12-06-16 Woman in surveillance photo identified, arrested

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol Division
Lieutenant Miles Chong
Phone: 961-2213
Report No. C16030574


Media Release (update)

Thanks to tips from the public, Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a woman whose image was captured on video surveillance in connection with a theft investigation.

On the afternoon of November 19, a woman left a salon on the 100 block of East Puainako Street in Hilo without paying for services. After police published a surveillance photo, the public provided tips and police were able to identify her as 38-year-old Stephanie Paulo of Pāhoa.

At 12:05 p.m. Tuesday (December 6), South Hilo Patrol officers arrested Paulo after she turned herself in at the South Hilo police station. She was charged with fourth-degree theft, given a court date for January 3, and released on her own recognizance.

Police thank the public for their assistance.

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.