9-26-23 (Update) Puna Woman Arrested and Charged in Custodial Interference Case

Hawai’i Police Department
Area I Juvenile Aid Section
Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole
Phone: (808) 961-2254
Report No.: 23-090566

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested and charged 35-year-old Shereenmarie Dalao Godoy, of Mountain View, who was wanted in a custodial interference investigation. She was arrested without incident in Mountain View, on Saturday afternoon, September 23, 2023.

Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section charged Dalao Godoy the same day with two counts of second-degree custodial interference.

The charges stem from a runaway investigation where two female juveniles age 17 and 11 left their foster home without permission on Thursday evening, September 21, 2023. 

They walked to a convenience store in Kea‘au where the older juvenile asked a stranger to use their phone to call Dalao Godoy, who is her non-custodial biological mother. The older juvenile then asked the stranger for a ride to Dalao Godoy’s residence in Mountain View. Dalao Godoy drove both girls to Hilo where the younger juvenile was dropped off down the street from a relative’s residence. The relative immediately called police and she was safely placed back into foster care.

When detectives arrested Dalao Godoy, the older female juvenile was not with her and is still listed as a runaway. Dalao Godoy was released after posting $1,000 bail, and her initial court appearance is scheduled for October 24, 2023, in Hilo District Court.

The Hawai’i Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.

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