Author Archives: Alan Richmond

01-23-20 December 2019 Officer of the Month: Officer Chance Lunsford

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Officer Chance Lunsford, a 4-year police veteran, has been selected as the Aloha Exchange Club’s December 2019 Officer of the Month. Officer Lunsford is being selected for this honor based upon his latest example demonstrating exceptional proactive police presence and […]

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01-23-20 Pedestrian killed in hit and run incident

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-006494   Media Release An unidentified male pedestrian died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday evening (January 22) on Highway 137, .1 mile east of the Highway 137/Pāhoa-Kalapana Road intersection. The identification of the […]

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01-22-20 Man dies in vehicle/motorcycle crash

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-006260   Media Release A 70-year old male died from injuries sustained in a vehicle/motorcycle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning (January 22) on Highway 130, at the Makuu Drive intersection. The male has been identified as Nolan Remmers, […]

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01-22-20 Wanted person: Josephine Miranda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 20-006364 Media Release  The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Josephine Miranda, a 29-year-old female known to frequent Hilo. She is wanted on several bench warrants for Criminal Contempt of Court. Miranda is described as […]

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01-22-20 Keaau residential burglary (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Alipate Moleni Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-005587   Media Release (Surveillance Image) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect in a burglary investigation of a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Keaʻau on (January 19). The image was […]

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01-21-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 13, 2020, through January 19, 2020, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty-eight (28) 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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01-17-20 Wanted person: Wanda Denham a.k.a. Wanda Aina

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 238 Report No. C18003996   Media Release Big Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 60-year old Wanda Denham, also known as Wanda Aina of South Kona, for an outstanding warrant of arrest.  Anyone with information on Denham’s […]

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01-17-20 Pahoa man arrested and charged with robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-003553 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old Pāhoa man with Robbery stemming from an incident that occurred Sunday evening in Nānāwale (January 12). Police identified the individual arrested and charged as Lawrence K. […]

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01-16-20 Traffic Advisory: Marathon

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like the public to know of a change in a traffic pattern that may impact travelers this weekend.  On Saturday (January 18) one lane will be closed on Old Saddle Road and Route 190 […]

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01-16-20 Lanyard found

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol, Area I Officer Edward Lewis Phone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a blue lanyard that was recovered within a vehicle located in Hilo. Police ask that anyone with information contact Officer Edward Lewis of South Kohala Patrol at […]

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01-15-20 Telephone scam warning

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to warn the public about a recently reported telephone scam. South Kohala officers have received several recent reports of a telephone scam circulating on the Big Island. One victim reported receiving […]

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01-14-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 6, 2020, through January 12, 2020, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty-four (24) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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01-13-20 Mountain View man charged with robbery and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-003415 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 33-year-old Mountain View man with robbery and other offenses stemming from an incident at a business in Pāhoa Village, late Sunday morning (January 12). The individual is identified as […]

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01-13-20 Wanted person: Gavin K. Calicdan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-000418 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male individual who is wanted on an outstanding Warrant of Arrest, as well as for questioning relative to an unrelated theft investigation that […]

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01-13-20 Kailua-Kona Library “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259 Media Release The “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop” event takes place, every second Wednesday of each month at the Kailua-Kona Library located at 75-138 Hualalai Rd Kailua Kona HI 96740 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. “Coffee […]

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01-13-20 Kona “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259   Media Release “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop” event takes place tomorrow, Tuesday (January 14) at the Kona commons Mcdonalds at ( 74-5453 Makala Blvd.), from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community […]

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01-13-20 Waimea “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Community Policing, Area I Officer May Lee Phone: (808) 887-3080   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, (January 15), at Waimea Coffee Company at Parker Square (65-1279 […]

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01-09-20 Puna murder suspect charged: Malcom Keith Utecht (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.  20-002063   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left a 71-year-old Eden Roc man dead. The victim has been identified as Solomon A.K.K.M. Matthews, of Eden Roc. […]

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01-09-20 Wanted person located: Joseph Augustino Narzisi (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.281 Report No.20-001352     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Joseph Augustino Narzisi without incident. Hawaii Island Police would like to thank the public for their continued support and assistance in locating this individual.

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01-09-20 Missing person located: Beth Maynard (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area I Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-001082   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 48-year old Beth Maynard who had been reported missing.  She was found in good health in Ocean View this morning (January 9).    

