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Wanted: Moala Kaupu (update) 02-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Detective Renee Morinaka Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 301 Report C13028699   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about the whereabouts of 21-year-old Moala Kuahuia Kaupu of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted for abuse of a family/household member. He is described as 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown […]

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DUI stats 02-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 17, 2014, through February 23, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One of the drivers was under […]

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Missing woman: Maffriette Silk 02-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKaʻū DistrictSergeant Zachary FernandoPhone: 939-2520Report No. C14004772   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 65-year-old Nāʻālehu woman who was reported missing. Maffriette Silk was last seen in Kona on February 5 wearing a white leather jacket and a beige dress. She has a medical condition that requires medication. Silk is described […]

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Police investigating injuries to infant 02-20-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IILieutenant Gilbert GasparPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 230   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization of a 2-month-old Hōlualoa boy. On Wednesday (February 19), the Area II Juvenile Aid Section was notified by Child Welfare Services in Honolulu that the infant had been taken by […]

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Tractor fatality 02-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit, Area ISergeant Christopher D. GaliPhone: 961-2332Report No. C14004585   Media Release A Puna man died Wednesday (February 19) after a tractor he was operating fell off a cliff and into a stream. He has been identified as 25-year-old Jose Luiz Hernandez-Miranda of Keaʻau. Shortly after 11:26 a.m., police responded to […]

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Puna man arrested after gun threat 02-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14004353   Media Release A Puna man has been charged with five offenses in connection with a gun incident early Monday morning in Puna. In response to a 2:24 a.m. call Monday (February 17), Puna patrol officers responded to 28th Avenue in the Hawaiian […]

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DUI stats 02-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 10, 2014, through February 16, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. […]

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Puna man arrested after assault sends neighbor to hospital 02-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14004354   Media Release A Puna man has been charged with assault after his neighbor went to the hospital with substantial injuries to his face and body. at 2:49 a.m. Monday (February 17), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to Hilo Medical Center, where a […]

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Nathan AhLoo located 02-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Gilbert GasparPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 230Report No. C14000695   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 34-year-old Nathan AhLoo, who was wanted for abuse and contempt of court. AhLoo was arrested Friday (February 14) and charged with contempt of court and three counts of abuse of a family/household member. His […]

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Missing teen found: Desiree Tolentino-Awai 02-18-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13025400   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Desiree Tolentino-Awai of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed Friday afternoon (February 14) in Hilo.

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81st Recruit Class recognition ceremony 02-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 81st Recruit Class was recognized Friday (February 14) during ceremonies held at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The police recruits, who just completed six months of intensive training, will undergo four months of on-the-job field training with […]

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Wanted: Nathan AhLoo 02-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictLieutenant Juergen CandaPhone: 887-3080Report No. C14000695   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 34-year-old Nathan AhLoo, who is wanted for four abuse cases. He is also wanted on a $2,000 bench warrant for contempt of court. He is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, […]

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Missing child found: Satyavati Dasi-Lazar 02-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille MelemaiPhone: 961-2254Report No. C14003964   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 10-year-old  Satyavati Dasi-Lazar of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed and uninjured in Pāhoa Town on Wednesday afternoon (February 12), after a Good Samaritan found her in Opihikāō and […]

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Missing child: Satyavati Dasi-Lazar 02-1-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel JelsmaPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14003964   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing from Opihikāō. Satyavati Dasi-Lazar is described as 4-foot-6 to 4-foot-7 with blue eyes, blond shoulder-length hair and stitches on her right knee. She was last seen around 10:30 a.m.  Wednesday […]

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90-year-old man crushed by shed 02-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Daniel Mlakar Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 253 Report No. C14003889   Media Release A 90-year-old man died Tuesday (February 11) from injuries he sustained when a storage shed on his property collapsed on him. He was identified as Walter K. Sugi of a Hōnaunau address. Police determined that Sugi had […]

