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ATV fatality 10-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Acting Sergeant Justin Hooser Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C14028128   Media Release A 48-year-old Kamuela man died early this week after crashing on an all-terrain vehicle. He was identified as Willard Rapoza Jr. Sometime between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday (October 19), Rapoza left his […]

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DUI stats 10-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 13, 2014, through October 19, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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Missing: Faylana Fromm 10-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: 961-2213 Report No. Faylana Fromm   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 36-year-old woman who was reported missing. Faylana Fromm has no permanent address but frequents the Hilo area. A family member on the mainland reported last hearing from her on October […]

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Kona Moped fatality 10-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Justin Hooser Phone: 326-4646.,Ext. 229 Report No. C14027824   Media Release A 64-year-old Kailua-Kona man has died as a result of a single vehicle crash October 9 on Hinalani Street near Anini Street. He was identified as Michael W. Fox. Responding to a 6:30 p.m. call, […]

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Hilo man charged with attempted murder 10-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No.  C14027870 Atkinson Nakashima   Media Release Hawaiʻi County police have arrested and charged a Puna man with attempted murder in connection with an altercation in Hilo early Saturday morning (October 18). At 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 400 […]

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Missing: David Acasio 10-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14027823 Missing: David Acasio   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 54-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. David Acasio, who has no permanent address, was last seen in Hilo on Thursday (October 16). He is described as Hawaiian, […]

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Wanted: Matthew Alani 10-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Jerome Manuel Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 265 Report No. C14017727 Matthew Alani   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old man wanted on a $20,000 bench warrant for violating probation. Matthew Alani of Hoʻokena is also wanted for questioning in connection with an abuse […]

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New episode of “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” airs tonight 10-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265 Abraham Verece Pauline Fuentes Josephine Miranda   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 34-year-old man considered armed and dangerous, a 37-year-old woman wanted for extortion and a 23-year-old woman wanted for bail […]

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Yassaer Farrag located 10-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080 Yasser Farrag   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 43-year-old Yasser Farrag of Kamuela, who was wanted for theft. He turned himself in to police on September 10 and was charged with second-degree theft and third-degree theft. His bail was set at $2,500.

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Second man charged with burglary during emergency 10-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14023825 Jesley Saniatan   Media Release A second man has been charged with a September 8 burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. On September 8, a 35-year-old […]

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Man charged with attempted murder in Waikoloa knife attack 10-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14027303 Aaron Nakamoto   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a South Kohala man with attempted murder and other offenses in connection with an altercation that turned violent in Waikoloa on Sunday night (October 12). At 9:20 […]

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Reminder: Active Shooter presentation in Naalehu on Oct. 21 10-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone: 939-2520   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public that police will make an “active shooter” presentation during an afternoon meeting in Nāʻālehu on October 21. The presentation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Nāʻālehu Community Center. It is […]

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Man arrested in Waikoloa knife assault 10-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14027303   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a South Kohala man in connection with an altercation that turned violent in Waikoloa on Sunday night (October 12). Police received an 8:19 p.m. report that a man was […]

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DUI stats 10-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 6, 2014, through October 12, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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Bible and other items stolen from Haili Christian School 10-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14027337   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary that was discovered over the weekend at Haili Christian School in Hilo. Sometime between 1:30 p.m. Friday (October 10) and 4:30 p.m. Sunday (October 12), unknown persons entered several classrooms at […]

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Couple charged in Kapaau burglary 10-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14026675 Roberta Ramos Kelvin Kaneshiro   Media Release Two people have been charged with theft and burglary in connection with a break-in last week in Kapaʻau. The burglary at a home on Lehuʻula Circle was reported October 5. […]

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Missing teen: Dayson Carter 10-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Robert Hatton Phone: 965-2716 C14025769   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Puna boy who was reported missing. Dayson S.K. Carter was last seen at his Hawaiian Paradise Park home on September 26. He is described as local, 5-foot 6, 150 pounds with brown hair […]

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Missing teen: Makaala Pea 10-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14017655 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 July 28. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-5, 120 pounds with black hair and […]

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Video surveillance leads to burglary arrest 10-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Donovan Kohara Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C14022658 Kawai Pomroy   Media Release A Puna man has been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in in August. On August 27, a 56-year-old Keaau woman reported that an unknown person went into her home and removed jewelry. Police recovered surveillance […]

