Hawaiʻi Police Department
Captain Samuel Jelsma
Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Pāhoa man who is wanted on bench warrants for violating the terms and conditions of his probation.
Airiel Rhodes Jost—also known as Ariel Jost— is also wanted for questioning in two unrelated robbery investigations.
He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet tall, 145 pounds with blue eyes and red hair but he may have changed his hair color.
Police urge the public not to attempt to approach him. Instead, anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 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.