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01-09-20 Wanted person: Joseph Augustino Narzisi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 281 Report No. 20-001352   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is renewing its request for the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Augustino Narzisi, a 33-year-old male who is wanted on a warrant of arrest issued by the Department of […]

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01-08-20 Agricultural thefts

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota           Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report Nos. 19-083098 / 19-099099 Media Release Due to the recent uptick in agricultural theft, the Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to remind the public about the following; Agricultural theft could be considered theft in the second degree, a […]

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01-08-20 Missing person: Beth Maynard

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū Patrol Division, Area I Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-001082 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 48-year old Puna woman who was reported missing. Beth Maynard, with a last known address in Keaʻau, is described as being 5-feet-2-inches, 160 pounds […]

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01-08-20 Man remanded to custody pending evaluation of fitness for trial (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-000381   Media Release (Update) On Friday (January 3), Hawaiʻi Island Police Detectives charged a 34-year-old Puna man with various offenses after evading police on an unlicensed motorcycle. After conferring with prosecutors, Christopher K. Lucrisia was charged with […]

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01-08-20 Man arrested in Puna stabbing incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-002063   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a Hilo man in connection with a stabbing incident in Puna. Tuesday evening (January 7) shortly after 7:00 p.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to several calls on Palainui Avenue […]

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01-08-20 Hilo identity and credit card theft investigation (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-093405   Media Release (Surveillance Images) Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest for identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card that occurred in Hilo after they were caught […]

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01-07-20 Kona home improvement store theft (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. 19-101213 Media Release (Surveillance Images) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two male parties believed to have committed a theft at a Kona home improvement store. The theft took place during the […]

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01-07-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 1, 2020, through January 5, 2020, Hawai`i Island Police arrested ten (10) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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01-07-20 DUI stats (Year-End)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305    Media Release For the year 2019, there were 1,085 DUI arrests compared with 1,095 in 2018, a decrease of 0.91 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District   For the Year 2019       Hāmākua   15 […]

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01-06-20 Wanted person: Joseph Augustino Narzisi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 281 Report No. 20-001352 Media Release Big Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Joseph Augustino Narzisi, who is wanted for escape. Narzisi was last seen on Sunday (January 5) at about 11:00 a.m. when he intentionally […]

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01-03-20 Puna man charged with a variety of offenses and evading police

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-000381 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police Detectives have charged a 34-year-old Puna man with various offenses after evading police on an unlicensed motorcycle. After conferring with prosecutors, Christopher K. Lucrisia was charged for felony Resisting an Order to Stop, […]

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01-03-20 Wanted persons: Dwayne Cory Wallace and Ronson Harley Carvalho

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 18-018888   Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two individuals wanted for questioning in a criminal investigation. Police are looking for 26-year-old Dwayne Cory Wallace of Puna. He is described as being […]

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01-03-20 Wanted person: Bryce Dustin Feary (Escapee)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone:(808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077810 Media Release (Escapee) Hawai’i Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man who escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility in October (2019).  Bryce Dustin Feary was last seen at […]

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01-02-20 Missing person: Treeny Shiraki

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 302 Report No. 19-063547     Media Release Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Treeny Shiraki who is reported as missing. She was last seen on (August 11) in Captain Cook and is known to frequent […]

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01-02-20 Man charged with negligent homicide in the second-degree in Kamuela pedestrian fatality (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-000206     Media Release (Update) A 42-year-old Kamuela woman died following a single-vehicle collision on Wednesday (January 1, 2020) on Kawaihae Road near the intersection of Puu Opelu Road.  The 42-year-old female has been identified as Sylvia Elizabeth […]

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01-02-20 Kamuela woman killed in single-vehicle collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-000206   Media Release A 42-year-old Kamuela woman died following a single-vehicle collision on Wednesday (January 1, 2020) on Kawaihae Road near the intersection of Puu Opelu Road.  The 42-year-old female has been identified as Sylvia Elizabeth Ravaglia.  Responding […]

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12-31-19 New Year’s Eve “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Sevices Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release A person operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating substance is a significant problem on our nation’s highways. This serious problem occurs here in Hawaiʻi County far too often. Fatalities that occur as a result of someone […]

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12-30-19 Stolen Specialized E-Bicycle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective David Matsushima Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext, 224 Report No. 19-083158 Media Release On (October 21) a specialized VADO 4.0 E-Bicycle was taken from the bicycle rack fronting the Kona Commons Shopping Center.  The bicycles color is crimson with black trim. The serial number is WSBC602224233N, which […]

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12-30-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 23, 2019, through December 29, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested sixteen (16) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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12-30-19 Hilo woman arrested on an array of drug, traffic and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-101916 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old Hilo woman with an array of drug, traffic, and other offenses stemming from an incident that occurred early Friday morning in Hilo (December 27). Police identified the […]

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12-10-19 Missing person located: Steven G. Abreu (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Section Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 19-096929   Media Release (Update) Police report that Steven G. Abreu, who was reported missing yesterday, has been located this afternoon in good health.      