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Josiah Konanui located and charged 10-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Officer Donovan Kohara Phone: 965-2716 Josiah Konanui   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 35-year-old Josiah Ikaika Konanui of Hilo, who was wanted on a bench warrant and for a burglary. Konanui was arrested by the Area I Burglary Task Force on Friday (October 3) and charged with first-degree burglary, […]

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Hilo man charged after assault 10-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14026781   Beliver Engilo   Media Release A Hilo man is in custody after being charged with offenses in connection with a confrontation early Tuesday (October 7). South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a 2:50 a.m. report of an affray […]

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Be aware of athletes training for Ironman triathlon 10-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is cautioning the public to be aware of athletes training for the Ironman triathlon, which is scheduled for Saturday (October 11). Between now and then, bicyclists and runners will be training along West Hawaiʻi roads, especially […]

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Active Shooter presentation in Naalehu on Oct. 21 10-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone: 939-2520   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation during an afternoon meeting in Nāʻālehu on October 21. The presentation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Nāʻālehu Community Center. It is designed to help individuals increase their […]

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DUI stats 10-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 29, 2014, through October 4, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eleven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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Man charged in copper theft case 10-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14021484 Norton Castro   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 24-year-old Hilo man with theft of copper in connection with a theft August 14 at the Wainaku Executive Center. Norton Castro was arrested in downtown Hilo on Friday […]

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Missing teen: Rillian Woods 10-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Detective Scott Amaral Phone: 961-2276 Report No. C14014853 Missing: Rillion Woods   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Nānāwale boy who was reported missing. Rillian Woods was last seen in Nānāwale on June 6. He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-8, 180 pounds with brown eyes […]

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Wanted: Jason Bestamente 10-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080 Jason Bestamente   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 34-year-old man wanted on warrants. Jason Bestamente is wanted for contempt of court, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance. He is described as 5-foot-8, 180 pounds with brown eyes […]

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Wanted: Jake Drummondo 10-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080 Jake Drummondo   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 26-year-old Kamuela man wanted on warrants. Jake Ikaika Drummondo is wanted for theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, unauthorized possession of confidential information, forgery, driving under the influence, driving without a […]

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Wanted: Josephine Miranda 10-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080 Josephine Miranda   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for 23-year-old Josephine Miranda, who is wanted for for bail jumping and contempt of court. She is described as 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with brown eyes and long black hair. She has no permanent address but […]

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Kona man charged with felonies related to vehicle break-ins 10-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14025845 Jeffrey Keanaaina   Media Release A Kona man is in police custody after being charged with seven offenses stemming from two vehicle break-ins. On September 24, Kona Patrol officers responded to a condominium on the 75-5700 block […]

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Jeffrey DeCastro located 10-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14024536 Jeffrey De Castro   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police located 29-year old Jeffrey DeCastro of Hilo who was wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery on September 15. On September 19, he was arrested on suspicion of robbery. […]

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Officer of the Month: Coley Rowe 10-01-14

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

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Man arrested after victim detains suspect of barn burglary 10-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14025868 Christopher Wright   Media Release A Hawaiʻi Island man has been charged with numerous offenses stemming from the burglary of a barn in Kailua-Kona. On Sunday (September 28), Kona Patrol officers responded to a 3:30 p.m. report […]

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Bryce Feary located 09-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14026001 Bryce Feary   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 29-year-old Bryce D. Feary of Hilo, who was wanted on warrants. He was arrested in Hilo on Monday night (September 29) and charged with four counts of probation revocation. […]

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DUI stats 09-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 22, 2014, through September 28, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. […]

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Kona woman charged with narcotics offenses 09-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C14025464   Arrested & Charged: Sharon Pihi   Media Release A Kona woman was charged with several narcotics offenses after being found in a stolen vehicle. On Wednesday afternoon (September 24), Kona Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle on […]

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Puna woman arrested for August assault 09-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14022429 Taniamae Faris   Media Release A Puna woman is in police custody after being charged with three offenses in connection with a confrontation in August. On August 25, Puna Patrol officers responded to a 6:52 p.m. report of an affray in […]

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Weekend road closures in Hilo 09-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214   Media Release Bayfront Highway in Hilo is closed to traffic between Pauahi Street and Waianuenue Avenue due to high surf and might be closed through the weekend, depending on surf conditions. The public is advised that due to the KWXX Downtown Hoʻolaulea block […]

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Officer of the Month: Roberto Segobia 09-25-14

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 Roberto Segobia   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Puna Patrol Officer Roberto Segobia on Thursday (September 25) as East Hawaiʻi “Officer of […]

