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12-27-16 Two charged in drug conspiracy case

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C16033487 James Boyle Clayton Sexton   Media Release Two men have been charged with drug and conspiracy offenses in connection with a package of suspected crystal methamphetamine. On Thursday (December 22), the Airport Task Force intercepted a package destined […]

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12-27-16 Hilo attempted murder (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16033660 Helani Kenui   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Hilo on Saturday morning (December 24). At 7:45 p.m. Monday (December 26), 35-year-old Helani Kenui of Pāhoa turned […]

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12-27-16 Christmas Eve fatality in Kona

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Bradley P. Freitas Phone: 326-4646. Ext. 229 Report No. C16033633   Media Release A 31-year-old Kona woman was involved in a one-vehicle traffic casualty Saturday morning (December 24) in Kailua-Kona. She was identified as Bristol Thompson of Kailua-Kona. Responding to a 2:19 a.m. call Saturday, police […]

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12-24-16 Hilo attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16033660 Helani Kenui   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Hilo on Saturday morning (December 24). At 12:25 p.m. Saturday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the 100 […]

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12-22-16 Officer of the Month: Brian Souki

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Officer of the Month: Brian Souki   Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Brian Souki on Thursday (December 22) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for December. Souki was honored for solving an increase in […]

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12-21-16 Hilo assault puts man in the hospital

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C160-333238 Chad Armitage   Media Release One man is in custody and another is in the hospital following an assault Monday (December 19) in Hilo. At 6:59 p.m. Monday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the 300 block of Kūkūau […]

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12-19-16 ‘Shop with a Cop’ provides shopping spree for 31 keiki

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Hilo Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Jr. Phone: 961-2350 Police officers, young shoppers and Catholic Charities representative Elizabeth Murph (in red lei) surround Santa during the ‘Shop with a Cop’ charity event on Saturday.   Media Release “Shop with a Cop,” a charity event that donates gift cards to keiki in need, […]

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12-19-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 12, 2016, through December 18, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the […]

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12-19-16 Wanted man found: Derek Liu

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma Phone: 965-2716 Derek Liu   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 52-year-old Derek Liu of Honokaʻa, who was wanted on bench warrants. Liu was found in Keaʻau at 1:30 a.m. Monday (December 19) and arrested and charged with two counts of violating terms of bail. Two […]

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12-16-16 Wanted: Ryan Yuen

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 889-6540 Report No. C15020823 Ryan Yuen   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 42-year-old man wanted on four bench warrants. Ryan Yuen is wanted for violating terms of probation and three counts of contempt of court. He is described as 5-foot-9, 160 […]

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12-16-16 Still wanted: Keoni Kalanui-Manantan

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 889-6540 Keoni Kalanui-Manantan   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 25-year-old man wanted for violating probation. Keoni K. Kalanui-Manantan has no permanent address but frequents the North Kohala area. He is described as 5-foot-8, 165 pounds with […]

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12-16-16 Still wanted: Jake Drummondo

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Officer Denise Smith-Erickson Phone: 889-6540 Jake Drummondo   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 28-year-old Kamuela man wanted on warrants. Jake Ikaika Drummondo is wanted for theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, unauthorized possession of confidential information, forgery, driving under […]

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12-16-16 Holiday season DUI Checkpoints

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone:  961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police will conduct island-wide DUI checkpoints throughout the holiday season. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The campaign starts today and runs through January 1. These are […]

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12-16-16 Missing teen: Aisaiah Enos

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16025259 Missing: Aisaiah Enos   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kona boy who was reported missing. Aisaiah Enos is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-5, 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in […]

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12-15-16 Puna fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C16032847   Media Release A 21-year-old Pāhoa woman died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning (December 15) in Keaʻau. She was identified as Nicole Kahoopii. Responding to a 6:38 a.m. call, police determined that a 2008 GMC sports-utility vehicle was traveling Pāhoa-bound […]

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12-14-16 Preliminary autopsy results in officer-involved shooting

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Greg Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16032301   Media Release (update) An autopsy was conducted Tuesday (December 13) on the body of a man who died following an officer-involved shooting Friday (December 9). The medical examiner’s preliminary results indicated that 30-year-old Stephen Joshua Whitney of Hilo […]

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12-14-16 Special traffic pattern on Kapiʻolani Street on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release In observance of the 2016 Christmas season activities at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kapiʻolani Street on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24) and Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25). Traffic will […]

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12-12-16 Missing teen found: Kelson Pedro

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District, Area I Sergeant Joel J. Field Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C16032191   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 15-year-old Kelson Pedro of Honokaʻa, who was reported missing. He was found Monday (December 12) in the Āhualoa area.