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Man arrested and charged after convenience store robbery 02-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14003586   Media Release A 33-year-old man has been charged with four offenses stemming from the robbery of a convenience store over the weekend. At approximately 3 a.m. Saturday (February 8), two men entered a convenience store at the corner […]

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Fatal fall 02-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-22213 Report No. C14003685   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a public accident that caused the death of an Oahu man on Sunday (February 9). At 11:28 a.m. Sunday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a man had fallen from […]

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DUI stats (correction) 02-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release (correction in 3rd paragraph) During the week of February 3, 2014, through February 9, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under […]

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DUI stats 02-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 3, 2014, through February 9, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 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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Mooheau robbery (update) 02-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14003325   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the 54-year-old Hilo man who was arrested Thursday (February 6) in connection with a reported robbery in Downtown Hilo on Wednesday (February 5). At 5:05 p.m. Friday (February 7), detectives […]

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South Kohala fatality (update No. 2) 02-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C14003318   Media Release (update No. 2) An autopsy was conducted Friday (February 7) on the body of 52-year-old Matthew B. Lee of Kailua-Kona, who died Wednesday (February 5) in a two-vehicle crash on Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway […]

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Moʻoheau robbery 02-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14003325   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have a 54-year-old Hilo man in custody for an alleged robbery in Downtown Hilo Wednesday (February 5). At about 12:03 p.m., police responded to the Moʻoheau bus terminal after receiving a report of […]

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Unknown men wanted for koʻa theft 02-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14002555   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men wanted for a theft in Puna last week. On January 29 at about 11:40 p.m., police received a call from a 60-year-old homeowner […]

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Wanted: Justin Hollenbaugh 02-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. C13025868   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 41-year-old man wanted for abuse of a family/household member. Justin S. Hollenbaugh also goes by the name Hacha Carva. He has no permanent address but was last […]

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Construction site death 02-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Major Mitchell Kanehailua Jr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 270 Report No. C14003336   Media Release On Wednesday (February 5) at about 1:11 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a reported construction site accident with injuries in Hōlualoa. It was determined that 38-year-old Donny Loando of Hōlualoa had been operating a […]

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South Kohala fatality (update) 02-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, ext 229 Report No. C14003318   Media Release A 52-year-old Kona man died Wednesday (February 5) from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway. He was identified as Matthew B. Lee of Kailua-Kona. Responding to an 11:30 […]

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Police investigating death during Kona arrest (update) 02-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Chad Basque Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 263 Report No. C14003185   Media Release (update) An autopsy was conducted Wednesday (February 5) on the body of 39-year-old Randall Hatori of Kailua-Kona, who died Tuesday in the course of an arrest. The medical examiner deferred the cause of death […]

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HI-PAL/Hope Chapel basketball results 02-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League Officer Randy Morris 326-4646 Ext. 2588   Media Release On January 18-19, 208 youths participated in 92 games in the 26th Annual HI-PAL/Hope Chapel 3-on-3  Basketball Jam. Forty-nine teams from all over the island competed in good sportsmanship with a competitive spirit. The top three teams in […]

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Officer of the Month: Marlin Hopson 02-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Marlin Hopson as “Officer of the Month” for February in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (February 5) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Hopson was honored for arresting two brothers who were riding in a […]

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South Kohala fatality 02-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: 887-3080 Report No. T14000593   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police closed a portion of Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway Wednesday (February 5) between Puakō Beach Drive and the entrance to the Mauna Lani Resort while officers investigated a fatal traffic collision near the 71-mile marker just South […]

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Wanted: Cedric Pulgados 02-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13017865   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 50-year-old man who is wanted on a $500 bench warrant.  Cedric Pulgados is also wanted for questioning in connection with an unrelated case. He is described as 5-foot-7, 240 […]

