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12-14-18 “Don’t be the reason someone doesn’t make it home for the holidays”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) new campaign of “If you feel Different, You Drive Different” is not new for those of us on the Big Island who have been impacted by drunk and drugged driving fatalities.  […]

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12-13-18 Missing person: Ralpheal Alfred Kanani Silva

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 18-024777   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in locating 40-year-old Ralpheal Alfred Kanani Silva. He is 5-feet-6 inches, 190 pounds with short dark hair […]

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12-13-18 Puna man charged with Terroristic Threatening (Update)

Hawaiʻ1 Police Department                   Puna District, Area I                                                                             Major Samuel Jelsma                                          Phone: (808)  961-2341 Report No. 18-024461   ” 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 (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 48-year-old Puna man in connection with the incident which prompted the response […]

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12-12-18 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”campaign

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is kicking off their 2018 Christmas Season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. HPD Officers are always vigilant in their efforts to stop drunk drivers from hurting themselves or others on our […]

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12-12-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of December 3,  through December  9, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three (23), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. […]

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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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12-11-18 Fatal officer involved shooting in Puna (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244 Report No. 18-024460     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the victim in this morning’s fatal shooting incident. She was positively identified as 30-year old Tori M. Kaneshiro of Pāhoa. This morning, (December 11), at approximately 7:45 am, Puna District […]

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12-11-18 SRT response to Fern Acres

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Bureau Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: 961-2341 Report no. 18-024461     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on Tuesday morning (December 11) after a male party with a rifle threatened a female victim during a verbal dispute, refusing […]

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12-11-18 Fatal officer involved shooting in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244 Report No. 18-024460     Media Release This morning, (December 11), at approximately 7:45 am, Puna District Police Officers stopped to check on a car parked with its hazard lights activated on the shoulder of Kahakai Boulevard near the intersection with Kikoʻu […]

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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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11-28-18 Puna officer involved shooting (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                                            Criminal Investigations Division Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 18-020718       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man shot and killed in the officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday, (November 27), as 42-year-old Bert E. Mercado of Hawaiian Beaches. An autopsy has been scheduled […]

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11-27-18 Puna officer involved shooting

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigation Section Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: 961-2251 Report no. 18-020718     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. today (November 27) in Puna. Officers responded to the report of a 42-year-old man who had stabbed himself with a knife […]

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11-26-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of November 19 through November 25, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen, (13), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. […]

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11-26-18 Wanted person located: Matthew Antonio Perry (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Sharlotte T. Bird Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 278 Report No. 18-020432     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Matthew Antonio Perry who was wanted has been located, today, Monday, (November 26). The Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance […]

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11-26-18 Woman identified in Saddle Road crash (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 18-018964       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the woman who died from injuries sustained in a 2-vehicle traffic crash Wednesday morning, (November 21), on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, near the 21-mile marker in the Hilo […]

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11-25-18 Puna murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigation Section Captain Randall Medeiros Phone:  961-2251 Report no. 18-019866     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the victim in yesterday’s shooting incident in Puna. He has been positively identified as 45-year old Denton Freitas of Mountain View. At approximately 1:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon (November 24), patrol […]

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11-24-18 Puna murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigation Section Captain Randall Medeiros Phone:  961-2251 Report no. 18-019866     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a murder after a body was found on the side of a rural road in Puna today (November 24). At approximately 1:45 p.m. this afternoon, patrol officers responded to the […]

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11-23-18 Puna reckless endangering investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. 18-019115   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shooting reported Tuesday afternoon (November 21), occurring in Glenwood on Highway 11 near the intersection with North and South Glenwood roads. At approximately 3:50 p.m., police received multiple reports […]

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11-23-18 Fatal structure fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. 18-019460   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a fatal structure fire that occurred in Puna early Friday morning (November 23). Police and fire units were dispatched to the scene at 1:21 a.m. for a reported structure fire at a […]

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11-23-18 Missing teen: Destiny Haili

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Christopher Jelsma Phone: 935-3311 Report no. 18-014796     ” 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 14-year-old Hilo girl who was reported as a runaway. Destiny Haili was last seen in Hilo on November 4, 2018. She is described as […]

