Author Archives: Denise Laitinen

2-29-24 Puna Man Charged with Felonies Relating to Domestic Incident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 24-019142 Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area I Juvenile Aid Section arrested and charged 31-year-old Jesse Franklin Gonsalves Canizo with felony abuse of a family household member following an incident in Pāhoa on Monday afternoon, February 26, 2024. At 5:17 p.m., […]

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2-29-24 Missing Elderly Hilo Man Tetsuya Yamada Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Patrol  Captain Brian PrudencioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-019829 Media Release On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Hawai‘i Island police responded to a report of an elderly missing man who was last seen in the area of the 800 block of Ainalako Road in Hilo. It was determined that 87-year-old […]

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2-28-24 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of February 19, through February 25, 2024, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Five of the drivers were under the age […]

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2-28-24 Police Arrest and Charge Hilo Man in Connection with Two Kona Robberies

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No.: 24-019018  Media Release            Hawai‘i Island police arrested and charged 29-year-old Marty Pangelinan, of Hilo, with various offenses related to two robberies in Kailua-Kona on Monday, February 26, 2024.   At 11:50 a.m. on Monday, the 44-year-old female manager of a gas station […]

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2-27-24 California Woman Dies in Head-on Crash in Honomū

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2391Report No.: 24-019153 Media Release Two men were critically injured and one woman died following a two-vehicle traffic collision in Honomū on Māmalahoa Highway, (Highway 19), early Monday evening, February 26, 2024. Responding to the 6:07 p.m. call, police learned that a 2019 Ford pickup […]

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2-26-2024 Police Arrest And Charge Hilo Man in Auto Theft Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No. 24-018454 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 18-year-old Russel Britos, of Hilo, with various offenses related to a Hilo auto theft.    The charges against Britos stem from an incident on Saturday, February 24, 2024, just after 1:00 p.m., in […]

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2-26-24 Kailua-Kona Man Arrested and Charged After Eight-Vehicle Collision in Captain Cook

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-018053 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 35-year-old Kevin Bell of Kailua-Kona with numerous offenses following an eight-vehicle collision in Captain Cook, on Friday morning, February 23, 2024. At 10:38 a.m., police dispatch received numerous reports of a red pick-up truck […]

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2-26-24 (Update) Police Detectives Continue Hawaiian Paradise Park Drowning Investigation 

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-016422 Media Release (Update #2) Hawai‘i Island police detectives continue to actively investigate the circumstances surrounding the February 18, 2024, death of a 29-year-old Kea’au woman, identified as Kala’iokealaula Ashley Nicole Reyes Kanekoa. There has recently been an influx of information being spread […]

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2-26-24 Hilo Man Arrested and Charged for Child Sex Solicitation as Part of Operation Keiki Shield

Hawai‘i police Department Area I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 24-018504 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police arrested and charged a 42-year-old Hilo man for child sex solicitation as part of a multi-agency undercover operation designed to identify and arrest individuals using the internet to facilitate sexual crimes against children. Between Friday, […]

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2-25-24 Kailua-Kona Man Dies in Head-on Crash in Honaunau

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 24-018772 Media Release An 18-year-old Honaunau man has been arrested for negligent homicide after a head-on crash Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2024, in Honaunau left a 49-year-old Kailua-Kona man dead. At 2:13 p.m., police responded to a traffic collision involving two […]

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2-23-24 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of February 12, through February 18, 2024, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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2-22-24 California Man Charged with Burglary and Domestic Related Offenses

Area I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 24-016970 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 43-year-old Jerry Rosales, of Carson, California, with first-degree burglary and domestic related offenses following an incident in Hilo, on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2024. At 5:28 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to a domestic incident […]

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2-22-24 (Update) Missing Endangered Man Jordan Paris Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolActing Sergeant Daniel K. TamPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 24-017588 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that 32-year-old Jordan Paris, who was previously reported as missing, was located in Pāhoa on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in good health. 

