03-13-20 Police seek help from the public in locating escapee

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No. 20-020915

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 21-year-old female who escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility on Thursday evening (March 12). She is identified as Tessi Paige Koloke Jaize Villanueva, of Pāhoa.

Villanueva was last seen at the correctional facility on Thursday evening at approximately 6:00 p.m. During a facility headcount at 10:18 p.m., it was determined that Villanueva was unaccounted for.

Villanueva is described with a medium complexion, 5-feet-6-inches, 145 pounds, with black medium length curly hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black basketball-style shorts and a pink shirt, both with “HCCC” printed on them.

Villanueva was in custody for a probation violation stemming from property crime offenses.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Detective Todd Pataray at (808) 961-2382 or email todd.pataray@hawaiicounty.gov.


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