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10-06-22 Police Investigate Theft From Vehicles in Kona

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 22-088335/22-088336 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating several thefts from motor vehicles that occurred on October 5, 2022 at two separate beach parks in the District of Kona. On Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to the […]

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9-23-22 Police Investigate Horse That Was Shot And Killed

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCommunity Policing SectionOfficer Tyler JelsmaPhone: (808) 961-2350Report No. 22-082803 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a horse that was allegedly shot and killed in the area of Akaka Falls road in Honomu on Monday, September 19, 2022. On September 19, 2022 at 9:22 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of […]

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9-23-22 (Update) Skeletal Remains Identified as Those of Missing Kona Man

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionActing Lieutenant Carrie AkinaPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 277Report Nos.: 22-077242/22-013978 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have identified the skeletal remains found on September 2, 2022, on an undeveloped lot off of Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona, as 80-year-old Ronald Brown, of Kailua-Kona. Positive identification was established via dental records. Brown […]

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9-23-22 Police Seek Missing Pahoa Man Paul Hernandez

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Calvin FurtadoPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 22-084022 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 51-year-old Paul Hernandez of Pahoa, who was last seen on September 19, 2022, in the Kapoho area. Hernandez is described as being Caucasian, 5-feet 9-inches tall, 150 pounds, fair skin, with light […]

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9-22-22 Investigation Continues for Missing Puna Man

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 20-062436 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Derek Lee Kalani Aiona, who was reported missing in August 2020. He is believed to reside in the Puna district; however, he has no known […]

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9-22-22 Police Investigate “Drive-By” Paintball Assaults in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Patrol SectionSergeant Erich JacksonPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No. 22-083761 Media Release On September 22, 2022, at 12:38 a.m., Kona Patrol officers were assigned to a report of two unidentified males in a dark colored truck shooting paintballs at random people on Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona.  Officers contacted two separate victims with […]

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9-21-22 Police Investigate Theft of Road Signs

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKaʻū PatrolCaptain Akira EdmoundsonPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No. 22-078498 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are investigating the theft of numerous road signs in the Kaʻū District. It was reported that on several occasions between August 30, 2022 and September 21, 2022, numerous road signs were removed along Mamalahoa Highway in the areas of Hawai’i […]

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9-21-22 Police Investigate Kailua-Kona Stabbing Incident

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118 Report No.: 22-079863 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred at Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, September 10, 2022. On September 10, 2022 at 2:49 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a male who […]

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9-21-22 Boy Scout Camp Shooting Investigation – Age of Victim Correction

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 22-075568 Media Release The boy that was accidentally shot on August 28, 2022, at the Camp Honokaia Boy Scout Camp, near Honokaʻa, was 11-years-old. He was previously identified as being 12-years-old. The Hawai’i Police Department sincerely apologies for this error.

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9-21-22 Police Request Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Keaolapule Fessenden-GracePhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 22-078568 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying an individual involved in a theft that took place in lower Puna on Thursday, September 6, 2022, at 12:20 p.m., after the suspect was observed on video surveillance utilizing a stolen credit card within […]

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9-21-22 Police Seek Missing Puna Man Nathaniel Andres

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Christian MaderaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 22-083342 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are seeking the community’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Nathaniel Andres of Orchidland who has been reported missing. He was last seen on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in the afternoon hours in the Honokaʻa area. Andres is described as having a […]

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9-20-22 Child Safety Seat Inspections to be Held in Kona

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionProgram Manager Torey KeltnerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release When it comes to child safety, it is better to be safe than sorry. Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week highlights the importance of ensuring that all children are properly secured in an appropriate car seat or seat belt. A child’s age, weight, and […]

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9-20-22 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 12, 2022, through September 18, 2022, Hawai’i Island police arrested twenty-two (22) 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 […]

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9-20-22 (Update) Boy Scout Camp Shooting Investigation Completed

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 22-075568 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have deferred numerous firearm-related offenses to County Prosecutor’s for review. The offenses stem from the August 28, 2022, incident at the Camp Honokaia Boy Scout Camp, near Honokaʻa, that left a 12-year-old boy dead. Area […]

