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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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Body recovered from Wailuku River 01-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14000469   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body recovered from the Wailuku River. On Saturday (January 4), Fire Department personnel began searching for a 34-year-old Hilo man in response to a 5:47 […]

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Hilo fatality 01-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C14000502   Media Release A 40-year-old Hilo man died Tuesday (January 7) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Kinoʻole Street 180 feet north of the Kinoʻole Street/Puainako Street intersection. The driver was identified as Tracy S. […]

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Puna fatality (update) 01-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C14000353 Media Release (update) Police traffic investigators have identified the 53-year-old woman who died Saturday (January 4) after being involved in a two-vehicle collision on Route 130, .2 miles south of the Route 139 intersection in Keaʻau. The woman […]

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Community meeting in Honokaa on Jan. 23 01-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting on Thursday, January 23, from noon to 2 p.m. at the North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center in Honokaʻa. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s […]

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Wanted: Chad Simmerman 01-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for a 36-year-old man wanted on a warrant and for questioning. Chad Simmerman, who has no permanent address but frequents the South Kohala and Kona areas, is wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. […]

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Wanted: Kainoa Namaka Black 01-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 887-3080   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for a 25-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning in an unrelated case. Kainoa Namaka Black is wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. He is also wanted for […]

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2013 DUI stats 01-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release For the year 2013, there were 1,348 DUI arrests compared with 1,477 in 2012. The numbers of arrests by district were: District For the Year 2013 Hāmākua 22 North Hilo 9 South Hilo 431 Puna 173 Ka’ū 22 Kona 596 South […]

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Puna fatality 01-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C14000353 Media Release A 53-year-old Keaʻau woman died Saturday (January 4) from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision on Route 130 .2 miles south of the Route 139 intersection in Keaʻau. Responding to an 8:28 p.m. call, Puna […]

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Butane honey oil lab explosion (update No. 4)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253 Report No. C13034835   Media Release (update No. 4) The man who died from injuries sustained last week in a butane honey oil lab explosion has been identified as 30-year-old Rasi Summers of Keaʻau. Summers was pronounced dead at 5:20 p.m. Thursday (January […]

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Butane honey oil lab explosion (update No. 3) 01-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253 Report No. C13034835   Media Release (update No. 3) A 30-year-old Keaʻau man injured last week in a butane honey oil lab explosion in Puna has died from his injuries. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, was […]

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Puna body (correction) 01-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C14000151   Media Release (corrects location in 2nd paragraph) Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found in Kalapana. At approximately 2:55 p.m. Thursday (January 2), police received a report from a 34-year-old […]

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Puna body 01-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C14000151   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found in Kalapana. At approximately 2:55 p.m. Thursday (January 2), police received a report from a 34-year-old man, who indicated that he […]

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New Year’s Day Kona robbery 01-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 362-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C14000019 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery in Kona during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. On Wednesday (January 1), Kona Patrol officers responded to a 2:22 a.m. report of a robbery in […]

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New Year’s Eve Kona robbery 01-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 362-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13034997   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery in Kona during the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve. On Tuesday (December 31), Kona Patrol officers responded to a 2:18 a.m. report of a robbery […]

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Wanted: Casuga, Holbron-Kealoha and Booth 01-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13034434   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating three men wanted on outstanding warrants. Jack Toribio Casuga, 31, of Kailua-Kona is wanted on a no-bail warrant of arrest for violating parole. […]

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Butane honey oil lab explosion (update No. 2) (01-02-13)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253 Report No. C13034835   Media Release (update No. 2) The 28-year-old Puna woman who was arrested in connection with a drug-related explosion has been released from police custody. Savannah Maloof of Keaʻau was released at noon on Tuesday (December 31) pending further investigation […]

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Hilo man arrested for burglary and thefts 01-02-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant James Correa Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C13032559   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police arrested and charged a Hilo man for several property crimes in the Panaʻewa House and Farm Lots area. On Monday (December 30), 22-year-old Kody Ono was initially arrested for the theft of a cellular phone […]

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Man arrested after Kona shoplifting incident 01-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13033101   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with several offenses following a shoplifting incident in Kona on Monday (December 30). Shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, Kona patrol officers responded to report of a shoplifting at […]

