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07-27-15 Three arrested in large affray

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299 Report No. C15021700   Media Release Three people were arrested early Saturday morning (July 25) in connection with a large affray in Kailua-Kona. Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of a fight involving about 30-50 men and women at […]

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07-27-15 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 20, 2015, through July 26, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eleven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. […]

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07-24-15 Decomposed body off Saddle Road (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Norbert Serrao Phone: 961-2383 Report No. C15017658   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a body found off the Saddle Road on June 16. He was identified as 32-year-old Joshua M. Kahele, who had no permanent address. An autopsy report received this month […]

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07-24-15 Officer of the Month: Jacob Obermiller

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Aloha Exchange board member Joey Estrella presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Officer Jacob Obermiller. Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Jacob Obermiller on Thursday (July 23) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” […]

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07-24-15 Woman arrested after truck, handgun stolen

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Norbert Serrao Phone: 962-2283 Report No. C15020038 Ashley Faustina   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Puna woman in connection with the theft of a pickup truck with a handgun inside. On July 9, a 51-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that his truck had […]

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07-23-15 Promotions announced

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has promoted seven employees from the rank of police officers to the rank of sergeant/detective: Sergeant John T. Talich, a 20-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, will be assigned to the North Kohala District. He is […]

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07-22-15 Apparent drowning

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant Jason Berryhill Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C15021443   Media Release A Chinese national apparently drowned Wednesday (July 22) at a Waikoloa resort. South Kohala police officers responded to a 12:36 p.m. report of a possible drowning at a resort on the 69-400 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive and […]

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07-22-15 Worker electrocuted at Waikoloa resort

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant Jason Berryhill Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C15021414   Media Release A 34-year-old man died Wednesday (July 22) as the result of an industrial accident at a Waikoloa resort. South Kohala officers responding to an 8:44 a.m. call learned that a subcontractor had been doing renovations at the resort […]

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07-21-15 Man charged in Hilo burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Norbert Serrao Phone: 961-2383 Report No. C15000822 Michael Kenui   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a man in connection with a burglary in Hilo late last year or early this year. Sometime between December 27 and January 9, a house on Komohana Street […]

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07-21-15 Hilo fatality (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C15021070   Media Release (update) An autopsy conducted Tuesday (July 21) determined that a man who died Saturday (July 18) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo died from a medical condition. He […]

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07-21-15 Stolen ATV

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15017025 Stolen ATV   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public’s help in locating an all-terrain vehicle stolen during a burglary at a Mountain View coffee plantation on June 10. Some of the items taken during the burglary have since […]

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07-21-15 Hilo burglary solved

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Norbert Serrao Phone: 961-2283 Report No. C15020756 Alan Filoteo   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with burglary, theft and drug offenses in connection with a break-in last week in Hilo. The burglary was reported after someone stole personal items from a home […]

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07-21-15 Missing woman located: Lisa Ann Pindara

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15021058   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 49-year-old Lisa Ann Pindara of Florida, who was reported missing. She was found in Hilo on Monday (July 20).

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07-21-15 Police investigating armed robbery and shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15021237   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for three unknown persons in connection with an armed robbery in Puna Monday (July 20) followed by the discharge of a firearm about three hours later. In response to a 4:55 p.m. call Monday, […]

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07-20-15 Park stabbing suspect charged

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Norbert Serrao Phone: 961-2383 Report No. C15021159 David Bars Media Release A 32-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with a double stabbing early Monday (July 20) at Wailoa State Park. At 4:31 p.m. Monday, detectives from the Area I […]

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DUI stats 07-20-15

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 13, 2015, through July 19, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. […]

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07-20-15 Man arrested for attempted murder following park stabbing

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Norbert Serrao Phone: 961-2383 Report No. C15021159   Media Release A 32-year-old man is in police custody following a double stabbing early Monday (July 20) at a park in Hilo. At 12:21 a.m. Monday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing […]

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07-20-15 Missing: Lisa Ann Pindara