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12-13-16 One of two persons located in rental car case

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16026590 Jorge Pagan-Torres   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 26-year-old Kelli Colan, who was wanted for questioning in a case involving a rental car that was not returned. She was found Monday (December 22) in Hilo. Police are still looking […]

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12-13-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 5, 2016, through December 11, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. So far this year, there have been […]

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12-13-16 Possible South Kohala drowning

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 887-3080 Report No. C16031969   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning in South Kohala. At 6:34 p.m. on December 5, officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man had been pulled out of a pool at a private home off […]

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12-13-16 Missing teen located: Dante Blanchard

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Sergeant Mekia Rose Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16026643 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 15-year-old Dante Blanchard of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. Blanchard was found unharmed in Smartsville, California, on November 17.

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12-12-16 Missing teen found: Summer Steenolsen (correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries Jr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C16021367   Media Release update (corrects date in last paragraph) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 17-year-old Summer Steenolsen of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. She was found December 9 [corrected date] in Kona.

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12-12-16 Missing teen found: Summer Steenolsen

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries Jr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C16021367   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 17-year-old Summer Steenolsen of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. She was found December 11 in Kona.

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12-12-16 Missing teen found: Alexia Galeon

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C16027980   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Alexia Galeon of Kamuela, who was reported missing. She was found in Puna on December 4.

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12-12-16 Missing teen: Kelson Pedro

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Sergeant Tyson Matsumura Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C16032191 Missing: Kelson Pedro   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Honokaʻa boy who was reported missing. Kelson Pedro was last seen in Honokaʻa on December 7. He is described as 4-foot-10 to 5-feet tall, about 90 pounds with […]

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12-12-16 Kona suspicious device update

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Sergeant Rollin Rabara Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16032297   Media Release (update) With help from personnel from the U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD), Hawaiʻi Island police determined that a suspicious device found in Kona on Friday (December 9) was non-explosive. At 7:23 a.m. Friday, police received […]

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12-12-16 Missing: Crystal Lynn Cabanatan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C16025075 Crystal Cabanatan   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 28-year-old Keaʻau woman who was reported missing. Crystal Lynn Cabanatan was last seen on November 24 in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Keaʻau. She is described as a “local […]

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12-12-16 Wanted: Kieven Ayala

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16032115 Kieven Ayala   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 25-year-old Honomū man who is wanted for terroristic threatening and violating terms of probation. Kieven Ayala is described as about 6-feet tall, 295 pounds with short black hair […]

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12-12-16 Wanted: Jorge Pagan-Torres and Kelli Colan

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16026590 Jorge-Pagan Torres Kelli Colan   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 33-year-old Hilo man and a 26-year-old Hilo woman who are wanted for questioning in a case in which a rental car was […]

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12-09-16 Hilo attempted murder (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C16032301   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 4 p.m. Friday (December 9) on Highway 11 in Keaʻau. While conducting checks for a stolen pickup truck connected to an attempted murder investigation, officers […]

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12-09-16 Suspicious vehicle fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Sergeant Rollin Rabara Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16032218   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in connection with a suspicious vehicle fire in Kailua-Kona. Shortly after midnight Thursday (December 8) police received a report of a vehicle fire on the 74-5500 block of […]

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12-09-16 Hilo attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16032301 Stephen Whitney Stolen Truck Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a suspect in connection with a domestic-related incident in Hilo on Friday morning (December 9) that sent a woman to the hospital. At 8:21 a.m., South Hilo […]

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12-09-16 Police investigating large shipment of illegal drugs

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Sherry Bird Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226 Report No. C16032230   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a large shipment of illegal drugs destined for West Hawaiʻi. On Thursday (December 8) the Area II Vice Section’s Airport Task Force unit recovered 2,800.4 grams (approximately six pounds) of […]

