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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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Puna fatality 08-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No.: C14021651   Media Release A 25-year-old Keaʻau woman died Sunday (August 17) from injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle crash on 20th Avenue off Kaloli Drive in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Keaʻau. The driver was identified as […]

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Kona fatality 08-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 233 Report No. C14021431   Media Release A 90-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died Thursday (August 14) from injuries she sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Route 190 and the junction with Kalaoa Street in Kailua-Kona. She was identified as Jane K. Ota. […]

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Timothy John Nacis located and arrested (update) 08-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C14020404 Timothy John Nacis Media Release Police have charged a 36 year old Papaʻaloa man for several offenses, stemming from an incident on August 2, 2014, in Hilo, as well as an incident in Laupāhoehoe on April 1, 2014. Timothy […]

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DUI stats 08-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 4, 2014, through August 10, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 14 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.  So far this […]

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Active shooter presentation in N. Kohla on Aug. 26 08-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Albert Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation during an afternoon meeting in North Kohala on August 26. The presentation will take place  from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the old courthouse across from the North Kohala […]

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Reminder: Kupuna meetings next week 08-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release (reminder) Mayor Billy Kenoi, the Hawaiʻi Police Department, Hawaiʻi County Office of Aging and Hawaiʻi County Mass Transit Agency, in partnership with Department of Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division, Community and Crime Prevention Branch Department of […]

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Officer of the Month: Joseph Picadura 08-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Officer of the Month: Joseph Picadura   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Joseph Picadura as “Officer of the Month” for August in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (August 6) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Picadura was honored for a lengthy […]

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Missing man located: Aron Makani Beshore 08-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14019936   Media Release (update) Police have located 40-year-old Aron Makani Beshore  of Kealakekua, who was reported missing in July. He was found unharmed Monday (August 4) in Los Angeles.

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Man charged in North Kohala burglary case 08-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14015308 Christopher Fernandez   Media Release A Kapaʻau man is in police custody in connection with a burglary in North Kohala. On May 12, a 77-year-old Kapaʻau man reported that tools had been removed from his property. Investigation […]

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Police offer tips to protect against theft 08-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section Officer William C. Brown Phone: 965-2716   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding the public to secure their generators, outdoor equipment and other personal belongings on their property to protect against theft. Police also ask that owners record serial numbers or identification numbers and add lettering to property […]

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Final two charged in credit card fraud case 08-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14019393 Luke Kaniaupio Leilani Parent Colvin Gaspar Theodore Casuga Media Release (update No. 6) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the remaining two persons who had been sought for fraudulent use of a credit card in Kona. At 12:25 […]

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Internet safety activity sheets for keiki 08-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release In recognition of a nationwide anti-crime event called “National Night Out,” the Hawaiʻi Police Department is offering National Night Out activity sheets for keiki designed to educate them about internet safety by way of fun, interactive games and puzzles. […]

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Wanted: Timothy John Nacis 08-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C14020404 Timothy Nacis   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 36-year-old Papaʻaloa man who is wanted on two bench warrants for contempt of court. Timothy John Nacis is also wanted in connection with a terroristic threatening and […]

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DUI stats 08-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 28, 2014, through August 3, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 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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Final two arrested in credit card fraud case 08-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14019393 Colvin Gaspar Theodore “Kahui” Casuga Luke Kaniaupio Leilani Parent Media Release (update No. 5) Hawaiʻi Island police have located the remaining two persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card in Kona. Luke Kaniaupio, 21, of […]

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Second suspect charged in credit card fraud case 08-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14019393 Colvin Gaspar Luke Kaniaupio Leilani Parent Media Release (update No. 4) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the second of four persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. At 10:15 a.m. Friday (August 1), Colvin Gaspar, […]

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Man charged in Hilo robbery 08-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C14020080 Shannon Estocado (2011 photo) Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Hilo man who was arrested in connection with a robbery Wednesday in Hilo. At 3:10 p.m. Thursday (July 31), detectives charged 30-year-old Shannon L. Y. Estocado of […]

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Hilo man arrested for possessing steroids 08-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253 Report No.C14019706 Gregory Kama   Media Release A 24-year-old Hilo man has been charged with 18 offenses after being found in possession of large quantities of illegal steroids. On Tuesday (July 29), officers from the Area I Vice Section served search warrants at […]

