Author Archives: Denise Laitinen

1-07-24 Police Investigating Structure Fire in Hōlualoa

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-002077 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a small structure fire that occurred early Sunday morning, January 7, 2024, in Hōlualoa. At 3:46 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to the 76-6000 block of Māmalahoa Highway for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, officers […]

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1-07-24 Police Investigating Fatal House Fire in Ocean View

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 24-002069 Media Release Detectives from Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) are investigating a structure fire that killed an elderly man early Sunday morning, January 7, 2024, in Ocean View.   At 2:13 a.m., police and fire personnel were dispatched […]

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1-07-24 Maui Man Dies in Kona Traffic Collision

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 24-002073 Media Release A 31-year-old Maui man died in a single-vehicle collision on Sunday morning, January 7, 2024, in Kailua-Kona. Responding to a call at 4:35 a.m., police determined that a silver 2004 Nissan Frontier pickup was traveling south (makai) of […]

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1-06-24 Police Investigating Kona Brush Fire

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-001790 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a brush fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 6, 2024, in Kailua-Kona. At 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, Kona patrol officers responded to the area of the 75-500 block of Kuakini Highway near Hualalai […]

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1-06-24 Officer Involved in Critical Pedestrian Collision

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Patrol  Captain Brian PrudencioPhone: (808) 961-2316Report No.: 24-001721 Media Release A 16-year-old male remains in critical condition following a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred at 10:24 p.m. Friday evening, January 5, 2024, on Kapiolani Street, between Mohouli Street and West Lanikaula Street, in Hilo. An 18-year veteran of the Hawai‘i Police Department […]

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1-05-24 Police Investigating Overdose at HCCC

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244Report Nos. 23-122609 and 24-001196 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating the link between an overdose death at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center (HCCC) and the recent arrest of a Kona couple on fentanyl charges.  On Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 1 p.m., Hilo patrol officers […]

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1-03-24 (Update) Police Identify Male in Apparent Murder/Suicide

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len HamakadoPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 224Report No.: 24-000170 Media Release (Update #1) As part of their ongoing investigation into the January 1, 2024, apparent murder/suicide in Kealakekua, detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) have identified the deceased male as 43-year-old Garret Kaleohano of […]

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1-03-24 Police Seeking Woman in Custodial Interference Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Juvenile Aid SectionDetective John KariPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 265Report No.: 23-074362 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance with locating 27-year-old Tatiana Sayad and her two-year-old son Ashley Allen. Sayad is wanted on an outstanding warrant relative to a custodial interference investigation. She resides in Kona but is […]

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1-03-24 Police Seeking Suspects in Hilo Robbery

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Amy OmayaPhone: (808) 961-2381Report No.: 23-119044 Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding a robbery that occurred on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., at a shopping center on East Puainako Street in […]

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1-02-24 (Update) Missing Ocean View Woman Devan Delaney Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolSergeant Eric OntiverosPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No.:  23-121191   Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 27-year-old Devan Delaney of Ocean View, who was previously reported missing, was located in good health on Sunday, December 31, 2023 in Ocean View. The Hawaii Police Department would like to thank the public’s assistance in locating […]

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1-01-24 Police Investigating Murder-Suicide in Kealakekua  

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len HamakadoPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 224Report No.: 24-000170 Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) are asking for the public’s assistance with any information relative to a murder/suicide that occurred on Monday, January 1, 2024, in Kealakekua. Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on […]

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1-01-24 (Update) Suspect Charged in S. Kohala Attempted Murder Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 23-122788  Media Release Detectives with Hawaii Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) have charged 39-year-old Alexander Alika Akau III of Waikoloa following a shooting incident in Kawaihae in the early morning hours on Saturday, December 30, 2023. On Sunday evening, December […]

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12-31-23 Police Launch Attempted Murder Investigation Following Kawaihae Shooting

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionActing Detective Joel FurutoPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext 281Report No.: 23-122788  Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) arrested a 39-year-old Waikoloa man as part of an attempted murder investigation following a reported shooting in Kawaihae in the early morning hours of Saturday, December […]

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12-29-23 Police Urging Motorists to Drive Safely This Holiday Weekend