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Click It or Ticket 12 & Under Championships 02-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaii Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone: 961-8121 FAX: 961-8845   Media Release Fifty-nine youths from seven teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 12-and-Under Hoops Championships this past weekend, February 1-2, at Waiākea-Uka Gym. Kiaʻi Apele poured in 20 points and Jerek Prudencio added eight as Hoop […]

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Police investigating death during Kona arrest 02-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Chad Basque Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 263 Report No. C14003185   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old Kona man who died in police custody. At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday (February 4), a Kona Patrol officer made a traffic stop […]

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Man arrested for South Point robbery charged with that robbery and another 02-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14002315   Media Release (update no. 2) A Kaʻū man who was arrested Thursday (January 30) in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet has been charged for that case and for another robbery. After police put out […]

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DUI stats 02-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 27, 2014, through February 2, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 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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Missing: Philip Voelker 02-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Lieutenant Reed Mahuna Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C14001382   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 23-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Philip Voelker was last seen near Orchidland in the Puna District sometime in November 2013. He is described as 6-foot-4, 210 pounds with a thin […]

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Missing man’s body found 02-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C14002864   Media Release The body of a missing Pepeʻekeo man was found Sunday after Akaka Falls state park was closed to allow Fire Department personnel to search for him. Jeffrey Reyes, 53, was reported missing Friday night (January 31).  He was […]

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Missing teen found: Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones 02-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13030058   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found in good health Friday (January 31) in Puna.

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One Crime Stoppers number 01-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island now has one Crime Stoppers telephone number to serve the entire island. The number is 961-8300. In the past, two community organizations ran Crime Stoppers operations, one serving East Hawaiʻi and one serving West Hawaiʻi. The community […]

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Suspect charged in Hilo bank robbery 01-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14002605   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the man arrested after a bank robbery that took place Wednesday afternoon (January 29) in Hilo. At 12:05 p.m. Friday (January 31),  61-year-old Lelome Kahaualoa Rogers, who has no permanent address, […]

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Missing: Robert Ryder (update) 01-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14001550   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 37-year-old Kailua-Kona man who was reported missing. Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder was last contacted on Thanksgiving Day, 2013. He is described as […]

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Man arrested after Puna robbery 01-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14002650   Media Release A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with several offenses following a robbery in Pāhoa on Wednesday night (January 29). Puna Patrol officers responded to a 9:09 p.m. report that a 59-year-old Pāhoa man had been […]

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Missing: Jonathan Riveira (update) 01-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Invstigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14001493   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 38-year-old Kohala man who was reported missing. Jonathan Riveira was last seen at a Hāwī home January 12. He reportedly told a […]

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Police seek identity of robbery suspect 01-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14002762   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Friday morning (January 31) in Hilo. Between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk on the mauka side of Kanoelehua Avenue near the intersection of […]

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Man being sought in South Point robbery arrested (update) 01-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14002315   Media Release A a Kaʻū man who was being sought in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet has been arrested. Kaʻū patrol officers arrested 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Ocean View Thursday morning (January 30). He […]

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Two students arrested for small explosion at Hilo High School 01-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14002699   Media Release Two high school students are in police custody in connection with a small explosion at Hilo High School. No one was injured in the incident. At 11:34 a.m. Thursday (January 30), South Hilo Patrol officers responded […]

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Hilo bank robbery 01-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14002605   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a bank robbery that took place Wednesday afternoon (January 29) in Hilo. At 1:42 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery at Central Pacific Bank on Kīlauea […]

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Woman arrested, man being sought in South Point robbery 01-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14002315   Media Release A Kaʻū woman has been arrested and a Kaʻū man is being sought in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet. In response to a 9:22 a.m. call Sunday (January 26), Kaʻū patrol officers received […]

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Click It or Ticket Hoops Clinic 01-29-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Lieutenant Darren Horio Phone: 961-2350 FAX: 961-8845   Media Release Sixty-one youths participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Hoops Clinic for Elementary and Intermediate students held at the Panaʻewa play courts on January 11. “We want to remind our youth and their parents to use their […]