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9-20-22 Police Seek Driver in Vehicle Accident That Leaves Ocean View Man Dead

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 22-083021 Media Release A 59-year-old Ocean View man died following a single vehicle collision on Monday, September 19, 2022, near the intersection of Sea Breeze Parkway and Bamboo Lane that is located in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates in Kaʻū. The 59-year-old male has been […]

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9-19-22 (Update) Kidnapping Suspect Duncan Mahi Charged

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area IICaptain Thomas A. Shopay IIIPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 263Report No.: 22-081917 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged 52-year-old Duncan Mahi, with two counts each of kidnapping, terroristic threatening in the first degree, robbery in the first degree and one count each of methamphetamine trafficking and sex assault […]

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9-19-22 (Update) Missing Hilo Man Makahiki Moala Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IPolice Officer III/K-9 Handler Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 22-045751 Media Release Hawaii Island police report that 18-year old Makahiki Moala was located on July 13, 2022 in Puna in good health. Moala was previous listed as missing.

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9-17-22 (Update) Missing Teen Mikella Debina Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Thomas Shopay IIIPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 263Report No. 22-081917 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have located 15-year-old Mikella Debina in good health in Hilo. She was previously reported missing. The Hawai’i Police Department would like to express a heartfelt mahalo to the Hawai’i Fire Department, the Federal Bureau […]

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9-16-22 Police Charge Hawaiian Beaches Murder Suspect

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 22-081439 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged 36-year-old Michael Dwayne Carvalho II, with second-degree murder, and an array of other offenses, following a violent incident in Hawaiian Beaches, early Thursday morning, September 15, 2022.   At 4:30 p.m. Friday, September […]

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9-16-22 Police Seek Missing Teen Mikella Debina

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Thomas ShopayPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 263Report No. 22-081917 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are searching for 15-year-old Mikella Debina, who was last seen about 1:30 p.m. in the area of Anaeho’omalu Bay near Waikoloa Beach Drive.  She is described as being a local female, 5 feet 3 inches […]

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9-15-22 (Update) Kona Woman Killed in Hit and Run Collision Identified

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area IISergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 22-064204 Media Release A Kailua-Kona woman died following a hit and run collision on Sunday, July 24, 2022, on Kuakini Highway (Highway 11), 150 yards south of the 119-mile marker in North Kona. The female, who was a pedestrian, has […]

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9-15-22 Police Investigating Hawaiian Beaches Homicide

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251                                                                                     Report No.: 22-081439 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have initiated a homicide investigation in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision, in the Puna District. Shortly before 5:00 a.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022, Puna Patrol officers responded to a residence on Kahakai Boulevard for a […]

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9-13-22 Police Seek Missing Puna Man Gary Silva-Evangelista

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Keao Fessenden-GracePhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 22-080840 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 31-year-old Gary Silva-Evangelista of Pahoa, who has been reported missing. Family members say they have not heard from him since 2019. He is known to frequent the Hilo and Puna areas. Silva-Evangelista […]

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9-13-22 (Update) Runaway Lilinoe Ferreira Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Greg HortonPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 22-079792 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 16-year-old Lilinoe Ferreira, who was reported as a runaway, was located on September 12, 2022, in Pahoa in good health.

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9-13-22 Kona (Hydro) Flask Drive

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionOfficer Leonard WarrenPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 258 Media Release The Kona Community Policing Section, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Aloha Maps, will be holding a (Hydro) Flask Drive in Kona for schools and students in need.  New “hydro” flasks or refillable water bottles may be dropped off at the […]

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9-13-22 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 5, 2022, through September 11, 2022, Hawai’i Island police arrested twelve (12) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under […]

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9-12-22 Police Seek Runaway Lilian Ferreira

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Onan MasaokaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 22-079792 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Lilinoe Ferreira of Pahoa who was reported as a runaway. Ferreira was last seen in the vicinity of the Black Sands Subdivision on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 6:30 a.m. wearing […]

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9-09-22 (Update) Missing Man Manual Agcalon Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Benjamin NishimotoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 22-079720 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 50-year-old Manual Agcalon, who was previously reported as missing, was located in Hilo in good health.

