Author Archives: Van Reyes

12-12-18 Man identified in Kailua-Kona vehicle-pedestrian fatality (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 18-022958       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man who died from his injuries sustained in a vehicle-pedestrian crash on Wednesday evening (December 05) on Ane Keohokalole Highway at the intersection with Manawalea […]

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12-07-18 Kealakehe High School student arrested after lockdown

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District, Area II Major Robert Wagner Phone (808) 326-3636 ext. 249 Report No. 18-023462     Media Release On Friday (December 7) at approximately 9:00 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a possible weapons incident at Kealakehe High School which resulted in a school lockdown. A check was […]

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12-06-18 Kailua-Kona vehicle pedestrian fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 18-022958       Media Release A 70-year-old Kailua-Kona man died from his injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday evening (December 5) on Ane Keohokalole Highway at the intersection with Manawalea Street in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi.   The […]

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12-05-18 Wanted person: Douglas K. Louis

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Douglas K. Louis, a 38-year-old male who frequents Pahala in the District of Kaʻū. Louis is wanted […]

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12-04-18 Captain Cook burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259 Report No. 18-019489     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a burglary which occurred sometime between (November 22 and November 23), at Kona Queens Hawaiʻi Farm in lower Nāpoʻopoʻo, Captain Cook. Unknown suspects forcibly entered a building […]

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12-04-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of November 26 through December  2, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested seven, (7), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. […]

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05-03-18 Hamakua fatal industrial accident victim identified: (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C18012374     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died yesterday (May 2), in a fatal industrial accident on Highway 19 in Paʻauilo. The victim is identified as 52-year-old Lyle Kaaihili of Waikoloa. At 10:00 […]

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12-12-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of December 4, 2017, through December 10, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. So far this year, there have been 1,091 DUI arrests compared with […]

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12-08-17 Puna and Volcano drug arrest: Marissa Burcena, Paul Alisa, Charles Deguair

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Vice Section Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2253 Report Number.: C17033850, C17033946   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi island police have charged several people with drug offenses stemming from the service of separate narcotics search warrants in the Puna District. On Wednesday (December 6), […]

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12-06-17 Puna man charged for burglary and other crimes: Derek S. Agcalon

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17009266   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Puna man in connection with a Puna burglary and a Hilo auto theft incident. On April 4 of this year, a 50-year-old […]

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12-06-17 Missing teen: Jonathan Ruiz-Valdovinos

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Jeremiah Hull Phone No. 935-3311 Report No. C17033615   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Captain Cook boy who was reported missing. Jonathan Ruiz-Valdovinos was last seen in Captain Cook on (November 29). He is described as Hispanic, […]

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12-06-17 Man sought in connection with burglary and stolen vehicle investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. C17022762   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man wanted in connection with a burglary and stolen vehicle investigation. On August […]

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12-06-17 Wanted person: Justin Alan De Silva

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. C17029845   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Justin Alan De Silva, 25-years-old, part-Hawaiian, tan complexion, 5-feet-10, 190 pounds with brown eyes […]

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10-30-17 Four Kona men arrested and charged in robbery and assault investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808)326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. C17030055   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police arrested four men in connection with robbery and assault investigations. On (October 28), Kona Patrol officers received a report of a 33-year-old […]

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10-30-17 Puna man arrested for attempted murder: Mahdi Hemmat

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17030176   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Puna man in connection with a shooting incident. Yesterday (October 29) at 2:23 p.m., officers responded to a North Road residence in […]

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09-15-17 Wanted person located: Kandace K. Iaukea (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Wendall Carter Phone: 961-2383 Report No. C17025655     Media Release Update Hawai’i Island police have located a 25-year-old Puna woman, who was wanted on a warrant of arrest and for questioning in a robbery investigation. On (September 14), at 5:15 p.m., acting on a […]

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09-14-17 Wanted persons: Leroy D.K. Castro III and Kandace K. Iaukea

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Wendall Carter Phone: (808) 961-2383 Report No. C17025655   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 31-year-old Puna man and a 25-year-old Puna woman, both wanted for outstanding arrest warrants of […]

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06-19-17 Wanted man located: Keanu Krause (update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report C17013136   Media Release Update Hawai’i Island police located a 21-year-old Puna man who was wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in other incidents. At 4:25 pm Friday afternoon (June 16), officers arrested Keanu Krause at a residence […]

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06-19-17 July 4 road closures

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone : 961-2350   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to inform all motorist of the July 4th festivity road closures. Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waiānuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street will be closed (July 4), from 6:00 p.m. […]