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DUI stats 12-31-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 23, 2013, through December 29, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Butane honey oil lab explosion (update) 12-31-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253 Report No. C13034835   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 28-year-old Puna woman in connection with a drug-related explosion that sent a man to the hospital with severe injuries. Savannah Maloof of Keaʻau was arrested Monday afternoon (December 30) on […]

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Butane honey oil lab explosion 12-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Mark Farias Phone: 961-2253 Report No. C13034835   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a drug-related explosion that sent a man to the hospital with severe injuries. At 8:16 p.m. Saturday (December 28), police responded to a report of a loud explosion at a home on […]

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Shoplifting suspect charged 12-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13029066   Media Release Hawaiʻi island police have charged a Captain Cook woman with a felony in connection with a shoplifting incident in October. On October 29, a man and a woman entered a clothing store in Kainaliu […]

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Witnesses sought in Honomu crash 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Gabriel Wilson Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C13034322 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating witnesses to a serious traffic collision Sunday (December 22) on Highway 19 (Hawaiʻi Belt Road) near the Akaka Falls Road junction in Honomū. The 9:53 a.m. crash involved […]

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Hilo ID theft arrest 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13019764   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man with theft and six other offenses in connection with the theft of a check. In July, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a financial institution in Hilo […]

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Fatal fire 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13019764   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a fatal fire Christmas Eve in Mountain View. At 7:10 p.m. Tuesday (December 24), Police Department and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a structure fire on Palainui Street […]

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Suspect arrested for condo burglary (update) 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13034377   Media Release (update) A suspect arrested Monday (December 23) after a burglary at a Kona condominium has been charged with six offenses. Tuesday afternoon (December 24), detectives charged 22-year-old Ian Medeiros with second-degree theft, resisting arrest, […]

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Man arrested after car chasing incident (update) 12-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13033823   Media Release (update) A 55-year-old Kamuela man has been charged with eight offenses in connection with a harassment by stalking incident last week. Tuesday afternoon (December 24), John Amina was charged with first-degree criminal property damage, […]

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Man arrested after car chasing incident 12-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13033823   Media Release A 55-year-old Kamuela man is in police custody while detectives investigate a harassment by stalking incident that reportedly took place last week. On December 17, police received several calls reporting that a green sedan […]

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Suspect arrested for condo burglary 12-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13034377   Media Release A suspect is in police custody in connection with a burglary Monday (December 23) at a Kona condominium. At 7:16 a.m. Monday, police received a report of a burglary at a condo on the […]

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Stolen ATV 12-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Sergeant Tyson Matsumura Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C13031912   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was captured on surveillance tape around the time an all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a feedlot in the Hāmākua District. Sometime between 6 p.m. November […]

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DUI stats 12-23-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 16, 2013, through December 22, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Puna attempted murder (update) 12-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13034106   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 58-year-old Keaʻau man with attempted murder and other offenses. At 8:30 p.m. Friday (December 20), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Joseph Feliciano with attempted first-degree murder, two counts […]

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Puna attempted murder 12-20-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13034106   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have opened an attempted murder investigation stemming from an incident Thursday night (December 19) in Puna. At 4:42 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a call of a disturbance at a home off Auliʻi […]

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Sign-ups being accepted for January HI-PAL basketball event in Kona 12-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Officer Randy Morris Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 258   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League will hold its 24th Annual HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam in Kona during the weekend of January 18-20. Sign-ups are being accepted now until Monday, January 10. Divisions are […]

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Officer of the Month: Jeremy Kubojiri 12-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release For the second time this year, the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Jeremy Kubojiri as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month.” Kubojiri, a South Hilo patrol officer, was honored Thursday (December 19) for apprehending a […]

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“Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” 12-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Major Samuel Thomas Phone: 961-2265   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 23-year-old man still wanted in a murder investigation, a man wanted for questioning about two thefts and a burglary, and an indentified man wanted in […]

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Missing teen: Desiree Tolentino-Awai 12-8-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13025400   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Desiree Tolentino-Awai was last seen in Hilo on September 20. She is described as 5-foot-4, 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown […]

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Second man arrested for Waiakea burglaries 12-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C13032256   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a second man with numerous offenses related to burglaries in the Waiākea area of Hilo. On Monday (December 15), 30-year old Keoni Mata of Hilo was initially arrested on a $500 bench warrant […]

