Author Archives: Alan Richmond

06-24-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 17, 2019, through June 23, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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06-24-19 Man wanted in attempted murder investigation: Jerome Kahoalii-Heath (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-049336       Media Release (Update) Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for questioning in an attempted murder investigation. Police are looking for twenty-one-year-old Jerome Kahoalii-Heath of […]

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06-21-19 Waimea shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-049336     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Mana Road in Waimea. On June 21, 2019, just before 1:00 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a 911 emergency […]

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06-21-19 Wanted person located: Jeramie Soares (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. C17020369     Media Release (Update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 32-year-old Jeramie D. Soares who was wanted turned himself in at the Hilo Police Department and was subsequently arrested.  

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06-20-19 Kailua-Kona operation leads to arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. 19-046383     Media Release On Monday, (June 10) members of the Hawaiʻi Police Departments Area II Special Enforcement Unit conducted a four-day operation in Kailua-Kona specifically along Ali’i Drive from Kailua Pier to Kahakai Road.  This operation […]

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06-19-19 Wanted person located and arrested: James Smith Jr. (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Community Police Officer Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 19-048785     Media Release (Update) On (June 19) at 8:15 a.m., James Smith Jr. was located and arrested without incident at a residence in Mountain View.  Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the members within […]

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06-18-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 10, 2019, through June 16, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested eleven (11) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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06-18-19 Wanted person: Jeremie Soares

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. C17020369       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Special Enforcement Unit is actively seeking Jeramie D. Soares, a 32-year-old who frequents Kona & South Kohala. He is wanted for two outstanding warrant’s of arrest […]

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06-18-19 Safety “Check for Baby”-heatstroke

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for your help in reminding friends and family to be sure to “Check for Baby” when operating a vehicle and especially when you stop and get out. According to the National Highway […]

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06-18-19 South Kohala “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Police Officer III Kelena Ho’okano 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,” on Thursday (June 20). “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community members to ‘sit down and talk […]

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06-18-19 Hilo traffic collision victim is identified (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-047892     Media Release (Update) A 21-year-old female has succumbed to injuries she sustained Saturday evening (June 15) after she was involved in an incident with two separate motor vehicles in Hilo. The victim is identified as an […]

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06-17-19 Gas station/vehicle fire in Captain Cook

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Eric Reyes Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 287 Report No. 19-048209       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that at approximately 8:50 a.m. this morning (June 17) Kona Patrol Officers responded to Patel’s Spirit Gas Station in Captain Cook, for a reported vehicle on fire. Upon […]

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06-17-19 Single vehicle crash victim identified (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-047670       Media Release (Update) A Pāhoa woman that died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday morning (June 15) on Government Beach Road, 2.8 miles South of Kahakai Boulevard has been […]

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06-17-19 Missing person: Skyler Waltjen (No photo available)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Lieutenant Rio. S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-004513     Media Release (No photo available) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 17-year-old Skyler Waltjen has been reported as missing. He is described as being 5-feet-9-inches, 145 pounds, thin build with a dark complexion and short […]

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06-17-19 Man faces charges in sexual assault case

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.230 Report No:  19-047671       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a man with 14 charges stemming from a sexual assault incident that occurred in Kawaihae. On Saturday (June 15) just before 6:00 a.m., South Kohala patrol officers […]

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06-14-19 Kona traffic collision (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-043165       Media Release (Update) The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit is continuing to look for any witnesses or video surveillance for the traffic collision that killed a Kailua-Kona man who was later identified as 35-year-old, Masayoki […]

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06-13-19 Play it safe and don’t speed

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department would like everyone to understand that speeding endangers everyone on the road. In 2017, speeding killed 9,717 people in the United States. Speeding accounted for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities […]

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06-13-19 “Coffee with a Cop” Puna District

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Puna Division Community Police Officer Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2716   Puna CPO’s Jeremy Kubojiri, Duwayne Waipa Jr and Davey Kamalii pose with Eagle Lighthouse Cafe owner, Joyce Kekahuna, after a successful Coffee with a Cop event held on October 4, 2017.     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s […]