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05-23-17 Kona fatality (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Bradley Freitas Phone: (326-4646, Ext. 229) Report No. C17013368   Media Release (update) An autopsy conducted Thursday (May 18) determined that a man who died Sunday (May 14) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of the Daniel Inouye Highway (Route 200) and Māmalahoa […]

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05-23-17 Wanted persons

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Puna Patrol Phone: 808-965-2716   Wanted: Sheba Clary Wanted: Helani Kenui Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of  two individuals wanted for outstanding bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other, however both have ties to the […]

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05-23-17 National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the enforcement period for the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts today and runs through June 4. During this period, police will increase island wide enforcement of seat belt and child […]

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05-23-17 Keaau robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17013704   Male suspect #1: Lucas Rivera Unknown male suspect #2     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery incident that occurred Thursday morning (May 18) in Keaʻau and is asking for the public’s help in identifying […]

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05-18-17 South Kohala drowning (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C17013451     Media Release(Update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died after being pulled out of Makaʻiwa Bay on May 15, 2017. The victim has been identified as 66-year-old Mark Pine of Walnut Creek, California. An autopsy determined that […]

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05-18-17 Missing: Andre Brown

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Officer Ronald Borowski Phone: (808) 326-4646 Report No. C17012542   Missing: Andre Brown     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 55-year-old Pāhoa male who was reported missing. Andre Brown was last seen at Hilo District Court on 07-28-2014 . He is described as an African-American […]

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05-18-17 Pahoa robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17013645   Anthony Gover     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a 57-year-old man for a robbery incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon (May 17). Responding to a 1:47 p.m. call, officers responded to the 15-2000 block of Pāhoa Village […]

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05-17-17 Kona fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Bradley P. Freitas Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C17013616     Media Release Three people died in a traffic crash Wednesday morning (May 17) in Kailua-Kona, North of the 92 mile marker of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway. Their names are being withheld pending positive identification and notification […]

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05-17-17 Keaau fatality (update No.2)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C17013413   Keempe Drequito   Media Release (Update No.2) Hawaii Island police have charged a 26-year-old Keaʻau man who was arrested after fleeing the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Keaʻau on Sunday (May 14). Keempe Drequito was arrested for manslaughter on […]

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05-16-17 Hilo shooting (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigations Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17013165   Media Release (update) The victim of a shooting incident that occurred Friday morning (May 12) died from his injury at the Hilo Medical Center, Monday evening (May 15). He has been identified as 40-year-old Sheldon Navor of Hilo. […]

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05-16-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release During the week of May 8, 2017, through May 14, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this […]

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05-16-17 Missing woman found: Caroline L. Nabarro

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Norbert Serrao Jr. Phone: (808)961-2203 Report No. C17013289     Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located Caroline L. Nabarro of Honomu, who was reported missing on (May 13). She was located later that afternoon in Hakalau.

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05-16-17 Body recovered in Hilo Bay

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17013499     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a Coroner’s Inquest in connection with a body that was recovered from the ocean on Monday evening (May 15). At 6:35 p.m. the Hawai`i Fire Department responded to a report […]

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05-16-17 Puna assault

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17013373   Media Release Hawai`i Island police are investigating an assault that occurred on Sunday morning (May 14). At 10:29 a.m. officers responded to the 18-4000 block of Heno Street in Mt. View for a report of an unconscious man […]

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05-16-17 Keaau fatality (update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C17013413     Media Release (update) Police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night (May 14) on Highway 130, near the Shower Drive and Pōhaku Drive intersection in Keaʻau. He was identified through fingerprints […]

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05-16-17 Missing: Caroline L. Nabarro

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Norbert Serrao Jr. (808) 961-2203 Report No. C17013289   Missing: Caroline L. Nabarro   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 45-year-old Honomū woman who has been reported missing. Caroline L. Nabarro was last seen at her residence in Honomū on […]

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05-15-17 South Kohala drowning

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C17013451 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a drowning in South Kohala. On Monday (May 15) at 9:37 a.m., patrol officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man was pulled out of Maka’iwa Bay which is located off of South […]

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05-02-17 Missing teen: Kahli Akau

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Thomas Chun-Ming Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C17008415   Missing teen: Kahli Akau   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 14-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Kahli Akau was last seen in the Waiākea Villas area on March 17, 2017. She is described as Hawaiian, […]

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05-01-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 24, 2017, through April 30, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was […]

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05-01-17 Wanted: Lucas Ryan Rivera