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Search warrant leads to recovery of numerous marijuana plants and processed marijuana (correction) 01-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253   Media Release (corrected number of plants in 2nd paragraph) One man has been charged and another released following their arrests during the execution of a marijuana search warrant last week in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna. Vice officers served the search […]

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Emergency 911 system is now working

Hawaiʻi Police Department Communications Dispatch Center Sergeant Travis Ing Phone: 961-8808   Media Release A backup system is now in place restoring the emergency 911 system on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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Emergency 911 system is down statewide 01-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Communications Dispatch Center Sergeant Travis Ing Phone: 961- 8808 Media Release The emergency 911 system is down statewide. A backup system is expected to be in place shortly. In the meantime, persons requiring police assistance should use the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Missing man’s body found 01-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12029264   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified human remains as that of a 47-year-old man reported missing in 2012. Robert Allen Park of Mountain View was reported missing on October 22, 2012. On January 6 […]

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Missing man located: Yukiwo Tara 01-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14002242   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 72-year-old Yukiwo Tara, who was reported missing from Hawaiian Paradise Park. He was found unharmed Monday afternoon in Hilo.

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Puna man arrested for murder in 2011 child death case 01-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C11000146   Media Release (update No. 2) Police have arrested a 38-year-old Mountain View man for a 2011 murder in Hilo. At 9:40 a.m. Tuesday (January 28), acting on a tip, police arrested Xavier J. Cortez Jr., also known as […]

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Waimea robbery 01-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Randall Medeiros Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C14002476   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Monday night (January 27) in Waimea. Sometime between 8:50 p.m. and 9 p.m., a 34-year-old visitor from France was standing by his rental car in the parking lot of Waimea Shopping […]

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DUI stats 01-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 20, 2014, through January 26, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been […]

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Search warrant leads to recovery of numerous marijuana plants and processed marijuana 01-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253   Media Release One man has been charged and another released following their arrests during the execution of a marijuana search warrant last week in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna. Vice officers served the search warrant Friday morning (January 24) at a […]

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Missing: Yukiwo Tara 01-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14002242   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 72-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Yukiwo Tara was last seen at his Hawaiian Paradise Park home on Friday (January 24). He is described as Micronesian, 5-foot-4, 200 […]

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Johannen Poche located 01-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C14002151   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 77-year-old Johannen Poche of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. He returned home Friday afternoon.

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Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted airs tonight 01-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Section Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights an unidentified man wanted in an attempted bank robbery, a Hilo man wanted on warrants and for questioning, and a Kona man wanted for abuse. The […]

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Missing: Johannen Poche 01-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C14002151   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 77-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Johannen Poche of Hawaiian Beaches was last seen in Pāhoa town at 8 a.m. Friday (January 24). He is described as 5-foot-9, 150 pounds with […]

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Two officer honored at ‘Wounded Officers Recognition Luncheon’ 01-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi held a “Wounded Officers Recognition Luncheon,” Thursday (January 23) to honor South Hilo Patrol Officers Joshua Gouveia and Garrett Hatada, who were shot and injured last year in the line of duty. […]

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Man arrested for 2008 sexual assault 01-24-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C08019301   Media Release (update No. 4) Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 33-year-old man who has been wanted since 2008 for the sexual assault of a female minor. Mauro Martin Ortiz, formerly of the Puna District, was brought back to Hilo […]

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Jake Miyake-Kamahele located 01-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13019378 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Jake Miyake-Kamahele of Hilo, who was was reported missing last summer. He was found Wednesday (January 22) in good health on Oahu.

