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04-04-20 Man arrested and charged with multiple property crimes in Kurtistown

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-025966 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Hilo man with multiple property crime offenses stemming from several burglary incidents last month (March) in Kurtistown. Police have identified the individual as Sampson Davidson. On […]

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04-04-20 Hilo woman charged with Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-019501 Media Release      Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 34-year-old Hilo woman with Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle (UCPV) and outstanding bench warrants. She has been identified as Donna Tyau Rasay. On Thursday afternoon (April 2), […]

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04-03-20 Hilo stabbing incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-026089   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police detectives are continuing their investigation into a reported stabbing incident that was reported early Friday morning (April 3) in downtown Hilo. At approximately 12:52 a.m., South Hilo Patrol officers were assigned to […]

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04-03-20 Temporary one-way traffic pattern notice

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                        Traffic Services Section Program Manager, Torey D. Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release  A 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 Agriculture (USDA) […]

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04-03-20 Two men arrested and charged with offenses related to a traffic-related altercation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-026089 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police detectives have arrested and charged two individuals with several offenses stemming from a traffic-related altercation on Wednesday afternoon (April 1) in Keaʻau.  The individuals arrested and charged are identified as 43-year old Chad […]

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04-02-20 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- 025817   Media Release (Update) Hawai’i Island Police have located 65-year-old Jan Shon Liao who was reported as missing. She was located in good condition in Hilo before 10:00 p.m. last night Wednesday (April 1)

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04-01-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order- Week 1 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administration    Major Samuel Jelsma   (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), HRS, all persons […]

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04-01-20 Suspect sought in Keaau (Surveillance Image)

Hawiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 20-025710 Media Release (Surveillance Image) 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 […]

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04-01-20 Puna man charged with several offenses (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Lieutenant Sandor Finkey  Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-025552     Ricky Lee Bowen Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Police have charged a 53-year-old man Puna man for several offenses stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in Puna on (March 30).  He is identified as Ricky Lee […]

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04-01-20 Missing person: Dennis Peralta

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū Patrol Division, Area II Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-025948   Media Release(Missing Person) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 52-year old Kaʻū man who was reported missing. Dennis Peralta is described as being 5-feet-7-inches, 180 pounds having a medium build with […]

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04-01-20 Missing person: Jan Shon Liao

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20- 025817   Media Release (Missing Person) Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 65-year-old Pāhoa woman who has been missing since Tuesday evening (March 31). Jan Shon Liao was last seen leaving her Hawaiian […]

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03-31-20 Puna man arrested in domestic incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Report No.20-025552 Phone: (808) 961-2254                                              Media Release Hawaiʻi Police have arrested a 53-year-old man Puna man for several offenses stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in Puna yesterday (March 30).  At 2:54 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a […]

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03-30-20 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 23, 2020, through March 29, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested three (3) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. None of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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03-30-20 Keaau man arrested on multiple offenses enhanced during Emergency Proclamation

Hawaii Police Department Puna Patro, Area II Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808 )935-3311 Report No. 20-024945 Media Release Hawaii Island Police report that 27-year-old Alexander Kauwe of Keaʻau was arrested for Criminal Property Damage 1, Criminal Property Damage 4, Theft 4, and Criminal Trespass 2 after he went to a residence in Keaʻau and attempted […]

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03-27-20 Ocean View man arrested in connection with burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū Patrol Division Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-024737   Media  Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested an Ocean View man for several offenses in connection with a burglary of an Ocean View restaurant in Kaʻū. At 7:52 a.m. this morning (March 27), a bystander notified police of broken […]

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03-26-20 Kailua-Kona woman arrested for Prohibited Acts (Emergency Management)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Calvin Delaries Phone: (808) 326-4646 Report No. 20-024516   Media Release Hawaii Island Police report that 43-year-old Carissa Glende of Kailua-Kona was arrested for Violation of Order (586-11 HRS) after she went to a residence at the 82-6000 block of Anoi Place in Captain Cook, and threw […]

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03-24-20 Kurtistown man and woman charged with burglary and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Acting Sergeant Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 20-022976 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 23-year-old Kurtistown man and a 25-year-old Kurtistown woman with an array of offenses stemming from an active burglary call in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Friday morning (March 20). On […]

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03-24-20 COVID-19 and the Hawaii Police Department service adjustments

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                               Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira                                                        Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release  In an effort to promote social distancing per the Governor’s supplement to the emergency Proclamation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the following adjustments have been made with services that the Hawaiʻi Police Department provides the public: Records section […]