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9-09-22 Police Seek Missing Man Manual Agcalon

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Benjamin NishimotoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 22-079720 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 50-year-old Manual Agcalon of Honoka’a, who was reported missing.  Agcalon is described as being 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing 168 pounds, and is bald with brown eyes. He was last seen on […]

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9-09-22 Officer of the Year:  Justin Gaspar

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefActing Police Chief Kenneth Bugado Jr.Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee named its “2022 Police Officer of The Year” on Thursday, August 25th. This year, the honor went to Officer Justin Gaspar, who was named Officer of the Month for March 2022. On November 1, 2021, […]

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9-09-22 HI-PAL Basketball Tournament Results

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity Policing Division, Area ICommunity Police Officer Darren AbalosPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release The Endless Summers HI-PAL Basketball Tournament was held on the weekend of August 27-28, 2022 in Hilo. The tournament consisted of 4 separate divisions to include Varsity Girls, Intermediate Girls, Elementary Girls, and Intermediate Boys. The tournament was organized by […]

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9-08-22 September Coffee With a Cop Events in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionOfficer Dwayne SlussPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 258 Media Release “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop” events takes place: Friday,  September 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Kona Mountain Coffee Co. located at 73-4038 Hulikoa Dr. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 Friday, September 23rd   from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 […]

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9-08-22 Hāmākua Eagle Scout Beautification Project

Hawai’i Police DepartmentHāmākua Community Policing SectionOfficer Joseph RochaPhone: (808) 775-7533 Media Release Boy Scout Logan Kidani, with assistance from Hāmākua Community Police Officer Joseph Rocha, conducted an Eagle Scout Beautification Project on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Laupāhoehoe Point Gym and Ookala Bus Stop. Ten volunteers from across the Hāmākua district participated in the […]

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9-07-22 Tractor Trailer Crash Closes Waikoloa Road

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictCaptain Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No. 22-078618 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that lead to the closure of Waikoloa Road in South Kohala on Tuesday, September 6th. Responding to a 3:25 pm call, police determined that a 2008 Kenworth semi-truck and trailer combination was traveling […]

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9-07-22 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of August 29, 2022, through September 4, 2022, Hawai’i Island police arrested twenty-six (26) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of the drivers were under […]

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9-02-22 Suspect Charged in Attempted Murder Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 22-076516 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 31-year-old Frances Mari Tyshae Hartman, of Hilo, with various offenses stemming from a domestic-related incident in Hilo, on Wednesday morning, August 31, 2022. The charges against Hartman stem from an incident […]

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8-25-22 (Update) Runaway Cherish Ahulau-Kaleo Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IPolice Officer III/K-9 Handler Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 22-071743 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 15-year-old Cherish Ahulau-Kaleo, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in good health.

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7-15-22 Police Investigate Threat at Hawai’i Community College Manono Campus

Hawai`i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Kayla Makino-KahuliPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 22-061441 Media Release On Friday, July 15, 2022 at about 9:29 a.m., Hilo Patrol officers responded to a telephone report of a bomb left within a classroom on the Hawai’i Community College (HCC), Manono Campus.  A systematic search of the college found no unauthorized persons, […]

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7-15-22 Woman Killed in Two Vehicle Crash in North Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 22-061320 Media Release A 63-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died following a two vehicle collision that occurred on Thursday (July 14, 2022) at the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 190) and Akina Place which is located in North Kona. The 63-year-old female operator has been positively […]

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5-27-22 Police Urge Public to Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Hawai’i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release The end of May is always a great time to reflect back and honor the soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms as American’s. The first celebration of Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868 and has become a true […]

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5-18-22 (Update) Missing Hilo Woman Mele Kuli Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Dustin ChavesPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 22-042662 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have located 71-year-old Mele Kuli of Hilo, who was previously reported missing. She was found in good health on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

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4-25-22 (Update) Puna Man Charged With Murder

