Author Archives: Alan Richmond

06-14-20 Police are conducting a criminal investigation after a traffic accident leaves two injured

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Captain Thomas Shopay Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 20-044891   Media Release At approximately 9:20 a.m. Saturday (June 13) Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle traffic casualty involving a motor vehicle and a moped. The incident occurred on Kuakini Highway near […]

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06-12-20 Missing person located: Melissa E. Murdock (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-013738   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Melissa E. Murdock was contacted on Friday (June 12) in good health. Police would like to thank members of the public who assisted in providing police with […]

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06-12-20 Arrests made for violating the mandatory 14-day quarantine

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-044157                                                                                                           Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 21 visitors for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine order in violation of Governor David Ige’s 7th Supplementary Proclamation and Mayor Harry Kim’s Emergency Rule No. 4, […]

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06-11-20 Missing persons located: Justin Soares Jr, Justine Soares, Justice Soares (Update) s

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-43908   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located three Soares siblings who were last seen in the Pahoa area (June 9). They were found in good condition today (June 11) at 1:30 p.m. Police would like to […]

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06-10-20 Missing persons: Justin Brian Soares Jr, Justina Soares, Justice Soares

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-43908  Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for three siblings who were last seen in the Pahoa area yesterday (June 9). Police were contacted by investigators from the Child Welfare Services who were in the process of retrieving […]

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06-10-20 Suspect sought in Hilo wallet theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-043905 Media Release Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the theft of a wallet from a Hilo store. Police seek to identify a male party that is wanted for […]

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06-09-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 1, 2020, through June 7, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested eleven (11) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of […]

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06-09-20 Police seek public’s help in identifying suspects in Hilo assault (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20. 041520 Media Release Police seek to identify three male parties that are wanted for questioning regarding an assault complaint that occurred just before 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, (May 31) near the 120 block of banyan drive. […]

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06-08-20 Burglary suspect apprehended

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant John Kahalioumi Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-043513 Media Release On Monday (June 8) at 4:38 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to an alarm at a business establishment in the 65-1200 block of Kawaihae Road, Kamuela.  Upon officers’ arrival, they discovered the rear window to the establishment […]

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06-04-20 Missing person: Aldyn Grace Makana Cruse

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039545 Media Release Hawai’ʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 15-year-old Aidyn Grace Makana Cruse was last seen in the Hilo area (May 23) at approximately 02:30 a.m. […]

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06-03-20 Man killed in two-vehicle crash identified

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-042065   Media Release (Update) A male that died from injuries sustained in a two motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday morning, (June 2) on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the 8.5-mile marker has been identified. The 65-year-old male has […]

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06-02-20 Missing person located: Kailey Puannani Doll (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039385 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Kailey Puananni Doll who was reported as missing on (June 01). 17-year-old Kailey Puanani Doll was located in good health in Hilo.

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06-02-20 One person killed in a two-vehicle crash in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-042065     Media Release One person is killed in a two-vehicle crash this morning on Daniel K. Inouye Highway in Hilo. Just after 10:13 a.m. today, South Hilo Patrol officers and members of the Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic […]

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06-02-20 Missing person: Treysin Brugman

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-011129 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported missing. 17-year-old Treysin Brugman was last seen in the Hilo area on (February 07) at approximately 12:00 p.m. He […]

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06-02-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 25, 2020, through May 31, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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06-01-20 Kona man charged on several offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.230 Report No. 20-041407   Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 61-year-old Kona man for several offenses stemming from reports of a domestic-related stabbing incident. On Saturday (May 30), at approximately 4:40 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a […]

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06-01-20 Missing person: Aphill Manaky (aka Jack Kirachy)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-069252 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 29-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Aphill Manaky, also known as Jack Kirachy, was reported missing on Hawai’i Island in August […]