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Missing: Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder 01-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol Captain Albert Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540 Report No. C14001550   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 37-year-old Kailua-Kona man, who was reported missing. Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder was last contacted on Thanksgiving Day, 2013. He is described as 5-foot-10, 150 pounds with green eyes and short […]

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Brandon Paulino-Pawai located 01-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13029125   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 24-year-old Brandon Kelii Paulino-Pawai of Kamuela, who was wanted on a bench warrant and for questioning in connection with a theft investigation. Paulino-Pawai was arrested Friday night (January 17) and […]

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Missing man and infant (update with photo) 01-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14001824   Media Release (update with photo) Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 7-month-old infant and her 34-year-old father from Pāhoa. On Monday (January 20) at about 7:09 p.m., police received a report from a […]

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DUI stats 01-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 13, 2014, through January 19, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 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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Missing teen: Santana Kobayashi (correction) 01-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant William Derr Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C14001034 [ Media Release (corrects height & weight and place last seen) Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 14-year-old Puna boy who was reported missing. Santana Kobayashi was last seen in Nanawale on Saturday (January 11). He is described as 5-foot-8, 130 […]

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Missing man and infant 01-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14001824   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 7-month-old infant and her 34-year-old father from Pāhoa. On Monday (January 20) at about 7:09 p.m., police received a report from a 37-year-old Pāhoa woman […]

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Missing teen: Santana Kobayashi 01-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant William Derr Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C14001034 [ Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 14-year-old Puna boy who was reported missing. Santana Kobayashi was last seen at his Kalapana home on Saturday (January 11). He is described as 5-foot-5, 100 pounds with brown eyes and short […]

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Brittany-Jane Royal murder (update) 01-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Assistant Chief Henry Tavares Phone: 961-2346 Report No. C13014098   Media Release (update) The active investigation into the strangulation death of 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal has concluded with a determination that she was murdered by her boyfriend, 22-year-old Boaz David Johnson. On December 18, a Grand Jury indicted Johnson for […]

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Hilo bicycle fatality (update) 01-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C14001610   Media Release (update) Police traffic investigators have identified a 58-year-old Hilo man died who died Saturday (January 18) after being involved in a motor vehicle/bicycle crash on Route 19 619 feet north of the 3-mile-marker. The bicyclist […]

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Hilo bicycle fatality 01-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C14001610   Media Release A 58-year-old Hilo man died Saturday (January 18) after being involved in a motor vehicle/bicycle crash on Route 19, 619 feet north of the 3-mile-marker. Responding to a 8:48 a.m. call, South Hilo patrol and […]

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Benjamin Fonseca charged with theft and forgery 01-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12023159   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 51-year-old Benjamin Fonseca of Hilo, who was arrested Thursday on suspicion of theft and forgery. At 2:15 p.m. Friday (January 17), detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged him […]

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Unresponsive diver (update) 01-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Daniel Mlakar Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 291 Report No. C13033261   Media Release (update) An autopsy conducted in connection with the December 12 death of a scuba diver in waters off Kona has determined that 55-year-old James Uihlein of Fallbrook, California, died from a medical condition.

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Missing: Jonathan Riveira 01-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol Captain Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540 Report No. C14001493   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 38-year-old Kohala man who was reported missing. Jonathan Riveira was last seen at a Hāwī home Sunday afternoon (January 12). He has a medical condition that requires medication. He is described […]

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Benjamin Fonseca located 01-16-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12023159   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 51-year-old Benjamin Fonseca of Hilo, who was wanted for theft. He turned himself in at the South Hilo police station Wednesday afternoon and was arrested and charged on a bench warrant […]

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Missing: Malia Pelekane 01-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14001356   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing. Malia Pelekane was last seen Saturday (January 11) in Hilo. She is described as 5-foot-2, 170 pounds with brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair. […]

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Shaylyn Araw located 01-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Office Officer Matthew Kaaihue Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 22-year-old Shaylyn Momi Araw, who was wanted on five outstanding $50,000 bench warrants. She was located and arrested Wednesday in Hilo.