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2-22-24 Police Respond to Report of Unexploded Ordnance in South Kohala

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala PatrolActing Captain Roylen ValeraPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No.:  24-017678 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are reminding the public about steps to take when they encounter unexploded ordnance (UXO) after responding to a call of possible UXO discovered off of  Waikoloa Road Thursday morning, February 22, 2024. South Kohala patrol officers responding to […]

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2-22-24 Police Seeking Missing Endangered Kea‘au Man Jordan Paris

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Heiarii Lee Chip SaoPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 24-017588 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 32-year-old Jordan Paris, of Kea‘au, who was reported missing. He was last seen walking on Paradise Drive in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Kea‘au, on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at […]

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2-21-24 Police Investigating Possible Drowning of New York Visitor in South Kohala

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictSergeant Keith NacisPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No.: 24-017341 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 46-year-old woman visiting from New York that occurred in South Kohala on Wednesday morning, February 21, 2024. The woman has been positively identified as Elizabeth L. Grace, of Loudonville, New York.   […]

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2-21-24 (Update) Missing Kona Man Keona Taniguchi Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 23-076935 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 19-year old Keona Taniguchi of Kona, who was previously reported missing on August 11, 2023, was located in good health on Friday, February 2, 2024, in Kea‘au.

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2-21-24 (Update) Police Identify Kea‘au Drowning Victim

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 24-016422 Media Release (Update #1) Hawai‘i Island police have identified the woman who drowned early Sunday morning after reportedly falling into the ocean along the shoreline cliffs in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Kea‘au as 29-year-old Kala‘iokealaula Ashley Nicole Reyes Kanekoa of […]

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2-21-24 Police Seeking Runaway John Peneku

Hawai‘i Police Department Hilo PatrolOfficer Danton ZimmermanPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-016019 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old John Peneku who was reported as a runaway. Peneku was last seen on Poouli Road in Kurtistown on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. He is described as local […]

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2-20-24 Police Arrest and Charge Smoke Shop Owner with Drug Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Vice SectionActing Lieutenant Kelly MonizPhone: (808) 961-2259Report No.: 23-096049 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police, in partnership with the State Narcotics Enforcement Division, have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Hilo man with various drug-related offenses. At 2:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, February 15, 2024, Area I Vice Section officers, along with agents […]

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2-20-24 Police Seeking Runaway Kaleikaumaka Hanuna-Shook

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Taylor CruzPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 24-016956 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Kaleikaumaka Hanuna-Shook of Kea‘au, who was reported as a runaway. She was last seen at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in Kea‘au wearing a black jacket and red shorts. Hanuna-Shook […]

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2-20-24 (Update) Autopsy Results For Man’s Body Located in Hilo Harbor

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 24-013494 Media Release Autopsy results for an elderly Hilo man whose body was found in Hilo Harbor earlier this month indicate that his death was the result of a probable drowning. Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on February 9, 2024, Hilo patrol officers and […]

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2-18-24 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kea‘au

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolCaptain Todd PatarayPhone: (808) 965-2718Report No.: 24-016422 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 29-year-old woman from Kea‘au that occurred early Sunday morning, February 18, 2024, off the shoreline cliffs near Paradise Drive and Beach Road in Kea‘au. At 1:59 a.m., Puna patrol officers, along with Hawai‘i […]

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2-15-24 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Kaimana Mata-Keoluhoa

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionOfficer Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 24-007971 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Kaimana Mata-Keohuloa, who was reported as a runaway. Mata-Keohuloa was last seen on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in the Hilo area wearing a white headband, […]

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2-15-24 Kea‘au Woman Charged for Domestic Related Offenses Involving Her Two Children

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 24-014502 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 41-year-old Holly Kaleki White, of Kea‘au, with domestic related offenses following an incident in Pāpa‘ikou on Monday morning, February 12, 2024. At 10:36 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to a welfare check call […]

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2-15-24 Police Checking Child Safety Seats in Hilo This Saturday

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release As part of Hawai‘i Police Department’s (HPD) ongoing efforts to ensure keiki safety on our island roads, HPD will conduct a combined DUI check point / child safety seat inspection clinic on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. […]

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2-14-24 (Update) Missing Kealakekua Man Roger Tolar  Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-014522 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 53-year-old Roger Tolar of Kealakekua, who was previously reported as missing, was located in Kailua-Kona on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in good health. The Hawai‘i Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance […]

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2-13-24 Police Receive Tommy Liftgate Donations

