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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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12-05-19 Body found in Orchid Isle Estates

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

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

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

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12-05-19 Missing person: Leihulu Watson

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

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

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

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

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

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12-03-19 Missing person: Lucille Arboleda

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

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12-03-19 DUI stats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11-27-19 Hilo shooting incident

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

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11-26-19 DUI Stats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11-25-19 Thanksgiving weekend safe driving message

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

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

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

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11-25-19 Naalehu traffic fatality victim identified

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

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11-22-19 Hawaii Police Department Accreditation Status Renewed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11-21-19 South Kohala drug arrests made

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

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11-20-19 DUI stats

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

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

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

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

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

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11-20-19 Missing person: Brian Keith Freitas

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

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11-19-19 Kona traffic fatality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11-07-19 Kona firearms registration change

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

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

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

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11-07-19 Hilo bicyclist fatality

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

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11-05-19 Parking lot painting

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

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11-04-19 DUI stats

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

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10-31-19 Halloween safety tips

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

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10-31-19 Kona arrests made in drug investigation

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

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

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

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10-30-19 Wanted person (Surveillance Image)

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

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

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

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10-30-19 Missing person: Ashley Panela

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

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10-30-19 Missing person: Tyler Gorloff

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

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10-30-19 Hawaii Police Department promotions

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

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10-29-19 Wanted person: Bryce Dustin Feary

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

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10-28-19 DUI stats

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

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10-28-19 Wanted person: Kelvin “Monster” Udac

Hawai’i Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco K. Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 19-084975   Media Release The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Kelvin “Monster” Udac, a 39- year-old male known to frequent the Ka’u area.  He is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants. Udac is described as […]

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10-25-19 Police Officer Alric Dalere honored

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release On October 24, 2019, the 35th Annual Law Enforcement and Security Awards Banquet was held at the Ala Moana Hotel on Oahu. This banquet is held to recognize excellence in the field of law enforcement and security. Hawai‘i […]

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10-25-19 Reckless driving leads to firearms and ammunition arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-080001   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a Hawaiian Paradise Park couple with firearms offenses that occurred on (October 9). Police were patrolling the Hawaiian Paradise Park area when they observed a sedan almost crash […]

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10-25-19 Prescription drug TAKE-BACK initiative (October 26)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone (808) 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, October 26, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 […]

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10-25-19 DEA to accept electronic vaping devices and cartridges October 26, 2019

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release With robust public participation throughout 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse […]

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10-25-19 Waikoloa Village traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-083961   Media Release A 50-year-old Waikoloa woman died following a single-vehicle collision on Thursday (October 24) in Waikoloa Village on Ka-Uhiwai Street. The woman has been positively identified as Christina Linn Lewis. Responding to a 2:46 […]

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10-24-19 “Officer’s of the Month” of October: Sergeant Shawn Tingle, Officer Michael Lucas-Medeiros, and Officer Chance Lunsford

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release   The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi honored three Big Island Police Officers today (October 24) for their efforts that helped save a woman’s life. On (August 28)  at approximately 3:10 p.m., Sergeant Shawn Tingle was patrolling along […]

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10-24-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

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

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10-24-19 Search for Puna suspect results in multiple arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-071625   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested and charged a 44-year-old Puna man with offenses stemming from a (September 9) incident in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Police charged Aaron L. Nobriga of Puna on (October 16) for several […]

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10-22-19 Kamuela man arrested for Invasion of Privacy

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report Number 19-082763     Media Release A 23-year-old Kamuela man was arrested today (October 22) after a report of Invasion of Privacy was made. On Sunday morning (October 20) South Kohala Patrol officers initiated an Invasion of Privacy investigation […]

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10-21-19 Man charged in standoff with police (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report Number 19-080091 Media Release (Update) On (October 10) Kona Patrol Officers responded to a reported terroristic threatening via telephone at an Ahulani Street address in Kailua-Kona. Upon attempting to make contact with the suspect, he refused to […]

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10-21-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 14, 2019, through October 20, 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 traffic accident. One of […]

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10-21-19 Kona “Coffee with a Cop” event

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259     Media Release The “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop” event takes place tomorrow (October 22) from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Kahalu’u beach park in Kona, located at 78-6702 Ali’i Dr. “Coffee with a […]

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10-18-19 Upcoming “Coffee with a Cop” events in Kona

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259     Media Release Police have scheduled “Coffee with a Cop” events in the upcoming months of November and December: On (November 6) “Coffee with a Cop” at the Kona library (75-138 Hualalai Rd.) 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. On (November […]

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10-18-19 Hilo traffic advisory: Kapi’olani Street (Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager, Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release To accommodate parishioners attending the “Installation Mass” celebration and fellowship gathering at St. Joseph Catholic Church, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapi’olani Street. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna, or southeasterly, direction […]

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10-18-19 Hilo traffic advisory: Kapi’olani Street

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager, Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release To accommodate parishioners attending the “Installation Mass” celebration and fellowship gathering at St. Joseph Catholic Church, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapi’olani Street. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna, or southeasterly, direction […]

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10-18-19 Missing person: Kyle Brittain (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-069023   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Kyle Brittain who was reported as missing. He was last seen near the Waipio Valley lookout area on Friday […]

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10-18-19 Missing person located: Brian Larimore (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Jenna Kosinski-Santos Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-080856   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Brian Larimore, who was reported missing, has been located and is in good health.