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Robert Hatton Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15005096 Lisa Ann Pindara Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 49-year-old Florida woman who was reported missing. Lisa Ann Pindara was last seen Saturday morning (July 18) in Wainaku. She is described as 5- foot-8, 135 pounds with green eyes […]

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07-20-15 Hilo fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Acting Sergeant Clarence Acob Phone:  961-2332 Report No. C15021070   Media Release   A 61-year old California man died Saturday (July 18) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision on Kanoelehua Avenue between Kahaopea Street and Kawailani Street in Hilo. Responding to a 9:41 p.m. call, […]

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07-17-15 Puna man arrested after confrontation in Glenwood

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone:  965-2716 Report No. C15019684 Mikaele Carvalho   Media Release An 18-year old man was arrested and charged Thursday (July 16) with felony assault and drug offenses following a confrontation last week in the Fern Forest subdivision of Glenwood. On July 6, a neighbor of a vacant […]

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07-16-15 Pair arrested after being spotted in stolen car

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15020350 Cherise King Jeffrey DeCastro   Media Release A man and a woman face felony charges after being spotted in a stolen car. On Sunday (July 12), a 22-year-old Keaʻau man reported that the sedan he had been […]

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07-16-15 Barricaded suspect charged with 22 offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15020537 Macdon Thromman Media Release (update) A 37-year-old North Kohala man who was barricaded in his home Monday night and Tuesday (July 13-14) following a domestic incident has been charged with 22 offenses. At 1:05 p.m. Thursday (July […]

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07-16-15 Kohala Officer of the Quarter: Sergeant Richard Toledo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Captain Randal Medeiros, Hawaiʻi Island Safety and Security Professionals Association Vice President Bill King and Sergeant Richard Toledo   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Island Safety and Security Professionals Association recognized Sergeant Richard Toledo as “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” for April-June during […]

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07-16-15 Utility scam

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Robert Pule Phone: 961-2213 Report No. M15038547   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam The owner of a downtown Hilo business reported that he received a call from a man identifying himself as “Mike” from the local electric company, who claim […]

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07-15-15 Hilo man arrested in car theft incidents

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Norbert Serrao Phone: 961-2383 Report No. C15020336 Jantzen-James Mata   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with four offenses after being found in a stolen car. On Monday (July 13), Puna Patrol officers responded to a report of a sedan parked in the […]

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07-15-15 Backpack drive

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to participate again in a backpack drive for children who cannot afford to buy them. As in previous years, all police stations around the island will double as drop-off points for persons interested in helping […]

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07-14-15 Barricaded suspect in custody

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Major Mitchell Kanehailua Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 270 Report No. C15020537   Media Release (update) A man who had been barricaded in his home since Monday night (July 13) is now in police custody. No one was injured during his arrest. After the Police Department’s Special Response Team converged on […]

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07-14-15 Missing man found: Terry Ward

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo District Lieutenant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C15020462     Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 59-year-old Terry Ward of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Hilo on Tuesday morning.

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07-14-15 Woman arrested again on Mauna Kea

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2342 Report No. C15020530 Cynthia Marlin   Media Release For the second day in a row, a Pāhoa woman was arrested on the Mauna Kea access Road. In response to a 9:18 p.m. call Monday (July 13), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the […]

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DUI stats 07-14-15

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 6, 2015, through July 12, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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07-14-15 Barricaded suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Report No. C15020237   Media Release At 7:48 p.m. Monday (July 13), patrol officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home on the 53-4200 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Halaula, North Kohala. Responding officers contacted several neighbors […]

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07-13-15 Missing: Terry Ward

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant BJ Duarte Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15020462 Missing: Terry Ward   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 59-year-old Pāhoa man who was reported missing. Terry Ward was last seen at 6 p.m. Saturday (July 11) at Mahukona Beach Park in North Kohala. He has a medical […]

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07-13-15 Police investigate theft of bamboo