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11-21-18 Saddle Road traffic accident

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Clarence Davies Report No. 18-018964         Media Release An adult female died following a 2-vehicle crash Wednesday morning, (November 21), on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, (Saddle Road). Her name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of her family. Responding to a 4:41 […]

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11-21-18 Officer of the Month of October: Officer David Poohina

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   ” 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 The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi honored Officer David Poohina today, (November 21), as their “Officer of the Month of October.” Congratulations are in order for for the 5-year […]

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11-21-18 Wanted person: Matthew Antonio Perry

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Sharlotte T. Bird Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 278 Report No. C18020432   ” 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 28-year-old Matthew Antonio Perry who is wanted for questioning relative to a sexual assault […]

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11-20-18 Thanksgiving travel safety

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The holiday season is upon us, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging everyone to arrive at the holiday table safely. Visiting with family and friends is important to all of us and so is driving safely to […]

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11-20-18 Operation Christmas Child (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   ” 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 With the holidays fast approaching the Christmas Elves have been busy at the Hawaiʻi Police Department. This is the 25th year for Operation Christmas Child with more than 157 […]

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11-20-18 DUI stats (Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of November 12, through November 18, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three, (23), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. […]

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11-20-18 Operation Christmas Child

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   ” 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 With the holidays fast approaching the Christmas Elves have been busy at the Hawaiʻi Police Department. This is the 25th year for Operation Christmas Child with more than 157 […]

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11-19-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of November 12, through November 18, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three, (23), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. […]

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11-16-18 Wanted person located: Theodore Casuga (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. C14020173       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Theodore Casuga who was listed as missing was arrested by the Special Enforcement Unit in Hōlualoa this afternoon, Friday, (November 16). We would like to thank […]

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11-14-18 Wanted person: Theodore Kahuilani Casuga

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. C14020173   ” 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 The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is actively seeking for Theodore Kahuilani Casuga, a 44-year-old male who frequents Kona. He is wanted for a Hawaii Paroling Authority Warrant […]

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11-14-18 Missing person: Ryan Baker

Hawai’i Police Department Puna District, Area I  Officer Ben Koehler  Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 18-016435   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ryan Baker. He is 31-years-old, 5-feet-5 inches, 200 pounds with short blond hair. He was last seen […]

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11-13-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of November 5, through November 11, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (13), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. So far this year, there have been 944 DUI arrests […]

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11-09-18 Found property

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I Captain Kenneth A. Quiocho Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 18-006916   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in locating the owner of some property found in a stolen vehicle. Police recovered and searched […]

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11-07-18 Hilo robbery suspect charged: Elijah Lopez (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone:(808) 961-2382 Report No. 18-014110       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 21-year-old Hilo man in connection with a robbery that occurred on Haili Street in Hilo on the morning of Monday, (November 5). On Tuesday, (November 6), at 11:00 […]

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11-07-18 Autopsy results in 6-year-old child’s death (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Chad Basque Phone:  (808) 326-4646, ext. 230 Report No.  18-012802         Media Release (Update) On Tuesday, (November 6), an autopsy was performed on the 6-year-old who died on, (October 31), in Kona. Autopsy results reveal the cause of death involved trauma. The manner […]

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11-07-18 Missing person located: Kawai Griego (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective/Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 18-014162       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island police report that Kawai Griego who was reported as missing was located yesterday, (November 6), in Waimea. He was in good condition.      

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11-05-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of October 29, through November 4, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So […]

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11-05-18 Missing person: Kawai Griego

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective/Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 18-014162   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in locating Kawai Griego who is missing. He was last seen on Saturday, (November 3), […]

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11-05-18 Wanted person: Elijah Lopez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 18-014110   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 21-year-old Hilo man wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on this morning, (November 5), […]

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11-05-18 Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Kailua-Kona

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Justin Hooser Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 18-014103       Media Release A 26-year-old Hōlualoa man died from his injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning, (November 5), on Kuakini Highway, south of Higashihara Park in Kailua-Kona.  He has been identified as Oliver Seitz. […]

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11-05-18 Missing person: Glenn Miller