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03-23-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 16, 2020, through March 22, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested thirteen (13) 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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03-20-20 Missing persons: Allanie Duarte and Kelly Duarte (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 302 Report No 19-025566 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 12-year-old Allanie Duarte (AKA: Allanie Gouveia), who was last seen on Kalani St. in Kailua-Kona on (March 29, 2019) at approximately 10:00 […]

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03-21-20 Man charged in Hilo shopping center burglary (Update) (Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-022811   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged an 18-year-old Keaʻau man with burglary and theft stemming from two separate incidents reported Thursday afternoon (March 19) at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. He is identified […]

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03-21-20 Couple charged in vehicle pursuit incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-022728                   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 26-year-old Hilo man and a 34-year-old Hilo woman with and array of offenses stemming from a vehicle pursuit Thursday morning (March 19). After conferring with County Prosecutor’s, […]

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03-21-20 Man charged in Hilo shopping center burglary (Correction)(Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-022811   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged an 18-year-old Keaʻau man with burglary and theft stemming from two separate incidents reported Thursday afternoon (March 19) at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. He is identified […]

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03-21-20 Kailua-Kona man dies in fatal accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-023220   Media Release A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle collision on Saturday (March 21) on Alii Drive .1 miles south of the Lunapule road.  The 34-year-old male has been positively identified as Robert […]

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03-20-20 Arrests made in burglary incidents

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-022811 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested eight (8) individuals stemming from two separate incidents reported Thursday afternoon (March 19) at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. Three of the individuals are adult males and five are […]

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03-20-20 Firearm appointment scheduling at Kealakehe Police Station (Change)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Technical Services Section, Area I Major Andrew Burian Phone: (808) 961-2262   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has no greater responsibility than the health and safety of our citizens and staff. Therefore, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and with stringent state and county imposed measures to stop further spread […]

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03-19-20 Couple arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit and shots fired (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 20-022493   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident that occurred in Hilo involving the discharge of weapons by two on-duty officers after the driver of a stolen vehicle reportedly reversed towards an officer. Today (March […]

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03-19-20 Couple arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit with shots fired

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 20-022493   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident that occurred in Hilo involving the discharge of weapons by two on-duty officers after the driver of a stolen vehicle reportedly reversed towards an officer. Today (March 19), […]

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03-19-20 Kailua-Kona man arrested for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-022322 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old Kailua-Kona man with Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle stemming from an incident that occurred Tuesday evening in Hilo (March 17). Police have identified the individual […]

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03-19-20 Missing person located: Stacie Horst (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Akira Edmoundson Pho0ne: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 20-022452   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 35-year-old Stacie Horst of Kailua-Kona who was reported missing. She was found in good health in Kailua-Kona on Wednesday evening (March 18).

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03-18-20 Firearm Section system update

Hawaiʻi Police Department Technical Services, Area I Major Andrew Burian Phone: (808) 961 2262   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department Firearms Section located at the South Hilo Police Station at 349 Kapiolani Street in Hilo will be closed for walk-in service on Thursday (March 19, 2020) and Friday, (March 20, 2020) in preparation for […]

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03-18-20 Missing person: Stacie Horst

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Akira Edmoundson Phone (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 20-022452   Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 35-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported missing. Stacie Horst was last seen on (March 17) leaving her residence in the Holualoa area operating a silver-colored Toyota […]

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03-18-20 Firearm Section system update

Hawaiʻi Police Department Technical Services Section, Area I Major Andrew Burian Phone: (808) 961-2262   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department Firearms Section located at the South Hilo Police Station  349 Kapiolani Street in Hilo will be closed for walk-in service on Thursday (March 19, 2020), and Friday, (March 20, 2020,) in preparation for a […]

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03-18-20 Man arrested after vehicle pursuit by police

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report Nos. 20-020843, 20-020453, 20-020876, 19-034947              Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 46-year-old Hilo man with Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle and traffic offenses after leading police on a vehicle pursuit Thursday evening (March 12). […]

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03-18-20 Wanted person: Roberto Martinez Cebreros

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Sharlotte T. Bird Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 278 Report No. 19-060162 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 53-year-old Roberto Martinez Cebreros of Ocean View who is wanted for questioning relative to a sexual assault investigation.  He is described as […]

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03-17-20 Police Department’s 91st Recruit Class Recognition

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 91st Recruit Class Recognition Ceremony was held on Friday (March 13) before a group of family and friends in Hilo. Eighteen (18) police recruits, who just completed six months of intensive training, will undergo four […]

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03-18-20 “Officer of the Year 2019” Officer Christopher Jelsma

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                                Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira                                                         Phone;: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Christopher Jelsma as the “Police Officer of the Year – 2019”.  During a dinner ceremony Monday evening (March 16, 2020) the honoree received a plaque […]

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03-17-20 Wanted person located: Tiarre K. Kobayashi (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone:(808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-021547   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 21-yer-old Tiarre K. Kobayashi was arrested today (March 17) in Puna. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in leading to her capture.        

