Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area II
Captain Thomas Shopay
Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.263
Report No. 20-028589
Media Release (Update #2)
The Hawaiʻi Police Department is renewing requests for the public’s assistance in locating Jake Branch, a 35-year-old male who is known to frequent the west side of Hawaiʻ island.
Branch is wanted on multiple outstanding Criminal Contempt Bench Warrants, BOLO’s for Resist Order to Stop, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Damage to a Vehicle.
Branch was most recently contacted by police on (April 11) while operating a stolen white Toyota Tacoma Pickup in North Kohala. The vehicle was reported stolen from the Puna District on (April 01). The vehicle evaded officers but was later located in the South Kohala District, where officers once again attempted to contact Branch. The vehicle again fled and was located a short time later, abandoned, in the 62-2000 block of Kanehoa Street in South Kohala.
Additionally, Branch is wanted for questioning related to a Burglary reported in North Kohala on (April 11).
Branch is described as being 6-feet 3-inches, approximately 285 pounds, with long brown hair.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s non-emergency number (808) 935-3311.