Hawai’i Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 18-013976   ” 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 searching for a missing 41-year-old Keaʻau man with a medical condition that requires care and medication.  Glenn Miller was last seen in Keaʻau on, (October 30). […]

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11-05-18 Man falls into the waters in Hawaiian Beaches

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 18-014053     Media Release A 50-year-old man fell into the waters at the end of Beach Road in the Hawaiian Beaches area of the Puna District over the weekend.  Hawaiʻi Police and Hawaiʻi Fire responded to the area of […]

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11-05-18 Wanted person located: Drew Camacho (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Akira Edmoundson Phone (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 18-012026       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located a 34-year-old male who was wanted for outstanding bench warrants and as a suspect in a Kona stabbing incident. At 9:00 a.m., Sunday morning, (November 4), […]

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11-01-18 Suspicious death of six-year-old boy

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 18-012802         Media Release Big Island Police are investigating the suspicious death of a six-year-old boy after the child died Wednesday evening. On, (October 31), at approximately 4:30 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to […]

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11-01-18 Wanted person: George D. Gellepes

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: (808) 961-2350 Report No. C18020219   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of a 63-year-old Pāhoa man wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant and an APB for […]

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10-31-18 “Hawaii County Employee of the Year” is Officer Roberto Segobia

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                           Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira                                                         Phone: (808)  961-2244                   ” 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 Officer Roberto Segobia was named “Hawaiʻi County Employee of the Year” in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, (October 30), in Hilo. Segobia, a 5-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi […]

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10-31-18 Wanted person: Drew Camacho (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 18-012026   ” 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 (Update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department and Area II Special Enforcement Unit is actively seeking information on the whereabouts of Drew Camacho, a 34-year-old male who […]

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10-30-18 Halloween Safety

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department would like Halloween night to be a safe one for everyone enjoying the candy, costumes, and festivities. Tragically according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drunk driving fatalities are on the rise. […]

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10-30-18 Pedestrian Safety

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: (808) 961-2350         Media Release As the Holiday season approaches, Hawaiʻi Island Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists alike to stay alert and practice pedestrian safety.  “With an increase in pedestrian traffic in the areas of Downtown Hilo by both residents and […]

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10-30-18 DUI stats (Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of October 22, through October 28, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-two (22), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So […]

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10-30-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of October 22, through October 28, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-two (22), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So […]

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10-29-18 Missing teen: Ryan Hernandez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. C18020162     ” 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 renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old Kona teen who was reported as missing. Ryan Hernandez was […]

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10-29-18 Hawaii Police Department seeks owner of gun safe

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report no. 18-010879     ” 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 The Hawaiʻi Police Department is seeking the rightful owner of a discarded gun safe (depicted in the photo). On Thursday (October 25), South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a […]

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10-29-18 Wanted person located: Curtis Brown (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. C18021714     ” 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 located a 25-year-old Puna man who was wanted for outstanding warrants. At 8:00 a.m., Friday morning, (October 26), police arrested and charged Curtis Brown without […]

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10-26-18 Unsafe overtaking on Saddle Road

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received complaints of drivers overtaking other vehicles in an unsafe manner on Saddle Road.  One of the concerns has been that drivers are dangerously overtaking other vehicles in areas where two lanes of […]

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10-26-18 Arrest made in series of Criminal Property Damage cases

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808)887-3080 Report no. C18024676                         ” 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 A 41-year-old male has been arrested by South Kohala Patrol officers following investigations into three criminal property damage investigations. On September 7, 2018, officers working in […]

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10-26-18 2018 “Top Cop” Award

Hawaiʻi Police Department                               Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira                                                            Phone:  961-2244     ” 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 Officer Joseph Passmore was named the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2018 “Top Cop” by the Law Enforcement & Security Coalition of Hawaii. Passmore, a 12-year veteran officer who is assigned as […]

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10-25-18 Officers recognized as July and September “Officer of the Month”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   ” 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 The Aloha Exchange Club recognized two officers at today’s (October 25) East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” luncheon. Officer Melvin Vargas was honored as the July “Officer of the Month” following a […]

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10-24-18 Search warrants lead to drug arrests at Kailua-Kona business and residence