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Albert Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540 Report No. Ca5020275   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating three thefts within a week at a nursery in Kapaʻau. Sometime between July 5 and July 7, $100 worth of potted plants were removed from a bamboo nursery on Pratt Road. Between […]

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07-10-15 Fence posts stolen from county property

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-5733 Report No. C15020069   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of fence posts from county property along the Hāmākua Coast. Sometime between 2 p.m. Tuesday (July 7) and 8:30 a.m. Thursday (July 9), unknown persons pulled 47 T-rail posts out of the ground […]

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Police seek owner of handgun (correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15019881 Who owns this antique pistol? Media Release (corrects contact information in 3rd paragraph) Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of an antique pistol that was recovered in a police investigation. The handgun […]

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07-10-15 Body of missing diver found

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Phone: 939-2520 Sergeant Zachary Fernando Report No. C15020086 Media Release A search for a missing diver led to the discovery of his body Thursday (July 9) in Kaʻū waters. At 8:15 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a missing diver in waters off Punaluʻu Beach Park. Fire Department […]

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07-09-15 Honomu man charged with escape, firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo District Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15019900 Dillon Revilla   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the 22-year-old Honomū man who was arrested Wednesday (July 8) for escape. At 2:45 p.m. Thursday (July 9), Dillon Revilla was charged with second-degree escape and three firearms offenses. His bail […]

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07-09-15 Police warn public about water bill scam

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are again warning the public about a telephone scam from persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply. The individuals call Water Supply customers and threaten to shut off their water service because of what they […]

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07-09-15 Police seek owner of handgun

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15019881 Who owns this antique pistol? Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of an antique pistol that was recovered in a police investigation. The handgun is described as a revolver with […]

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07-09-15 Honomu man wanted for escape located

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo District Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15019900   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 22-year-old Honomū man who was wanted for escape. Dillon Revilla (cq) was located in Honomū at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday. He was arrested on suspicion of escape and three firearms offenses and taken […]

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07-08-15 Couple sought in robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15020001   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a man and woman who robbed a Volcano man and stole his pickup truck. A 32-year-old Volcano man was parked on the side of Huina Road and Kaihenui Place in Kurtistown when a […]

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07-08-15 Video teleconferencing session added in Kona to encourage more public comments on accreditation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release (update No. 2) To make it easier for West Hawaiʻi residents to participate in a public comment session about whether accreditation should be maintained for the Hawaiʻi Police Department, video teleconferencing will be provided in Kailua-Kona. The video teleconferencing […]

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07-08-15 Wanted for escape: Dillion Revilla

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo District Sergeant Greg Yamada Phone: 962-2716 Report No. C15019900 Dillion Revilla   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Honomū man who is wanted for escape. At 5 p.m. Tuesday (July 7) police were arresting Dillion Revilla for a firearms offense at Kamaee Falls in the Ninole […]

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07-08-15 Men arrested after incident that injured an officer attempting a traffic stop

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15019653 Joshua Domen Draven Torres-Souza Media Release (update) A Puna man has been charged with an assortment of offenses stemming from an incident early Monday (July 6) that injured a police officer attempting to make a traffic stop. A second […]

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Missing teen: Makaala Pea

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Lorenzo Artienda Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C15010396 Missing: Makaala Pea Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Makaala Pea was last seen in Hilo on April 7. She is described as 5-foot-6, 130 pounds with brown eyes and black […]

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07-07-15 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 29, 2015, through July 5, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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07-07-15 Reminder: Accreditation assessment team invites public comments

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release (update) The public is reminded that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®) will arrive on Hawaiʻi Island next Monday (July 13) to examine the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s policies and procedures, administration, operations and support […]

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07-07-15 Wanted: Kaniaulono Anzai

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Area II Officer Scott Dewey Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 257 Kaniaulono Anzai Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 24-year-old Waikoloa man who is wanted on four outstanding bench warrants. Kaniaulono Anzai is wanted on two counts of probation revocation and two counts of contempt […]

