03-14-16 New episode of ‘Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted’ started Friday

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Administrative Services Division
Major Samuel Thomas
Phone: 961-2265


Media Release

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a man wanted on drug and weapons offenses and a woman wanted on warrants.

The new episode began airing Friday (March 11).

In it, police ask for help in locating 35-year-old Jon Garcia of Nāʻālehu, who is wanted for promoting dangerous drugs, attempted meth trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a firearm. He is also wanted for questioning in another investigation. He is described as 6-feet tall, 250 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

In this latest edition of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Bryan Tina also asks for help in locating 33-year-old Chanel Mariani of Hilo, who is wanted for violating probation and for violating release on bail. She also wanted for questioning in an unrelated case. She is described as 5-foot-6, 142 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She may be in Puna.

Police ask anyone with information about either of these individuals to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.

“Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo O Hawaii Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.

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