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03-17-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 9, 2020, through March 15, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five (25) 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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03-17-20 Wanted person: Tiarre K. Kobayashi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone:(808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-021547 Media Release The Area I, Traffic Enforcement Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Tiarre K. Kobayashi, a 21-year old female who frequents the Hilo and Puna districts. Kobayashi is wanted for multiple bench warrants and an […]

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03-16-20 Hawaii Police Department promotions announced

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Police Chief Paul Ferreira has announced three promotions, two employees from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain, and one employee from Captain to Major. Thomas Shopay, a 20-year veteran has been promoted to Captain and assigned to the Area II […]

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03-12-20 Wanted person: Jake P. Branch

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Jeremiah Hull Phone: (808) 747-3591 Report No. 20-017992   Media Release The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jake Branch, a 35-year-old male who frequents the Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, and Ocean View areas. Branch is wanted on multiple outstanding Criminal […]

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03-13-20 Police seek help from the public in locating escapee

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-020915 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 21-year-old female who escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility on Thursday evening (March 12). She is identified as Tessi Paige Koloke Jaize Villanueva, of […]

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03-12-20 Kona HONOUR Program (Cancelled) (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Officer Wyattlane Nahele Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259 Media Release (CANCELLATION UPDATE) Kona Community Policing is CANCELLING its Annual HONOUR Project which takes place tomorrow Friday, (March 13).

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03-12-20 Missing person: Francisco Griego

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 20-018312   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 44-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Francisco Griego was last seen on (February 24)  in Downtown Hilo. He is described as local, 6-feet-4-inches, 220 pounds with brown […]

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03-11-20 HONOUR Project in Kona unites volunteers learning about Hawaiian farming

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Officer Wyattlane Nahele Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259 Media Release Kona Community Policing announces its Annual HONOUR Project which takes place this Friday, (March 13). Friday’s project includes transporting homeless volunteers from Kailua-Kona to the project site at Punana Leo o Kona in Kealakekua and having the […]

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03-10-20 Arrests made in attempted car-jacking incidents in Hilo (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-019231   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old female with an array of offenses stemming from an incident that occurred on Friday evening (March 6) on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. The female has […]

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03-10-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of March 2, 2020, through March 8, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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03-09-20 Missing person located: Tevita Imiloa Samuela Moala

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808 935-3311 Report No. 20-019454   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 28-year-old Tevita Imiloa Samuela Moala of Panaʻewa, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Hilo on Sunday morning (March 8).

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03-03-20 Resort theft reported

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Area II Sergeant Jason Berryhill Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-017528   Media Release On (February 29) at 9:43 p.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a resort located on North Kaniku Drive in Waikoloa where a female victim reported her purse with contents was stolen while attending a […]

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03-03-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 24, 2020, through March 1, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-nine (29) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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03-02-20 Holualoa “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Officer Wyattlane K. Nahale Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259   Media Release The “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop” event takes place on Friday (March 6) at the Holualoa Resource Center (the old library) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community […]

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03-02-20 Waikoloa man killed in three-vehicle accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-017252   Media Release A 48-year-old Waikoloa man was killed following a three-vehicle collision on Friday (February 28) on Waikoloa Road, .1 miles east (mauka) of the 2-mile marker.  The 48 year-old male driver has been identified […]

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02-28-20 Police identify female body (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-012324   Media Release (Update) Hawai’i Island Police have positively identified the female body that was located near the Wainaku Scenic Lookout just outside of Hilo on Saturday morning (February 15). She has been identified as 24-year-old Megan […]

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02-28-20 Kailua-Kona Library “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Officer Wyattlane K. Nahale 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 […]

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02-28-20 Missing person: Destiny Espinueva

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer David Poohina Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 20-015229   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Destiny Espinueva who was last seen in the Pāhoa area on (February 22). She is approximately 5-feet-6-inches, 115 lbs. with long black hair and […]

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02-27-20 “Officer of the Month of January” Officers Christopher Fukumoto and Gibson Kahele

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club honored two police officers as “Officers of the Month for January” today at a luncheon in Hilo. They are Officer Christopher Fukumoto and Officer Gibson Kahele. Fukumoto has four years of service and Kahele has […]

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02-26-20 Missing person: Sundown Johann Franklin Scrigna (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-001817   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police 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, […]

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02-25-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 17, 2020, through February 23, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-two (22) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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02-24-20 Wanted person arrested: Josephine Miranda (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit Area II Officer Marco Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 20-015156   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Josephine Miranda was arrested in Hilo on Friday afternoon (February 21). The Police Department would like to thank the public for their continued assistance.