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10-17-19 Wanted person arrested: Jostin Santana (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco K. Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 19-081695   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Jostin Santana, who was reported as wanted, has been arrested in Waikoloa without incident on (October 17). Police would like to thank members of the public for their continued […]

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10-17-19 South Kona burglary (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Aaron Yamanaka Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259 Report No. 19-081610   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at a residence on Papa Bay Drive in Captain Cook, South Kona. On (October […]

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10-17-19 “Coffee with a Cop” Honokohau

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Officer Wyyattlane Nahale Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259     Media Release Kona Community Policing invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Honokohau Starbucks, 74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Stop by and […]

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10-17-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

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

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10-17-19 Wanted person: Jostin Santana

Hawai’i Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco K. Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 19-081695   Media Release The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Jostin Santana, a 31-year-old male known to frequent the Kona area. He is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants. Santana is described as being 5-feet-11-inches, […]

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10-16-19 Prescription drug take-back initiative

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone (808) 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, October 26, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 […]

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10-16-19 Man dies of injuries in overturned tractor accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079676     Media Release A 69-year-old man died as a result of injuries he suffered in a home accident on Tuesday (October 8) at his residence in Kalopa Mauka. The victim was identified as Michael Shinsky, of […]

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10-16-19 Missing person: Brian Larimore

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Jenna Kosinski-Santos Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-080856   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man who was reported missing and in need of his medication. Brian Larimore was last seen on (October 11) in Kailua-Kona. He is described as being 5-feet-11-inches, […]

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10-16-19 Missing person: Lucy Castro

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-079164                                           Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for help in locating a 44-year-old Volcano woman who is reported missing. Lucy Castro was last seen leaving a Tiki Lane address in Ocean View at 1:00 a.m. […]

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10-15-19 Property crime investigation in Hilo leads to arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (8080 961-2214 Report No. 19-080164/19-079487 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police investigated several business and vehicle break-ins that occurred during (October 5-10) in the vicinity of Holomua and Makaala Streets in Hilo. Police investigating the incidents were able to identify a male and […]

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10-15-19 Missing person located: Sharah Day (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.19-0811114   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Sharah Day who was reported as missing yesterday (October 14) has bee located in good health.

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10-15-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 7, 2019, through October 13, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested nineteen (19) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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10-14-19 Missing person: Micha Reep

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area II Sergeant Casey Cabral Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 19-078793 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 15-year-old Ocean View juvenile male who was reported missing. Micah Reep is described as being 5-feet-10-inches, 130 pounds having blue eyes, short blond hair […]

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10-11-19 Child treated for physical abuse (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report Number 19-079207     Media Release (Update) Big Island detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to the hospitalization of a child from Puna. The child has been identified as a three-year-old male. On Monday morning (October 7) at about […]

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10-11-19 Child treated for physical abuse in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report Number 19-079207     Media Release Big Island detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to the hospitalization of a child from Puna. On Monday morning (October 7) at about 8:06 a.m., patrol officers were assigned to a call involving […]

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10-11-19 Man arrested in Kona burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report Number 19-080348     Media Release Kona patrol units responded this morning to a 9:03 a.m. report of a man entering multiple homes on Puia Street in Kailua Kona. Upon arrival, police discovered that a male party […]

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10-10-19 Missing Diver: Alan Delatorre (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-078964   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 45-year-old Alan Delatorre of Kailua-Kona, who was reported as missing after failing to return from a night dive on Friday evening (October 4) still has not been located. […]

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10-10-19 Kona barricade incident ends peacefully

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Paul Bugado Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 296 Report No. 19-080091     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that a barricaded man has been peacefully taken into custody, ending a six-hour plus standoff. The man has been identified as 57-year-old Richard Gorloff. Officers went to an Ahulani […]

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10-10-19 Puna man charged in shooting incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 31-year-old Puna man with an array of offenses in connection with an early evening (October 7) shooting at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. On Thursday morning (October […]

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10-10-19 Missing person located: William Palea (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-079532     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that William Palea, who was reported as missing, has been located. He was found on (October 8) in Kona.

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10-10-19 Missing person: Kauka Santiago

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 19-050346   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. Kauka Kaimana Kalei Hunekai Santiago was last seen in Hilo on (June 24) He is described as 5-feet-6-inches, 140 pounds with […]

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

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

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10-09-19 Kona Crime Prevention Officer of the Month: Officer Travis Wong

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Kona Patrol Officer Travis Wong was honored by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee as the “October Officer of the Month” at their monthly luncheon on Wednesday (October 5). On (April 22) at 2:16 a.m., Officer Wong, while […]

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10-09-19 Suspect arrested in Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a 31-year-old Puna man in connection with an early evening shooting on Monday (October 7) at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Kamanaokaaina “Mana” Nakooka, was arrested on Tuesday […]

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10-09-19 Missing person located: Sanoe Moniz

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Len Hamakado Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.291 Report No. 19-075149   Media Release Police report that 36-year-old Sanoe Moniz who was reported missing on (September 22) has been located. She was found on (October 4) at noon in good health.

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10-04-19 Two people charged with armed robbery in Hilo (Name Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077332 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old male and a 30-year-old female with an array of offenses stemming from an armed robbery that occurred at a business on Makaala Street in Hilo on […]

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10-04-19 Two people charged with armed robbery in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077332 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old male and a 30-year-old female with an array of offenses stemming from an armed robbery that occurred at a business on Makaala Street in Hilo on […]

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