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07-07-15 Wanted: Halatoa Fakatoumafi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Area II Officer Scott Dewey Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 257 Halatoa Fakatoumafi Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 31-year-old Kailua-Kona man who is wanted on two outstanding bench warrants for contempt of court. Halatoa Fakatoumafi is described as 5-foot-10, 240 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair. […]

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Wanted: Farren Kanuha

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Area II Officer Scott Dewey Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 257 Farren Kanuha   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona woman wanted on four outstanding bench warrants. Farren Kanuha is wanted on two counts of contempt of court and two counts of violating probation. She is described […]

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07-06-15 Officer injured attempting traffic stop

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15019653   Media Release A Hawaiʻi Island police officer required hospital treatment after being injured while attempting to make a traffic stop in Hilo early Monday morning (July 6). At 12:40 a.m. Monday, South Hilo Patrol officers initiated a traffic […]

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07-02-15 Wanted: Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15018972 Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old Hilo woman wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita is wanted for contempt of court. She is also […]

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07-02-15 Suspects sought for grabbing tourist’s bag

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15019257   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to an encounter Wednesday (July 1) between a Japanese tourist and two unknown men in the Waikoloa resort area. At 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, South Kohala officers responded to […]

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07-01-15 Man dies from June 19 crash

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C15017953   Media Release (update) A 23-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle crash along the Hāmākua Coast on June 19. Michael T. Moore of Laupāhoehoe was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu […]

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07-01-15 Officer of the Month: Darren Cho

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Officer of the Month: Darren Cho   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Darren Cho as “Officer of the Month” for July in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (July 1) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Cho was honored […]

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06-30-15 July 4 road closures

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone : 961-2350 Hilo 4th of July road closure map Media Release The Hawaiʻi police Department announces road closures for 4th of July festivities in Hilo: Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waiānuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street will be closed July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. […]

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DUI stats 06-30-15

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 22, 2015, through June 28, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. […]

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06-30-15 Accreditation assessment team invites public comments

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®) will arrive on Hawaiʻi Island on July 13 to examine the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services. The purpose is to verify that […]

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06-29-15 Police seek help identifying suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant  B J Duarte Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15016262 Surveillance Image   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person wanted in connection with a theft. On May 30, 2015, an unknown person entered the Keaʻau Shell gas station and used the victim’s […]

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06-29-15 Kona man dies from injuries received in domestic dispute

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15018186   Media Release (update No. 2) A 20-year-old Kona man has died from injuries he received in a domestic dispute on June 21. Ezra Barro of Kailua-Kona was pronounced dead at 4:44 a.m. Sunday (June 28) at […]

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06-29-15 Pohoiki affray

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone:  965-2716 Report No. C15018911   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for any information about a large affray and the discharge of a firearm Sunday afternoon (June 28) at the Pohoiki boat ramp in Puna. Responded to a 4:10 p.m. call reporting that […]

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06-26-15 Police seek ID of suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15004677 Rear image Front image Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a photographic image of a suspect involved in an attempted burglary at a business establishment on the 1100 block of Kīlauea Avenue […]

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06-26-15 Pair arrested in stolen truck

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15015954 Cheyanne Collins Isaac Abrojena   Media Release A man and a woman are in police custody after being found in a stolen pickup truck. At 9:50 a.m. Wednesday (June 24), Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a report […]

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06-26-15 Information sought about June burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo District Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Phone: 962-2120 Report No. C15017394   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help with information about a burglary in Ninole along the Hāmākua Coast. At 6 p.m. on June 13, police responded to a report of a burglary on the 22-1000 block […]

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06-25-15 Officers of the Month: Amaral and Kerr

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Aloha Exchange board member Joey Estrella presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Detective Scott Amaral. Detective Jesse Kerr shares the honor but was unable to attend the ceremony. He will receive his award at a future date.   Media Release The […]

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06-25-15 Man featured on “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” turns himself in

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15015215 Aaron Castro   Media Release A 28-year-old man who is being featured on the television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” has been arrested and charged with three offenses. Aaron Raymond Castro was arrested Monday after turning himself in at […]