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Community Policing SectionCommunity Policing Lieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department’s Community Policing Section extends a heartfelt mahalo to the non-profit organization Vibrant Hawai‘i, for their recent donation of two Tommy liftgates, one in Hilo and one in Kona. The liftgates, valued at $15,000, will enhance the Community Policing […]

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2-13-24 Police Arrest and Charge Hilo Man with Property Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Amy OmayaPhone: (808) 961-2381Report No.: 23-120593 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Keoni Brian Paulino of Hilo with various offenses after investigating a reported mail theft in November 2023. The charges stem from a report of mail stolen from a mailbox, including the victim’s […]

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2-13-24 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of February 5, through February 11, 2024, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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2-12-24 Police Seeking Missing Kealakekua Man Roger Tolar  

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-014522 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 53-year-old Roger Tolar of Kealakekua who was reported missing on Tuesday, February 12, 2024. Tolar was last seen in the 79-7400 block of Māmalahoa Highway in Kealakekua on Friday, February 9, […]

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2-12-24 Fentanyl Arrests and Recovery Stats for Jan. 2024

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin T. MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2344 Media Release As part of its continuing community outreach about the dangers of fentanyl, Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) provides monthly updates on the amount of fentanyl related arrests (possession/distribution) in Hawai‘i County and the quantity of fentanyl recovered for the preceding month. During the […]

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2-12-24 (Update) Missing Woman Deirdre Ichimura Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 24-013986 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 51-year-old Deidre Ichimura of Hilo, who was previously reported as missing, was located in Hilo on Monday morning, February 12, 2024, in good health. The Hawai‘i Police Department thanks the public for their assistance in […]

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2-12-24 (Update) Runaway Kingston Rikar Located, Runs Away Again Same Day

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Christopher FukumotoPhone: (808) 965-2716Report Nos: 24-010192 & 24-013319 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 15-year-old Kingston Rikar, who was reported as a runaway on January 30, 2024, (report #: 24-010192), was located in Pāhoa, on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in good health. However, he subsequently ran away again later the […]

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2-11-24 Police Seeking Missing Woman Deirdre Ichimura

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Alexis Amon-Wilkins  Phone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-013986 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 51-year-old Deirdre Ichimura of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was last seen in the 100 block of Apoke Street in Hilo on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Ichimura is Asian with […]

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2-09-24 Police Seeking Two Female West Hawai‘i Runaways

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Jerome A. ManuelPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. 24-013597 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two female runaways from the same household in Kona, 13-year-old Zerri Mendiola and 16-year Ella Ishoda. Due to Mendiola’s age, she is considered endangered.  Both were last seen at their […]

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2-09-24 Public Invited to Kona Coffee With a Cop Events in February

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionSergeant Brandon MansurPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259 Media Release West Hawai‘i residents are invited to attend three Coffee With a Cop events this month in Kona for an opportunity to get to know their district police officers. These popular events are intentionally informal with no agenda. Topics of conversation can […]

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2-09-24 Police Renew Request for Information Regarding 1987 Unsolved Homicide

Hawai‘i Police Department                              Area I Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Derek MorimotoPhone: (808) 961-2380Report No. C-60060 Media Release Based on new information regarding an unsolved homicide from 1987, Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance regarding the murder of Lynn Ebisuzaki in Hilo. On May 1, 1987, at 10:00 p.m., Hilo patrol officers responded […]

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2-09-24 Police Investigating After Body of Hilo Man Found in Hilo Harbor

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 24-013494 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) is investigating the discovery of a man’s body found floating in Hilo Harbor on Friday morning, February 9, 2024. The man has since been positively identified as a 73-year-old Dennis William […]

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2-09-24 Police Co-Hosting Child Safety Seat Clinic in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department, in partnership with Kona Target, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, and other community organizations, will hold a free child safety seat clinic for families on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Kona […]

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2-08-24 (Update) Missing Endangered Pāhoa Man Foster Baucom Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Edward PetriePhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.:  24-013236 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 71-year-old Foster Baucom, who was previously reported missing, was located in good health in Hilo on Thursday, February 8, 2024. The Hawaii Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Baucom.  