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12-09-16 Suspicious device causes closure of mall and road

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Sergeant Rollin Rabara Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16032297   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have closed a shopping mall and part of a road in Kona because of a suspicious device. At 7:23 a.m., police received a call about a suspicious device in front of a business at […]

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12-08-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 28, 2016, through December 4, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the […]

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12-08-16 Missing: Justin Fuerte

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Sergeant Kalae Lee Phone: 939-2520 Report No. C1032169   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 31-year-old Nāʻālehu man who was reported missing. Justin Kamuela Fuerte is described as Hawaiian, about 5-foot-6, 135 pounds and bald. He has tattoos of the Hawaiian island chain on his lower right […]

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12-07-16 Missing woman: Ryeann Tuncap

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Juergen Canda Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16021106   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a woman who was reported missing. The woman, tentatively identified as Ryeann Tuncap, is described as being from Guam, 29-30 years old, about 5-foot-5, 120 pounds with long dark-brown hair and with […]

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12-07-16 Officer of the Month: Andrew Springer

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Officer of the Month: Andrew Springer   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Andrew Springer as “Officer of the Month” for December in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (December 7) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Springer was honored […]

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12-07-16 Missing teen: Summer Steenolsen

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries Jr. Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C16021367 Summer Steenolsen   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kona girl who was reported missing. Summer Steenolsen was last seen in Waimea on August 10. She is described as 5-foot-7, 135 pounds […]

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12-06-16 Woman in surveillance photo identified, arrested

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16030574 Stephanie Paulo   Media Release (update) Thanks to tips from the public, Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a woman whose image was captured on video surveillance in connection with a theft investigation. On the afternoon of November 19, a woman […]

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12-05-16 HI-PAL volleyball in Pāhala

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing Section Sergeant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 259 Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Girls participate in passing drills. Jensen Navarro-Villa practices setting. Kealii Kuahuia shows his ‘kill-ability.’ UH-Hilo Vulcan Coach Tino Reyes demonstrates ‘bump’ form.   Media Release Seventy-two youths participated in the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic held […]

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12-05-16 Neighbors confront burglary suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16031720 Chas Akiona Media Release A Pāpaʻikou man faces burglary and theft charges, thanks in part to neighbors who confronted him at a construction site. On Friday (December 2), Puna District officers responded to a report of a burglary on […]

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12-02-16 Wanted: Derek Liu

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Derek Liu   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 52-year-old Honokaʻa man who is wanted for violating terms of bail. Derek Liu is described as 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts […]

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12-02-16 Wanted: Randen Tabac

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Randen Tabac   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 24-year-old Honokaa man wanted on bench warrants. Randen K. Tabac is wanted on drug and theft charges and for contempt of court and violating terms of probation. He is also wanted for questioning […]

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12-02-16 Still wanted: Michael James Varize

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Michael Varize   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 28-year-old man who is wanted on three bench warrants. Michael James Varize—also known as Lawrence Fujioka, also known as Larry Fujioka, also known as “Mikey Boy”—is wanted for probation […]

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12-02-16 Still wanted: Leilani Torres

Hawaii Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Leilani Torres   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 27-year-old Hilo woman wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Leilani Torres is described as 5-foot-4, 135 pounds with black hair and brown […]

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12-02-16 Missing teen: Mariah Gonsalves

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Paul Kim Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16031630   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Mariah Gonsalves was last seen in Hilo on December 1. She is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-7, 215 pounds with brown hair and hazel […]

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12-02-16 Kona double fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Justin Hooser Phone: 326-4646. Ext. 229 Report No. C16031599   Media Release A woman and a man died in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday afternoon (December 1) in Kona near the 31.5-mile marker of Highway 190. They have been identified as 45-year-old Jeongah Hyun of Kailua-Kona […]

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11-30-16 Increase in counterfeit bills

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing Section Sergeant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 259 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an increase in counterfeit money in circulation. Kona police officers have been responding to numerous calls about fake $100 bills. The phony money looks, feels and appears to be real even […]

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11-30-16 HI-PAL boxing returning to West Hawaii