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06-12-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 3, 2019, through June 9, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of […]

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06-10-19 Individuals charged in kidnapping and assault investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Richard Itliong Phone: (808) 961-2278 Report No. 19-043634       Media Release Police have charged three individuals and arrested a fourth for multiple offenses stemming from a kidnapping and assault investigation that was reported to have occurred Hawaiian Paradise Park in the Puna District […]

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06-10-19 Missing person located: Aspen May (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:(808)  326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-043183     Media Release (Update)     Hawaiʻi Island Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating a teen who had been reported missing from Kailua-Kona since (May 30) Aspen May, of Kona, was […]

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06-10-19 Car seats and boosters for children

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. In Hawai’i County, we are focused on protecting our keiki. […]

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06-10-19 Vehicle theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-045895       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in a reported theft of a motor vehicle investigation that occurred at the 1800 block of Kilauea Avenue in Hilo, between Wednesday, […]

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06-10-19 Hilo man charged with drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 19-044193       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 37-year-old Hilo man for several drug and firearms offenses stemming from brief vehicle pursuit in Hilo. Last Tuesday (June 4, 2019) at 9:45 a.m., after conferring with […]

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06-10-19 Puna shooting incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Bureau Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 19-045780        Media Release (Update) A 30-year-old Hilo man was charged yesterday for several offenses stemming from an incident in Mountain View in which a Puna patrol officer discharged his weapon Saturday morning (June 8), On Sunday (June […]

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06-05-19 Missing person located: Rex Kazumi Shimizu (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-044533       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located the California man who had been reported missing. 70-year-old Rex Kazumi Shimizu was located Tuesday afternoon, (June 4), in his vehicle in Hilo, however he was […]

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06-04-19 Missing person: Rex Kazumi Shimizu

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382  Report No. 19-044533       Media Release Police are looking for 70-year-old, Rex Shimizu, described as 5-feet-7-inches, 150 lbs, black hair, brown eyes. He was last seen at a residence on Uhaloa Road, in Hilo.  He may be operating […]

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06-04-19 Wanted person: Kaleo Roman Gionson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. C16023436       Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help with locating a burglary suspect. 40-year-old Kaleo Roman Gionson is wanted on an outstanding warrant for a burglary of a business establishment […]

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06-03-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 27, 2019, through June 2, 2019, 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. Three of […]

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06-03-19 Waikoloa man dies in two-vehicle collision (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-039458       Media Release (Update) A 38-year-old Waikoloa man has died from injuries following a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Thursday (May 16, 2019) at the intersection of Waikoloa Road and Uluwehi Street.  The 38-year-old male victim […]

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05-31-19 “Tip-A-Cop” Special Olympics fundraising event

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Sergeant Jason Grouns Phone: (808) 961-2269     Media Release Starting on Saturday, June 1, 2019, to Friday, June 7, 2019, the Hawaiʻi Police Department will be sponsoring its Annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser for Hawaiʻi Special Olympics East Hawaiʻi. “Tip-A-Cop” is a coordinated project to raise awareness and funds for […]

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05-31-19 Victim in the Highway 130 vehicle pedestrian crash identified (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-042886     Media Release (Update) A female pedestrian that died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday morning (May 29) on Highway 130, near the 16-mile marker has been identified. The 66-year-old female has […]

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05-31-19 Officer of the Month of April: Officer Melvin Vargas

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release Police Officer Melvin Vargas is being honored as the Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer of the Month of April for his outstanding performance and dedication in protecting the community. On April 7, 2019, it was reported that […]

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05-31-19 Wanted person: Jeremie D. Soares

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. C17020369       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Special Enforcement Unit is actively seeking Jeramie D. Soares, a 32-year-old who frequents Kona & South Kohala. He is wanted for two outstanding warrant’s of arrest […]

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05-31-19 Man identified in Kona hit and run (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-043165       Media Release (Update) A Kailua-Kona man died following a single vehicle hit and run collision on Thursday (May 30) in Kailua-Kona on Hualalai Road, fronting the Kailua-Kona Public Library.  The victim has been identified as […]