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2-08-24 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Endangered Pāhoa Man Foster Baucom

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Edward PetriePhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.:  24-013236 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 71-year-old Foster Baucom of Pāhoa who was reported as missing. He is considered endangered due to his age and possible need for medications. Baucom was last seen on Thursday, February 8, 2024, […]

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2-08-24 Public Invited to Coffee With a Cop in Waimea

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictActing Captain Roylen ValeraPhone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for Coffee with a Cop on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Burger King in Waimea, 67-1185 Māmalahoa Highway. Come share your thoughts, ideas, and […]

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2-08-24 (Update) Runaway Demarion Olloway Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Blane KenolioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-012026 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 17-year-old Demarion Olloway, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Kona on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in good health.

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2-08-24 Police Urge Motorists to Drive Sober This Super Bowl Sunday

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionProgram Manager Torey KeltnerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release With Super Bowl LVIII taking place on Sunday, February 11, 2024, the Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) has teamed up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind Big Island football fans that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Whether you’re hosting a […]

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2-07-24 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of January 29, through February 4, 2024, Hawai`i Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age […]

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2-07-24 Police Seeking Two Male Runaways

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Blane KenolioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-012026 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two male runaways in east Hawaii, 16-year-old Kinser Rofes and 17-year-old Demarion Olloway. Both were last seen in the 1000 block of Leilani Street in Hilo on Sunday, February 4, 2024.  Rofes […]

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2-06-24 Hilo Man Arrested and Charged for Domestic Related Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 24-012085 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 60-year-old Vance Elroy Bond of Hilo with domestic related offenses following an incident in Hilo on Monday morning, February 5, 2024. At 7:50 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to an active domestic […]

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2-06-24 Police Seeking Missing California Man Chritoph Litschke

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan Kohara   Phone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 24-010156 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police, in collaboration with the Belmont Police Department in California, is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Chritoph Litschke of Belmont, California. He was last seen in Belmont, California, on June 19, 2023, and maybe on Hawai‘i […]

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2-05-24 Police Charge Mountain View Woman Following Warrant Arrest

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Vice SectionActing Lieutenant Kelly MonizPhone: (808) 961-2259Report No.: 24-011195 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged 36-year-old Florelynn Ito, of Mountain View, with attempted assault of a police officer and numerous drug offenses after an incident in Puna on Friday morning, February 2, 2024. At 10:40 a.m. on Friday, […]

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2-05-24 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Alfred Andon

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionOfficer Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-115967 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Alfred Andon, who was reported as a runaway in Hilo, on December 9, 2023. Later that same day Andon was located in good health. However, shortly after being […]

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2-05-24 HI-PAL Assists with Keiki Rodeo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Community PolicingCommunity Policing Lieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Activities League (HI-PAL), congratulates the 250 keiki, age five to 17, who participated in the Hawaii Keiki Rodeo Association competition on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center. Organized by the Hawai‘i Keiki Rodeo Association, this event […]

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2-04-24 Police Seeking Driver in Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run in Ka‘u

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 24-011763 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are searching for the driver of an unknown vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run collision in Ka‘u early Sunday morning, February 4, 2024, in which a 25-year-old Kealakekua man died. The collision took place […]

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2-04-24 Police Charge Kona Man After Fentanyl Arrest at Airport

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea II Vice SectionLieutenant Edwin A. BuytenPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 226Report No.: 24-011258 Media Release A Kailua-Kona man was arrested and charged with drug and bail offenses after police intercepted him arriving at Kona International Airport at Keahole with more than 21 grams of suspected fentanyl on Friday afternoon, February 2, 2024. At […]

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2-02-24 Police Seeking Runaway Kiana Gilliland

Hawai’i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Blane KenolioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-009583        Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Kiana Gilliland who was reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the area of 1000 block of Leilani Street in Hilo on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at around 9:00 […]

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2-02-24 Police Arrest and Charge Pāhoa Man with Drug Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-010529 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged a 56-year-old Pāhoa man with various drug-related offenses.  On Wednesday afternoon, January 31, 2024, at 2:30 p.m., Area I vice officers arrested Pio Kapeli at the Mo‘oheau Bandstand in downtown Hilo. The arrest […]

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2-02-24 Police Seeking Runaway Aiden Becker

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Michael Matsumura            Phone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 24-010629 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Aiden Becker who was reported as a runaway on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Becker was last seen in the 16-700 block of Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road near Kea‘au High School on Tuesday, […]

