Puna assault and burglary (update) 03-24-11

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
March 24, 2011
Report No. C11006717

Media Release (update)

Big Island police have located two of the three men being sought in connection with a Puna assault and burglary investigation.

Twenty-five-year-old Johnny Leialoha of Kea’au and 22-year-old Jobe Leialoha of Nanawale turned themselves in at the South Hilo police station and were arrested at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday. Both men were released at 4 p.m. pending further investigation.

Police are still looking for their father, 46-year-old Joe Leialoha of Hawaiian Beaches.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective John Rodrigues at 966-5385 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.

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