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionProgram Manager Torey KeltnerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release As 2023 comes to a close, Hawai‘i Police Department urges motorists to drive safely and soberly during the New Year’s holiday weekend. Impaired driving is a problem on our island highways with drug impairment a factor in 50 percent of Hawaiʻi Island traffic […]

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12-29-23 Kona HI-PAL Youth Boxing Tournament Registration Now Open 

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community PolicingCommunity Policing Officer Leonard WarrenPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department’s Kona Community Policing Section is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Hawaii Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Youth Boxing Spring Showdown on Friday, March 22, 2024, at the Old Kona Airport Main Event […]

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12-29-23 Police Seek Missing Ocean View Woman Devan Delaney

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolSergeant Eric OntiverosPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No.: 23-121191   Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Devan Delaney of Ocean View, who was reported missing.  She was last known to be in the area of the Kahuku Country Market in Ocean View on Tuesday, December 19, […]

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12-29-23 Police Renew Request for Kona Woman Sought in Custodial Interference Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Juvenile Aid SectionDetective John KariPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 265Report No.: 22-014086 Media Release (Update #8)        Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance with locating 39-year-old Tara Lasham, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning relative to a custodial interference investigation. Lasham may be […]

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12-28-23 Police Seeking Runaway Thane Leialoha Jr.

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Patrol  Officer Coley RowePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-122310 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Thane Leialoha Jr. who was reported as a runaway on Thursday, December 28, 2023. Leialoha Jr. is considered endangered as he is in need of medical treatment.   He was […]

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12-28-23 (Update) Changes to Law Regarding Firearm Permitting Process Go Into Effect Jan. 1

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentRecords and Identification SectionActing Lieutenant Casey L. CabralPhone: (808) 961-2397 Correction: The following media release has been edited. Under long gun permits, applicants must have completed a hunter’s educations course in the past four years. It can not be substituted with a certified training class conducted by a certified instructor. Media Release The […]

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12-28-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 18, through December 24, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. Two of the drivers were under the age […]

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12-27-23 Police Seeking Missing Hilo Man Mitchell Carroll

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Lauren PachecoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-121737 ​​​​​​​Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 37-year-old Mitchell Carroll of Hilo, who was reported missing on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. Carroll was last seen on Sunday, December 24, at 10:30 p.m. at a residence on W. Lanikāula Street in […]

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12-26-23 Police Arrest and Charge Hilo Man for Sex Assault, Theft, and Drug Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Lieutenant Patrick AurelloPhone: (808) 961-8810Report No.: 23-120841 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Elswood Noeau, of Hilo, with numerous offenses, including sexual assault, drug, and theft charges following a domestic incident on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at a Hilo residence on Hinano Street. The […]

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12-26-23 Police Continue Hawaiian Acres Murder Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-120657 Media Release (Update #1) Hawai‘i Island police have reclassified the December 23, 2023, shooting of a Puna man to second-degree murder after the 39-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the Hilo Medical Center on Sunday morning, December 24. He has been positively […]

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12-26-23 Police Seeking Suspect in South Kohala Robbery

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Cacique MelendezPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 262Report No.: 23-120469 Media Release Hawai‘i island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a robbery at a South Kohala restaurant on Friday night, December 22, 2023. At approximately 10:55 p.m., on Friday, South Kohala patrol officers […]

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12-24-23 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Erich JacksonPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. 23-120872 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 57-year-old man from Germany that occurred on Sunday morning, December 24, 2023, in Hokulia Bay in Kailua-Kona.  At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Kona patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire Department (HFD) personnel […]

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12-23-23 Police Investigating Attempted Murder in Hawaiian Acres

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-120657 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police initiated an attempted murder investigation after a 39-year-old man was shot in his driveway in upper Puna on Saturday afternoon, December 23, 2023.          Shortly after 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Puna patrol officers responded to a residence in the […]

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12-22-23 Six Arrested in Hāmākua Warrant Sweep