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2-02-24 Pāhoa Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on DKI Highway

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2339Report No.: 24-011022 Media Release A 30-year-old Pāhoa man died following a single-vehicle collision on Daniel K. Inouye (DKI) Highway in Hilo that occurred late Thursday evening, February 1, 2024. Officers responding to the 11:10 p.m. traffic collision determined that a 2003 Toyota sedan traveling […]

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2-01-24 Police Renew Request for Public’s Assistance with Locating Two Runaways

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionOfficer / K-9 Handler Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report Nos.: 23-085216 and 23-103521 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating two female runaways in unrelated cases, 17-year-old Zoeylynn Puaoi-Pinheiro and 16-year-old Mary Costner. Puaoi-Pinheiro is known to frequent the Hilo area and […]

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2-01-24 Police Arrest Honoka‘a Man Wanted on Outstanding Warrants

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala PatrolSergeant Anson CaceresPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No.: 24-008308 Media Release Responding to a tip, officers from multiple units within Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD), including Area II Hawai‘i Island Criminal Investigation Section (CIS), Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit, and South Kohala patrol officers located and arrested 31-year-old Chace Gambill of Honoka‘a on Wednesday […]

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2-01-24 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of January 22, through January 28, 2024, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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1-31-24 Runaway Kingston Rikar Located, Runs Away Again Same Day

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Michael Matsumura            Phone: (808) 965-2716Report Numbers: 24-008706 and 24-010192 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 15-year-old Kingston Rikar, who was reported as a runaway on Friday, January 26, 2024, (report # 24-008706), was located in Pāhoa on Monday, January 29, 2024, in good health. However, Rikar subsequently ran away the […]

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1-31-24 (Update) Missing Pāhoa Man Zackery Caruthers-Styhl Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 24-002431 Media Release      Hawai‘i Island police report that 30-year-old Zackery Caruthers-Styhl of Pāhoa, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, in good health. The Hawai‘i Police Department thanks the public for their assistance in locating Caruthers-Styhl.   

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1-31-24 Police Investigating Death of Ocean View Woman

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 24-010214 Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) are investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman after she stopped her dog from attacking her pet goat. At this time, it does not appear that her injuries from […]

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1-30-24 Police Seek Elderly Volcano Man Joseph Madeiros

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Alipate Moleni  Phone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 24-010201 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 67-year-old Joseph Frances Madeiros, who was reported as an endangered missing person. Madeiros was last seen leaving his residence on Makaala Road in Volcano, on Thursday, January 25, 2024, but not […]

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1-30-24 (Update) Missing Woman Shannon Smith Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHāmākua PatrolCaptain  Reynold KahalewaiPhone: (808) 775-7533Report No.: 24-009906 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 39-year-old Shannon Smith, who was previously reported missing, was located in Honoka‘a on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, in good health. The Hawai‘i Police Department thanks the public for their assistance in locating Smith.            

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1-30-24 (Update) Wanted Nā‘ālehu Man Matthew Koi Arrested

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 24-008698 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police report that 20-year-old Matthew Koi of Nā‘ālehu, who was previously wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in two other criminal investigations, was arrested in Ka‘ū on Sunday January 28, 2024, at 6:45 p.m., after […]

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1-30-24 Second Annual HI-PAL T-Ball Tournament Held in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHilo Community Policing SectionCommunity Police Officer Darren AbalosPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release More than 250 keiki from around Hawai‘i Island, age six to eight years old, recently came together to compete in the second annual Hawai‘i Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) coach-pitch/T-ball baseball tournament. Hosted by Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) at the Kawananakoa […]

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1-29-24 Police Searching for Missing Woman Shannon Smith

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHāmākua PatrolCaptain  Reynold KahalewaiPhone: (808) 775-7533Report No.: 24-009906 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are searching for 39-year-old Shannon Smith who was reported as missing on Monday, January 29, 2024. She is described as having a fair complexion, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 110 pounds, with strawberry-blonde hair and blue eyes. Smith was last […]

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1-29-24 Police Renew Request for Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway King Kehoe

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid Section (JAS)Officer / K-9 Handler Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-071929 Media Release (Update #2) Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old King Kehoe, who was reported as a runaway. Kehoe was last seen in the area of Kalapana Gardens in Kalapana […]

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1-27-24 (Update) Missing Hilo Man Ryzen-Josiah Dasalla Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Preston PaglinawanPhone: (808) 961-2213Report No.: 24-008700 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 21-year-old Ryzen-Josiah Dasalla of Hilo, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kona on Saturday, January 27, 2024, in good health. Hawaii Police Department thanks the public for their assistance.