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02-21-20 Police seek woman for questioning: Jaime Malia Lopes-Miras

Hawaiʻ Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-086150   Media Release (No photo available) Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 43-year-old Hilo woman who is wanted for questioning relative to a burglary investigation that was reported in (November 2019). She is […]

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02-21-20 Police release murder suspect pending further investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Act. Captain Thomas Shopay Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 20-014412     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police are continuing a criminal investigation into the discovery of a body on the southern shoreline of ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay this past Wednesday (February 19).   On Tuesday (February 18), […]

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02-21-20 Keaau motor vehicle/motorcycle accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Sergeant Charrise Wakita Phone: (808) 965-2716 or (808) 935-3311         Report No. 20-015011   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a motor vehicle/motorcycle accident that occurred on Friday morning (February 21) at the intersection of Highway 130 and Kaloli Drive in Keaʻau. It was reported that a green […]

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02-19-20 Arrest made in missing woman investigation

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area II Act. Captain Thomas Shopay Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 20-014412   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are conducting a criminal investigation after the discovery of a body this morning (February 19) near ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay in the district of South Kohala. The identity of the […]

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02-19-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 10, 2020, through February 16, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-two (22) 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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02-19-20 Autopsy results revealed on deceased male in Hilo (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-013282   Media Release (Update) On Tuesday morning (February 18) an autopsy was performed on the body of a male found deceased on the edge of the Wailuku Riverbank in Hilo. The pathologist determined that 28-year-old Isaac Wessel-Rivera’s cause […]

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02-18-20 Missing person: David Ratcliff

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-009966   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 58-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. David Ratcliff was last seen in Hilo on (January 16) in the Wainaku area. He is […]

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02-18-20 Hilo id theft investigation (Surveillance Image)

Hawai’i Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Sergeant Joel J. Field Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-000194 Media Release (Surveillance Image) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect in a theft and identity theft investigation. The male suspect used the victim’s credit card in numerous businesses in the Hilo […]

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02-12-20 HI-PAL basketball tournament results

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmakuā Patrol, Area I School Resource Officer Blake Ragocos Phone: (808) 775-7533 Media Release The Honokaʻa Middle School HI-PAL 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament concluded (February 7) with Team ‘Look Alive’ taking first place with a 33-25 win over Team ‘Hammahs.’  The tournament, which started in (November 2019), was organized by School […]

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02-12-20 Police investigate Highway 11 accident in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961- 2214 Report No. 20-011262   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a one-vehicle accident that occurred on (February 7) at about 7:39 p.m. on Highway 11 in Hilo. Police received several calls of a motor vehicle accident, with one caller […]

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02-12-20 Missing person: Megan May Funderburk

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 20-012324   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 24-year-old Oregon woman who was reported missing. Megan May Funderburk was last seen in Hilo on (February 9)  in the area of the Wainaku Scenic Point. She is […]

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02-11-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of February 2, 2020, through February 9, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-two (22) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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02-10-20 North Kohala traffic fatality identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-011780    Media Release (Update) A 31-year-old North Kohala man died following a two-vehicle collision on Monday (February 10) on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, .1 mile north of the 79-mile marker.  The 31 year-old male has been positively […]

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02-10-20 Pahoa robbery incident (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-001215 Media Release (Surveillance Image) Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect wanted for questioning in connection with an incident that occurred at a Pāhoa convenience store. On the evening of (January 4) […]

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02-10-20 Volcano incident reported (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Michael Sailer Phone: (808) 965-2716  Report No. 19-095862 Media Release (Surveillance Image) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for an incident that took place on (December 5, 2019) at the Cooper Center in Volcano.   The unidentified suspect was caught […]

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02-10-20 North Kohala man dies in two-vehicle traffic collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-011780   Media Release A 31-year-old North Kohala man died following a two-vehicle collision on Monday (February 10) on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, .1 mile north of the 79-mile marker.  The man has not been positively identified. Responding […]