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06-24-15 Seat Belt Survey

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone:  961-2305   Media Release Police are advising motorists to be on the lookout for survey teams standing along major Hawaiʻi Island streets and highways this Friday through Tuesday (June 26 through June 30). The teams will be taking part in the state’s annual seat […]

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06-24-15 Police arrest Kona man on Mauna Kea Access Road

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2342 Report No. C15018439 Ulises Consuegra   Media Release A 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning (June 24) after blocking access to construction workers who were en route to the summit of Mauna Kea to work on the Thirty Meter Telescope. Ulises Consuegra of […]

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06-24-15 Kona man in critical condition following domestic incident (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15018186   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have released a Kailua-Kona woman who was arrested early Monday in connection with a domestic dispute that sent a man to the hospital in critical condition. On Tuesday afternoon (June […]

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06-24-15 Kona man charged in stolen vehicle case

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15017442 Christiansan Kaawa   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with three offenses after a truck was stolen earlier this month. At 11:10 a.m. on June 14, a 61-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that his pickup truck with an attached […]

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DUI stats 06-22-15

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 15, 2015, through June 21, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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06-22-15 Kona man in critical condition following domestic incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15018186   Media Release A Kona man is in critical condition following a domestic dispute Sunday night (June 21). At 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Kona Patrol officers were at Kona Community Hospital for an unrelated case when a 20-year-old […]

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06-19-15 Five injured in three-vehicle crash

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C15017953   Media Release Five people were injured—one critically—in a three-vehicle crash Friday (June 19) on the Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 19) at Maulua Gulch along the Hāmākua Coast. Responding to a 9:14 a.m. call, police learned that a 2003 […]

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06-17-15 Decomposed body found in Hilo (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15017525   Media Release (update) A decomposed body found Monday off the road leading to the Hilo airport has been identified through fingerprints as a 72-year-old Hilo man with no permanent address. His identity is being withheld pending notification of […]

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06-17-15 Volcano fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. Ca5017715   Media Release A 23-year old man died following a motorcycle crash Wednesday night (June 16) near the 25-mile marker in the Volcano area of Puna. He has been identified as Ronson Bento of a Volcano address. Responding to an 8:34 p.m. […]

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06-16-15 Decomposed body found off Saddle Road

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15017658   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a body off the Saddle Road. At 11:10 a.m. Tuesday (June 16), officers responded to a report of an unattended truck off the 15-mile marker of Saddle Road. […]

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06-16-15 Police advise public to guard against car thefts

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266   Media Release With the start of the summer season, Hawaiʻi Island police advise the public to take precautions against car thefts and thefts of items from within vehicles. This time of year, more cars are parked at beach parks […]

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06-16-15 HI-PAL completes volleyball league

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Community Policing Officer Corina McLellan Phone: 961-8121 FAX: 961-8845 Teams from the HI-PAL Girls Volleyball League pose in the gym at the Hilo Armory.   Media Release Sixty-six girls from seven teams participated in the 2015 HI-PAL Girls Volleyball League from April 2 through May 28. Games […]

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06-16-15 Police seek public help with graffiti problem in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying persons responsible for a spike in graffiti in Hilo. Between May 1 and June 16, police received 10 reports of graffiti in Hilo. This compares with three reports in March and […]

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06-16-15 Man arrested after smashing TVs in store

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Nancy Haitsuka Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 249 Report No. C15017596 Alexander Springer   Media Release A 48-year-old man has been charged with a felony after a dozen televisions were smashed while customers shopped at a “big box” store in Kailua-Kona. At 6:49 p.m. Monday (June 15), Kona Patrol officers responded […]

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06-15-15 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 8, 2015, through June 14, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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06-15-15 Decomposed body found in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15017525   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a decomposed body in Hilo. At 8:37 a.m. Monday (June 15), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a body off the road leading to the […]

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06-12-15 Hale Nani inmate arrested for escape

