Category Archives: Uncategorized

Missing man and infant located 03-21-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: 961-2254 Report No. C14001824   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 34-year-old man and his infant daughter, who were reported missing in January. Eli Jonathan Evans and his daughter, Jasmine, were found in Hilo in good health on February 25.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Hilo woman arrested for meth trafficking 03-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area ILieutenant Mark FariasPhone: 961-2253Report No. C140007278   Media Release A 26-year-old Hilo woman is facing meth trafficking and other charges following a search warrant on her residence. At 12:05 p.m. Monday (March 17), Vice Section officers served a narcotics search warrant at a house on the 300 block of Hilinai Street […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Missing teen: Delvionte Cooper 03-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Paul FukudaPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14007078   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. Delvionte Cooper, also known as “Devy,” was last seen in Hilo on the morning of March 14. He is described as African-American, 5-foot-7, 114 pounds with brown eyes […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Police release surveillance images after burglary is reported 03-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14007201   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a residential burglary on Sunday (March 16) in Hilo and are looking for a suspect who was captured on video surveillance. At about 8:06 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the upper portion of Kukuau Street […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

DUI stats 03-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 10, 2014, through March 16, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Missing: Danielle Caron 03-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictCaptain Samuel JelsmaPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14007086     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 48-year-old woman who was reported missing. Danielle Caron was last seen at her Pāhoa home on March 6. She is described as Caucasian, 4-foot-11 with brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She may be in […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Attempted murder and suicide (update) 03-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14006817   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who shot himself during an attempted murder and suicide in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision last week. He was identified as 48-year-old Clyde Hawse Criswell, also known as Cris […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Reported boat assault leads to arrest 03-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 296Report No. C14006666   Media Release A Kona man has been charged with assault in connection with a confrontation on a commercial dive boat. In response to a 12:04 p.m. call Tuesday (March 11), officers learned that an unknown man had reportedly boarded a boat in waters […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Brian Willis located 03-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictOfficer Luke WatkinsPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14006987   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 42-year-old Brian Willis of Keaʻau, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed Friday in Hilo.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Missing: Brian Willis 03-14-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictOfficer Luke WatkinsPhone: 965-2716Report No. C14006987   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 42-year-old man who was reported missing. Brian Willis of a Keaʻau address was last seen in Hilo on March 10. He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet tall, 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Missing teen: Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion 03-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IILieutenant Gilbert GasparPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 230Report No. C14005051     Media Release Hawaiʻi island police are searching for a 16-year-old Kona girl who was reported missing. Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion was last seen in Kealakekua on February 24. She is described as 5-foot-5, 100 pounds with brown eyes and short black […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Human remains identified (update No. 2) 03-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14006656   Media Release (update No. 2) The human remains found in South Kohala on Monday have been identified through dental records as 37-year-old Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder of Kailua-Kona, who had been reported missing. Ryder’s family reported on January 17 that […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Attempted murder and suicide 03-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14006817   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted murder and suicide in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision in Kaʻū. Shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 12), Kaʻū patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at a […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Human remains found (update) 03-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14006656   Media Release (update) An autopsy was conducted Wednesday (March 12) on human remains found in South Kohala on Monday. The medical examiner determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and the manner of death was […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Man charged after car break-in 03-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14006552   Media Release A Honokaʻa man is in police custody in connection with a theft from a tourist’s rental car. Just after 1 p.m. Monday (March 10), a 58-year-old visitor from Henryville, Indiana, reported that as he was returning to his unlocked rental […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Missing teen: Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones 03-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant James Gusman Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C14006656   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones was last seen in Hilo on February 26. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with green eyes and long […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Community meeting to be held March 18 in Kaʻū 03-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone: 939-2520 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 18, at the Nāʻālehu Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss concerns with the […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Human remains found 03-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. C14006656   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with human remains found in South Kohala. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 10) detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section located human remains on vacant […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Click It or Ticket Elementary and Intermediate School Championships 03-11-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)Lieutenant Darren HorioPhone: 961-8121   Media Release The HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Elementary and Intermediate School Championships were held this past weekend, March 8-9, at Carvalho Park in Hilo.  The Waiākea Titans finished the tournament with a 4-0 record to claim the Elementary Division championship for 4th through […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