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05-28-20 Missing person: Renny Kekoa O’Kalama Kaholo-Hiapo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-037028   Media Release Hawaiʻ Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported missing. 15-year-old Renny Kekoa O’Kalama Kaholo-Hiapo was last seen in the Mt. View area (May 13) at approximately […]

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05-27-20 Missing person: Kailey Puanani Doll

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039385 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 17-year-old Kailey Puanani Doll was last seen in the Hilo area (May 22) at approximately 10:30 a.m. She […]

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05-27-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Act with Care order (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administration   Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief   Phone: (808) 961-2265               Media Release                                                     Governor David Ige’s Seventh Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated May 18, 2020, Section 1, orders that:  III. Act with Care Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(b)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, all persons within the State of Hawaiʻi are ordered to […]

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05-27-20 Arrest made: Robert Alan Kinoshita

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-040042   Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 55-year-old Hilo man for several offenses stemming from an incident that occurred in Hilo on Monday. On (May 25) at 1:06 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to Maile […]

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05-26-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of May 18, 2020, through May 24, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twelve (12) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the […]

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05-26-20 “Virtual Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area I Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080     Media Release In an effort to engage with our Hawaiʻi island community while adhering to the current social distancing guidelines, the Hawaʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for a “Virtual Coffee […]

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05-25-20 Missing person: Sommer Mae Lopez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer John Rapoza Phone: 808-965-2716   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Sommer Mae Lopez, who was last seen in the Keaʻau area on (April 20). Lopez is 40-years old, approximately 4-feet-10-inches, 142 pounds with black or brown hair, and brown […]

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05-26-20 Weekend arrests: Jake Branch- Alexandra Barnes-Carrick

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-038935 Media Release                                           Hawaiʻi Island Police would like to thank the public for their continued support and assistance in locating Jake Branch.  On Friday (May 22) detectives from the Area II Special Enforcement Unit located and […]

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05-22-20 Wanted person: Jake Branch

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 2038935 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Section is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Jake Branch.   Branch is wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest. Branch is described as being 6-feet-4-inches, […]

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05-22-20 Missing person: Melissa E. Murdock

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-013738 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating 29-year-old Melissa E. Murdock who was reported as missing. She is described as being approximately 5-feet-7-inches, 120 pounds with medium-toned skin and wavy, […]

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05-20-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order- Week 8 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Administration          Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief                  Phone: (808) 961-2265      Media Release Governor David Ige’s Seventh Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated May 5, 2020, Section 1, orders that: III. Safer at Home Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(b)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, all persons within the State of Hawai‘i are ordered to stay […]

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05-20-20 Police seek the public’s help in a theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II                                                    Officer Leonard Warren Phone (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 20-036847 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect involved in a theft investigation that occurred on (May 12) in the Kealakekua/Kainaliu area. It was reported that at approximately […]

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05-19-20 Wanted person located: Chris B. Schuchard (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-023540   Media Release (Update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance. Chris Bryant Schuchard was arrested and taken into custody this afternoon in the district of North Kohala without […]

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05-19-20 Missing person located: Chaliah Caitano (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-035213   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that missing child Chaliah Caitano has been located in good health today at 12:49 p.m. in Hilo.

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05-19-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of May 11, 2020, through May 17, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the […]

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05-19-20 Wanted person: Chris Bryant Schuchard

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-023540 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Chris Bryant Schuchard, a 32-year-old male who is known to frequent the Hawi, Waikoloa, and Kona areas. Schuchard is wanted for questioning […]

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05-19-20 Missing person: Roxann Leilani Uaiwa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo District, Area I Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-037735 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Roxann Leilani Uaiwa. She is 56-years-old, 5-feet 3 inches, 125 pounds, green eyes, medium complexion, brown shoulder-length hair. She was last seen on (May 12) […]

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05-19-20 Missing person: Layla Subica

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-029446   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 15-year-old Layla Subica was last seen in the Hilo area on (April 14) at approximately 01:00 a.m. […]