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Teams sought for HI-PAL basketball tournaments 07-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone: 961-8121   Media Release HI-PAL is seeking teams interested in playing in “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournaments August 30-31 at Pāpaʻikou Gym and September 12-14 at Waiākea Uka Gym. Both 5-6 division and 7-8 division teams are being sought for the […]

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Missing teen was located in 2012 07-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C12023488 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police located a Honokaʻa teenager who was reported missing in 2012. Chelsey Olival, then 16, was located on November 20, 2012, in Waikoloa in good health. A media release was not made at the time she […]

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Second suspect arrested in credit card fraud case 07-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14019393 Luke Kaniaupio Leilani Parent Colvin Gaspar Theodore Casuga Media Release (update No. 3 ) Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested the second of four persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. Colvin Gaspar, 22, […]

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Drive with caution 07-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police remind motorists that Friday (August 1) is the first day children return to most public schools. All public schools will be open Monday, and motorists should expect an increase in traffic—especially in school zones—during morning and afternoon hours. […]

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New episode of ‘Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted’ airs Friday 07-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 966-4924 Bryce Feary Pio Kapeli Unidentified couple   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a couple wanted for questioning in a theft investigation and two men wanted on bench warrants. The new episode begins […]

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Missing: Aron Makani Beshore 07-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14019936 Missing: Aron Makani Beshore   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 40-year-old Kealakekua man who was reported missing. Aron Makani Beshore was last seen July 17 in Kainaliu. He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet […]

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One arrested, three still wanted for credit card fraud 07-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Lieutenant William Souther Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Luke Kaniaupio Leilani Parent Colvin Gaspar Theodore Casuga Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested one of four persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. Theodore “Kahui” Casuga, 39, of Kailua-Kona was arrested Tuesday morning (July 29) in Kailua-Kona […]

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DUI stats 07-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 21, 2014, through July 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

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Waipio robbery 07-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14013769 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an armed robbery in late May in the Hāmākua area. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 25, police responded to Waipio Valley after receiving a report from a 54-year-old Florida man that […]

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South Kona murder (update No. 2 correction) 07-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14017448 Monte Moreau   Media Release (update No. 2 correction) (clarifies that suspect has not been charged with murder) The victim of a July 3 shooting in Hōnaunau has died from his injuries. As a result, Hawaiʻi Island […]

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Infant death being investigated as a murder 07-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13031652   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a suspicious death of an infant to murder following an eight-month investigation and recent results of an autopsy. On November 25, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of […]

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Kyle Dawson located and arrested (update) 07-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C14018864 Kyle Dawson   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 32-year-old Kyle K. Dawson, who was wanted on a no-bail arrest warrant for violating probation. He was arrested July 19 in Hilo and charged with violating probation.

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Wanted: Colvin Gaspar, Theodore Casuga, Luke Kaniaupia, Leilani Parent 07-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Lieutenant William Souther Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Colvin Gaspar Theodore “Kahui” Casuga Luke Kaniaupio Leilani Parent Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for three men and a woman who are wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. The card was stolen Wednesday (July 23) from a car on […]

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Officers of the Month: Almeida and Cardines 07-25-14

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 Eddie Cardines Jr. Hilo Exchange Club President Andy Iwashita presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Detective Robert Almeida.   Media Release The Aloha Exchange […]

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Officer involved shooting (update No. 2)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2342 Report No. C14019037 Riley Asuncion Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 38-year-old Puna man with 13 offenses in connection with a kidnapping that led to a police pursuit and an attempt to run down two officers. At 10:50 […]

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Puna man arrested after indictment for attempted murder 07-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2342 Report No. C14019005 Gilbert Waiau   Media Release A 32-year-old Puna man has been arrested on a Grand Jury indictment for attempted murder and other offenses. Gilbert H. Waiau of Pāhoa was arrested Monday morning (July 21)  on the strength of a bench […]

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Officer involved shooting (update) 07-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2342 Report No. C14019037 Riley Asuncion Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested 38-year-old Riley Asuncion of Pāhoa on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder for attempting to run down two officers on Monday. Asuncion was taken […]

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Officer involved shooting 07-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2342 Report No. C14019037   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a non-fatal officer-involved shooting in Hilo on Monday. Shortly before 11:30 a.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a domestic incident in a pink sports-utility vehicle in the Panaʻewa […]

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DUI stats 07-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 14, 2014, through July 20, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 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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Man arrested for several crimes in Puna 07-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14012979   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 25-year-old Puna man in connection with a burglary and two auto thefts in Puna. At 2:10 p.m. Monday (July 14), police responded to a report of a burglary in the […]