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 22-035134 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged 35-year-old Ammon Kaipo Spencer Stanley, of Kurtistown, with murder following the discovery of a badly burned body within a vehicle in Puna on Saturday afternoon, April 23, 2022. On Monday afternoon, April 25, […]

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4-07-22 Police Seek East Hawaii Runaway Makahiki Moala

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Coley RowePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 22-030147 Media Release Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Makahiki Moala who was reported as a runaway. Moala was last seen in the 1100 block of Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at around 11:40 am. […]

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4-07-22 Investigation Continues for Missing Puna Man

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-052465 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police detectives are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 53-year old Joseph David Smithey, of Mountain View. He has not been seen or heard from by his family and friends since late May […]

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4-05-22 Fatal Boating Accident at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IILieutenant Calvin DelariesPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No. 22-029245 Media Release On April 4, 2022, shortly after 6:00 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor for a fatal boating incident.  Hawai’i Island police are working in conjunction with the Department of Land and Natural Resources […]

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4-05-22 Kona to Host Three Coffee With a Cop Events in April

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionSergeant Michael D. HardiePhone: (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 informal, with no agenda, and are a great […]

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4-05-22 Police Request Public’s Assistance With Puna Burglary Investigation

Hawai‘i Police Department      Puna Patrol, Area ISergeant Aaron KaeoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 22-015016 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance regarding the burglary of a storage business which occurred within the Puna district at the 15-1500 block of 13th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. At 1:30 p.m. on February 18, 2022, […]

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4-04-22 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of March 28, 2022, through April 3, 2022, Hawai`i Island police arrested seventeen (17) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under the […]

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4-04-22 Police Request Assistance Locating Wanted Individuals

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHāmākua PatrolCommunity Policing Officer John KariPhone: (808) 775-7533 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals that have outstanding warrants for their arrests. David Hively is wanted for 2 counts of Criminal Contempt of Court totaling $1050.00. Hively is described as being 6 feet tall, 199 […]

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2-18-22 (Update) Runaway Donald Soares IV Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHamakua PatrolOfficer Robert PanemPhone: (808) 775-7533Report No. 22-013656 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police report that 16-year-old Donald Soares IV, who was reported as a runaway, was located in Laupahoehoe in good health.

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1-28-22 (Update) Runaway Simeko Kosme Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid Section (JAS)Officer Corey KanekoPhone: 808-961-8843Report No.: 21-091040 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 18-year-old Simeko Kosme, who was reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.

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12-07-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 29, 2021, through December 5, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under […]

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12-06-21 (Correction) Wanted Escapee Keahi Sale Arrested

Hawai`i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Kayla Makino-KahuliPhone (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-102604 Media Release This is a correction to the previous media release which stated that wanted escapee Keahi Sale had been arrested and charged. Sale was arrested for second-degree escape and returned to Hawai’i Community Correctional Center. He has not yet been charged. Hawai`i Island […]

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12-04-21 Police Request Public’s Assistance Locating Escapee Keahi Sale

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Johnathan MasutaniPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-102604 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Keahi Sale of Hilo, who escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Center. Sale escaped on Friday, December 3, 2021 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. He was last seen in […]

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12-02-21 Police Request Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Puna Woman

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 21-092946 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance with locating 30-year old Marina Cortez, of Mt. View, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant of arrest and for questioning in a Custodial Interference in the Second Degree investigation. Cortez […]

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12-02-21 (Update) Runaway Elijah Fontes Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionOfficer Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21-101341 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 15-year-old Elijah Fontes, who had been reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on December 1, 2021.

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12-01-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Wanted Kona Couple

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Calvin Delaries Jr.Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266Report No.: 21-085974 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Javelyn Tavares and Noland Wilson.  Both parties have outstanding warrants for their arrests in connection to a forgery investigation.  Wilson also has an additional outstanding warrant. Tavares is […]

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12-01-21 (Update) Runaway Makahiki Moala Located

Hawaii Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No. 21-094480 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 17-year-old Makahiki Moala, who had been reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on November 30, 2021.