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05-18-20 Kau investigations result in eleven arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 19-092880   Media Release In response to reports of increased criminal activity in the district of Kaʻū, the Hawaiʻi Police Department initiated several criminal investigations which resulted in the arrest of eleven people for a variety of […]

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05-18-20 Missing person: Chaliah Caitano

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-035213     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 13-year-old Chaliah Caitano was last seen in the Mountain View area on (May 6) at approximately […]

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05-18-20 Police investigate theft in the Puna district

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Kaipo Aurello Phone: 808-965-2716  Report Number  20-036397 Media Release Big Island Police are investigating a Theft in the Puna District. At approximately 5:30 a.m. on (May 11), Puna Patrol Officers responded to a report of a theft that occurred at the Isaac Hale Beach Park. The suspect(s) […]

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05-14-20 Missing person located: Chevy Soares (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-037090   Media Release (Update) Hawai’ʻi Island Police have located Chevy Soares, the 32-year-old Eden Roc woman who had been missing since Wednesday afternoon (May 13). Soares was located by police detectives on Thursday morning (May 14) just before […]

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05-14-20 Missing person located: Jan Shon Liao (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-037176   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Jan Shon Liao, the 65-year-old Pāhoa woman who had been missing since Wednesday evening (May 13). Liao was located Thursday morning (May 14) at 8:30 a.m. after she returned […]

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05-14-20 Missing person: Jan Shon Liao

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-037176 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 65-year-old Pāhoa woman who was reported missing on Wednesday evening (May 13). Jan Shon Liao was last seen walking away from her Hawaiian Beaches residence […]

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05-13-20 Fatal structural fire in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-036940   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a fatal structure fire that occurred in Puna on Wednesday morning, (May 13). Police and Fire officials were dispatched to the scene shortly at 12:30 a.m. for a reported structure […]

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05-13-20 Hilo man wanted for questioning

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-005733 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 30-year-old Nainoa Evans of Hilo. He is wanted for questioning relative to theft of firearms from a residence in Volcano in (January 2020). Evans is described […]

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05-13-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order -Week 7 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Administration           Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief                  Phone: (808) 961-2265      Media Release Governor David Ige’s Seventh Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated May 5, 2020, Section 1, orders that: III. Safer at Home Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(b)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, all persons within the State of Hawaiʻare ordered to stay at […]

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05-12-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of May 4, 2020, through May 11, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the […]

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05-12-20 Industrial area fenced business investigation (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 20-025710   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male party caught on surveillance within the property of a fenced business establishment in the Shipman Industrial Area in Keaʻau.  Police ask anyone with any information […]

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05-12-20 Wanted person: Mikah K. Costa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-036231   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Mikah K. Costa who should be considered armed and dangerous. He has no known permanent address but is known to frequent the […]

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05-08-20 Pepeekeo man arrested on firearms and drug charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-035208 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Pepeekeo man with drug and firearms offenses stemming from an incident on Wednesday afternoon (May 6) in Hilo. Police identified the individual as Glen D. Phillips-Panui. Shortly […]

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05-08-20 Honokaa terroristic threatening

Hawaii Police Department Hamakua Patrol, Area I Sergeant Dean Uyetake Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 20-033525   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for a terroristic threatening investigation that occurred in Honokaa on (April 30). At 4:30 p.m. (April 30), police responded to the Waipio […]

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05-08-20 Internet scam warning

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-034813   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are warning the public about possible internet scams involving political candidate websites. In a recent case reported to police, the suspect(s) created a “fake” social media account for a local political candidate, […]

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05-08-20 Missing person: Kaiea Fleming-White

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-027416   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported missing. 15-year-old Kaiea Fleming-White was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area on (April 06). He is […]

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05-07-20 Backhoe stolen in Keaau

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Roberto Segobia Phone: (808) 961-2716 Report No. 20-028975 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a stolen 2012 410J John Deer backhoe.  The backhoe was taken from an empty lot in the area of 10th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision […]

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05-06-20 Escapee Bryce Dustin Feary arrested and charged

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077810 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged wanted fugitive Bryce Dustin Feary who has been on the run since October (2019). The 34-year-old Feary was arrested for an outstanding Department of Public Safety Warrant of […]

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05-06-20 Missing person located: Andrew Weber (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Sergeant John Kahalioumi Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-034852 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 13-year-old Andrew Weber has been located in good condition. He was reported as missing yesterday (May 5) in Waikoloa.