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Temporary traffic pattern Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 12-17-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release In observance of the 2013 Christmas season activities at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kapiʻolani Street on Christmas Eve (December 24) and Christmas Day (December 25). Traffic will be allowed […]

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DUI stats 12-16-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 9, 2013, through December 15, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 40 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Father and son arrested in stolen car 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Richard Sherlock Phone: 961-2214 Report No. C13032861   Media Release A Hilo man and his son have been arrested and charged with assorted offenses after being stopped in a stolen car. On December 9, a home on Kupukupu Street in Hilo was broken into and several items were […]

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Unresponsive diver 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant William Gary Souther Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 291 Report No. C13033261   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with the death of a diver Thursday (December 12), in waters off Kona. At 7:12 p.m., Fire Department personnel responded to Honokōhau Harbor for a […]

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DUI checkpoints 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police officers will conduct islandwide DUI checkpoints throughout the holiday season. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The campaign starts today (December 13) and runs through January […]

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Missing teen: Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13030058   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones was last seen in Hilo the afternoon of November 18. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with […]

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Hilo attempted burglary 12-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13027136 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons captured on surveillance video during an attempted burglary at a fast food restaurant in Hilo. The attempted burglary on the 200 block of Waiānuenue […]

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Man arrested for falsely reporting gun threat on college campus (update) 12-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C1303322o   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have determined that a report of a gun threat Monday at a college campus in Hilo was unfounded. The terroristic threatening case has been closed and the man who reported it, 25-year-old […]

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Hilo domestic violence incident (update No. 2) 12-12-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13032951   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 35-year-old Justin Lee in connection with a domestic violence incident Monday night (December 9) in Hilo. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Lee at 5 p.m. Wednesday (December […]

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Shark bite (correction) 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C13033113   Media Release (corrects date beach will open in last paragraph) Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shark bite that occurred Wednesday (December 11) at Punaluʻu in the area of Punaluʻu Beach and Nīnole Bay. At approximately 8 a.m., a 29-year-old Captain […]

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Gun threat reported on college campus 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13033008   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect and vehicle wanted in connection with a reported threat incident Monday morning (December 9) at a college campus in Hilo. At about 10:06 […]

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Shark bite 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C13033113   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shark bite that occurred Wednesday (December 11) at Punaluʻu in the area of Punaluʻu Beach and Nīnole Bay. At approximately 8 a.m., a 29-year-old Captain Cook man reported being bitten by a shark […]

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John Strange located 10-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032916   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 70-year-old John Richard Strange of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was found Wednesday morning unharmed in Pāhoa.

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Hilo domestic violence incident (update) 12-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13032951   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested 35-year-old Justin Lee, who was wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident Monday night (December 9) in Hilo. Lee turned himself in at the Hilo police station at 8:15 […]

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Hilo domestic violence incident 12-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13032951   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a domestic violence incident that was reported Monday night (December 9). A 41-year-old Hilo woman reported that between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday, she was involved in an argument with […]

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Wanted: Brandon Pauline-Pawai (update) 12-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13029125   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 24-year-old Kamuela man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation. Brandon Kelii Paulino-Pawai is also wanted on a bench warrant for contempt […]

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Missing: John Richard Strange 12-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032916   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 70-year-old Hilo man. John Richard Strange was last contacted by a caretaker on December 3 and has not been seen since. Strange is […]

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DUI stats 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 2, 2013, through December 8, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Mary Lolita Santos located Nov. 20 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13021797   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 40-year-old Mary Lolita Santos of Mountain View, who was wanted in connection with a reported burglary and domestic incident in Kurtistown on August 16 and on bench warrants. Santos was arrested […]

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Missing man located: Blake Parker 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032839   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 47-year-old Blake Parker of Hilo, who was reported missing. He presented himself to the South Hilo police station unharmed on Monday morning.

