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Missing teen: Taketa 02-03-11

Hawai’i Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230
February 3, 2011
Report No. C10031250


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Makana Taketa
…missing since November 11

Media Release

Big Island police are searching for a missing 17-year-old Kona boy.

Makana Taketa of Kailua-Kona was last seen in Kona on November 11. He may be in Ocean View.

He is described as Japanese-Hawaiian, 5-foot-4, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer Robert Sakata at 326-4646, extension 276, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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.