Joel Gugudan located 09-18-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Aimee Wana Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C12025254   Media Release Big Island police have located 25- year-old Joel Kiwini Gugudan who was reported missing. He was found in good health in Waikoloa on Tuesday morning (September 18).

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Missing man: Joel Gugudan 09-17-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Aimee Wana Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C12025254   Media Release Police are looking for a 25-year-old Waikoloa man who was reported missing. Joel Kiwini Gugudan is described as a Filipino male, about 5’ 7” tall, weighing about 195 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, and a tan […]

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DUI stats 09-17-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 10, 2012, through September 16, 2012, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 999 DUI arrests compared with 1,050 […]

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North Kohala fatality 09-17-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Andres M. Fojas Phone: 961-8889 Report No.C12025037   Media Release A 76-year-old Kapolei man died Friday (September 14) from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday (August 29) on Kohala Mountain Road (Route 250) at the 18-mile marker in the North Kohala District. The man […]

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Honokaa man charged 09-14-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12022792     Media Release Police have charged a Honokaʻa man for a break-in that occurred in August of this year in Honokaʻa. Today at 10:45 a.m. (September 14, 2012) after conferring with prosecutors, Sam Ryelan Perez was charged for […]

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Former Pepeekeo man charged 09-14-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12004707     Media Release Police have charged a former Pepeʻekeo man for a break-in that occurred in February of this year in Pepeʻekeo. Today at 10:00 a.m. (September 12, 2012) after conferring with prosecutors, Ralph Curtis Riveira, 54, of […]

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Wanted persons (update) 09-13-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 226   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Kona and the many neighborhood watch associations for their assistance in locating several wanted individuals. Thanks to the outpouring of tips provided by the community, […]

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Leash law reminder 09-13-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol Captain Albert Cortez Phone: 889-6540   Media Release North Kohala Police would like to remind the public that dogs, whether loose or on a leash are not allowed in any County Beach Parks under Section 4-29 of the Hawaiʻi County Code. Due to a recent increase of complaints from […]

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Kau fire 09-13-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C12024789   Media Release Police have initiated a Coroners Inquest following the death of a 69-year-old man. On Wednesday (September 12) at approximately 10:35 p.m., Kaʻū Patrol Officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a structure fire on Kamaoa Road […]

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Voter fraud investigation 09-11-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Captain Mitchell Kanehailua Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C12024660   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has initiated an investigation into an allegation of Voter Fraud on Hawaiʻi Island. The investigation was launched based on information provided by the Hawaiʻi County Office of Elections involving elections conducted in 2010. Voter […]

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Sumer Keoni McDowell located 09-11-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C12024562   Media Release Big Island police have located 41-year-old Sumer Keoni McDowell who was reported missing. He was found in Kailua-Kona on Monday afternoon (September 10).

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Missing man: Sumer Keoni McDowell 09-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C12024562     Media Release Big Island police are looking for a 41-year-old man who was reported missing. Sumer Keoni McDowell failed to return to his Ocean View home on September 7. He has a medical condition that […]

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DUI stats 09-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 3, 2012, through September 9, 2012, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 973 […]

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Kona community meeting 09-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Assistant Chief Paul Kealoha Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 246   Media Release Police and members of the County Administration are holding an informational meeting Tuesday (September 11) night regarding the recent rash of burglaries and car thefts in the County of Hawaiʻi, and particularly in Kona. The meeting will be held at […]

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Hale Nani escapee arrested 09-10-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C12021806     Media Release A 31-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for allegedly escaping from a correctional facility was arrested in West Hawaiʻi. Ryan Jeffries-Hamar was located and arrested Saturday (September 8) in Kealakekua near the intersection of Highway […]

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Missing teen: Noah Lautalo 09-07-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Captain Mitchell Kanehailua Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C12022937       Media Release Big Island police are searching for a 14-year-old Pāpaʻikou boy who was reported missing. Noah Lautalo was last seen in Hilo on August 24th. He is described as 5-foot-9, 165 pounds with short black hair and […]

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