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Two arrested after burglary on boat 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13032581   Media Release Two men were arrested Friday (December 6) after police received a call shortly after midnight reporting suspicious men on a boat at Wailoa Small Boat Harbor. South Hilo patrol officers responded to the 12:10 a.m. call […]

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Missing: Blake Parker 12-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No.  C13032839   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 47-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Blake Parker, who also goes by the name Jesse Brewer, was last seen in Hilo at 5 p.m. Saturday (December 7). He […]

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North Kona fires (update) 12-05-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 226 Report No. C13031696   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone who may have information about the cause of half a dozen recent suspicious fires over the past two weeks. The […]

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Officer of the Month: Kalae Lee 12-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Kalae Lee as “Officer of the Month” for December in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (December 4) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Lee was honored for his successful investigation of a methamphetamine dealer. In […]

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Composite sketch released for Hilo attempted robbery 12-04-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029246   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in Hilo on October 31. At about 8 p.m. on that date, police responded to the Waiākea Villas after receiving a report from a 49-year-old Hilo […]

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Missing teen found: Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C13031257 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 15-year-old Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Hilo on November 27.

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Saddle Road fatality (correction) 12-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C13031967   Media Release (corrections in 2nd paragraph) A 31-year-old Keaʻau man died Friday morning (November 29) in a single utility tractor crash. He was identified as Troy K. Pattioay. About 11:33 a.m., Pattioay was operating a […]

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Net fisherman death 12-03-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540   Media Release A 79-year-old Kapaʻau man was found dead Monday (December 2) while fishing with a throw net along the North Kohala coastline. He has been identified as Alfredo Orita. His 71-year-old female companion reported that Orita was using a throw net along […]

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Officer of the Month: Lloyd Ishikawa 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Lloyd Ishikawa on November 21 as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for November. Ishikawa, a Puna Patrol officer and former “Officer of the Year,” was honored for piecing together […]

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DUI stats 12-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 25, 2013, through December 1, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Saddle Road fatality 12-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C13031967   Media Release A 31-year-old Keaʻau man died Friday morning (November 29) in a single utility tractor crash. He was identified as Troy K. Pattioay. About 11:33 a.m., Pattioay was operating a 1987 Kenworth Utility tractor […]

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Kailua-Kona man charged with multiple offenses 11-29-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13031591 Media Release A Kailua-Kona man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses that occurred in Kailua-Kona between October and November of 2013. On Sunday (November 24) patrol officers arrested Tucker Henry Bontecou, 22, of Kailua-Kona, for […]

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Thanksgiving DUI checkpoints 11-27-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone:  961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are informing motorists that officers will be conducting DUI checkpoints island-wide in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Sergeant Robert […]

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North Kona fires 11-27-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant Sherry D. Bird Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 226 November 27, 2013 Report No. C13031696   Media Release On Monday (November 25) at approximately 3:33 p.m., Patrol Officers from the Kona and South Kohala districts and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a brush fire on […]

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Shoplifting suspect sought 11-26-13

Hawai’i Police Department South Hilo District Officer Jon Carvalho Phone: 808-935-3311 Report No. C13031698   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a recent theft case. On Monday (November 25), merchandise valued at $329 was stolen from a retail store located at the […]

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Missing teen: Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador 11-26-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13031257   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador was last seen on Wednesday (November 20). She is described as 5-foot-1, 115 pounds with brown eyes and long dark […]

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DUI stats 11-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 18, 2013, through November 24, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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Suspect sought in sexual assault (update) 11-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13031131   Media Release Police have concluded their investigation of a reported sexual assault that reportedly occurred on Tuesday, November 19th, in a bathroom at a State Facility in Hilo. The investigation revealed that the incident did not occur, and […]

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Hilo man charged for unlawful entry into a motor vehicle 11-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030647     Media Release Detectives have charged an 18-year-old Hilo man for an incident that occurred in Downtown Hilo earlier this month. On Thursday (November 21) at 11:15 am, after conferring with prosecutors, Makalii Kahumoku-Jose was charged for first degree […]

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Hilo burglary (update No. 2) 11-22-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13028417   Media Release (update No. 2) Detectives have charged a 21 year-old Hilo man for several offenses stemming from separate burglaries and a theft that occurred at a Hilo school. Today (November 22, 2013) at 1:15 p.m., after conferring […]

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Officers receive Police Cross Award 11-22-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2243   Media Release Officers Joshua Gouveia and Garrett Hatada were both awarded the Police Cross this morning by Police Chief Harry S. Kubojiri. The award was presented as a result of both officers having sustained gunshot wounds in connection with an […]

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Wanted: Brandon Paulino-Pawai