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing Section/Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Sergeant  Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 259   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department announces the return to West Hawaiʻi of the HI-PAL boxing program for boys and girls ages 8-17. Events will begin in February 2017. For information on how to participate […]

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11-30-16 Missing teen: Alexia Galeon

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C16027980 Missing: Alexia Galeon   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Kamuela girl who was reported missing. Alexia Galeon was last seen in Honokaʻa on October 21. She is described as 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-3, […]

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11-30-16 Police seek ID of woman in surveillance image

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16030574 Surveillance Image Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a theft from a retail establishment on the 100 block of East Puainako Street in Hilo. The suspect’s image was captured on video surveillance. At approximately 3:45 p.m. on November 19, […]

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11-29-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 21, 2016, through November 27, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. So far this year, there have been […]

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11-29-16 Resort awards telephone scam

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a series of telephone scams by callers claiming to represent resort hotels. A recorded messages claims that the recipient is an awards member of the resort and has earned either free […]

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11-28-16 Missing teen: George Price-Apo

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16027836 Missing: George Price-Apo   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. George Price-Apo was last seen in Hilo on October 19. He is described as Hawaiian, 6-foot-1, 140 pounds with brown eyes […]

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11-25-16: Police seek tips in Ahualoa burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C16030040   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for information about some unusual items stolen in a burglary outside Honokaʻa. The property was stolen from a vacant house in the Āhualoa area sometime between September 1 and November 13. The items included […]

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11-23-16 Mitchell Kanehailua promoted to Assistant Chief

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Mitchell Kanehailua Media Release Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has promoted Mitchell Kanehailua to the rank of assistant chief. When his promotion becomes effective on December 1, Kanehailua will oversee all police operations in West Hawaiʻi, filling the position currently held by Assistant […]

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11-23-16 New episode of ‘Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted’ starts Friday

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Jake Drummondo Cristinalynn Wakita Chauncy Smith   Media Release The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights two Kamuela men and a Hilo woman who are wanted by police. The new episode begins airing Friday […]

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11-23-16 Thanksgiving weekend DUI enforcement

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone:  961-2305   Media Release As part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” officers will conduct islandwide DUI checkpoints during the Thanksgiving weekend. Sergeant Robert P. Pauole, head of the Traffic Services Section, said impaired driving has been […]

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11-22-16 MADD awards for DUI arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: 961-2332 Chief Harry Kubojiri congratulates East Hawaiʻi Officers Gregg Karonis, Bryson Miyose, Jacob Obermiller and Erhard Autrata. Major Mitchell Kanehailua congratulates West Hawaiʻi Officers Adam Roberg, Kimo Keliipaakaua, Chandler Nacino and Severo Ines.   Media Release Eight Big Island police officers were honored this week […]

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11-22-16 Mailbox thefts

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C16030799   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a theft of multiple cluster mailbox units in the area between Hawaiian Beaches and Four Corners Kapoho between Monday and Tuesday (November 21 and November 22). Police ask anyone with any information about […]

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11-22-16 County Manager of the Year: Robert Wagner

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Officer Bryan Tina, Officer Kristi Crivello, Chief Harry Kubojiri, Sergeant Brandon Konanui and Deputy Chief Paul Ferreira pose with Captain Robert Wagner (4th from left), who was named ‘Hawaiʻi County Manager of the Year.’ Media Release Police Captain Robert F. Wagner was […]

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11-22-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 14, 2016, through November 20, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the […]

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11-11-16 Reminder: Deadline to register for HI-PAL’s “Winter Basketball Classic” tournament is November 25

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hawaii Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Phone: 961-8121 Fax: 961-8845   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is reminding the public that November 25 is the deadline to register for the 36th annual “Winter Basketball Classic” tournament. The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will hold the tournament, in collaboration with the […]

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11-16-16 Operation Christmas Child

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Chief Harry Kubojiri presents 136 shoeboxes full of Christmas presents donated by Police Department personnel to Nell Quay, Operation Christmas Child area coordinator of East Hawaii. To the chief’s left is Steve Meek, the island’s collections coordinator for the charity project.   […]

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11-17-16 Officer of the Month: Joshua Baumgarner

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Aloha Exchange board member Joey Estrella presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Officer Joshua Baumgarner. Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Puna Patrol Officer Joshua Baumgarner on Thursday (November 17) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of […]