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12-10-19 AT&T Service has been restored (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Communications Section Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: (808) 961-8808   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that AT&T customer service has been restored to all areas previously affected.  

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12-10-19 AT&T Service Outage

Hawaiʻi Police Department Communications Section Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: (808) 961-8808   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that AT&T customers may be experiencing difficulty in calling 911. If you are unable to complete the call, please call the nearest police station or call from a phone that uses a different carrier. Internet service is […]

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12-10-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 2, 2019, through December 8, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty-seven (27) 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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12-10-19 Missing person: Steven G. Abreu

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 19-096929 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing 78-year-old Kailua Kona man. The missing person is identified as Steven G. Abreu. He is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall, approximately […]

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12-09-19 Keaau man arrested and charged in drug and property crime offenses (Corrected)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-095869 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old Keaʻau man with an array of drug and property crime offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Friday morning in Hilo (December 6). Police identified the individual […]

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12-09-19 Keaau man arrested and charged in drug and property crime offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-095869 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old Keaʻau man with an array of drug and property crime offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Friday morning in Hilo (December 6). Police identified the individual […]

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12-09-19 “Coffee with a Cop”- Waikoloa Village

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Community Police Officer May Lee Phone: (808) 887-3080   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (December 18) at Lava Java in the Waikoloa Shopping […]

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12-09-19 Suspect in Puna murder investigation charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.  19-095458 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left a 75-year-old Mountain View man dead. After conferring with County Prosecutors, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (December 7), detectives charged 55-year-old Michael Cecil […]

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12-05-19 Two people arrested and charged with an array of offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-091198 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police detectives have arrested and charged two individuals with an array of offenses stemming from two separate incidents. The individuals arrested and charged are identified as 21-year-old Jaggar Dunne-Torres, and 24-year-old Tearon Pacheco-Fernandez, both […]

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12-05-19 Body found in Orchid Isle Estates

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-095458     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in the Orchid Isle Estates subdivision last night (December 4). Yesterday at approximately 7:18 p.m., (December 4) Puna patrol officers responded […]

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12-05-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department     Field Operations, Area I                                                 Major Samuel Jelsma                  Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov      Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continue the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  The continuing efforts […]

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12-05-19 Missing person: Leihulu Watson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Captain John Briski Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 19-087544   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating 47-year-old Leihulu Watson. She is described as being 5-feet tall, approximately 120 pounds with a thin build. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone […]

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12-04-19 Missing person identified: Lucille Arboleda (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 19-064588   Media Release (Update) Tuesday afternoon (December 3) at about 4:32 p.m., Kona Police were called to an address on Hua’ala Street in Kailua-Kona. At the residence police located a deceased female. The female was […]

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12-04-19 Missing person located: Lucille Arboleda (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 26 Report Number 19-064588   Media Release (Update) On Tuesday (December 3) at about 4:32 p.m., Kona police were called to an address on Hua’ala Street in Kailua-Kona. At the residence police located a deceased female. This female has […]

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12-03-19 Missing person: Lucille Arboleda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer T. Meno Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-094588   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing person identified as 34-year-old Lucille Arboleda. On (December 1) at approximately 7:25 p.m., Geraldo Arboleda reported his daughter, identified as Lucille […]

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12-03-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 25, 2019, through December 1, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested nine (9) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. None of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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12-02-19 Missing person located: Brian Freitas (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-091176   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 52-year-old Brian Freitas of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Pāhoa on Thursday evening (November 21).