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05-30-19 Vehicle break-in reported in North Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Hilo Patrol, Area I Sergeant Vernon C. Ferreira Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 19-040560       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help with a recent unauthorized vehicle entry which occurred on (May 20) between the hours of 1:00 and 1:45 p.m. in North Hilo. […]

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05-30-19 Man dies in Kailua-Kona hit and run

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-043165       Media Release An unidentified Kailua-Kona man died following a single vehicle hit and run collision on Thursday (May 30) in Kailua-Kona on Hualalai Road, fronting the Kailua-Kona Public Library.  Responding to a 12:51 a.m. call, […]

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05-29-19 Pedestrian killed on Highway 130

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-042886       Media Release An unidentified female pedestrian died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday morning (May 29) on Highway 130, near the 16-mile marker. The identification of the victim is still […]

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05-28-19 Pahoa man charged on various drug offenses

Hawai’i Police Department Vice Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Ernie Matsumoto Phone:(808) 961-2259 Report No. 19-041623       Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 56-year-old Pāhoa man for various drug offenses stemming from a search warrant at a Puna residence. Last Friday,  (May 24) shortly after 6 a.m., detectives from the Area […]

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05-28-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 20, 2019, through May 26, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-six (26) 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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05-28-19 Firearm permits or registration

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I Captain John Briski Phone: (808) 965-2716     Media Release Until further notice, the Puna District will no longer be available for the processing of Firearm permits or registration. The public will be notified when these operations resume. The following is a list of stations, hours of operation […]

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05-24-19 Driver in Kona traffic fatality charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), Area II Commander, Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-041037       Media Release (Update) A 21-year-old man has been charged for an offense stemming from a traffic collision with a 49-year-old Kailua-Kona man. After conferring with prosecutors, at 8:20 p.m., (May 23), […]

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05-23-19 “Click it or Ticket” campaign (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Traffic Services Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release (Update) Click it or Ticket” what is it? This time of year the Hawai’i Police Department participates in a national campaign that allows Police Officers to focus efforts to motivate people to wear their seat-belts […]

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05-22-19 Kona traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-041037     Media Release A 49-year-old Kailua-Kona man was killed following a three- vehicle collision on Wednesday, (May 22), on Highway 190, .2 miles south of the 14-mile marker.  The 49-year-old male motorcycle rider has been identified as […]

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05-22-19 Ironman traffic alert

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release In conjunction with the IRONMAN 70.3 HAWAI’I qualifier event for the Ironman World Championship Events, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Old Puakō Road in the South Kohala District. Traffic will be allowed to flow […]

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05-21-19 D.A.R.E. event

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Alan Richmond Media & Public Relations Liaison Phone: (808) 961-8875       Media Release Approximately 600 students attended the 2019 D.A.R.E. Day event held at the Pāhoa Community Center and Recreation Facility, today, (May 21). Officer Josh Flores, who is a Community Policing School Resource Officer for Pāhoa Intermediate […]

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05-20-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of May 13, 2019, through May 19, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-two, (22) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a […]

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05-20-19 “Click it or Ticket” campaign

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Traffic Services Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release Today, May 20, 2019, marks the beginning of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations “Click it or Ticket” campaign.  The Hawaiʻi Police Department has supported this campaign for many years and continues to do so […]

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05-20-19 South Kona drug and firearms arrest made

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lt. Reynold Kahalewai Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 226 Report No. 19-039598       Media Release On Friday, (May 17), at approximately 6:00 a.m., Area II Vice officers, along with officers from Kona patrol, SEU (Special Enforcement Unit) and CIU (Criminal Intelligence Unit), executed a search warrant at […]

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05-16-19 Three more arrests in Jury Indictment case (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Alan Richmond Media Liaison Phone: (808) 961-8875 Report No. C19-06561   Media Release (Update) Three more individuals were arrested today, Thursday, (May 16), connected to Grand Jury Indictments which occurred on Monday, (May 13). At 7:27 a.m. this morning, Thursday, (May 16), 62-year-old David Colon of Hilo, was arrested […]

