Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Report No. C12021806
Media Release (update)
A 31-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for allegedly escaping from a correctional facility is reported to be in West Hawaiʻi.
Ryan James Jeffries-Hamar was reportedly seen Wednesday afternoon in Kainaliu and Wednesday evening in Kailua-Kona. He is suspected of escaping from Hale Nani off Route 11 Tuesday afternoon (August 14).
He is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-7, about 170 pounds with blue eyes and short reddish-blond hair. He has a tattoo along his entire right arm.
Although Jeffries-Hamar is not considered dangerous, police warn the public against contacting him and instead advise them to call police.
Police ask that anyone with information Jeffries-Hamar’s whereabouts call Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.