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Kupuna meetings set for August 07-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release Mayor Billy Kenoi, the Hawaiʻi Police Department, Hawaiʻi County Office of Aging and Hawaiʻi County Mass Transit Agency, in partnership with Department of Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division, Community and Crime Prevention Branch Department of Commerce […]

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ID sought in 2013 burglary case 07-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Report No. C13022764   Unidentified Suspect   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person captured on surveillance video while using a stolen credit card. The credit card was in a purse stolen August 25, 2013, from […]

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Couple wanted in store theft 07-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14018579 Unknown couple’s truck Unknown Couple Unknown Woman Unknown woman’s bracelet Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman suspected of a theft from a department store on Puainakō Street in Hilo […]

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Eden Roc shooting (update) 07-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14016937   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Puna man in connection with a shooting in Mountain View last month. On June 28, a 30-year old Puna man reported that he was shot by a man  identified […]

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Rocks on roads damage cars 07-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police responded to several traffic accidents in Hilo around 2 a.m. Thursday (July 17) involving damage to vehicles from striking football-size rocks on the roadway. Three of the accidents were on Hawaiʻi Belt Highway (Route 19) near ʻAlae Cemetery […]

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Wanted: Kyle Dawson 07-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Phone: 775-7533 Kyle Dawson   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old man who is wanted on a no-bail arrest warrant for violating probation. Kyle K. Dawson is described as 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with brown eyes and short brown hair. He has a large tattoo of the […]

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Wanted: Pio Kapeli 07-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Pio Kapeli Jr.   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 46-year-old man wanted on six warrants for contempt of court. Pio Kapeli Jr. is also wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation. He is described as 5-foot-10, […]

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DUI stats (revised ) 07-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release (revised to reflect added fatality) During the week of July 7, 2014, through July 13, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. So […]

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Police seek IDs of robbery suspects 07-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14016811 Robbery Suspect No. 1 Robbery Suspect No. 2   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying robbery suspects shown in a composite drawing. At 2:20 a.m. on June 27, Kona Patrol […]

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H.O.V.E. fatality 07-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C14018329   Media Release A 20-year-old Kaʻū man died Sunday (July 13) from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash late Friday on Hawaiʻi Belt Road and the junction with Ginger Blossom Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View […]

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DUI stats 07-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 7, 2014, through July 13, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. So far this year, there have […]

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Wanted: Bryce Feary 07-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Officer Matthew Kaaihue Phone: 961-8121 Bryce Feary   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 29-year-old Hilo man who is wanted on two $50,000 bench warrants for violation of probation. Bryce Dustin Feary is described as 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask that […]

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Wanted: Jaclyn Kanani Kama 07-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Officer Matthew Kaaihue Phone: 961-8121 Jaclyn Kama   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 31-year-old Hilo woman who is wanted on two $50,000 bench warrants for violation of probation. Jaclyn Kanani Kama is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask that […]

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Missing California teen found: Jasmine Keilani 07-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Captain Randall Ishii Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299 Report No. C14017882 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 16-year-old California girl who was reported missing in Kona. Jasmine Keilani of San Diego was found unharmed in Kona on Saturday night (July 12).

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Missing California teen: Jasmine Keilani 07-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Sergeant Grad Elarionoff Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C14017882 Missing: Jasmine Keilani   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old California girl who was reported missing. Jasmine Keilani of San Diego was vacationing with family in Kona. She was last seen Tuesday morning (July 8) on […]

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Man killed working on car 07-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017973   Media Release A 58-year-old Honokaʻa man died after a car he was working on fell on him. At 4:10 p.m. Wednesday (July 9), Honokaʻa patrol officers responded to a home on the 45-3200 block of Ohia Street in […]

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Wanted: Brandon Torres 07-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14014411 Brandon Torres   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary. On June 1, cash and electronic devices were reportedly removed from a home on the 100 block […]

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Home invasion robbery 07-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017775   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion robbery early Tuesday in Puna. Puna Patrol officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. report Tuesday (July 8) of a robbery at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park […]

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DUI stats 07-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 30, 2014, through July 6, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. […]

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Missing teen: Zeana Chong 07-07-14

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C14013636 Missing: Zeana Chong Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing. Zeana Chong was last seen in Hilo on May 23. She is described as 5-foot-2, 180 pounds with brown […]

