Author Archives: Amy Omaya

03-21-22 Police Ask Public for Help in Hilo Traffic Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2391Report No. 22-024288 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in piecing together a traffic incident that occurred early Sunday morning, March 20, 2022, on Kalanikoa Street near the Kawamoto Swim Stadium in Hilo. Around 12:48 a.m. an officer was patrolling the […]

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2-18-22 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Runaway Donald Soares IV

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHamakua Patrol Officer Robert Panem Phone: (808)775-7533Report No. 22-013656 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Donald Soares IV of Ookala, who was reported as a runaway. Soares was last seen in the morning on February 10, 2022, at his residence in Ookala.  It is unknown what […]

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2-18-22 Police Seeking Missing Person Jake Sawa

Hawaii Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Charrise WakitaPhone: 965-2716Report No. 22-014794 Media Release Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 36 year-old Jake Sawa, who was reported missing. Sawa is described as being 6’0” feet tall, weighing 240 pounds, muscular build, with light eyes, short curly brown hair and a full beard.  Sawa has […]

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12-07-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Shayla-Rae Pomroy

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOfficer Corey M. KanekoArea I Juvenile Aid Section (JAS)Phone: (808) 961-2213Report No.: 21-098836 Media Release Pomroy was last seen in the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo on Monday, November 22, 2021. She is described as being approximately 5 feet 6 to 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 175 pounds, medium complexion, black […]

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12-07-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Woman Natasha Torrance

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSergeant Michael SantosHilo PatrolPhone: (808) 961-2213Report No.: 21-103575 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Natasha Renee Torrance, who was reported missing. She was last contacted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Hilo. Torrance is described as having a fair complexion, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 130 […]

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12-06-21 (Update) Escapee Keahi Sale Located

Hawai`i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Kayla Makino-KahuliPhone (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-102604 Media Release Hawai`i Island police have arrested Hawai’i Community Correctional Center (H.C.C.C.) inmate, Keahi C. Sale for second-degree escape. Sale was located the morning of 12-6-2021 shortly before 9:00 a.m. at a building on the 400 block of Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo.  Officers responded […]

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12-06-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Simeko Kosme

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid Section (JAS)Officer Corey KanekoPhone: 808-961-8843Report No.: 21-091040 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Simeko Kosme, who was reported as a runaway. Kosme was last seen in 1700 block of Hilo on Thursday, October 28, 2021. She is described as being approximately […]

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12-06-21 Suspect Sought in Hilo Theft Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Michael SantosPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-074600 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a theft investigation. Police seek to identify a male party that is wanted for questioning in a theft of money from another customer, which occurred on […]

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12-03-21 Police Ask the Public to take Precautions as Vehicle Thefts Increase

Hawai‘i Police Department                                                   Puna DistrictCaptain Scott AmaralPhone: (808) 965-2716 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department is warning the public about a recent identified uptick in auto thefts and break-ins in East Hawaii that have in some cases been identified as crimes of opportunity. Would be thieves are breaking into or stealing vehicles when they are easy […]

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