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11-17-16 Wanted man located: Tommy G. Martin

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C16029313   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 54-year-old Tommy G. Martin, who was wanted for theft and burglary. Thanks to a tip to Crime Stoppers, police located Martin at 11 a.m. at a home in Honokaʻa. He was arrested on […]

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11-17-16 Missing teen: Kailee-Ann Santiago

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Alan Kimura Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C16022447 Missing: Kailee Ann Santiago   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Kailee-Ann Santiago was last seen in Hilo on August 22. She is described as Puerto Rican, 5-foot, 145 pounds with […]

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11-17-16 Wanted: Tommy G. Martin

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Andrew Burian Phone: 775-7533 Report No. C16029313 Tommy G. Martin   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 54-year-old Hāmākua man wanted for theft and burglary. Tommy G. Martin has no permanent address but frequents the Honokaʻa area. He is described as 5-foot-9, 170 pounds with brown […]

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11-17-16 Missing teen found: Kaleb Boyd

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 302   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Kaleb Boyd of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. He was found Wednesday afternoon (November 17) in Kailua-Kona.

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11-16-16 Missing teen: Kaleb Boyd

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 302 Missing: Kaleb Boyd   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Kailua-Kona boy who was reported missing. Kaleb Boyd was last seen September 1 in Kailua-Kona. He is described as 5-foot-10, 150 pounds with blond hair and […]

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11-15-16 Missing: Emely Salmo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū District Captain Burt Shimabukuro Phone 939-2520 Report No. C16026355   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 37-year-old Nāʻālehu woman who was reported missing. Emely Salmo was last seen in Nāʻālehu on July 13. She is described as Filipino, 5-feet tall, 150 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and […]

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11-14-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 7, 2016, through November 13, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have […]

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11-14-16 Autopsy ordered in death of surfer

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Albert Jason Cortez Phone: 889-6540 Report No. C16029969   Media Release A 63-year-old man died while surfing Saturday morning in waters off Lighthouse Road in Hāwī. He has been identified As John Willard of Waikoloa. In response to a 10:16 a.m. call Saturday reporting an unresponsive man at […]

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11-14-16 Missing woman located: Jessica Tsibulski

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Sergeant Mekia Rose Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16028068 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 22-year-old Jessica Tsibulski of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on November 7.

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11-14-16 Police release composite drawing of burglary suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Captain Robert Wagner Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C16013714 Composite Drawing   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for a burglary in Hilo on May 31. At about 2:15 p.m. on that date, police responded to the 1900 […]

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11-04-16 Kohala double fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Bradley Freitas Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C16029298   Media Release A man and a woman died in a traffic crash Friday morning (November 4) in North Kohala near the 15-mile marker of Kohala Mountain Road (Route 250). They have been identified as 77-year-old Albert Kita and […]

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11-04-16 Keanu Krause located

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Alan Watanabe Phone: 965-2216 Report No. C16028579 Keanu Krause Dyson Sarme-Medeiros   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have located 20-year-old Keanu K. Krause of Kurtistown, who was wanted for burglary. He was arrested in Mountain View Thursday afternoon (November 3) on suspicion of burglary and theft for a […]

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11-03-16 Wanted: Keanu Krause

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Lieutenant Alan Watanabe Phone: 975-2716 Report No. C16025397 Keanu Krause   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 20-year-old Puna man wanted for burglary. Keanu K. Krause of Kurtistown is described as 5-foot-10, 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on his […]

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11-03-16 Wanted: Rosenda Santiago

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C15028708 Rosenda Santiago   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old Pāhoa woman who is wanted on three bench warrants. Rosenda Santiago is wanted for violating terms of bail and two counts of contempt of court. She […]

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11-03-16 Kona fatality (correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Bradley Freitas Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C16029133   Media Release (corrects name in 4th paragraph) A-10-year old Hōnaunau girl died from a vehicle-pedestrian crash Wednesday afternoon (November 2) in South Kona near the 106-mile marker of the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11). She has been identified as […]