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Police seek unknown suspects in Puna robbery 07-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017611   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Saturday in Puna. At 10:23 p.m. Saturday (July 5), Puna Patrol officers responded to a home on the 15-0600 block of Kahakai Boulevard in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision. A […]

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Man arrested for unauthorized entry of a dwelling 07-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14017631 Henry Henry   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with unauthorized entry of a dwelling for an incident Sunday in the Sunrise Estates subdivision in Hilo. At 10:56 a.m. Sunday (July 6) South Hilo Patrol officers responded […]

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South Kona attempted murder (update) 07-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14017448 Monte Moreau   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the man arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona. Monte Moreau, 44, of Hōnaunau was charged Saturday (July 5) with attempted second-degree […]

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South Kona attempted murder 07-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14017448   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona. At 6:35 p.m. Thursday (July 3), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a […]

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DUI Fourth of July weekend 07-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release With the approach of the long Fourth of July weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawaiʻi Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Thursday, July 3, and continuing […]

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4th of July road closures 07-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity PolicingLieutenant Darren HorioPhone : 961-2350   Media Release The Hawaiʻi police Department would like to inform all motorists of the July 4th festivity road closures: Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waianuenue Ave, to Pauahi St.Closed 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 4. Alternate route is on Kamehameha Ave. Lihiwai Place Closed 2 […]

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Police investigate fatal assault at Kailua pier (update) 07-02-14

HawaiHawaiʻii Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. Ca4017174   Media Release (update) A 52-year-old man found badly injured in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday morning has died of his injuries. Walter Kamana of Kailua-Kona was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday (July 2). The […]

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Officer of the Month: Wyattlane Nahale 07-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Wyattlane Nahale as “Officer of the Month” for July in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (July 2) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Nahale was honored for his diligence and hard work in organizing the 2014 Dare […]

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Police investigate assault at Kona pier 07-02-14

HawaiHawaiʻii Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. Ca4017174   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an assault investigation in connection with a man found badly injured in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday morning. At 5:55 a.m. Tuesday (July 1), patrol officers conducting routine checks near the Kailua pier observed an […]

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Dale Arruda located and arrested 07-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant James CorreaPhone: 961-2213     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested 42-year-old Dale Daniel Arruda of Hilo, who was wanted for violating parole. Arruda was arrested without incident at approximately 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (July 1) at a home in Pepeʻekeo. In addition to his arrest on the […]

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Police have located unidentified man 07-01-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254Report No. C14009928   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located and identified a man wanted for questioning in connection with a misdemeanor sexual assault investigation. The man’s image was captured on a surveillance camera at a store in Hilo on April 13. Police located […]

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DUI stats 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 23, 2014, through June 29, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this […]

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Moped laws 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel JelsmaPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14017005   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding the public about laws pertaining to the use of mopeds on county and state highways: Every person operating a moped on a roadway shall be granted all the rights as any other motor vehicle. If a moped is […]

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Police initiate stun gun investigation 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel JelsmaPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14017005   Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police recovered two electronic stun devices from a vendor at the Makuʻu Farmers Market on Sunday morning (June 29) and have initiated a criminal investigation into violations of laws specific to electric guns, possession and sale. Devices that were recovered had […]

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Eden Roc shooting 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14016937   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported shooting over the weekend in the Puna District. At about 11:07 a.m. Saturday (June 28), police received a call of an in-progress threat incident in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View involving […]

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Missing: Leigh Alafonso 06-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul KimPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14016991   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 24-year-old Pepeʻekeo man reported missing Sunday (June 29). Leigh Alafanso also goes by the name Jason Rich. He is described as 5-foot-6, 150 pounds with brown eyes, long black hair […]

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Still wanted: Dale Arruda 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant James CorreaPhone: 961-2213   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 42-year-old man who is wanted on a no-bail warrant for revocation of parole and for two unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle investigations and resisting an order to stop. Dale […]

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HI-PAL Keaukaha Summer Tournament results 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121   Media Release Seventy-four youths from 10 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Summer Tournament this past weekend at Keaukaha Gym. Hoop Dreams claimed the title of the 12-and-under division, out-gunning PGU 42-21 in the finals. Kiaʻi Apele, Shesley Martinez, Keawe Silva […]

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Puna community meeting to be held July 15 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, July 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Keaʻau Community Center, located at 16-192 Pili Mua Street (off Old Volcano Highway). The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public […]