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHāmākua PatrolCommunity Police Officer Joseph RochaPhone: (808) 775-7533 Media Release A Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) intra-department warrant sweep conducted in the Hāmākua district on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, resulted in the arrest of six individuals wanted for a total of seven outstanding warrants.  The warrant sweep was conducted by officers from HPD’s Hāmākua […]

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12-21-23 Police Continue Search for Missing Pa‘auilo Woman

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-110375 Media Release (Update #1) Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 60-year-old Haunani Trask Gibson of Pa‘auilo. Gibson has not been seen or heard from since early November 2023, when a family member went to check […]

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12-21-23 Police Seeking Ocean View Man Wanted on Warrant

Hawaii Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 23-098065 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Dorson “Buddy” Behrendt of Ocean View who is wanted for a $500,000 warrant after he was indicted for the shooting of a 53-year-old Ocean View man on October 15, […]

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12-21-23 Police Seeking Runaway Kaila Harris

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Shawn MirafuentesPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-118422 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 17-year-old Kaila Harris of Kea‘au, who was reported as a runaway. She was last seen at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023, in Hilo. Harris is described as 5 feet 3 […]

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12-21-23 Police Renew Request Seeking Whereabouts of Ocean View Woman Wanted on Warrants

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 23-103066 Media Release (Update #3) Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for assistance in locating 33-year-old Justina Alves of Ocean View, who is wanted on outstanding bench warrants and for questioning in four other criminal investigations. She is known to frequent the […]

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12-21-23 Police Investigate Kona Drowning

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolA/Sgt. Reuben Pukahi IIIPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. 23-110557 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 66-year old man from Utah that occurred on Wednesday, November, 22, 2023, near the Kailua Pier in Kailua-Kona. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on November 22, officers were assigned to a […]

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12-20-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 11, through December 17, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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12-20-23 (Update) Waimea Assault Suspect Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala PatrolOfficer Kiley LooPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No.: 23-113216 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 68-year-old David Manuel Clark, of Waimea, who is a suspect in an assault investigation, was located in Waimea on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. The Hawai‘i Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in […]

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12-19-23 Police Asking for Assistance in Locating Suspect in Waimea Assault  

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala PatrolOfficer Kiley LooPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No.: 23-113216 Media Release Hawaii Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 68-year-old David Manuel Clark, of Waimea, who is a suspect in an assault investigation. He is also wanted for questioning regarding a separate December 2022 assault investigation in the Waimea area. […]

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12-18-23 Puna Man Arrested and Charged for Drug and Firearms Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Vice SectionActing Lieutenant Kelly M. MonizPhone: (808) 961-2259Report No.: 23-117865 Media Release On Friday, December 15, 2023, members of Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area 1 Vice Section arrested 44-year-old Olomana P. Black, of Pahoa, following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at his residence in the Ainaloa subdivision. During the search […]

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12-18-23 Police Remind Vendors About Illegal Roadside Vending Enforcement

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionSergeant Brandon MansurPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department would like to remind the public of the ongoing enforcement initiative to address the illegal use of state highways and county roadways for the purpose of street vending. Since the start of this initiative on December 1, […]

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12-16-23 Police Investigating Stabbing In Hilo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-117986 Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section are investigating a weapons incident that occurred on Rainbow Drive in Hilo on Friday afternoon, December 15, 2023, which sent four people to the hospital. At approximately 2:06 p.m. on […]

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12-15-23 With 50 Percent of Traffic Fatalities in Past Three Years Due to Drugs, Police Urge Public to Drive Safely

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release With the weekend approaching, Hawaii Police Department (HPD) reminds motorists that behind bars is no way to spend your holidays! During this busy festive season, HPD and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are teaming up for […]

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12-15-23 Police Arrest and Charge Honoka‘a Man Following Firearm Incident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-116119 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Ronald Makio, of Honoka‘a, with numerous firearm and drug offenses following a shooting incident in a residential area off of Honoka‘a-Waipio Road, late Saturday evening, December 9, 2023. At 10:19 p.m. on […]

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12-14-23 Fentanyl Arrests and Recovery Stats for Nov. 2023

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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12-13-23 Police Seeking Runaway Justine Kawaa