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Craigslist rental scam 09-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a Craigslist scam that lists houses for rent. A person posing as the landlord claimed to be out of the country living in Nigeria and asked potential renters to send a money order […]

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Victim Notification Program link added to Police Department’s website 09-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has added to its website a link to a service that allows victims and witnesses to be notified when undocumented foreign nationals are released from the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Often, […]

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Kona man arrested after dog alerts owner to car break-ins 09-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14025130 Joshua Leiataua   Media Release A Kona man was arrested after a dog alerted its owner that strangers were breaking into his truck. On Sunday (September 21), Kona Patrol officers responded to the old industrial area of […]

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Missing teen: Teani Evangelista 09-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14017655 Teani Evangelista   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Teani Evangelista was last seen in Hilo on July 6. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-4, 140 pounds with brown hair and […]

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DUI stats 09-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 15, 2014, through September 21, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been […]

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One-way traffic pattern Oct. 4 for St. Joseph Country Fair 09-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Paoule Phone: 961-2305   Media Release A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Kapiʻolani Street on Saturday, October 4. Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., traffic will flow in the Puna direction only on Kapiʻolani Street between Hualālai […]

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Ocean View man arrested after being found in neighbor’s house 09-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14025048   Jeb Thurlby   Media Release The discovery of an intruder in a neighbor’s house has led to his arrest for the break-in and for commercial promotion of marijuana. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 2:51 p.m. […]

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Punaluu drowning 09-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Sergeant Zachary Fernando Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C14025122   Media Release A 53-year-old Puna man died Sunday (September 23) in waters off Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 12:08 p.m. call Sunday reporting a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 53-year-old Reginald Awaa of […]

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Two arrested after being found in stolen boat 09-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14023302 Michael Mccrum Isaac Akina   Media Release Two Kona men were charged with several offenses after being found in a stolen boat. On Thursday afternoon (September 18), a 42-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that his outboard motor had […]

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Puna man charged with enhanced burglary during emergency declaration 09-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14023825 Ronald Altura   Media Release A Puna man has been charged with burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. On September 8, a 35-year-old Puna man reported […]

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Road closed and later reopened after Honokaa schools evacuated due to chemical odor 09-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police closed Pakalana Street in Honokaʻa to the general public at 9:45 a.m. Thursday (September 18) while students from Honoka‘a Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools were evacuated as a precaution due to a chemical odor in the area. During the […]

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Puna robbery 09-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14024785   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night (September 17) in Puna. At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call of a robbery at a home in the Fern Forest subdivision in […]

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Wanted: Abraham Verece 09-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Reed Mahuna Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C14023078 Abraham Verece Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 34-year-old Keaʻau man wanted in connection with several abuse of a family or household member, terroristic threatening and firearms cases. Abraham Verece is described as 5-foot-8, […]

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Police seek ID of suspect in Puna robbery 09-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14011668 Composite rendering of suspect   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted robbery in May in Puna. On May 2 at about 8:30 p.m., police responded to the Pāhoa 7-11 convenience store after receiving a report that […]

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Wanted: Jeffrey DeCastro 09-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14024536 Jeffrey De Castro   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a Hilo man wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery in Hilo on Monday (September 15). South Hilo patrol officers responded to a home on Pilipaʻa […]

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Police warn of telephone scam 09-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. M14051666   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam from a caller claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. A 65-year-old Hilo man was told that he had won a car and millions of dollars and […]

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Missing: Brent Verbois 09-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14022592 Brent Verbois   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 56-year-old man who was reported missing. Brent Verbois, who has no permanent address, was last seen in Hilo on August 24. He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-9, 155 pounds […]

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DUI stats 09-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 8, 2014, through September 14, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been […]

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Missing man located: Alex Aden 09-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Sergeant Zachary Fernando Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C14024344   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 19-year-old Alex Aden of Kaʻū, who was reported missing. He was found Saturday evening (September 13) in Kaʻū.