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1-27-24 (Update) Missing Idaho Visitor Jennifer O’Meara Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Cody CorreiaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 24-008747 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 45-year-old Jennifer O’Meara, a visitor from Idaho who was previously reported as missing, was located on Saturday morning, January 27, 2024, in the Puna district in good health. The Hawai‘i Police Department thanks the public for their assistance. […]

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1-24-24 Police Arrest and Charge Kona Woman for Burglary and Theft Offenses, Seek Male Accomplice

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No.: 24-006909 Media Release A 24-year-old Kona woman was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and drug offenses after police located her in the general area of a reported burglary in possession of items that appeared to belong to the victim. Police […]

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1-24-24 Public Invited to Coffee With a Cop in South Kohala Jan. 26

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictActing Captain Roylen ValeraPhone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for Coffee with a Cop on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Mauna Lani Coffee Company in The Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani […]

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1-24-24 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of January 15, through January 21, 2024, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age […]

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1-23-24 (Update) Driver Involved in Ka‘ū Motorcycle Collision Located and Arrested

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (8080 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 24-006798 Media Release (Update #1) Officers with Hawai‘i Police Department’s (HPD) Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit have located and arrested the driver of a 2006 Nissan Murano SUV that fled the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Ocean View on Saturday […]

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1-23-24 Police Seeking Man Wanted on Two Outstanding Warrants

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Cacique MelendezPhone: (808) 400-1529 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 31-year-old Chace Gambill of Honoka‘a, who is wanted on two outstanding warrants of arrests and is a suspect in multiple stolen vehicle investigations. Gambill is described as having a thin build, 5 feet […]

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1-22-24 Police Seeking Person of Interest in Three Criminal Investigations  

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolActing Sergeant Reuben PukahiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-006701 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Adam Krilla, who is a person of interest in three criminal investigations, including two auto theft cases and a burglary. Kona patrol officers arrested and charged Krilla last week with […]

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1-22-24 (Update) Missing Person Kamina Elias Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolActing Sergeant Daniel K. TamPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 24-005338 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that 44-year-old Kamina Elias, who was previously reported missing, was located in Pāhoa on Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2024, in good health. 

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1-22-24 Father and Son Arrested During a Search Warrant in Hilo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 24-006231 Media Release On Friday, January 19, 2024, members of Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area I Juvenile Aid Section and Vice Section arrested 32-year-old Waylan Ha‘aheo Silva and his 59-year-old father, Darrell Mark Silva, of Hilo, following the execution of a warrant at […]

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1-22-24 Police ID Victim in Downtown Hilo Death Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-005390 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have identified the victim who died last week following an incident at the Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal in downtown Hilo as 34-year-old Jimmy Kaneala Clifford Carmichael of Hilo. On Friday morning, January 19, 2024, an autopsy was performed […]

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1-22-24 Police Investigating Kona Vehicle Fire

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. 24-006878 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a Kona vehicle fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 21, 2024. Around 4:38 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to the 77-6400 block of Leialoha Street in Kailua-Kona for a report of […]

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1-22-24 (Update) Missing Person Tyree Shaw Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolActing Sergeant Daniel K. TamPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 24-001253 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that 46-year-old Tyree Maurice Shaw, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kailua-Kona on Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2024, and in good health. 