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Gerald Wike Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No. C13029125   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 24-year-old Kamuela man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation. Brandon Kelii Paulino-Pawai is described as 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, […]

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Found bracelet 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Lorenzo Artiendo Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C13015949   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are trying to locate the owner of a Hawaiian bracelet that was found in June in waters off Richardson Beach Park. The bracelet is 5/8 of an inch wide with a flower print and the […]

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Missing woman: Charmaine Burns 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13031237 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 50-year-old Puna woman, who was reported missing. Charmaine Marie Burns was last seen at her Hawaiian Paradise Park home Wednesday morning (November 20). She has a medical condition that requires […]

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Suspect sought in sexual assault 11-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C13031131   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a sexual assault in Hilo on Tuesday (November 19). An adult female was reportedly attacked in the bathroom of a state facility in the Waiākea area of Hilo around 4:30 p.m. […]

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Missing teen located: Annie Chung-Pacheco 11-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030950   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Annie Chung-Pacheco of Kurtistown, who was reported missing. She returned home unharmed Monday night (November 18).

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DUI stats 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 11, 2013, through November 17, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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MADD awards 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Christopher D. Gali Phone: 961-2332   Media Release At their annual Law Enforcement Awards, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaiʻi and Big Island Toyota honored Big Island police officers Monday (November 18)  for their outstanding efforts and dedication to preventing impaired driving and reducing underage drinking. The awards were […]

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Missing teen: Annie Chung-Pacheco 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030950   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Puna girl reported missing. Annie Chung-Pacheco of Kurtistown was last seen November 16 in Hawaiian Acres. She is described as 5-foot-1, 140 pounds with brown eyes and long […]

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Kawaihae Road fatality (update) 11-18-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Area II Sergeant Marvin Troutman Sr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C13030800   Media Release A 41-year-old man died Friday afternoon (November 15), in a single tractor/tanker crash in South Kohala. He was identified as Amos K. Agliam of Hilo. Around 2:04 p.m., a 2003 Kenworth tractor pulling […]

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Airiel Jost charged with additional offenses 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252   Media Release (update No. 2) Hawaiʻi Island police have filed additional charges against a 22-year-old Pāhoa man who is being featured this month on “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted.” On Thursday, police arrested Airiel Rhodes Jost on bench warrants for violating terms […]

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Missing woman found: Amanda Schwartz 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030318 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 26-year-old Amanda Helene Schwartz of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Honokaʻa on Friday morning (November 15).

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Man charged with multiple offenses after truck stolen from auto dealer 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030330   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with a dozen offenses after a pickup truck was stolen from an auto dealer. Last Friday (November 8), a 2004 Toyota pickup truck was stolen from a car dealership on […]

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Kawaihae Road fatality 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Assistant Chief Paul Kealoha Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 246 Media Release A tanker truck crashed in South Kohala on Friday (November 15), killing the driver and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel. Shortly after 2 p.m., South Kohala police responded to a traffic crash and determined that a tanker carrying […]

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Man arrested after car stolen 11-15-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030102   Media Release A Hilo man is in jail after being arrested in connection with a stolen car. Last Friday (November 8) police responded to an 8:20 a.m. report that a 2011 Honda Fit sedan had been taken from […]

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Airiel Jost located 11-14-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Reed Mahuna Phone: 965-2716   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 22-year-old Airiel Rhodes Jost, who was wanted on bench warrants for violating terms and conditions of his probation. He was arrested Thursday (November 14) in Kalapana. Police thank the public for their assistance.

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Man and woman arrested for Puna burglary 11-14-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030492   Media Release A Pāhoa man and woman have been arrested in connection with a burglary Tuesday (November 12) in Puna. The pair is accused of entering a house on Ono Street in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision shortly before […]

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Hilo robbery 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13030413   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery in Hilo that was reported Tuesday but occurred last week. A 43-year-old Hilo woman reported that between 9 a.m and 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4, she was walking […]

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Wanted: Airiel Jost 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Pāhoa man who is wanted on bench warrants for violating the terms and conditions of his probation. Airiel Rhodes Jost—also known as Ariel Jost— is also wanted for questioning in two unrelated robbery investigations. […]

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DUI stats 11-13-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 4, 2013, through November 10, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 34 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there […]

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