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11-30-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Elijah Fontes

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Joshua WillingPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-101341 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Elijah Fontes of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway. Fontes was last seen in the area of the 300 block of Kalanianaole Avenue in Hilo, on Tuesday, November 30, […]

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11-27-21 Ocean View Man Critically Injured in Kaʻū Traffic Collision

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 21-100429 Media Release A 37-year-old Ocean View man suffered severe injuries following a two vehicle collision on Saturday (November 27, 2021) at the intersection of Plumeria Lane and Coconut Drive in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. The 37-year-old male has been positively identified […]

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11-26-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Shayla-Rae Pomroy

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Bradley WaikiPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 20-098836 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Shayla-Rae Pomroy of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway. Pomroy was last seen in the area of the 1700 block of Kino’ole Street, on Monday, November 22, 2021, at […]

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11-24-21 Police Seek Information Regarding Theft of Vehicles From Hilo DLNR Baseyard

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolSergeant Michael SantosPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-099494 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating vehicles which were removed from the DLNR Forest and Wildlife Division baseyard in Hilo in the late evening of November 23, 2021. On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, between the hours of […]

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11-24-21 Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Sign Waving

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release Once again across Hawai’i County traditional Thanksgiving travel plans may be changing because of the public health emergency, but that’s “No Excuse” to change safe driving practices. For those getting on the road this Thanksgiving, the Hawai’i Police Department wants you to get […]

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11-22-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 15, 2021, through November 21, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under the […]

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11-22-21 Police Investigate Public Accident in Puna

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Christian MaderaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 21-098839 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are investigating a public accident that occurred in the Puna district, which left a 36-year-old male in critical condition. On Monday, November 22, 2021, at about 3:00 a.m. (0300 hours), Puna patrol responded to a report of a fisherman in […]

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11-22-21 Police Investigate Possible Drowning Incident in Puna

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna District, Area ICaptain Scott AmaralPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-098711 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating the possible drowning of a 36-year-old Puna man who was diving with a family member in waters off Maku’u Point, in the Hawaiian Paradise Park Subdivision. At 4:20 p.m., Sunday, (November 21), police and fire department […]

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11-19-21 Waikoloa Teen Struck, Killed by Vehicle (Update)

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 21-097783 Media Release A 13-year-old Waikoloa female died following a single vehicle collision on Thursday (November 18, 2021) near the intersection of Kamakoa Drive and Iwikuamo’o Drive in Waikoloa Village. The 13-year-old female has been positively identified as Augustina James.  Her name was being […]

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11-19-21 Keauhou Man Charged With Numerous Offenses

Hawai’i Police DepartmentVice Section, Area IIDetective Kelsey K. KobayashiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 271Report No. 21-097663 Media Release Police have charged a Keauhou man with numerous offenses stemming from a check on the welfare investigation that occurred in Kailua-Kona. On November 18, 2021 at approximately 12:40 p.m., Kona Patrol Officers were dispatched to a business establishment […]

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11-19-21 Waikoloa Teen Struck, Killed by Vehicle

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 21-097783 Media Release A 13-year-old Waikoloa female died following a single vehicle collision on Thursday (November 18, 2021) near the intersection of Kamakoa Drive and Iwikuamo’o Drive in Waikoloa Village. The 13-year-old female has been positively identified, but her name is being withheld since […]

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11-17-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Makahiki I. Moala

Hawaii Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No. 21-094480 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Makahiki I. Moala, who was reported as a runaway.  He is described as having a dark complexion, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, with medium […]

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11-01-21 Police Seek Information About 1978 Kalapana Murder

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No. B-21448 Media Release On April 23, 1978, Valerie Ann Warshay was discovered deceased at the Harry K. Brown Park in Kalapana. The manner of her death was ruled a homicide. Ms. Warshay was 26 years old and visiting from California where she […]

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9-03-21 Police Charge Hilo Man With Numerous Drug Offenses

Hawai’i Police DepartmentLieutenant Royce SerraoArea 1 Criminal Investigation Division(808) 935-3311Report No. 21-073118 Media Release Detectives from the Hawai’i Island Police Area 1 Vice Section have arrested Richard Kualii Kamau following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the Panaewa Hawaiian Homes Subdivision in Hilo on Thursday (September 2). During the search […]