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Major Robert Wagner Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 249 Report No.  18-009975   ” 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 In response to complaints received from the public about possible narcotics distribution at a scooter rental business off of Aliʻi Drive, on Tuesday (October 23), at approximately 9:15 a.m., […]

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10-23-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of October 15, through October 21, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two […]

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10-22-18 Drug Take-Back program (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   ” 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 The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, (October 27), members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded […]

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10-22-18 Drug Take-Back program

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, (October 27), members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 […]

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10-18-18 Wanted person located: Hokuokekai Alohilani Santiago (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. C18025388        Media Release (Update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department and Area II Special Enforcement Unit have located 28-year-old Hokuokekai Alohilani Santiago. She was arrested in South Kohala this morning, Thursday, (October 18).  

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10-17-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of October 8, through October 14, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested nine (9) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. So far this year, there have been 878 DUI arrests compared […]

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10-16-18 Hilo stabbing arrest made: Cohlby R. Espaniola (Update) (Photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Randall Medeiros Phone( 808) 961-2251 Report No. 18-007849   ” 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 (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 21-year-old Hilo man in connection with a stabbing that occurred at a home on Leilani Street in Hilo in the early evening […]

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10-16-18 Hilo stabbing arrest made: Cohlby R. Espaniola (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Randall Medeiros Phone( 808) 961-2251 Report No. 18-007849       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 21-year-old Hilo man in connection with a stabbing that occurred at a home on Leilani Street in Hilo in the early evening hours of Sunday, (October 14). Police […]

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10-16-18 Wanted person: Hokuokekai Alohilani Santiago

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. C18025388    ” 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 The Hawaiʻi Police Department and Area II Special Enforcement Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 28-year-old Hokuokekai Alohilani Santiago. She is known […]

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10-15-18 Missing person: Carmen Nozaki

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective/Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. C18024650   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Carmen Nozaki who is missing. She was last seen in Kailua-Kona on, […]

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10-15-18 Hilo stabbing incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No.18-007849       Media Release Big Island Police are investigating a stabbing reported to have occurred at a home on Leilani Street in Hilo last night, (October 14), at approximately 6:45 p.m.  Police were called to the residence and learned that […]

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10-15-18 Hilo: drugs and fraudulent credit card investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                                            Criminal Investigations Section                                                    Acting Lieutenant Todd. C. Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 8-004618   ” 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 Big Island Police have charged a Hilo man and two Hilo women with 59 offenses in connection with drugs and fraudulent credit cards. On […]

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10-15-18 Mailbox thefts

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Fetuutuunai Amuimuia Phone: (808) 961-2203 Report No. 18-007522       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying anyone who is possibly removing mail from mailboxes during the evening to early morning hours in the Sunrise Ridge Subdivision and residences […]

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10-15-18 Missing person: Brando Kessler-Mizuguchi

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Officer Clifford Antonio Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. C18024365   ” 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 14-year-old Hilo boy, who was reported missing. Brandon Kessler-Mizuguchi was last seen in Hilo area on, (September 4), at about […]

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10-15-18 Officer of the Month of July: Bryan Ellis

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646   ” 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 The Kona Crime Prevention Committee has named Officer Bryan Ellis as the Officer of the Month of July. On July 19th Officer Ellis was assigned as the acting patrol Seargent for […]

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10-15-18 Kailua-Kona weekend traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Justin Hooser Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 18-007711       Media Release A 53-year-old Waikoloa man died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday, (October 14)  on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway just north of the 85-mile marker in Kailua-Kona. He has been identified as Michael Shine. Responding to […]

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10-12-18 Attempted murder (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Assistant Chief Mitchell Kanehailua Phone: (808) 961-2346 Report No. 18-007146   ” 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 (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the woman shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Friday, (October 12), off Beach Road in the Hawaiian […]

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10-12-18 Hawaiian Beaches attempted vehicle theft arrests

Hawiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No, 18-007208   ” 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 A Hawaiian Beaches couple is in police custody following an incident involving an attempted vehicle theft in Hawaiian Beaches. Hawaiʻi Island Police responded to a report of a […]