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C17012018   Wanted: Lucas Ryan Rivera   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Puna man wanted on outstanding warrants, and questioning in several ongoing investigations. Lucas Ryan Rivera, a 24-year old Puna man is being […]

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04-27-17 Puna stabbing incident (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report No.: C17011363     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man who was arrested on Monday (April 24) for first degree assault. At 5:13 p.m. Monday afternoon, officers responded to the 16-500 block of the Old Volcano Highway in […]

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04-17-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release During the week of April 10, 2017, through April 16, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the […]

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04-11-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305       Media Release During the week of April 3, 2017, through April 9, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers […]

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04-10-17 Missing teen: Kylin Bohol

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C17005634   Missing: Kylin Bohol   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Kylin Bohol was last seen in Hilo on February 27, 2017. She is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-1, 100 pounds […]

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04-06-17 North Kohala attempted murder (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 230 Report No. C17009401   Media Release Dwight Rivera, the suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder investigation turned himself at the North Kohala Police Station without incident (April) 6, at  2:10 p.m. today. Rivera was subsequently arrested for […]

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04-06-17 Missing teen found: Destani Mendoza

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Area I Detective Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2276 Report No. C17005118   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Destani Mendoza of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Hilo on Wednesday morning (April 5, 2017).

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03-24-17 Missing teen found: George Price-Apo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: 808-326-4646, ext. 304 Report No. C17002360       Media Release Hawaii Island police have located 17-year-old George Price-Apo of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on Thursday morning (March 23, 2017).

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03-23-17 Hilo fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Clarence Davies Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C17008059     Media Release An 88-year-old San Antonio, Texas woman died following a 3-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon (March 15) in Hilo. She was identified as Thelma J. McLamore. Responding to a 3:04 p.m. call, police determined that a 2003 Toyota truck was […]

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03-17-17 Hilo road opened following early morning traffic accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: 808 935-3311     Media Release A major road in Hilo was temporarily closed early Friday morning. Shortly after 2:15 am, a vehicle traveling west on Puainako Avenue struck a utility pole near the ʻIwalani Street and Kāwili Street intersection. The impact severed the pole […]

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03-17-17 Wanted: Jordan K. F. Botelho

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: 808-935-3311 C16029608 Wanted: Jordan K. F. Botelho   Media Release     Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 23-year-old Pepeʻekeo / Honomū man wanted for two outstanding bench warrants. Jordan K. F. Botelho is wanted on a $500 warrant for traffic offenses as well […]

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03-16-17 Mauna Kea Access Road fatality (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: (808) 961-2332 Report No. C17006882 Media Release (update) Police have identified the female who died from injuries sustained in a one car crash Sunday (March 12) on Mauna Kea Access Road. She was identified as 35-year-old Aurelie Vincent of Vienne, France. Police are […]

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03-16-17 Wanted: Keoni K. Kalanui-Manantan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua Patrol Lieutenant Jefferson Grantz Phone: 808-962-2120 Report No. C17006846   Wanted: Keoni K. Kalanui-Manantan   Media Release   Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 25-year-old man wanted for outstanding warrants. Keoni K. Kalanui-Manantan is also wanted for questioning in connection with an unrelated Burglary investigation that occurred in Waipiʻo Valley. […]

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03-15-17 Phone scams

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: 808-935-3311   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public of two phone scams currently being reported. In the first scam, the callers offer loans with low interest rates, but require a down payment. The second scam informs people that they won a large […]

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03-15-17 Missing Teen: Casey Baker-Fien

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: (808) 965-2716 or 935-3311 Report No. C16032212 Missing Teen: Casey Baker-Fien   Media Release     Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old female who was reported missing. Casey Baker-Fien was last seen in Hilo on December 8, 2016. She is described as caucasian, […]

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03-13-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release   During the week of March 6, 2017, through March 12, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were […]

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03-13-17 Mauna Kea Access Road fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Clarence Davies Phone: (808) 961-2332 Report No. C17006882     Media Release     An unidentified woman died following a one-vehicle crash Sunday night (March 12) on Mauna Kea Access Road. Her name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of her family. Responding to the 7:30 p.m. […]

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03-10-17 Missing Teen: Sariah Paaluhi

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Thomas Chun-Ming Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. C17000649     Missing Teen: Sariah Paaluhi     Media Release     Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Sariah Paaluhi was last seen at her Pāpaʻikou residence on January 8, 2017. She […]

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03-08-17 Missing: German Lee

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Alan Kimura Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. C17006345   Missing: German Lee     Media Release     Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 25-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. German Lee was last seen Thursday (March 2, 2017) in the area of Banyan Drive in […]