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9-03-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Kona Man Winic Pierce

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona DistrictSergeant Kimo KeliipaakauaPhone: (808) 326-4646Report No. 21-073269 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 55-year old Winic Pierce.  He was last seen by his roommate before the roommate left for work on August 31, 2021 at approximately 9:30 a.m. at their Kailua-Kona residence.  Winic is described as […]

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7-01-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Puna Woman Donna Rasay

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Conrad BidalPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 21-052599 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Donna Rasay who was last seen on June 27, 2021, in the Leilani Estates area.  Rasay is approximately 5’03” tall, 145 pounds, light skin, with brown hair and green eyes.  She […]

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6-29-21 Ka’u Man Wanted For Questioning: Chester Wooten Sr.

Hawa’ii Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Edwin A. BuytenPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No: 20-059329 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 43-year-old Ka’u man, who is wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation that occurred in the District of Ka’u. Chester Wooten Sr., is […]

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6-29-21 Police Charge Puna Man With Numerous Offenses

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Lieutenant Bobbie-Jo SagonPhone: (808) 961-8883Report No. 21-051593 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 51-year-old Kea‘au man with numerous offenses. On June 26, 2021 at about 8:19 a.m., Puna Patrol Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on Oio Street in Pahoa. […]

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6-29-21 Runaway La’akea Martins Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IIActing Lieutenant Sharlotte BirdPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-047490 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 17-year-old La’akea Martins was located in Hilo in good health on June 28, 2021. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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6-29-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of June 21, 2021, through June 27, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested nineteen (19) 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 […]

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6-29-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Person Joseph Smithey

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Aaron KaeoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-052465 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are searching for 52-year-old Joseph Smithey, who family members say they have not heard from since late May 2021. Smithey is known to frequent the Mountain View and Kurtistown area and is in need of medical attention. He is described […]

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6-28-21 Puna Woman Arrested & Charged After Hilo ATM Robbery

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-051651 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Chasia-Rose Z.K. Palma, of Puna, with robbery following an incident Saturday afternoon, June 26, 2021, at a financial institution ATM (Automated Teller Machine) in Hilo. On Saturday evening, after conferring […]

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6-28-21 Police Investigate Possible Drowning in Waikoloa

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No. 21-051358 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning incident that occurred in South Kohala. On Friday, June 25, 2021, at approximately 1:36 p.m., South Kohala Patrol officers and members of the Hawai’i Fire Department responded to the Waikoloa Beach Resort area, to […]

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6-25-21 Puna Burglary Suspects Charged

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-050326 Media Release   Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged two men following a brief standoff Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2021, on Uhini Ana Road, in Mountain View. On Thursday afternoon, June 24, 2021, after conferring with County Prosecutors, police […]

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6-25-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Hilo Runaway Lokelani Trouche-Nobriga

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Blane KenolioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-050651 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Lokelani Trouche-Nobriga of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway. Trouche-Nobriga was last seen in Hilo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 1:15 p.m. wearing a black long sleeve sweater, […]

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6-23-21 Driver Rescued After Car Plunges Into Hilo Harbor

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionLieutenant Tuck Loy AurelloPhone:  (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-050689 Media Release On June 23, 2021, at approximately 3:24 p.m., Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision resulting in the vehicle being submerged in the Wailoa Boat Harbor with an unconscious male driver still inside. Officers arrived […]

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6-22-21 Police Identify Suspect in Hilo Officer Involved Shooting (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police ChiefChief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244Report No. 21-049080 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police detectives are continuing the investigation into an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred early Friday afternoon, June 18, 2021, that left one officer injured and the suspect dead. The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Daniel Buckingham. […]

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6-22-21 Hawaii Police Department Receives Donation of 20 New AEDs

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police ChiefChief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Max and Yetta Karasik Family Foundation, through the Hilo Medical Center Foundation, donated 20 new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Hawai‘i Police Department, which will be distributed to officers island wide.  During a ceremony held in Hilo on Tuesday, […]

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6-22-21 Runaway Located: Lokelani Trouche-Nobriga (Update)