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05-16-19 Two more arrests in Jury Indictment case

Hawai‘i Police Department Administrative Services Division Alan Richmond Media Liaison Phone: (808) 961-8875 Report No. C19-06561        Media Release Two more individuals were arrested on (May 15), connected to Grand Jury Indictments which occurred on Monday, (May 13). At 4:50 a.m.,55-year-old Brian Miller of Hilo, a former police officer with the Hawai‘i Police […]

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05-15-19 Indictment arrest made

Hawai‘i Police Department Administrative Services Division Alan Richmond Media Liaison Phone: (808) 961-8875 Report No. C19-06561      Media Release     On (May 15, 2019), at 9:44 a.m., 67-year-old Chadwick Fukui of Hilo, a former police officer with the Hawai‘i Police Department, turned himself in at the Hilo Police Station for a Warrant of […]

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05-14-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of May 6, 2019, through May 12, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-seven, (27) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a […]

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05-13-19 Officer Bronson Kaliloa Honored during Police Week Ceremony

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira offered these thoughts at today’s Police Week Memorial Service which took place at the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Memorial Wall. “On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a law […]

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05-13-19 Narcotics distribution arrest

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Lt. Reynold Kahalewai Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 226 Report No. 19-037120       Media Release In response to complaints received from the public about possible narcotics distribution in the area of Keauhou Bay and Kahaluu Beach Park, Area II Vice officers concluded a month-long investigation with the arrest […]

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05-09-19 Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers Awards

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations                                                   Assistant Chief Mitchell Kanehailua Phone: (808) 961-2342                                                             Media Release Ten Police Officers and two Deputy Prosecutors were honored this week by Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaiʻi, co-sponsored by Servco Pacific/Big Island Toyota for their efforts and dedication last year in the fight […]

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05-08-19 HI-PAL Boxing Invitational

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Community Policing Officer Kaeo Drummondo Phone: (808) 961-8121     Media Release On, (June 1), the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League, in partnership with the Hawaiʻi International Boxing Club, will be holding a boxing invitational at the Panaʻewa Park Gymnasium in Hilo, 100 Ohuohu Street. Coaches who are […]

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05-08-19 Wanted person located: Douglas Kawika Louis

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-036754       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police located a 38-year-old Pāhala man who was wanted on a no-bail warrant of arrest. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, (May 7), police apprehended Douglas Kawika Louis without […]

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05-07-19 Pahoa beautification project

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I Community Policing Officer Eddie Cardines Phone: (808) 965-2716     Media Release On, (March 04), a Non-profit organization, Malama O Puna, in conjunction with community members, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department conducted a beautification project on the Pāhoa roundabout.  Malama O Puna, led by Rene Siracusa, coordinated a […]

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05-07-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of April 29, 2019, through May 5, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-one, (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a […]

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05-06-19 Police Week (May 13-19)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release Police Week festivities on Hawaiʻi Island will be held next week, (May 13-17). Police Week is a nationally recognized week of activities in support of police work and in recognition of officers who have died or […]

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05-06-19 Glenwood man charged following police pursuit (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-05969       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 42-year-old Glenwood man for several offenses following a police pursuit, late Friday evening, (May 3).  Yesterday, (May 5), at 3:15 p.m., after conferring with prosecutors, […]

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05-06-19 Man dies in single vehicle collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-036145       Media Release A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday, (May 5), in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway .1 mile south of the Keahole Airport road.  The […]

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05-06-19 Coffee with a Cop (Tuesday, May 7)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area I Captain Sherry D. Bird 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,” on Tuesday, (May 7). “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community members to ‘sit down and talk story’ […]

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05-06-19 Infant in critical condition in reckless endangerment incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 296 Report No. 19-036265     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that on Sunday, (May 5), officers responded to a report of a child suffering from heat exhaustion after being left unattended in a vehicle for almost two hours in […]