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03-08-17 Police seek help in locating stolen items from a Paauilo burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua Patrol Captain Andrew Burian Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. C16029387   Media Release   Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a residence in the Paʻauilo area of the Hāmākua Coast sometime between May 2016 and November 2016 and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the […]

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03-07-17 Missing Teen: Summer Steenolsen

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Detective Scott Amaral Phone: 961-2276 Report No.C16032518     Missing: Summer Steenolsen     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kona girl who was reported missing. Summer Steenolsen was last seen in Hilo on 12-11-2016. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 135 pounds with reddish […]

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03-06-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 27, 2017, through March 5, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers were under the […]

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03-06-17 Wanted: Jordan Kaneshiro

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Gregory M. Esteban Phone: 808-935-3311 Report No. C17005830 Wanted: Jordan Kaneshiro Media Release     Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 29-year-old Laupāhoehoe man wanted for numerous traffic offenses. Jordan Kaneshiro is wanted for Resisting an Order to Stop and numerous other traffic offenses after he was […]

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03-01-17 Police seek help identifying two persons in robbery investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Wendall Carter Report No. C16034012     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons who are suspects in a robbery investigation. On December 27, 2016, a male reported that while he was driving a tow truck in […]

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03-01-17 North Kohala community meeting

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol Community Policing Officer Kapelieli Kauahikaua Jr. (808) 889-6540 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will be holding a community meeting for residents of North Kohala. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on March 9, 2017 at the North Kohala Judiciary Building. The meeting will begin with a […]

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02-28-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 20, 2017, through February 26, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers were under the […]

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02-27-17 Missing: Destani Mendoza

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C17005118   Missing: Destani Mendoza Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Destani Mendoza was last seen in Hilo on February 19. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-3, 105 pounds with brown eyes and […]

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02-23-17 Stolen car arrest leads to burglary arrest

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C17004859   Shane Faustina Media Release A man arrested this week in Ocean View in connection with a stolen car has been linked to the burglary of a business in the same area. A Ford Bronco was stolen […]

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02-21-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 13, 2017, through February 19, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.  Four of the drivers were under the […]

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02-21-17 Police seek ID in Puna theft case

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C17004267   Surveillance Image Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person whose image was captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 14, an unknown male […]

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02-15-17 Police seek IDs in theft case

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C17003949 Surveillance Image No.1 Surveillance Image No. 2   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons whose images were captured on surveillance cameras in connection with a theft investigation. On Friday (February 10), two […]

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02-14-17 Wanted: Damon Soderlund

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Sheldon Nakamoto Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 303 Report No. C16029056 Wanted: Damon Soderlund   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 30-year-old man wanted on two bench warrants. Damon J. Soderlund is wanted for two counts of contempt of court. He is also wanted for […]

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02-10-17 Missing: Curtis Dudoit

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C17003913 Curtis Dudoit   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 56-year-old Keaʻau man who was reported missing. Curtis Dudoit was last seen Tuesday (February 7) in the Orchidland subdivision in Keaʻau. He is described as 4-foot-7, 154 pounds with a […]

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02-06-17 Police seek information about September warehouse burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C16024856   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a burglary at a farm warehouse in Keaʻau last year. Numerous large items were removed from the warehouse on Keaʻau Ranch Road in the late hours […]

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02-06-17 Second suspect arrested in theft from car dealership

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Greg Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C17002384 Austin Fernandez   Media Release A 22-year-old man has been charged with three felonies in connection with an ongoing investigation into the theft of four vehicles from an auto dealership in Kona last month. Austin Fernandez of Volcano was […]

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02-03-17 Missing: Lehua Muranaka-Walton

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C16025438 Missing: Lehua Muranaka Walton Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Pāhoa girl who was reported missing. Lehua Muranaka-Walton was last seen in Pāhoa on September 23. She is described as Caucasian 5-foot-1, 120 pounds with brown hair and […]

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02-02-17 On Super Bowl Sunday, fans don’t let fans drive drunk

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Whether you’re throwing a Super Bowl party or just attending one, now is the time to strategize the most important part of your game plan for the big game: a shutdown defense that prevents drunk driving. Drunk driving kills. It […]

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01-25-17 Missing woman located

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo District Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C17000821 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 27-year-old Samantha McVay of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found in good health in Hilo on January 12.