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IDetective Gavin KagimotoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-011625 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 14-year-old Lokelani Trouche-Nobriga was located in Hilo in good health on June 21, 2021. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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6-22-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Ka‘ū Runaway La’akea Martins

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKa‘ū Patrol DivisionOfficer Isaac MichaelsPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No.: 21-047490 Media Release Hawai‘i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female from Ka‘ū who was reported as a runaway. 17-year-old La`akea Martins was last seen Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 10:00 p.m., in Nā‘ālehu.  She is described as being […]

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6-22-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of June 14, 2021, through June 20, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested sixteen (16) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of the drivers were under the age […]

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6-20-21 Missing Man Located: Moroni “Mo” Freitas (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No. 21-049604 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that Moroni “Mo” Freitas, who was previously reported as a missing person, was located in good health.

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6-20-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Waimea Man Moroni “Mo” Freitas

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictSergeant Joseph PassmorePhone: (808) 887-3080Report No. 21-049604 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 23-year old Waimea man who is a missing person in need of medication. Moroni “Mo” Freitas is described as being 5’10” tall and weighing 210 pounds. Freitas currently has brown curly hair and a brown […]

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6-18-21 Officer Involved Shooting Incident (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police ChiefChief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244Report No. 21-049080 Media Release Hawai’i Police are continuing the investigation into an officer Involved shooting that occurred in the South Hilo District this afternoon . At 11:20 a.m. today (June 18), patrol officers in Hilo responded to a residential alarm and possible burglary […]

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6-18-21 Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting Which Leaves Unidentified Suspect Dead

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police ChiefChief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244Report No. 21-049080 Media Release Hawai’i Police are investigating an officer Involved shooting that occurred in the South Hilo District this afternoon. At 11:20 a.m. today (June 18) patrol officers in Hilo responded to a residential break in at the 1800 block of Kilauea […]

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6-18-21 Police Encourage Reporting of Illegal Aerial Fireworks

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCommunity Policing SectionOfficer Eddie Cardines Jr.Phone: (808) 935-3311 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police, concerned about illegal aerial fireworks, are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting information about the location of these dangerous and illegal pyrotechnic devices, as well as the identity of people in possession of them. It is unlawful for any […]

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6-17-21 Police Detectives Charge Captain Cook Man With Murder and Arson

Hawai`i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area IICaptain Thomas A. Shopay IIIPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 263 Report No.:  21-041921 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have charged 27-year-old Ioane Asagra, of Captain Cook, with murder and arson stemming from the shooting death of Joey Richmond at Keauhou Kainaliu Beach Road, commonly known as “End of the […]

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6-17-21 Hilo Officer Involved Shooting Investigation (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police Chief              Chief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244Report No.: 21-047620 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police detectives are continuing the investigation into an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on Sunday evening, June 13, shortly after 7:00 p.m., that left the suspect, 34-year-old Ryan Yukiharu Santos dead. On Tuesday morning, June 15, 2021, […]

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6-15-21 Police Identify Woman Killed in Puna Moped Crash (Update)

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: 961-2391Report No. 21-047884 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have identified a female who died following a single vehicle collision that occurred on Monday evening, June 14, 2021, on Government Beach Road in the area of Papaya Farms Road in Puna. She is identified as 49-year-old Fawn K. Jost, […]

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6-15-21 Puna Man Charged With Multiple Offenses

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Lieutenant Bobbie-Jo SagonPhone: (808) 961-8883Report No. 21-046881 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged a 36-year-old Hilo man with Fist Degree Burglary, two counts of Second Degree Assault, Felony Abuse of a Family or Household Member, Abuse of a Family or Household Member, Kidnapping, First Degree Terroristic Threatening, […]

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6-15-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Runaway Zoeylynn Puaoi-Pinheiro

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona DistrictSergeant Kimo KeliipaakauaPhone: (808) 326-4646Report No. 21-044253 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. It was reported that 14-year-old Zoeylynn Puaoi-Pinheiro left the Salvation Army Interim Home in Kailua-Kona on June 02, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m., […]

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