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Kohala Ranch, North Kohala, fatality victim identified 09-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Marvin K. Troutman Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C14024108   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died Wednesday (September 10) from injuries he received in a single-vehicle collision on Kohala Ranch Road and Olomana Road in the Kohala Ranch gated […]

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Missing: Alex Aden 09-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Sergeant Zachary Fernando Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C14024344 Missing: Alex Aden   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 19-year-old Kaʻū man who was reported missing. Alex Aden is described as Caucasian 5-foot-10, 180 pounds with blond hair and glasses. He was last seen at 8 a.m. Saturday (September […]

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Officer of the Year: Kalae Lee 09-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244 Officer of the Year: Kalae Lee Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Kalae Lee as “Officer of the Year” in a luncheon ceremony Friday (September 12) at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. Lee was honored for his successful […]

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Criminal Penalties Enhanced During State Of Emergency 09-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release As Puna prepares for the approaching lava flow, residents are reminded that enhanced penalties apply to certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi proclaimed a state of emergency for the Puna District beginning […]

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Reminder: Active Shooter presentation on Sept. 16 09-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public that it will make an “active shooter” presentation during an afternoon meeting in Laupāhoehoe on Tuesday (September 16). The presentation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Humanities Room at […]

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Missing teen: Rylen Resurreccion-Waiwaiole 09-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14023169 Rylen Resurreccion Waiwaiole   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year Hilo boy who was reported missing. Rylen H. Resurreccion-Waiwaiole was last seen in Hilo on April 27. He is described as 5-foot-6, 160 pounds with brown eyes, […]

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National drug take-back initiative is Sept. 27 09-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-224 Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative being sponsored in […]

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Burglary suspect charged with another burglary 09-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14023044 Scott Taira   Media Release A 21-year-old man already in jail facing burglary and theft charges has been charged with another burglary. The latest charge stems from a reported burglary August 31. On that date, neighbors reported that they […]

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Kohala fatality 09-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Marvin K. Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646 Ext 229 Report No. C14024108   Media Release A 50-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah, man died following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon (September 10) in Kohala Ranch. His name is being withheld pending positive identification. Responding to a 4:05 p.m. […]

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Puna man charged with burglary 09-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14023767 Taylor Kalawe Media Release A 22-year-old man is in police custody after an elderly female reported a burglary at her residence in the Waiākea area. In response to a 7:00 p.m. call on Sunday (September 7), officers determined that […]

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Kona man charged with burglary 09-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14023900   Ian Medeiros Media Release Big Island police have charged a 23-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with a burglary in Kona. At 3:55 a.m. Tuesday (September 9) patrol officers responded to a report of an in-progress burglary […]

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Unknown man sought in forgery investigation 09-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14021768 Unknown man   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a forgery last month in Hilo. The man shown in this photograph is suspected of using counterfeit money at a fast-food restaurant in Downtown Hilo on the morning of August 18. […]

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DUI stats 09-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 1, 2014, through September 7, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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HI-PAL basketball results 09-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone: 961-8121 Wahine Ryders Stingrays   Media Release Fifty-six youths from eight teams participated in the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” 14-and-under basketball championships this past weekend at Carvalho Park in Hilo. In the open division finals, Kona Stingrays edged Hoop Dreams Gold 33-29 […]

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Man arrested in Pepeekeo burglary 09-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14023454 Scott Taira   Media Release A 21-year-old man is in police custody after a concerned citizen reported a burglary at a neighbor’s house in Pepeʻekeo. In response to a 10:30 a.m. call Thursday (September 4), police learned that a […]

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Missing teen: Hokulani Anakalea-Kahakai 09-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol Officer Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 885-3080 Report No. C14021498 Missing: Hokulani Anakalea-Kahakai   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Kamuela boy who was reported missing. Hokulani Anakalea-Kahakai was last seen in Kamuela on August 14. He is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-8, 180 pounds with short black […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 09-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Detective Renee Morinaka Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 301 Report No. C14017224 Rayner Kinney Jr.   Media Release A 62-year-old Kaʻū man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and other offenses in connection with a domestic dispute in May. On May 23, an 85-year-old Ocean View man reported that […]

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Steven Schwartz located and arrested 09-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Juergen Canda Phone: 887-3080 Steven Schwartz   Media Release Thanks to a tip to Crime Stoppers, Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 41-year-old Steven Schwartz of Hilo, who was wanted for contempt of court and violating probation. He was arrested in Kamuela on Friday (August 29) and charged with […]

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DUI stats 09-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 25, 2014, through August 31, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 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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Active shooter presentation in Laupahoehoe on Sept. 16 09-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation during an afternoon meeting in Laupāhoehoe on September 16. The presentation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Humanities Room at the Laupāhoehoe Community Library. It is designed […]

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Wanted: Josiah Konanui 09-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Josiah Konanui   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 35-year-old man wanted on a $1,000 bench warrant for contempt of court. Josiah Ikaika Konanui has no permanent address but frequents the Puna area. He is described as 5-foot-11, 185 […]