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05-06-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order- Week 6 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administration                                                       Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief                  Phone: (808) 961-2265      Media Release (Update) Governor David Ige’s Third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated (March 23, 2020), Section 1, orders that:   All Persons in the State Must Stay at Home or in Their Place of Residence Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(a)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), […]

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05-05-20 Fatal industrial accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Operations, Area II Assistant Chief Robert Wagner Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 246 Report No. 20-034568   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that yesterday (May 4) at approximately 11:40 a.m. officers responded to an industrial construction site at Kaupulehu which is close to Hualalai. Upon arrival, it was reported that the ATV […]

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05-05-20 Arrest made in burglary in Kamuela

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-034800 Media Release A female was apprehended during a Burglary investigation that occurred in Kamuela. On Tuesday morning (May 5) South Kohala Patrol officers responded to the 65-1200 block of Lindsey Road, in Kamuela, after receiving a report […]

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05-05-20 Missing person: Alexander Weber

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Sergeant John Kahalioumi Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-034852 Media Release Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 13-year-old Alexander Weber who is missing. He was last seen on (May 5) at his residence in Waikoloa. He is 5-feet-2-inches, 120-125 pounds with brown eyes and […]

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05-05-20 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of April 27, 2020, through May 3, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested eleven (11) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. Two of the […]

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05-04-20-Kailua-Kona man arrested on multiple offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Calvin Delaries Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 20-033414 Media Release On (April 30) at about 2:20 a.m. while conducting area checks at the 76-6000 block of Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona, a man dressed in dark-colored clothing was observed on the property damaging and removing items. […]

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05-02-20 Puna murder suspect charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-033752   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left an 82-year-old Hawaiian Paradise Park woman dead. On Friday afternoon (May 1) the victim was been positively identified as […]

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05-01-20 Puna murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-033752 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a 61-year-old Keaʻau man in connection with the death of an elderly female at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. The suspect has been identified as Robert Dean Merrill. Today […]

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05-01-20 Murder victim identified (Update 2)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 20-033086   Media Release (Update 2) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Kona murder investigation that left a 45-year-old Captain Cook man dead. On Friday morning (May 1) the victim was identified as […]

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05-01-20 Police Chief Ferreira announces promotions

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Police Chief Paul Ferreira has promoted four individuals to the rank of Lieutenant.  Lieutenant Todd Pataray, an 18-year veteran, is now assigned to South Hilo Patrol. He most recently served as a detective in the Area I Criminal Investigation Section, […]

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05-01-20 Missing person: Janerine Kaspar

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-027628 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 16-year-old Janerine Kaspar was last seen in the Kurtistown area on (April 06) at approximately 9:30 p.m. She […]

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05-01-20 Suspect charged in Kona murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Captain Thomas Shopay Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 20-033086   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Kona murder investigation that left a 45-year-old Captain Cook man dead. The victim’s name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of […]

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04-30-20 Temporary traffic pattern advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                          Traffic Services Section Program Manager, Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release An extension of the temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Kapiʻolani Street to accommodate the free Grab-and-Go Student Meals Program at Hilo Union School as approved by the U.S. Department of […]

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04-29-20 Missing person: Shayla Smith-Akiona

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-027550 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 14-year-old Shayla Smith-Akiona was last seen in the Puainako area of Kinoʻole Street on (April 07) at approximately 1:00 p.m. She […]