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15013652 Lyndal Gilliland   Media Release A 22-year-old Kona man who was wanted for escape has been located. Lyndal Gilliland was arrested in Kailua-Kona at 1:45 p.m. Friday (June 12). After consulting with county prosecutors, detectives from the […]

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06-12-15 New episode of ‘Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted’ starts today

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265 Peter Fuerte Aaron Raymond Castro Albert Espaniola Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights men wanted for questioning for robbery, reckless endangering and driving a stolen vehicle. The new episode begins airing Friday (June […]

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06-12-15 Wanted: Logan Kahele Bishop

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15016932 Logan Kahele Bishop   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 25-year-old man who is wanted on a bench warrant for violating probation. Logan Kahele Bishop of Nāʻālehu is also wanted for questioning in connection […]

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06-09-15 Police identify body found under bridge

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C15016442   Media Release (update) An autopsy conducted Tuesday (June 9) on a man’s body found Friday (June 5) under Nanue Bridge in Umauma has determined that he died from injuries consistent with a fall from a height. Detectives have […]

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06-09-15 Police seek information about burglary at military reserve

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14032903 Polaris Ranger utility vehicle   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help with information about a burglary in December in the Keaukaha Military Reserve in Hilo. At 9 a.m. on December 8, police responded to […]

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06-09-15 Information sought in February burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15003607   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help with information about a burglary in February in the Sunrise Ridge subdivision in Hilo. At 1:30 p.m. on February 2, police responded to a report of a […]

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06-08-15 Observatory damage (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C15016638   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have determined that damage to an observatory at the summit of Mauna Kea was not a bullet hole. A detective investigated the scene Monday (June 8) and determined that a hole in a […]

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DUI stats 06-08-15

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 1, 2015, through June 7, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eleven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. […]

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06-07-15 Observatory damage

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C15016638   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a report of damage to an observatory at the summit of Mauna Kea. Officers responded to a report late Saturday night (June 6) of what appeared to be a “bullet hole” in a door […]

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06-05-15 Police investigating body found under bridge

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 962-2120 Report No. C15016442   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police initiated a coroner’s inquest case after a body was found Friday morning (June 5) under a bridge along the Hāmākua Coast. In response to a 9:10 a.m. call, officers were assigned to the the Nanue […]

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06-04-15 Officer of the Month: Chandler Nacino

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Officer of the Month: Chandler Nacino   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Chandler Nacino as “Officer of the Month” for June in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (June 3) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Nacino was honored […]

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06-04-15 Missing teen: Kuuipo Taketa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. C15001871 Missing: Kuuipo Taketa   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Kailua-Kona girl who was reported missing. Kuuipo Taketa was last seen in Kona on January 19. She is described as 5-foot-2, 115 pounds with black […]

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06-03-15 Puna man charged with sexual assault

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C15015922 Media Release A Puna man faces one felony and three misdemeanors after being arrested in a sexual assault investigation. At about 4:10 a.m., Sunday (May 31), police responded to a location in Pāhoa after receiving a report of an […]

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06-03-15 Body found in Umauma Stream (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15016068   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body of the woman found Monday (June 1) in Umauma Stream. She was identified through fingerprints Tuesday (June 2) as 62-year-old Bobbie Jackie Carnathan of Kailua-Kona, who was reported […]

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06-02-15 Fisherman killed by swordfish (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299 Report No. C15015745   Media Release (update) An autopsy conducted Monday (June 1) on the body of 47-year-old Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona determined that he died from internal injuries caused by being struck by the bill of a swordfish. The death was ruled […]

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06-02-15 Missing swimmer (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C15016054 Media Release The lifeless body of the swimmer who went missing Monday morning (June 1) in waters off OTEC Beach was located Monday afternoon. Fire Department personnel located him approximately 25 yards off short submerged in the […]

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06-02-15 Kona fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Justin Hooser Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C15016110   Media Release An unidentified man died following a single-vehicle crash Monday night (June 1) in the Puʻuanahulu area of the Kona District. Responding to a 10:56 p.m. call, police determined that  a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck […]

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