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7-23-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Male Suspect in Ka’u Property Crimes

Hawai‘i Police Department
Ka‘ū Patrol Division
Sergeant Chris Correia
Phone: (808) 939-2520
Report No.: 21-058453

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who is being sought for questioning in connection with a stolen moped and other property crimes occurring in the Ocean View area of Ka‘ū.  His image was captured on video surveillance.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, police were called to the 92-8600 block of Paradise Parkway in Ocean View, for a report of a man trespassing onto the property and causing damage to a window screen. The suspect reportedly left the area on a moped.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. the following morning, Sunday, July 18, police recovered a moped on Highway 11 near Tiki Lane in Ocean View that matched the description of the one leaving the Paradise Parkway scene. Police learned the moped had been stolen two months ago from a residence on Easement Road in the Ocean View Ranchos subdivision.

Investigators determined that a man riding the stolen moped had been at a Lotus Blossom Lane shopping complex in Ocean View at about 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, when his image was captured on video surveillance.

Anyone who recognizes the man, or who may have information about these incidents is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Officer Russ Fiesta of the Ka‘ū Patrol Division at (808) 939-2520.