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Bryce Feary located 01-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Office Officer Matthew Kaaihue Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 28-year-old Bryce D. Feary of Hilo, who was being sought on two outstanding $50,000 bench warrants. He turned himself in at the South Hilo police station Wednesday (January 15.)

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Wanted: Benjamin Fonseca 01-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C12023159   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 51-year-old man wanted for theft. Benjamin Fonseca of Hilo is described as 6-foot-1, 250 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone […]

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Police seek witnesses to Hale Nani escape (update) 01-15-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14001238   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a woman who escaped from a minimum security jail Tuesday (January 14). At 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, 40-year-old Mary Lolita Santos of Mountain View was charged with second-degree escape. Her bail was […]

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Police seek witnesses to Hale Nani escape 01-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14001238   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an escape from a correctional center in Hilo that resulted in the arrest of an inmate. At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 14), 40-year-old Mary Lolita Santos of Mountain View was arrested for […]

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Wanted: Bryce Feary 01-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Office Officer Matthew Kaaihue Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 28-year-old Hilo man wanted on two outstanding $50,000 bench warrants. Bryce D. Feary is described as 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to […]

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Wanted: Shaylyn Araw 01-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Office Officer Matthew Kaaihue Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old woman wanted on five outstanding $50,000 bench warrants. Shaylyn Momi Araw is described as 5-foot-3, 110 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She may be in Hilo or Pepeʻekeo. Police ask anyone […]

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Police investigating remains discovered at cemetery 01-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14001118 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of human remains in a cemetery in Hilo. Monday (January 13,) at about 1:49 p.m., police responded to Veteran’s Cemetery No. 2 off Laimana Street in Hilo after workers preparing […]

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DUI stats 01-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 6, 2014, through January 12, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Martin Booth located and charged with 24 offenses 01-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C13033961   Media Release (update) A 55-year-old Kawaihae man, who was being sought on a Grand Jury warrant for assault, has been located and charged with an additional 23 offenses. Martin Frank Booth, 55, was arrested last Thursday (January […]

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Man wanted for attempted bank robbery 01-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C14000886   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for the attempted robbery of a bank in Hilo. Just before 6 p.m. Friday (January 10), police responded to a reported robbery […]

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Wanted: Keahi Sale 01-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2214   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 25-year-old man wanted on no-bail warrants and for questioning in connection with unrelated investigations. Keahi Calvin Sale is described as 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has no […]

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Wanted: Moala Kuahuia Kaupu 01-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Detective Renee Morinaka Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 301 Report C13028699 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for abuse of a family/household member. Moala Kuahuia Kaupu is described as 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown eyes and short curly black hair. Both his ears are […]

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Two men arrested for kidnapping and other offenses 01-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report C13034434   Media Release Two men have been arrested in connection with a kidnapping last month in Kona. On December 23, a 22-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that at 3:45 p.m., a 31-year-old male acquaintance and a second unidentified man […]

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Man arrested for numerous offenses after truck is stolen 01-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report C13028249   Media Release A Captain Cook man has been charged with numerous offenses stemming from the investigation of a stolen pickup truck. On October 21, police responded to a report that a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck had […]

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HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic results 01-09-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaiʻi Police Activities League Phone: 961-8121   Media Release Three hundred ninety-nine youth, ages 5 to 14, participated in the 33rd Annual Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) 2013 Winter Basketball Classic Tournament held December 26-29 in Hilo. The 5-6 and 7-8 divisions were held at Edith Kanakaole Indoor Tennis Stadium. Taking the […]

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Officer of the Month: Nicholas McDaniel 01-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Nicholas McDaniel as “Officer of the Month” for January in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (January 8) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. McDaniel was honored for leading the Kona District in the number of […]

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DUI stats 01-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 30, 2013, through January 5, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 34 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Kona man arrested for using stolen credit card 01-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13012676   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with 28 offenses after his arrest for using a stolen credit card. Last May, a 55-year-old Kailua-Kona woman reported that her credit card had been stolen and used […]

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