3-06-24 Police Seeking Suspect in Waikoloa Village Burglary  

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala Patrol
Officer Justin Uresti
Phone: (808) 887-3080
Report No.: 24-021745

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Tyson Stephens, who is a suspect in a Waikoloa Village burglary and is also a person of interest in two additional burglaries and two trespassing investigations in the same area.

Stephens was identified as a suspect after South Kohala officers responded to a reported burglary on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 11:30 a.m., on Kimo Nui Street in Waikoloa Village. An elderly resident reported that Stephens entered his residence and took items without permission then left the area on foot.

In addition, Stephens is considered a person of interest in a burglary and two trespassing incidents on Lua Kula Street and a third burglary on Laie Street, all of which have occurred in the past two days.

Stephens is described as African-American, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 155 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and scruffy facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts. 

Stephens, of no permanent address, is known to frequent the Kona area and has been known to carry a knife. Police caution the public to not approach the Stephens and ask anyone with information relative to these cases to call 911 or the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or email Officer Justin Uresti at justin.uresti@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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