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolSergeant James CorreaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-117387 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Justine Kawaa, who was reported as a runaway. Due to her age, she is classified as an endangered missing child. Kawaa was last seen walking on Kapiolani Street on Wednesday, December […]

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12-13-23 Police Renew Request For Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Carrie AkinaPhone (808) 326-4646, Ext. 277Report No.: 23-109709 Media Release (Update #3) Hawai‘i Island police are again renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 65-year-old Kunzang Yuthok who was last seen on the morning of Monday, November 20, 2023, in the Old Airport Park in Kailua-Kona. […]

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12-13-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 4 through December 10, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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12-13-23 Police Seeking Runaway Siblings Shaiyah and Shanden Kalahiki

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Derek ToloumuPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-117038 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 11-year-old Shaiyah Kalahiki and 15 -year-old Shanden Kalahiki, two siblings who were reported as runaways on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Due to her age, Shaiyah is considered as an endangered runaway. Both […]

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12-12-23 (Update) Runaway Maiya and Shaiya Mattos-Eblacas Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-095199 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 16-year-old twin sisters Maiya and Shaiya Mattos-Eblacas, who were previously reported as runaways, were located in Hilo on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, in good health.

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12-12-23 Free Cocoa With a Cop Event Slated for Dec. 14 in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionSergeant Brandon MansurPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department and Neighborhood Place of Kona are excited to announce the first annual Cocoa with a Cop event taking place Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Denny’s Restaurant, 75-1027 Henry Street, Kailua-Kona. The […]

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12-12-23 Police Charge Pāhoa Man Following Reckless Endangering Incident Involving Firearm

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-115848 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police arrested and charged a Puna man with numerous firearm and drug offenses following a shooting incident at a public parking lot in Hilo, in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 9, 2023. At 1:58 a.m. on […]

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12-12-23 (Update) Missing Puna Man Michael Domingo Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Jason FoxworthyPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-116180 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 33-year-old Michael Domingo, who was previously reported missing, was located in Hilo on Monday December 11, 2023, in good health.

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12-11-23 (Update) Runaway Ella Ishoda Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolOfficer Dane Shibuya Jr.Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. 23-102370 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 16-year-old Ella Ishoda, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Kailua-Kona on Monday, December 11, 2023, in good health.

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12-11-23 Police Investigating South Kohala Brush Fire

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictSergeant Anson CaceresPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No.: 23-116275 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a brush fire in South Kohala that burned approximately 50 acres along Kawaihae Road on Sunday, December 10, 2023. At approximately 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a report of multiple small brush fires on Kawaihae […]

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12-11-23 Police Seek Missing Puna Man Michael Domingo

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Melani ClinePhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-116180 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Michael Domingo, who was reported missing on Sunday, December 10, 2023. Domingo was last seen on Friday, December 8, around 10:25 a.m., at his residence on Ipuaiwaha Street in Kea‘au. He […]

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12-06-23 Detective John Balberde Honored with Haweo Award for his Outstanding Investigative Efforts

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police Chief                  Chief Benjamin T. MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244Report No.: 23-011680 Media Release In recognition of his outstanding investigative efforts and determination to make our communities safer, Hawai‘i Police Department Detective John Balberde was honored with the Haweo Award during a ceremony held at the Hawai‘i County Council chambers in Hilo, on […]

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11-17-23 (Update) Runaway Aiden Bowers Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolActing Sergeant Daniel TamPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-107992 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police report that 17-year-old Aiden Bowers, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Kea‘au on Friday, November 17, 2023, in good health.

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11-17-23 Hawai‘i Police Department’s CALEA Accreditation Renewed

Hawai’i Police DepartmentAccreditation SectionLieutenant Levon StevensPhone: (808) 961-2260 Media Release In a historic achievement, the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) was honored with its fourth consecutive Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation Award during a ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in Bellevue, Washington. Achieving CALEA accreditation is a challenging […]

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11-17-23 Police Investigating Internal Theft at Kamehameha Schools

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-108357 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating allegations of an internal theft at the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i campus, in Kea‘au. On Thursday morning, November 16, 2023, Area I Criminal Investigation Division personnel met with Kamehameha Schools administrators, who reported that a former […]