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04-29-20 Narcotics search warrant in Hilo leads to arrest

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area I Lieutenant Royce Serrao Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-032950 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged Jaren Kalaikau Larinaga-Napihaa following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the W. Puainako Street area of Hilo on Tuesday (April 28).  This investigation originated […]

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04-29-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order – Week 5 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department   Administration                                                              Major Samuel Jelsma                   Phone: (808) 961-2265         Media Release Governor David Ige’s Third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated (March 23, 2020), Section 1, orders that: All Persons in the State Must Stay at Home or in Their Place of Residence Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(a)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, […]

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04-29-20 Shooting incident leaves Captain Cook man dead

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Captain Thomas Shopay Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 20-033086     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are conducting a criminal investigation after a shooting incident leaves a 45-year-old Captain Cook man dead.  At 9:09 p.m. Tuesday (April 28), Kona patrol officers responded to a reported […]

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04-28-20 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 20, 2020, through April 26, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested nine (9) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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04-28-20 Police investigate Coroner’s Inquest case near Honokaa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-032803   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are conducting a death investigation after the discovery of a body Monday afternoon (April 27) outside of Honokaʻa. The body was discovered by local hunters in the Nienie forest area located off […]

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04-28-20 Kurtistown theft investigation (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 20-003814 Media Release (Surveillance Images) Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft investigation that occurred at a store in Kurtistown on (January 13). The images were captured on video surveillance and depict […]

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04-27-20 Pahoa man arrested for terroristic threatening

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol  Area I Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-032307   Media Release On Saturday (April 24) at approximately 2:45 p.m., Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 37-year-old Mark Blankley of Pāhoa was arrested for Robbery 1, Terroristic Threatening 1, Place to Keep Ammunition, Theft 4, and Promotion of a […]

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04-27-20 Missing person located: Dennis Peralta (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area II Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-025948   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 67-year-old Dennis Peralta, who had been missing since (April 1). Peralta was found in good health by police at 8:25 a.m. this morning (April 27) after returning to his […]

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04-24-20 Missing person located: Mary Alexis Patterson (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-030989   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Mary Alexis Patterson, the 27-year-old Mountain View woman who had been missing since (April 7). Patterson was located by police detectives on Thursday afternoon (April 23) just before 1:00 […]

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04-24-20 Missing person: DJ Hanres

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I| Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone:(808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-027130   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported missing. 17-year-old DJ Hanres who was last seen in the Hawaiian Beaches area on (April 01) at approximately 9:00 […]

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04-23-20 Donations made to the Hawaii Police Department

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief                                                              Chief Paul Ferreira             Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department wishes to extend a big mahalo to all the businesses and individuals who have selflessly donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our uniformed police officers during this COVID-19 pandemic.  In response, we wish to highlight […]

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04-23-20 Arrests made for breaking the mandatory 14-day quarantine

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-031531     Media Release Three people were arrested and one cited for Prohibited Acts under Emergency Management following an incident in Hilo yesterday afternoon (April 22). Hawaiʻi Island Police received a report at around 3:14 p.m. yesterday afternoon […]

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04-22-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order- Week 4 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Administration                                                               Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2265                     Media Release (Update) Governor David Ige’s Third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated (March 23, 2020), Section 1, orders that: All Persons in the State Must Stay at Home or in Their Place of Residence Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(a)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), […]

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04-21-20 Missing person: Mary Alexis Patterson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Detective Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 20-030989   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a missing Mt. View woman who was last heard from on (April 7). The woman, Mary Alexis Patterson, was speaking to her mother on the phone and never heard […]

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04-21-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 13, 2020, through April 19, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested seven (7) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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04-20-20 Missing person: Ethan Blaine Wolf

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Officer James Steffen Phone: (808) 961-8810 Report No. 20-027117 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for help in locating a teen that has been missing since (April 5). Police are looking for Ethan Blaine Wolf, who also goes by the name, “Kapono.” He is described as […]