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01-25-17 Police seek help identifying two persons in theft investigation

South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C17002327 Surveillance Image No. 1 Surveillance Image No. 2   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons whose images were captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation. At approximately 9:47 a.m. Tuesday (January […]

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01-25-17 Missing teen: Thomas Salonia

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 302 Report No. C16029577 Missing: Thomas Salonia   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Kailua-Kona boy who was reported missing. Thomas Salonia was last seen November 7 in Kona. He is described as 5-foot-5, 125 pounds with […]

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01-24-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 16, 2017, through January 22, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 32 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. So far this year, there have been […]

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01-20-17 Car break-in leads to two charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Chad Basque Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 263 Report No. C17001655 Shaun Spencer Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a West Hawaiʻi man in connection with a car break-in Tuesday (January 17) in Captain Cook. The car, which was unlocked and parked on Hōnaunau Beach […]

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01-20-17 Hilo man charged with burglaries

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C17001653 Kapono Labrador   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with two felonies in connection with burglaries in Hilo. On Monday (January 16), power tools were taken during a burglary at a home on Ululani Street. Investigation led […]

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01-18-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 9, 2017, through January 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 33 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers were under the […]

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01-13-17 Wanted man located: Michael Varize

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant William Derr Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C17001182   Michael Varize   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located a man who is being featured on “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” for outstanding warrants. Michael James Varize was arrested Friday morning (January 13) and charged with violating probation, theft and two […]

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01-13-17 Hilo man charged in October burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16028612 Kai Inman Media Release A Hilo man is police custody in connection with a burglary last year in Hilo. The burglary on Kapaka Street in Hilo was reported on October 27. Investigation led to the identity of a suspect, […]

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12-30-16 Wanted man found: Randen K. TABAC

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C16034270 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 24-year-old Randen K. Tabac, who was wanted for drug and theft charges and for contempt of court and violating terms of probation. He was also wanted for questioning in a forgery case. Police located […]

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11-09-16: Wanted Persons

Hawaiʻi Police Department November 9, 2016 Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Puna Patrol Phone: 965-2716 Tariel Cobb Sherilynn Toledo Mikel Winkler Greg Rapoza Dalene Moreira Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of five fugitives wanted on various warrants, several are being sought for questioning in other unrelated crimes. […]

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11-7-16: Puna man charged with assaulting police officer

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C16029485   Daniel Lewis Jr Media Release A 24-year old male has been arrested after an officer was assaulted on a traffic stop within the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision of the Puna District. On Sunday November 06, 2016, at approximately 7:00 a.m., an […]

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11-7-16 Kona police station phone system down

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646, Ext 299 Media Release The phone system is down at the Kealakehe police station in Kealakehe. Anyone who requires emergency police assistance is advised to call 9-1-1. For non-emergency police services, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or report to the nearest […]

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06-24-16 Wanted: Patricia Wong

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C09019194   Media Release Police are seeking a 54 year-old Mt. View woman who is wanted for a 2009 murder in Puna. Patricia Wong also known as Patricia Hanoa was indicted by a grand jury for second degree murder. The […]

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05-11-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 2, 2016, through May 8, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers were under the […]

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04-12-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 4, 2016, through April 10, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twelve motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crash. So far this year, there have been […]

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04-11-16 Media Release Update

Hawaii Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C16009870 April 10, 2016 Media Release (update)   Police have identified the 22-year-old Pahoa woman who was killed Saturday (April 9) from injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Nanawale Boulevard. The victim was identified as Shyla N. Medeiros-Dutton, […]

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04-04-16 Man charged in tractor-trailer incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C1600896     Solomon Kepano   Media Release Update Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 30 year-old Hilo man with several offenses in connection with a theft of a tractor and trailer from a local business on Maka’ala Street last […]

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04-04-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 28, 2016, through April 3, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested fourteen motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers was under the […]

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03-29-16 Oshiro Road firearms incident (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16008525   Media Release (update) An autopsy conducted on the body of a shooting victim determined that the fatal injury was self-inflicted. Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section were informed by the medical examiner that the autopsy determined […]

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03-29-16 Puna robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Reed Mahuna Phone:  965-2716 Report No. C16008768   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery early Tuesday (March 29) in Puna. A 28-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was robbed around 3:50 a.m. while he was hitchhiking on Highway 130 in the area of Kaloli Drive. Following […]

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03-29-16 Mauna Kea

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C16008805   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a property damage complaint at one of the astronomy facilities on the summit of Mauna Kea on Tuesday morning (March 29). Officers responded to a 9:30 a.m. report of a traffic accident involving […]

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03-29-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 21, 2016, through March 27, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three was under the age of 21. […]

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