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11-17-23 Police Seeking Runaway Serenity Salmo-Kaawa

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolOfficer Margot BabautaPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 23-103372  Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Serenity Salmo-Kaawa, who was reported as a  runaway. Salmo-Kaawa was last seen on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. in Kailua-Kona. She is described as Filipino with a tan […]

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11-16-23 Fentanyl Arrests and Recovery Stats for Oct. 2023

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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11-16-23 Public Invited to Coffee with a Cop in Waikoloa November 21

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictCaptain Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: (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 Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Starbucks in the Queen’s Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, in Waikoloa. […]

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11-15-23 Police Launch Coroner’s Inquest Investigation After Responding to Kona Trespassing Incident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No.: 23-108102 Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section launched a coroner’s inquest investigation on Wednesday afternoon after officers responding to a trespassing incident at a storage rental facility in Kailua-Kona, determined that an unidentified man appeared […]

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11-15-23 Police Seeking Runaway Aiden Bowers

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Trenton AurelloPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-107992 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 17-year-old Aiden Bowers of Kea‘au, who has been reported as a runaway. Bowers was last seen on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Kea‘au […]

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11-15-2023 (Update) Runaway Sage Fiesta-Silva Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Detective/K-9 Handler Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-088504 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have located 16-year-old Sage Fiesta-Silva, who was previously reported as a runaway. He was located in Hilo on Monday, November 13, 2023, in good health.

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11-15-23 (Update) Missing Mountain View Woman and Her Two Daughters Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-107038 Media Release (Update #1) Hawai‘i Island police have located 38-year-old Terriphena Yazzie, of Mountain View, who was reported missing on November 12, 2023. Yazzie and her two daughters, aged one and two years old, were located on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, in […]

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11-15-23 Stay Safe With Holiday Shopping Tips from Hawaiʻi Police Department

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHilo Community Policing SectionLieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-2350 Media Release With the holiday shopping season getting underway, Hawai‘i Island police are offering shopping and mail safety tips to prevent Hwai‘i Island residents from being victimized. Mail Safety Tips Stay Safe While Shopping ATM Safety Always be aware of your surroundings. If you witness […]

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11-14-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 6, through November 12, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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11-14-23 Police Renew Request for Leads in July 2021 Murder of Elderly Puna Man

Hawai‘i Police Department                                       Area I Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-062857           Media Release (Update #5) Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for information about a July 2021 unsolved murder of an elderly Pāhoa man in lower Puna. On July 31, 2021, a local fisherman found the body of 76-year-old Michael Rosenbaum […]

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11-14-23 (Update) Runaway Shayden Victorino Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Detective/K-9 Handler Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-091835 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 16-year-old Shayden Victorino, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo on Saturday, November 4, 2023, in good health.

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11-12-23 Police Seeking Missing Mountain View Woman and Her Two Daughters

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Richard MatsumotoPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-107038 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 38-year-old Terriphena Yazzie of Mountain View, who was reported missing. She is considered endangered because she is in need of medication. Yazzie and her two daughters, two-year old Adijah Alamo, and one-year […]

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11-12-23 Na‘alehu Woman Killed in South Kona Crash

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 23-107035 Media Release A 33-year-old Na‘alehu woman died in a single-vehicle collision on Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 11), south of the 84-mile marker in South Kona near Manuka State Park, during the early morning hours of Sunday, November 12, 2023. Responding to […]

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11-05-23 Kona Man Critically Injured in Crash near Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 23-104836 Media Release A 54-year-old Kailua-Kona man sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle collision Saturday evening, November 4, 2023, near Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a in the district of Kona. Responding to a call at 10:11 p.m., police investigators determined that a silver 2023 […]

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11-04-23 Police Arrest And Charge Hilo Man With Assault After Violent Incident in Hilo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-103959 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police arrested and charged 32-year-old Jerome Leader of Hilo with assault and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle following a violent incident in downtown Hilo that left a man seriously injured on Thursday morning, November 2, 2023. At […]

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11-03-23 Police Seeking Ocean View Man Wanted for Outstanding Warrant

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Cacique MelendezPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 281Report No.: 23-102594 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 52-year-old Lee Todd Mallon of Ocean View, who is wanted on the strength of an arrest warrant for five criminal charges, including: Mallon is described as a Caucasian, 5 […]

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11-03-23 (Update) Hale Nani Escapee Ainakailani Akui Arrested And Charged

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Zachary O. FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-103971 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 28-year-old Ainakailani Akui who escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 10:35 a.m. Police received multiple calls from community members who reported seeing Akui at a […]

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11-03-23 Police Renew Request for Information Regarding Missing Hilo Man Elroy Pacheco Jr.