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10-12-18 Attempted murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I                   Assistant Chief Mitchell Kanehailua                  Phone: (808) 961-2346 Report No. 18-007146         Media Release Police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in the Puna District after a female suspect used a stolen vehicle to continuously ram into a police SUV and was […]

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10-08-18 Missing person: Carolyn McNamara

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Lisa Ebesugawa Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 18-004314   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Pāhoa woman who has been missing since, (October 2). Police are looking for Carolyn Mc Namara, […]

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10-08-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of October 1, through October 7, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One […]

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10-08-18 Sexual assault suspect arrested and charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 18-005067       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 26-year-old Daniel Brooks, (with no permanent address), was arrested in downtown Hilo Saturday, (October 6),  about 10:00 a.m., and charged by Juvenile Aid Section detectives at 1:00 p.m. with […]

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10-08-18 Man dies in three-vehicle collision on Highway 190

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 18-005607       Media Release A 25-year-old Nīnole man died following a three-vehicle collision Saturday, (October 6), in Kailua-Kona near the 17-mile marker of Highway 190. He has been identified as John Krasovskiy. Responding to a 3:40 p.m. […]

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10-05-18 University of Hawaii, Hilo sexual assault suspect (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 18-005067   ” 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 Big Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male in connection with a sexual assault reported to have occurred at the University of Hawaii […]

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10-05-18 Wanted person: Curtis Brown

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. C18021714   ” 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 asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of a fugitive wanted for outstanding arrest warrants. This individual has no permanent address but […]

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10-04-18 One-Way Traffic advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department                           Traffic Services Section Program manager Torey D. Keltner Phone: (808)  961-2305       Media Release There will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern along a portion of Kapiʻolani Street on Saturday, (October 6). Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., traffic will be allowed to flow in […]

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10-02-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of September 24, through September 30, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested nine motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far […]

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10-02-18 “Coffee with a Cop,” Wednesday, (October 3). (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section Officer William Vickery Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259   ” 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 The Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” tomorrow, Wednesday, (October 3). “Coffee with a Cop,” encourages the community to ‘sit […]

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10-01-18 Waikoloa man dies in two-vehicle collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 18-003287       Media Release A 51-year-old Waikoloa man died following a two-vehicle collision Friday evening, (September 28), in Kailua-Kona. He has been identified as Raymond Mata, Jr. Responding to a 9:55 p.m. call, police determined that a […]

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09-28-18 Hilo robbery: suspect sought by police

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Sergeant Norbert Serrao Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 18-003093     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report a robbery at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, (September 28), on Hinano Street in Hilo A woman clerk was reportedly sprayed with pepper-spray by a male suspect who had taken a money […]

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09-27-18 “Officer of the Month” Lieutenant Robert Fujitake

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   ” 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 Lieutenant Robert Fujitake was honored today, Thursday, (September 27), as the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii’s “August Officer of the Month.” On, (August 29), Lt. Fujitake was off-duty and […]

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09-27-18 Wanted person located: Christopher Allen Wright (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area, II Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. C18021968   ” 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 (Update) Hawai`i Island Police have located a 56-year-old Ka‘ū man who was wanted for outstanding warrants. At 5:20 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, (Sept. 26), police arrested and charged […]

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09-27-18 Wanted person arrested: Elia Mundon (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Sheldon Nakamoto Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 303 Report No. C18023229     Media Release (Update)  Elia Mundon was arrested by South Kohala Patrol Officers on, ( September 24), after he was located at the courthouse in Kamuela for a custody hearing with Child Welfare Services. A […]

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09-26-18 Missing person located: Jacob Mead

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective/Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 17-year-old Jacob Mead of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Kamuela and in good health on, (September 25).      

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09-26-18 Juvenile arrested and charged on an outstanding APB

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective/Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. C18022326       Media Release On, (September 25), Detectives of the Area II Juvenile Aid Section, (JAS), in collaboration with Vice, executed a Search Warrant to a property on the 65-1300 block of Paepuu Place […]

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09-25-18 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305         Media Release During the week of September 17, through September 23, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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09-24-18 Child passenger safety week (September 23-29)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, […]

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