DUI stats 03-10-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 3, 2014, through March 9, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Boater arrested for DUI 03-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: 326-4646, Ext.296Report No. C14006096   Media Release A Kona man was arrested early Thursday for boating under the influence. At 10:13 p.m. Wednesday (March 5), the U.S. Coast Guard notified police that a commercial dive boat and its operator had been reported missing. Another tour company picked up the […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Stolen truck 03-07-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHāmākua DistrictSergeant Tyson MatsumuraPhone: 775-7533Report No. C130343888   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen pickup truck. Sometime between December 28 and December 29, a lowered primer-black 1986 Toyota 2-wheel-drive pickup truck was taken from Honokaʻa town. The truck’s license plate is HJV 353. It […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Man charged with stealing county cars 03-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14005724   Media Release A Hilo man has been arrested after allegedly stealing two vehicles belonging to the County of Hawaiʻi. On Monday (March 3), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report that a 2007 Ford Explorer had been stolen from a Hawaiʻi […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Man still wanted for attempted bank robbery 03-06-14

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Halloween attempted robbery (update) 03-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C13029246   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about an attempted robbery that occurred in Hilo on October 31, 2013. At about 8 p.m. on that date, police responded to the Waiākea Villas after […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Man arrested after burglary in Kealakekua 03-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Gerald WikePhone: 326-4646, Ext. 266   Media Release A 20-year-old man faces an assortment of criminal charges following a burglary early Tuesday (March 4) in Kealakekua. At 4:36 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at an apartment complex on Kiloa Road. A […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year: Denise Smith-Erickson 03-06-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release Officer Denise Smith-Erickson has earned the statewide distinction of State of Hawaiʻi D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year for 2013. Smith-Erickson, a 14-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, is a Community Policing officer in the South Kohala District. Among her responsibilities is […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Officer of the Month: Mario Ochoa 03-05-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Mario Ochoa as “Officer of the Month” for March in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (March 5) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Ochoa was honored for his investigation of an automobile theft in […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Eviction scam 03-05-04

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentAdministrative Services DivisionMajor Samuel ThomasPhone: 961-2265   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an email scam from someone posing as a real estate agent. A Puna man received an email claiming that his home would be seized by police because of suspected illegal activities. It states that the recipient […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Police warn about several scams 03-04-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentAdministrative Services SectionMajor Samuel ThomasPhone: 961-2265   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about several scams that have been reported by island residents. A Keaʻau couple reported being the target of three telephone scams within two weeks. The first was a telephone call to their cell phone claiming they had […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

DUI stats 03-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 24, 2014, through March 2, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Overdue electric bill scam 03-03-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Darryel TolentinoPhone: 961-2213Report No. M14011804   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone utility scam. A Hilo woman received a phone call from someone posing as a representative of Hawaiʻi Electric Light Company. The caller claimed the recipient’s electric bill was overdue and threatened to […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Man and his mother arrested for meth distribution 02-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentVice Section, Area IILieutenant Sherry BirdPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 226Report No. C14004674   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Hāwī man and his mother and charged them with meth distribution and other offenses. On Thursday morning (February 27), officers from the Area II Vice Section, North Kohala Patrol and Community Policing served […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Temporary one-way traffic pattern on Banyan Drive on March 15 02-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release To accommodate mass walkers at the 17th Annual Hilo Heart & Stroke Walk & Health Fair, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Banyan Drive. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northeasterly, direction on […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Officers of the Month: Balberde, Wakita and Haskell 02-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Harry S. KubojiriPhone: 961-2244   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer John Balberde as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for January and Officers Charisse Wakita and Earl Haskell as “Officers of the Month” for February. Balberde was recognized for apprehending a repeat […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Hilo robbery 02-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant James GusmanPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14003950   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery at a public beach earlier in the month. At 11:33 a.m. on February 14, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery two hours earlier in the parking lot of Carlsmith Beach […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Missing: Carol Westbrook 02-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolLieutenant James GusmanPhone: 961-2213Report No. C14003950   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 72-year-old woman who was reported missing. Carol Westbrook, who has no permanent address, was last heard from by her family during the first week of February. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Man arrested after victim hit twice by SUV 02-27-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area ILieutenant Gregory EstebanPhone: 961-2252Report No. C14003089   Media Release A Hilo man has been charged with nine offenses after he allegedly banged into another man twice with a sports-utility vehicle. At 7:17 p.m. on February 2, police responded to Hilo Medical Center, where it was reported that a 49-year-old […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Stolen bags of coffee parchment 02-26-14

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKaʻū DistrictCaptain Burt ShimabukuroPhone: 939-2520Report No. C14003894   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a theft in Nāʻālehu. On February 11, at about 4:06 p.m., police received a call from a 53-year-old homeowner reporting that unknown suspects had removed 10 80-pound brown burlap […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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. […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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, […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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. […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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. […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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, […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed