"Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted" 10-07-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Administrative Services Section
Major Paul Kealoha
Phone: 961-2247
October 7, 2010

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Image: Coyaso mug shot Image: Phillips mug shot Image: Kahee mug shot
Michael M. Coyaso Jonathan Ross Phillips Kawika Benjamin Kahee

Media Release

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a Hilo man wanted for domestic violence, a 23-year-old man wanted for forgery, ID theft and providing false identification to a police officer, and a Puna man wanted on several outstanding bench warrants.

The new episode begins airing Friday, October 8. In it, police ask for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old Michael M. Coyaso of Hilo, who is wanted in connection with a domestic violence investigation. He is described as 6-feet tall, about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He may have a mustache and a beard.

The television program also asks for help in locating a 23-year-old man wanted for forgery, ID theft and providing false identification to a police officer. Jonathan Ross Phillips is also known as Jonny R. Phillips or James Patel. He is wanted for forgery, ID theft and providing false identification to a police officer. He is described as 5-foot-8, 120 pounds with blond hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in Hilo.

In this latest edition of “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted,” the host, Officer Patrick Menino, also asks for help in locating 27-year-old Kawika Benjamin Kahee of Kea’au, who is wanted on several outstanding bench warrants. Kahee is also wanted in connection with a domestic violence investigation. He is described as 5-foot-11, about 235 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these cases call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.

“Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo O Hawaii Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.



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