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11-29-19 October “Officer of the Month” Officer Christopher Jelsma

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club has named Officer Christopher Jelsma as the “Officer of the Month” for October. Officer Jelsma demonstrates going above and beyond in his duties with keeping our community safe by his relentless and proactive […]

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11-29-19 Hilo residential burglary (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: (808) 961-8112 Report No. 19-093405   Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for a burglary that took place at a Hilo residence on Wednesday, (November 27). The suspect was captured on video and […]

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11-29-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I                                                    Major Samuel Jelsma                   Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov      Media Release (Update) Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  The continuing […]

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11-27-19 Charges filed on four adults and one juvenile after residence affray in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-093002 Media Release Big Island detectives have charged four adults and one juvenile with an array of offenses stemming from a large affray at a residence on Monday evening (November 25) in Hilo. The individuals charged today are […]

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11-27-19 Stabbing incident involving a 4-year-old female

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-093433   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old female stemming from an incident that occurred at a residence in Hawiian Beaches. On Wednesday (November 27), at approximately 11:44 a.m., Puna patrol officers […]

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11-27-19 Hilo shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 19-093440 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are investigating an incident that occurred in Hilo involving the discharge of weapons by two on-duty officers. Today (November 26), at about 12:00 p.m., an off-duty police officer observed a vehicle wanted by […]

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11-26-19 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 18, 2019, through November 24, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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11-26-19 Wanted person: Bryce Dustin Feary (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.19-077810 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man who allegedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility in (October).  Bryce Dustin Feary was last seen at […]

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11-25-19 Man charged on extradition warrant for kidnapping

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 19-091477   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Detectives arrested a 41-year-old man last week stemming from charges from Hinds County in Mississippi. On Thursday afternoon (November 21) Joseph O’Dell Fish of Edwards, Mississippi was taken into custody without incident and […]

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11-25-19 Man dies in two-vehicle crash on Highway 19

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-092758   Media Release A 24-year-old male died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Monday morning (November 25) on Highway 19 (Hawaiʻi Belt Road) .5 miles West of the 46-mile marker. The 24-year-old male has […]

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11-25-19 Thanksgiving weekend safe driving message

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Safety Services Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release This Thanksgiving weekend, many people on Hawaii Island will be traveling on our roads, eager to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year, and unfortunately, more people on the roadways […]

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11-25-19 Police seek Pahoa burglary suspects (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Officer Wyatt Kaili-Leong Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 19-087044 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two female parties involved in a burglary case that occurred in the Black Sand Beach subdivision in Pāhoa.  Police ask anyone with any information about […]

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11-25-19 Naalehu traffic fatality victim identified

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-092538   Media Release A 35-year-old Naʻalehu man died following a single-vehicle collision on Sunday (November 24) on Kamaoa Road in Naʻalehu .7 miles east of the South Point road.  The 35-year-old man has been positively […]

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11-22-19 Hawaii Police Department Accreditation Status Renewed

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has earned renewal of its accreditation status, keeping it part of an elite group of police departments accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).® The accreditation renewal was announced Saturday […]

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11-22-19 Missing person: Raphael Silva (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Detective Grant K. Todd Phone: (808) 961-2381 Report No. 18-024777 Media Release (Update) Hawai’i Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 40-year-old Raphael Silva, who was reported missing. He was last seen at a residence in Hilo on (November 22, 2018).  He […]

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11-21-19 Daniel K. Inouye traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Field Operations, Area I                                 Major Samuel Jelsma                  Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov      Media Release (Update) Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road, continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15, 2019).  The […]

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11-21-19 Wanted person arrested: Kelvin “Monster” Udac (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco K. Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 19-084975   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Kelvin “Monster“ Udac was arrested in Ocean View on Thursday morning (November 21). The Police Department would like to thank the public for their continued assistance.

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11-21-19 South Kohala drug arrests made

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lt. Reynold Kahalewai Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 226 Report No. 19-090049 Media Release On Friday (November 8), at approximately 1:50 p.m., officers from the Area II Vice section, along with South Kohala patrol officers, executed a search warrant at a residence off Nani Waimea Street in South Kohala.  […]

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11-20-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 11, 2019, through November 17, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-four (24) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of […]

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11-20-19 Kailua-Kona woman suffers severe injuries in two-vehicle collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-091246   Media Release A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona woman suffered severe injuries following a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday (November 19) on Highway 190, north of the 20-mile marker.  She has been identified as Jarae Marienau.  Responding to a […]

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11-20-19 Puna man arrested and charged for an array of offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 19-086013 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 34-year-old Puna man with an array of offenses in connection with driving a stolen Nissan pickup truck during the early morning hours of Sunday (November 17). The suspect is identified as […]

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11-20-19 Missing person: Brian Keith Freitas

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 19-091176 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 52-year-old Pāhoa man who was reported missing. Brian Keith Freitas was last seen in Pāhoa on (November 18). He is described as 5-feet-10-inches, 190 pounds with brown eyes and […]