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-082491 Media Release (Update #1) Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 62-year-old Elroy Holi Pacheco Jr., of Hilo. He was reportedly last seen on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, in the Hilo area. He is known to […]

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11-3-23 (Update) Runaway Uilani Leaverton Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Detective/K-9 Handler Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-102622 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 15-year-old Uilani Leaverton, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Puna on Thursday, November 2, 2023, in good health.

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11-02-23 Police Seeking Twin Runaways Maiya and Shaiya Mattos-Eblacas

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Detective Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-095199 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old twin sisters  Maiya and Shaiya Mattos-Eblacas who were reported as runaways. The sisters were last seen leaving their school campus in the 100 block of Kamehameha Avenue in […]

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11-02-23 Police Seeking Runaway Isaiah Gravette

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolOfficer Ryan BarrettPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 23-097098 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Isaiah Gravette, who was reported as a runaway. Gravette was last seen on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 5:35 p.m. in Captain Cook wearing a tan jacket, white-t-shirt, blue jeans, and […]

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11-02-23 Police Ask for Public’s Assistance Identifying Kona Theft Suspect

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 23-103362 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying a theft suspect who was captured on video surveillance using a stolen credit card at two Kona area businesses late Tuesday afternoon, October 31, 2023. Around 5:53 p.m. on Tuesday, police received […]

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11-02-23 (Update) Police Charge Man in Connection with Oct. 15 Ocean View Shooting

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No.: 23-098065 Media Release As part of their ongoing investigation into an October 15 shooting in Ocean View, Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) have arrested and charged a 44-year-old Ocean View man with numerous offenses, including […]

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11-02-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 23, through October 29, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 10 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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11-01-23 Police Arrest Female Teen Following Stabbing in Kona on Halloween  

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Bobbie-Jo SagonPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 230Report No.: 23-103413  Media Release Hawai‘i Island police arrested a 15-year-old female juvenile from Kailua-Kona for first-degree assault following a reported affray and stabbing on Halloween night. At 7:40 p.m., on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of […]

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11-01-23 Police Seeking Runaway Mary Costner

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHāmākua PatrolOfficer Dion SantiagoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-103521 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Mary Costner, who was reported as a runaway. Costner was last seen on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 6:15 p.m. in Pa‘auilo wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and Croc sandals. […]

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11-01-23 Police Investigating Terroristic Threatening Case at Hilo High School

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Kayla Makino-KahuliPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-103555 Media Release Hawaii Police Department (HPD) officers responded to Hilo High School Wednesday morning, November 1, 2023, after school officials received a call regarding an online threat made by an unknown person claiming that an individual was bringing a gun to school on Wednesday. […]

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11-01-23 Police Investigating Decomposed Body Found in Ocean View

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Joshua PaPhone: (808) 785-7197Report No.: 23-103066 Media Release Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) have initiated an unattended death investigation after a decomposed body was discovered on a vacant property in the Hawaii Ocean View Estates subdivision in Ocean View Monday evening, October […]

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10-31-23 Police Locate Ocean View Woman Wanted for Questioning in Criminal Investigation

Hawaii Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 23-098065 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have located 40-year old Shawna Tidwell of Ocean View, who was wanted for questioning regarding an ongoing criminal investigation. The Hawaii Police Department would like to thank the public’s assistance in locating Tidwell who was located in […]

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10-31-23 Officer Roberts Honored by Kona Crime Prevention Committee for Dedication in Solving Crimes

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionSergeant Brandon MansurPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 259 Media Release For his attention to detail and extra effort apprehending suspects, even while off-duty, Officer Collin Roberts was honored as the October 2023 Officer of the Month by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee on Wednesday, October 4, in Kona. Officer Roberts has […]

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10-31-23 Two Female Runaways Located in East Hawai‘i

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant David Po’ohina       Phone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-085983 and 23-102728 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that two female runaways were located on Monday, October 30, 2023, in separate incidents. Both were found in good health.