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05-03-19 Click it or Ticket

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department wants all occupants in vehicles to wear their seatbelts while traveling in a vehicle. This is one simple thing that can be done to help protect your loved ones while driving.  According to […]

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05-02-19 Wanted persons: James Smith Jr. and Jaggar Dunne-Torres

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Community Police Officer Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2715       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals who are wanted for multiple outstanding warrants. Both frequent Kurtistown, Mountain View, and Volcano areas. They were last seen in […]

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05-02-19 Kea’au attempted robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-034916       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred this morning, Thursday, (May 2), in Keaʻau and is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect whose image was captured […]

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05-01-19 Kona motorcycle fatality (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, (TEU),  Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-031886       Media Release (Update) A 60-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision on Saturday, (April 20), in Kailua-Kona on Palani Road, (Highway 190), below the intersection of the Holualoa/Highway 180.  The victim […]

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04-30-19 DUI stats (Corrected)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of April 22, 2019, through April 28, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested sixteen, (16), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-30-19 Missing person: Maycee Ahsui-Mendoza

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Conrad Bidal Phone: (808) 965-2716  Report No. 19-031008       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Maycee Ahsui-Mendoza who has been reported as missing. She was last seen in the Keaʻau area on, (April 17). Ahsui-Mendoza is 14-years-old, approximately […]

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04-29-19 Naalehu stabbing (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.263 Report Number: 19-033594       Media Release (Update) On Friday, (April 26), at about 3:40 p.m., Kaʻū patrol officers responded to a reported stabbing at Whittington Beach Park in Nāʻālehu. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims, a 36-year-old male, […]

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04-26-17 Naalehu stabbing death

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.263 Report Number: 19-033594       Media Release Police are investigating a murder at Whittington Beach Park in Nāʻālehu… On Friday, (April 26), at about 3:40 p.m. Kaʻū patrol officers responded to a reported stabbing at Whittington Beach Park […]

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04-26-19 Honoka’a burglary

Hawai‘i Police Department Hāmākua Patrol, Area I Operations Sergeant Dean Uyetake Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 19-031904       Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s help with information about a burglary that occurred on Ohelo Street in Honokaʻa on, (April 20). Police learned that a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup truck […]

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04-26-19 Officer of the Month of March: Officer Robert Stewart

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release Officer Robert Stewart has been honored as the March 2019 Aloha Exchange Club Officer of the Month. Since his present assignment, Officer Stewart has shown himself to be one of the most skilled narcotics investigators in […]

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04-25-19 Missing person: Tyler Gorloff

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Sergeant Sandor Finkey Phone (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-033139       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 30-year-old Pāhoa man who has been reported as missing. Tyler Gorloff was last seen in Pāhoa approximately three weeks ago.  He is described as being 5-feet-7-inches, weighing […]

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04-25-19 Kohala all terrain vehicle and farm equipment stolen

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol, Area II Officer Emerson Paranada Phone: (808) 889-6540 Report No. 19-030617       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public for help in identifying two persons in connection with the theft of an All Terrain Vehicle and Farm Equipment in Kohala. The theft occurred on Thursday, […]

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04-16-19 Drug Take-Back: unused or expired medication disposal

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds you that Saturday, (April 27), is National Take-Back Day, providing the community an opportunity to turn in your unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal. Hours are from 10:00 […]

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04-16-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of April 8, 2019, through April 14, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested sixteen, (16), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-15-19 Hilo Merrie Monarch Festival Traffic Advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey D. Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release In conjunction with the 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly, direction on Kalanikoa Street […]

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04-15-19 Good Friday Traffic Advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release In observance of the 2019 Easter season activities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hilo, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiʻolani Street. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna or southeasterly direction […]

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04-12-19-HISSPA Officer of the Quarter 2019: John Kahalioumi

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District, Area I Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: (808) 889-6540       Media Release On, (April 12), the Hawaiʻi Island Security and Safety Professionals Association, (HISSPA), recognized Officer John Kahalioumi as their HISSPA Officer of the Quarter for Q1 2019.  Officer Kahaloumi is currently assigned to the North Kohala Patrol […]