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11-19-19 Kona traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229     Media Release A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died following a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday (November 19) on Highway 11, .1 miles south of the 118-mile marker.  The 28-year-old female has been identified as Shelby Ho’okahi.  Responding to […]

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11-07-19 Bicyclist identified in fatal traffic incident (Update)

  Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Erhard Autrata Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-087626   Media Release (Update) An adult male bicyclist who died after being struck by a motor vehicle on Wednesday evening (November 6) on Kaumana Drive, east of the intersection with Wili Wili Street in Hilo has been identified. […]

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11-07-19 Missing person: Sundown Johann Franklin Scrigna

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio. S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-001817 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police detectives are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 37-year-old Pāhoa man who was reported missing. Sundown Johann Franklin Scrigna is described as being 6-feet-2-inches, about 160 pounds, slim […]

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11-07-19 Lava tube fatality identified (Update)

Hawaii Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-086799   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the elderly male that died at his residence in Kaumana on Monday morning (November 4). The victim has been positively identified as 71-year-old Robert Hisashi Nishimoto. Responding to […]

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11-07-19 Kona firearms registration change

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Station, Area II Assistant Chief Robert Wagner Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 285   Media Release The Firearms Registration Station located at the Kona Police Station temporarily will have a change in hours for firearms registration. This change is expected to be temporarily, pending additional staffing. The new hours are: Monday-Friday  8:30 […]

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11-07-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Field Operations, Area I                                                    Major Samuel Jelsma                 Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov        Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  The continuing […]

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11-07-19 Hilo bicyclist fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Acting Sergeant Erhard Autrata Phone: (808) 961- 2391 Report No. 19-087626   Media Release An adult male bicyclist has been killed after being struck by a motor vehicle Wednesday evening (November 6) on Kaumana Drive near the intersection with Wili Wili Street in Hilo. Responding to a […]

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11-05-19 Parking lot painting

Hawaiʻi Police Department Technical Services, Area I Major Andrew S. Burian Phone: (808) 961-2262     Media Release Weather permitting, the County Department of Public Works will be painting the public parking area in front of the Public Safety Buildings, parallel to Kapiolani Street, on Tuesday (November 12) Puna side of the porte-cochere, and on […]

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11-04-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 28, 2019, through November 3, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty (20) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of […]

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10-31-19 Halloween safety tips

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release Halloween is a fun time of year for children and adults alike. Vampires, Werewolves, and Unicorns will be walking through our neighborhoods looking for treats. Being safe is no trick; using a few common-sense safety tips can help make […]

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10-31-19 Kona arrests made in drug investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Reynold Kahalewai Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 226 Report No. 19-085482 Media Release On Wednesday (October 30), at approximately 9:35 a.m., officers from the Area II Vice section, along with officers from Community Policing and Criminal Intelligence Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence off Ahulani Street […]

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10-31-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I                                                       Major Samuel Jelsma                 Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov        Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  The continuing […]

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10-30-19 Wanted person (Surveillance Image)

Hawai’i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 961-2276 Report No. 19-048526 Media Release Hawaiʻi Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who is wanted for questioning relative to a Sexual Assault investigation involving an adult female that occurred on (June 15) in the area […]

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10-30-19 Hawaii Police Department needs 47 new Officers

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department needs 47 New Police Officers “Committed to Preserving the Spirit of Aloha” The Hawai‘i Police Department will soon be filling vacancies and is looking for 47 qualified people interested in serving our Big Island community. […]

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10-30-19 Missing person: Ashley Panela

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective/Sergeant  Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 961-2276 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo teen reported as missing. Ashley Panela was last seen in Kurtistown on (October 7).  He is described as being 5-feet-8-inches, approximately 140pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Police […]

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10-30-19 Missing person: Tyler Gorloff

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Detective Bobbie-Jo Sagon Phone: (808) 961-2375 Report no. 19-033139 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 30-year-old Tyler Gorloff, who was reported as missing. He was last seen at MacKenzie State Park on Thursday (April 25).  His vehicle was located […]

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10-30-19 Hawaii Police Department promotions

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are announcing fourteen (14) promotions, which go into effect Friday, November 1, 2019. They are: Darren Cho  – Detective, Area II VICE Current position Police Officer III, Office of Professional Standards/Criminal Intelligence Unit Brian Souki […]

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10-29-19 Wanted person: Bryce Dustin Feary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Detective Wendall Carter Phone: (808) 961-2383 Report No. 19-077810   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man who allegedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility.  Bryce Dustin Feary was last seen at the correctional […]

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10-28-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 21, 2019, through October 27, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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