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11-03-16 Kona fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Bradley Freitas Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C16029133   Media Release A-10-year old Hōnaunau girl died from a vehicle-pedestrian crash Wednesday afternoon (November 2) in South Kona near the 106-mile marker of the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11). She has been identified as Janexty Kaaloa. Responding to a […]

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11-02-16 Officer of the Month: Michael Collings

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Michael Collings   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Michael Collings as “Officer of the Month” for November in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (November 2) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Collings was honored for detaining a drunk […]

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11-02-16 Highway 11 closed in Hōnaunau

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Captain Randal Ishii Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299 Report No. T16005467   Media Release Highway 11 in Hōnaunau is closed is both directions just north of the 107-mile marker due to a traffic accident. Police expect the road to be closed until at least 6 p.m. Middle Keʻei Road and Nāpoʻopoʻo […]

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11-02-16 Promotions announced

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Media Release Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has announced upcoming promotions of five employees from the rank of police officer to the rank of sergeant/detective: Sergeant Erich D. Jackson, a 10-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, will be assigned to the South Kohala […]

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11-01-16 Missing: Dante Blanchard

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16026643 Missing: Dante Blanchard   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Captain Cook boy who was reported missing. Dante Blanchard was last seen in Captain Cook on October 4. He is described as 5-foot-10, 160 pounds […]

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11-01-16 Hilo fatality (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: 961-2332 Report No. C16023595   Media Release (update) The man who died from injuries sustained in a pedestrian/vehicle crash in Hilo last month has been identified through fingerprints as 64-year-old Gary Hall of Hilo. Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash on October […]

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10-31-16 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 24, 2016, through October 30, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers was under the […]

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10-28-16 Officer of the Month: Roberto Segobia

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri Phone: 961-2244 Aloha Exchange board member Joey Estrella presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Officer Roberto Segobia. Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Roberto Segobia on Thursday (October 27) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” […]

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10-28-16 Trespassing arrest leads to additional charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16028331 Catherine Arbour Stephen Whitney   Media Release A trespassing arrest has led to more serious charges against one of two suspects. Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday (October 25), South Hilo Patrol officers responded a business property on Pau O […]

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10-28-16 Police seek information about September 3 fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Bradley Freitas Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. C16023633   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a two-vehicle traffic accident September 3 on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) just south of the Kamehameha III Highway intersection. During the investigation, police […]

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10-27-16 Puna man charged with nine offenses involving property crimes

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Phone: 965-2716 Report No. C15034513 Dyson Sarme-Medeiros   Media Release A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with nine offenses in connection with a string of property crimes on agriculture lands in the Keaʻau area. The suspect is identified as Dyson Dale Sarme-Medeiros of Mountain […]

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10-27-16 Halloween DUI checkpoints and patrols

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 961-2305   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police will increase DUI checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in conjunction with anticipated Halloween events. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Sergeant Robert Pauole, head of […]

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10-27-16 Still wanted: Kanen-Dean Ventura-Flores

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Community Policing Officer Scott Dewey Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 257 Kanen-Dean Ventura-Flores   Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about an 18-year-old Honokaʻa man wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. Kanen-Dean Ventura-Flores is described as 5-foot-10, 150 pounds with brown hair and […]

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10-27-16 Man charged with robbery after alleged shoplifting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2251 Report No. C16028450 Ku Manuia   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Hilo man who was arrested in connection with a robbery Wednesday at a store in Hilo. At 1:23 p.m. Wednesday (October 26), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to […]

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10-26-16 Missing: Dante Blanchard

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Sergeant Mekia Rose Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16026643 Missing: Dante Blanchard   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Captain Cook boy who was reported missing. Dante Blanchard was last seen in Captain Cook on October 4. He is described as 5-foot-10, 160 pounds […]

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10-26-16 Missing person: Jessica Tsibulski

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division Sergeant Mekia Rose Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. C16028068 Missing: Jessica Tsibulski Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported missing. Jessica Tsibulski was last seen in Kailua-Kona on October 9. She is described as a 5-foot-5, 100 pounds with blond […]

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10-26-16 South Kona fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Bradley P. Freitas Phone: 326-4646. Ext. 229 Report No. C16028388   Media Release A 40-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Tuesday evening (October 25) in South Kona near the 102-mile marker of Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11). She has been identified as Denise Scott of […]

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