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Man arrested and charged in Hilo assault 09-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14022977 Joshua Resun   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with three offenses in connection with an assault Saturday evening (August 30) in Hilo. At 7 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old Hilo man reported that while he was in […]

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Puna home invasion 09-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14023020   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion burglary early Sunday (August 31) in Puna. In response to a 3 a.m. report, Puna Patrol officers responded to a home on the 15-1700 block of 25th Avenue […]

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Police caution the public about car break-ins in Hilo 08-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a significant increase in reported car break-ins over the past three months, particularly in the Waiākea Uka and Kaūmana areas of Hilo. Most of the break-ins took place overnight with wallets or other personal information being […]

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Wanted: Steven Schwartz 08-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080 Steven Schwartz   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 41-year-old Hilo man wanted for violating probation and contempt of court. Steven Schwartz is described as 5-foot-8, 180 pounds with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair. Police ask anyone with information on his […]

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Wanted: Kekoa McKeague 08-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080 Kekoa McKeague   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 29-year-old Waikoloa man wanted for violating probation. Kekoa Makana McKeague is described as 6-foot-1, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call […]

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Wanted: Yasser Farrag 08-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 43-year-old Kamuela man wanted for two counts of theft. Yasser Farrag is described as 6-feet tall, 210 pounds with brown eyes and black shoulder-length hair. He may be working on Maui. Police ask anyone […]

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Officer of the Month: Dwight Walker 08-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Hilo Exchange Club President Andy Iwashita presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Officer Dwight Walker.   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Dwight Walker on Thursday (August 28) as East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” […]

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Police remind public about rules for bicycles, mopeds, skateboards and pedestrians 08-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone: 961-2350   Media Release Now that school and college are back in session, Hawaiʻi Island police remind the public to follow all traffic laws that apply to operators of bicycles, mopeds and skateboards and to watch for pedestrians. Bicycles Bicyclists must follow all traffic laws that […]

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Missing teen found: Shania Akiona 08-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Juvenile Aid Section Detective Scott Kurashige Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C14017870   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Shania Akiona of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on Wednesday evening (August 27).

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Missing teen: Shania Akiona 08-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Juvenile Aid Section Detective Scott Kurashige Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C14017870   Missing: Shania Akiona   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 16-year-old Kailua-Kona girl who was reported missing. Shania Akiona was last seen in Kailua-Kona on July 8. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-2, 105 pounds […]

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Hilo man arrested for escape 08-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14022196   Media Release A 27-year-old Hilo man is back in jail after being arrested in connection with a reported escape Friday (August 22) from the Hale Nani correctional facility. Kalaikona Fukuhara was located in Hilo on Sunday (August 24) […]

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DUI stats 08-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 18, 2014, through August 24, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. […]

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Service animals 08-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Officer Matthew Kaaihue Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police remind the public that the law allows service animals into businesses and other public places where pets are not allowed. These service animals are described as any guide, signal or service dog, or other animal individually trained to provide […]

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Police seek owners of found box 08-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14022318 Found Box   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of a box with contents that was turned in to police as found property on August 24. The box was discovered in a […]

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Kona man arrested for escape 08-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C14022019   Sean Duyser    Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 46-year-old Kona man on suspicion of escaping from the Hale Nani correctional facility early Thursday morning (August 21). South Hilo Patrol officers arrested Sean Duyser of Kailua-Kona in Hilo […]

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HI-PAL Summer Basketball League 08-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Randy Morris Phone: 326-4646, ext 258   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League in West Hawaiʻi held its annual Summer Basketball League at the Kekuaokalani gymnasium in Kailua-Kona during the month of July. The league included teams from Honokaʻa to Kaʻū with more […]

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DUI stats 08-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 11, 2014, through August 17, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been […]

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IDs sought in graffiti case 08-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14021493 These persons are wanted for questioning in a graffiti case.   Media Release Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying two people wanted for questioning in connection with a criminal property damage case. Graffiti was placed on the elevator and […]

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National DUI enforcement campaign 08-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of drunk driving as part of a national campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which started August 15 and runs through September 1. During the campaign, police will conduct 20-30 sobriety checkpoints island […]

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Missing teen: Fernando Lopez 08-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Robert Hatton Report No. C14021518 Phone: 965-2716 Fernando Lopez   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Puna boy who was reported missing. Fernando K. Lopez was last seen at his Hawaiian Paradise Park home on Friday (August 15). He is described as Hispanic, 5-feet tall, […]

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