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Puna sweep nets 16 persons arrested on 30 warrants 08-20-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUNA PATROL DISTRICT
CAPTAIN DEREK D. PACHECO
PHONE: 966-5835
AUGUST 20, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

Police arrested 16 persons wanted for a total of 30 outstanding bench warrants Monday and Tuesday (August 18 and 19, 2003).

The warrant sweep of the Puna District was a joint operation conducted by officers from the Puna and South Hilo Patrols, from the Hilo and Puna Community Policing Program and from the East Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section.

Police are still looking for three men wanted on outstanding bench warrants or grand jury indictments. They are:

The following persons were arrested Monday:

Arrested Tuesday were:

More warrant sweeps will be conducted in the future, a police spokesman said.

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