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‘Active Shooter’ presentation in Puna set for July 7 06-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation at an evening meeting in Puna next month. The meeting will take place 5-6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at the Keaʻau Community Center, located at 16-192 Pili Mua Street (off Old […]

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‘Active Shooter’ presentation in Waimea on July 2 06-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation at an evening meeting in Waimea next week. The meeting will take place 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday (July 2) at the Waimea Community Center located at 65-1260 Kawaihae Road. The presentation […]

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Two arrested after hotel break-in 06-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14016081   Media Release Two men have been arrested and charged with numerous offenses following a break-in at a Kailua-Kona resort. At 2 a.m. Saturday (June 21) Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a burglary  at a resort off Aliʻi […]

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DUI stats 06-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 16, 2014, through June 22, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 32 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. So far this […]

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Two charged in commercial marijuana case 06-23-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area ILieutenant Mark FariasPhone: 961-2253Report No. C14016021     Media Release A Puna man and woman were charged with several crimes in connection with large quantities of marijuana recovered from their home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision Friday. At 11:55 a.m. Friday (June 20) Vice Section officers served a search […]

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Couple arrested on suspicion of commercial promotion of marijuana 06-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area ILieutenant Mark FariasPhone: 961-2253Report No. C14016021   Media Release A Puna man and woman are in police custody after police recovered large quantities of marijuana at their home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. At 11:55 a.m. Friday (June 19) Vice Section officers served a search warrant at a home […]

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Backpack drive 06-20-14

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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Coroner’s inquest case reclassified to murder 06-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ICaptain Robert WagnerPhone: 961-2251Report No. C11024767   Media Release Police have reclassified a death that occurred three year ago from a coroner’s inquest case to a murder. On September 20, 2011, police were called to a Wainaku residence for a report of a woman found lifeless in the laundry […]

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Girls ‘Click It or Ticket’ results 06-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121   Media Release Eighty-nine youths from 10 teams participated in the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Girls Basketball championships on the weekend of June 7-8 at the Waiākea-Uka gym. In the finals, Cherilyn Molina scored 14 points as the Kona Stingrays defeated Hoop Dreams 46-29 […]

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“Click It or Ticket” results 06-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121   Media Release In conjunction with the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign, HI-PAL held two “Click It or Ticket” events to provide education and encourage seat belt use for youth and adults. On the weekend of May 31-June 1, the “Click […]

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Unknown couple sought in theft investigation 06-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul KimPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14011974   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman wanted for questioning in a theft that occurred on May 6 in Hilo. Police ask anyone with information about the persons in the surveillance image to call […]

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Missing Maui woman found: Halley Ries 06-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14015677   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 28-year-old Halley Leah Ries of Maui, who was reported missing. Ries and her two children were found unharmed in Kalapana at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday (June 17).

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Missing Maui woman: Halley Ries 06-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14015677   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are assisting Maui police in locating a 28-year-old Haiku woman who was reported missing and may be on the Big Island. Halley Leah Ries is reportedly with her two daughters, ages 5 and 8 months, and operating […]

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Missing man: Indra Wijaya 06-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul KimPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14015262   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 37-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Indra Wijaya was last heard from on June 10. He may be in Kona. He is described as 5-foot-9, 175 pounds with brown eyes, a shaved head and […]

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Community meeting “active shooter” presentation in Hilo on June 23 (update) 06-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release (update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is reminding the public that it will make an “active shooter” presentation during an evening community meeting in Hilo next week. The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday (June 23) at […]

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DUI stats 06-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionSergeant Robert PauolePhone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 9, 2014, through June 15, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 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 568 DUI arrests […]

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Missing: Yuriy Shvydkova 06-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictSergeant Robert HattonPhone: 965-2716Report NoC14015054   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 49-year-old Pāhoa man who was reported missing. Yuriy Shvydkova is described as 6-feet tall and 300 pounds, with medium-length partially gray hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. He may be operating […]

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Kohala Officer of the Quarter: Cory Gray 06-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244     Media Release The Big Island Visitors Security Association recognized Officer Cory Gray as “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” during a ceremony Friday (June 13) at the Fairmont Orchid resort in South Kohala. Officer Gray was honored for his dedication to duty and diligence […]

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Man arrested after gun fired in home 06-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area ILieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 962-2254Report No. C14015180     Media Release A Puna man has been charged with several offenses in connection with the discharge of a firearm in his home. On Tuesday (June 10), Puna Patrol officers responded to a 4:32 p.m. “drop 911″ call. When they arrived at […]

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