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1-21-24 Police Seeking Driver in Kaū Crash That Left Motorcyclist Critically Injured

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 24-006798 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the driver of a white 2006 Nissan Murano SUV after a two-vehicle collision in Ocean View on Saturday evening, January 20, 2024, left an Ocean View man with life-threatening injuries. Responding to a […]

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1-19-24 Police Seeking Runaway Zaydie-Rain Andrade-Takahashi

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Christian MaderaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 24-005975 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Zaydie-Rain Andrade-Takahashi who was reported as a runaway. Andrade-Takahashi was last seen in the Hawaiian Beaches area on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, wearing a gray long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. […]

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1-19-24 Police Request Public’s Assistance Identifying Kona Assault Suspect

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-006188 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding an assault that occurred in Kailua-Kona early Friday morning, January 19, 2024. At 3:55 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to the 75-6000 block of Ali‘i Drive for a report […]

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1-19-24 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of January 8, through January 14, 2024, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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1-18-24 Police Initiate Death Investigation in Downtown Hilo

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-005390 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation following an assault and subsequent death of a 34-year-old man in downtown Hilo on Tuesday evening, January 16, 2024. Shortly after 5:40 p.m., Hilo patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel […]

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1-18-24 Police Investigate Homeless Woman Who Gave Birth on Downtown Hilo Sidewalk

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-005381 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating an incident involving a 41-year-old homeless Hilo woman giving birth on the sidewalk on Mamo Street in downtown Hilo on Tuesday evening, January 16, 2024. Shortly after 5:15 p.m., Hilo Patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire […]

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1-18-24 Ka‘ū Top Enforcer and Officer of the Year Honored

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolActing Captain Pernell HanoaPhone: (808) 939-2520 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department is pleased to announce that two Ka‘ū District officers were recently recognized as 2023 “Ka‘ū Officer of the Year” and “Ka‘ū Top Enforcer”. Officer Rodney Kekaualua Jr. received the Officer of the Year award and Officer Jenna Kosinski-Santos received the […]

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1-18-24 Kona Man Arrested and Charged For Auto Theft After Seen Driving Stolen Vehicle

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolActing Lieutenant Aron TomotaPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-001518 Media Release A 29-year-old Kailua-Kona man was arrested and charged with auto theft and drug offenses after police spotted him operating a stolen vehicle in Kona on Sunday afternoon, January 14, 2024. Adam Krilla was arrested by Kona patrol officers at 4:38 […]

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1-17-24 Police Seeking Missing Woman Kamina Elias

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Taylor CruzPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 24-005338 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 44-year-old Kamina Elias who was last seen on Kamana Drive in Hilo on Sunday morning, January 14, 2024, however was not reported missing until recently.  She is described as having a dark complexion, 5 feet 7 inches […]

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1-16-24 Elderly Kona Man Arrested and Charged with Assault and Attempted Robbery

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 24-004585 Media Release Kona patrol officers arrested and charged an elderly Kailua-Kona man with a handful of offenses, including attempted robbery and assault, following an incident that took place in Kailua-Kona early Sunday morning, January 14, 2024. At approximately 6:45 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to […]

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1-16-24 (Update) Missing Kona Man Caige Wheeler Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Marco K. SegobiaPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-004971 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department reports that 23-year-old Caige Wheeler, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday afternoon, January 16, 2024, and in good health.

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1-16-24 Police Department’s 98th Recruit Class Graduates

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin T. MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 98th Police Recruit Class Recognition Ceremony was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in Hilo. This was an invite-only ceremony limited to police personnel, guest speakers, and family members of the recruits. The […]

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1-16-24 Annual DUI Stats for 2023

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release For the year 2023, there were 955 DUI arrests compared with 979 in 2022, a decrease of 2.5 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District   For the Year 2023       Hāmākua   8 North Hilo   3 […]

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1-15-24 Police Seeking Missing Kona Man Caige Wheeler

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Marco K. SegobiaPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 24-004971 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance locating 23-year-old Caige Wheeler of Kailua-Kona, who has been reported missing by his family. He is considered endangered as he’s required take medication on a daily basis.  Wheeler is described as Caucasian, 5 […]

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1-14-24 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Ka‘ū

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolActing Captain Pernell HanoaPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No.: 24-004345 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 24-year-old man  visiting from North Carolina that occurred in Ka‘ū on Saturday morning, January 13, 2024. Ka‘ū District patrol officers responded at approximately 11:23 a.m. to the South Point area after receiving […]

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1-12-24 Deputy Police Chief Reed Mahuna Sworn In

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin T. MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department announces that effective Tuesday, January 16, 2024, Major Reed K. Mahuna is permanently appointed as Deputy Police Chief. A 25-year veteran of the department, Mahuna was named Acting Deputy Chief on July 1, 2023. The Deputy Chief was sworn […]

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