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04-12-19 Missing person: Layne Tomlinson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-006816       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 15-year-old Keaʻau boy who was reported missing. Layne Tomlinson was last seen in Hilo on, Thursday, (January 24).  He is described as being 5-feet-3-inches, weighing […]

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04-12-19 D.A.R.E. America

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area I Lieutenant William Derr Phone: (808) 961-2350       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department invites you to celebrate National D.A.R.E. Day in our community. Thirty-six-years-ago, the most comprehensive K-12 prevention education program in the world was launched having now reached tens of millions of students throughout […]

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04-11-19 Propane gas leak

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Major Andrew Burian Phone: (808) 961-2262     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department received a report shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning, Thursday, (April 11), of a possible propane gas cloud in the Shipman Industrial Area in Keaʻau. Fire and HPD are on the scene and request motorists […]

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04-10-19 Man charged in correctional facility escape

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-017587       Media Release Detectives have charged a 36-year-old Hilo man for escaping from a correctional facility last month. Acting on a tip, Larry Kamalii was apprehended at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, (April 9), in Mountain View […]

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04-10-19 Hilo woman charged in robbery and drug offense

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-028410       Media Release A 22-year-old Hilo woman is charged with robbery and a drug offense after shoplifting at a local big box store in Hilo. Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged Valissa Dahl […]

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04-09-19 HI-PAL Boxing Invitational

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Officer Duwayne Waipa Phone: (808) 965-2716       Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Activity League, (HI-PAL), in cooperation with Yeshua Boxing Club will be holding a boxing invitational event for children ages 8-17 on Saturday, (April 13), at the Sure Foundation Church grounds located at 16-1593 Pohaku Circle in Keaʻau. […]

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04-09-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of April 4, 2019, through April 7, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen, (15), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-09-19 Keaau man charged with burglary and drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-028065       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged 28-year-old Scott Conol-Pavao with an array of offenses stemming from a break-in which occurred on, (April 7). Police responded to a report of a man that […]

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04-09-19 HPD Officer charged

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                Puna District, Area I                                Major Samuel Jelsma                                                Phone: (808) 961-2341    Report No. 19-028239                                                         Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department Detectives have charged a 29-year-old Puna Patrol Officer with two counts of Abuse of a Household member and […]

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04-08-19 Missing person: Charles Kanoe Reyes

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol, Area I Officer Dayton Tagaca Phone: (808) 889-6540 Report No. 19-027990       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is looking for a missing person, identified as 58-year-old Charles Kanoe Reyes, of Kapaau. He was last seen at home by family members on Saturday night, (April 6), when […]

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04-08-19 Wanted person located: Justin James Clark (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. C17000352         Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that they have located 32-year-old Justin James Clark. On Friday, (April 5), Puna Patrol officers and Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit officers located and apprehended Clark without […]

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04-08-19 Hit and Run victim identified (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-026691       Media Release (Update) A Pāhoa man that died from injuries sustained in a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning, (April 3), on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street has been identified. […]

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04-04-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of March 25, 2019, through April 3, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-one, (21), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-04-19 Suspicious vehicle leads to Hilo woman’s arrest

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-026409     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 42-year-old Hilo woman with an array of property crime offenses. Today, (April 4), police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near the […]

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04-04-19 Kurtistown man arrested on firearm offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-026763       Media Release A 56-year-old Kurtistown man is in police custody charged today, (April 4), with a variety of firearm offenses. Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested Randolph Lee Yates after he was transported to the […]

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04-03-19 Unidentified body leads to death investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-026689     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body found this morning, (April 3), on Kilauea Avenue. Police responding to the 1:40 a.m. incident discovered the unidentified dead man slouched […]

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04-03-19 Pedestrian fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-026691       Media Release An unidentified male pedestrian died from injuries sustained in a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred this morning, (April 3), on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street. The identification of the victim […]

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