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02-07-20 Hawaii Island Police investigate Hilo theft (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 20-009670 Media Release (Surveillance Image) Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a Theft that occurred on Sunday evening in Hilo. At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Sunday (February 2) an unknown male entered a retail store located in the 70 block […]

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02-07-20 Police investigate two structure fires in the Puna district

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Kristopher Palea or Wilson Gani Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 20-010269/20-010624   Media Release At approximately 2:30 p.m. on (February 4) Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a 10’ X 20’ structure fire located on Pikake Street, Fern Acres, in Mt. View. Upon arrival, the […]

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02-06-20 Puna man charged in domestic related incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-010203 Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 32-year-old Puna man for several offenses stemming from a domestic-related incident that occurred in Puna on Tuesday (February 4). On (February 4) at 11:10 a.m., Puna patrol officers responded to […]

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02-03-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 27, 2020, through February 2, 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 […]

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02-03-20 Hilo Man arrested for habitual property crimes and warrants

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-009556 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested and charged Michael J.H. Alameda, 27, of Hilo, for Habitual Property Crimes, Discharge of Sureties, and a Warrant for Contempt of Court on (February 2). Originally police received a complaint that […]

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02-03-20 Police Project Downtown results in citations and an arrest

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-008647 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are continuing law enforcement efforts in the downtown area of Hilo, specifically targeting areas of concern raised by the community.   The projects address locations such as downtown Hilo, Hilo Bay Front, […]

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02-03-20 Kailua-Kona man arrested and charged in mail theft incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Act. Captain Thomas Shopay Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 20-007835 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested and charged 29-year-old Peter Milone of Kailua-Kona stemming from a theft of mail incident.  On Friday (January 31), detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section and members of […]

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01-30-20 Man arrested and charged with drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-006486 Media Release Hawaiʻ Island Police have arrested and charged a 43-year-old male with an array of drug and firearms offenses stemming from an incident that occurred late Wednesday night in Hilo (January 22). Police identified the individual arrested […]

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01-29-20 Couple arrested on Bayfront for drug possession and warrants

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-008050 Media Release A 37-year-old male and a 26-year-old female were arrested (January 28) for a drug investigation following a park sweep aimed at deterring crime in the downtown Hilo area and along Bayfront by the Canoe Landing […]

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01-29-20 Super Bowl drunk driving safety reminder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Safety Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961- 2305   Media Release When Super Bowl LIV kicks off, will you be prepared? The Hawaiʻi Police Department will be. Whether you’re cheering for the San Francisco 49ers or Kansas City Chiefs, every Super Bowl party must start with a game plan […]

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01-29-20 Puna man charged in domestic incident (Update)

Hawaiʻ Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-007425 Media Release (Update) Big Island detectives have charged a 44-year-old man Puna man for several offenses stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in Puna last Saturday (January 25). Last night (January 28), after conferring with prosecutors, Travis […]

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01-29-20 Big Island Police Captain elected IHIA President

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Captain Gregory Esteban has received the honorable distinction of being elected to a two-year term as President of the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA), an organization with over 2600 members. The IHIA founded in 1988 is […]

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01-28-20 Deceased pedestrian in hit and run identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-006494     Media Release (Update) A male pedestrian that died after being struck by a motor vehicle that fled the scene on (January 22), on Highway 137, .1 mile east of the Highway 137/Pāhoa-Kalapana Road intersection has been identified. The […]

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01-27-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 20, 2020, through January 26, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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01-24-20 Wanted person located: Wanda Denham a.k.a Wanda Aina (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 238 Report No. C18003996   Media Release (Update) Big Island Police report that 60-year old Wanda Denham, also known as Wanda Aina of South Kona, turned herself in on Wednesday (January 22). She was wanted on an outstanding warrant of […]

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01-24-20 Missing person located: Chasslyn Heu Pacheco (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor J. Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 19-085466   Media Release (Update) The Hawaiʻi Island Police Juvenile Aid Section, Area I, report that missing teen Chasslyn Heu-Pacheco was located today (January 24) in the Hilo area in good health.      

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01-24-20 Kau traffic pattern change on Pikake Street

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū Patrol Division, Area II Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are advising motorists of a change to the traffic pattern on Pīkake Street in Ka‘ū. Effective Tuesday (January 21), the Pīkake and Kamani Street intersection in Pāhala was converted into a 4-way stop. Installation of […]

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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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