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10-30-23 Police Seeking Ocean View Woman Wanted for Questioning in Criminal Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 23-098065 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 40-year-old Shawna Tidwell of Ocean View, who is wanted for questioning for a criminal investigation. She is known to frequent the Kona and Ka‘ū areas.  Tidwell is described as being […]

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10-27-23 Police Seeking Runaway Summer Keliikoa

Hawai’i Police DepartmentNorth Kohala PatrolOfficer Donovan HegartyPhone: (808) 889-6540Report No. 23-098069 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Summer Keliikoa who was reported as a runaway. Keliikoa was last seen in North Kohala at the Hawi town bus stop on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 6:15 p.m., wearing […]

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10-30-23 Police Seeking Runaway Uilani Leaverton

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Jared Makaweo-QuihanoPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-102622 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Uilani Leaverton who was reported as a runaway. Leaverton was last seen in the Pāhoa area on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 10:45 a.m. wearing a green t-shirt and black pants.  […]

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10-27-23 Police Seek Missing Puna Man Justin Ferreira

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Heiarii Lee Chip SaoPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-101121 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Justin Ferreira who was reported missing. He is known to frequent the Kea‘au area. Ferreira was last seen on Saturday, October 21, 2023, in the area of 37th Avenue […]

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10-27-23 Police Respond to Kona Brush Fire

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Marco K. SegobiaPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253Report No.: 23-101794 Media Release Hawai‘i island police responded to a brush fire in Kailua-Kona Thursday evening, October 26, 2023, and subsequently closed Ali‘i Drive for two hours as fire crews extinguished the blaze. About 6:09 p.m. on Thursday, Kona patrol officers responded to reported […]

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10-26-23 Puna Woman Arrested and Charged for Abusing Her Child

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-100937 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Kathleen Ann Clemons of Kea‘au, for abusing her child following an incident on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, on Old Māmalahoa Highway in Kea‘au. Around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, police received a […]

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10-25-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 16, through October 22, 2023, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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10-25-23 Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department is offering Halloween safety tips to ensure a fun time for children and adults alike this holiday. Being safe is no trick; using a few common-sense tips can help make Halloween enjoyable for everyone. The Hawaiʻi Police Department asks people […]

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10-24-23 (Update) Retired Police Commander Charged for Violating Restraining Order, Attempted Burglary, and Assault

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Bobbie-Jo SagonPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230Report No.: 23-100218 Media Release Detectives with Hawai’i Police Department’s Area II Juvenile Aid Section have arrested and charged former Hawai’i Police Department Assistant Chief Mitchell Kanehailua Jr. with numerous offenses, including violation of a restraining order, attempted burglary, and assault, stemming from […]

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10-23-23 Police Remind Public that Aerial Luminaries Are Illegal After Three Reported in Ka‘ū  

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolActing Captain Pernell HanoaPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No.: 23-100531 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are reminding the public that aerial luminaries are incredibly dangerous, as well as illegal, after three sky lanterns—small hot air balloons made of paper with an open flame at the base—were discovered in Pāhala on Monday, October 23, 2023. […]

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10-22-23 Retired Police Commander Arrested for Violating Restraining Order Following Domestic Dispute

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Bobbie-Jo SagonPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230Report No.: 23-100218 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police arrested a 57-year-old Hilo man for violating a restraining order following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning, October 22, 2023, in Kona. The suspect, Mitchell Kanehailua Jr., is a former Hawai‘i Police Department Assistant Chief […]

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10-22-23  Male Pedestrian Critically Injured in Kona Collision

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Traffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 229Report No.: 23-100210 Media Release A 35-year-old Kailua-Kona male pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle collision in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 22, 2023, on Ali‘i Drive, near the Kailua-Kona pier. Responding to a call at 3:29 a.m., police investigators […]

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