3-22-24 Police Search for Puna Man Considered to be Armed & Dangerous

Hawai‘i Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section – Area I
Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole
Phone: (808) 961-2254
Report No.: 24-022947

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Reno Maurice Kulakau Mendoza, of Mountain View, who should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is wanted on a warrant of arrest for sex assault and domestic related offenses.

Mendoza is described as having a medium build, is 5-feet-10-inches tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  He is known to frequent the Puna district.

Police caution members of the public not to approach Mendoza and to immediately contact police.

Anyone with information on Mendoza’s whereabouts is asked to contact the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.  They may also contact Lieutenant Robert Pauole, of the Area I Juvenile Aid Section, at (808) 961-2381 or via e-mail robert.pauole@hawaiicounty.gov.

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