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04-20-20 Hilo man charged in sexual assault and theft case

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Sections, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 19-006022 Media Release Detectives charged a 37-year-old Hilo man for sexual assault and theft charges for an incident that occurred last January in Hilo. On Saturday (April 18) after conferring with prosecutors, Durrell Alfonso Lee Davis was charged for […]

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04-20-20 Police renew request for public’s help in Pedestrian Fatality (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-006494   Media Release (Update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is renewing a request for information related to a traffic fatality that occurred (January 22) sometime around 11:28 p.m. in the area of Highway 137 and the Pāhoa-Kalapana Intersection. “Someone […]

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04-19-20 Holualoa man dies in two-vehicle collision

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-030501   Media Release A 57-year-old Hōlualoa man died following a two-vehicle collision on Saturday (April 18) on Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 180), .3 mile south of the 3-mile marker.  The 57-year-old male has been identified as Tony […]

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04-17-20 Police investigate assault on Bayfront in Hilo

Hawaiʻ Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-029998   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating an assault that occurred in the Bayfront area of Hilo on Thursday night (April 16) that left a 47-year-old Hilo man in critical condition. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., South Hilo […]

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04-16-20 Police have arrested and charged a Pahoa man with several offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-029104 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police detectives have arrested and charged a 47-year-old Pāhoa man with several offenses stemming from an incident at a convenience store/gas station on Monday afternoon (April 13) in Hilo. Steven John, who has no […]

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Couple arrested for warrants, traffic offenses and property crime offenses (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Captain Thomas A. Shopay III Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 20-028589   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged Jake Branch and Alexandra Barnes-Carrick with multiple warrants, traffic offenses, and property crime offenses. Branch and Barnes-Carrick were located by Area II Special […]

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04-15-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order – Week 3 (Update)

Hawaii Police Department Administration                                                              Major Samuel Jelsma  Phone: (808) 961-2265                  Media Release (Update #3) Governor David Ige’s Third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated (March 23, 2020), Section 1, orders that: All Persons in the State Must Stay at Home or in Their Place of Residence Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(a)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and […]

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04-15-20 Missing person: Aphill Manaky (aka Jacky Kirachy)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214  Report No. 19-069252 Media Release Big Island Police are searching for a 29-year-old Hilo man who was last seen in (August of 2019). Aphill Manaky, also known as Jacky Kirachy, was last seen in the Honokaʻa area. He is […]

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04-15-20 Man arrested and charged in narcotics search

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area I                   Lieutenant Royce Serrao Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-029005 Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged Bruce Ah Fong “BJ” Bello, Jr. following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the Pepeʻekeo area on Monday (April 13). During the search […]

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04-15-20 Wanted person located: Jake Branch (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 20-028589   Media Release (Update)  The Hawaiʻi Police Department report’s that Jake Branch was arrested in the District of South Kohala on Wednesday morning (April 15).  Branch was wanted on multiple outstanding Criminal Contempt of Court bench warrants, BOLO’s […]

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04-15-20 Missing person: Sasa Toaiva

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-009805 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 16-year-old Sasa Toaiva was last seen in the Honomū area on (February 2). She is described as being […]

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04-14-20 Missing person located: Taya Jones (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-029040   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Taya Jones who was reported as missing. She is out of state, and she is in good health.     

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04-14-20 Couple arrested in Burglary investigation in Puako

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-028844 Media Release On Sunday (April 12) South Kohala Patrol officers responded to the 69-1600 block of Puako Beach Drive, in Puako, after receiving a report of a burglary that had just occurred. The victim reported that a […]

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04-14-20 Missing person: Taya Jones

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-029040 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 66-year-old Hilo woman who has been reported missing. Taya Jones was last seen in Hilo on (March 24). She is described as being five-feet-4-inches, 120 pounds, blonde […]

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04-13-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of April 6, 2020, through April 12, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested seven (7) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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