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2-06-24 Five Students Suspended Following Altercation at High School

Hawai’i Police DepartmentField Operations Area-I (East Hawai‘i)Assistant Police Chief Kenneth QuiochoPhone: (808) 961-2341Report No.: 24-012483 Media Release Hawai‘i Island Police were summoned to a local high school today, February 6, 2024, following reports of a potential altercation that was to take place on the school campus. Police arrived at the school during recess hours in […]

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2-06-24 Police Investigate Incident at Pahoa High & Intermediate School

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-012501 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating an incident that occurred this morning at Pahoa High & Intermediate School, which left a 12-year-old student hospitalized.    On Tuesday morning, February 6, 2024, shortly after 10:00 a.m., the Pahoa High & Intermediate […]

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1-26-24 Police Seeking Wanted Naalehu Man Matthew Koi

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 24-008698 Media Release Hawai’i Island police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 20-year old Matthew Koi of Naalehu. Koi is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and also for questioning in two other criminal investigations.  He is described as being 5-foot 9-inches […]

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1-26-24 Police Seeking Missing Idaho Visitor Jennifer O’Meara

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Cody CorreiaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 24-008747 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are searching for a 45-year-old female visitor from Idaho who has been reported as missing. Jennifer O’Meara is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall, 250 pounds, black and gray colored hair, and as having a tan complexion. She was last seen on […]

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1-26-24 Police Seeking Runaway Kingston Rikar

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Sean PhelanPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-008706 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kingston Rikar who is reported as a runaway. He was last seen in the area of Leisure Lane in Pahoa on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at around 12:00 p.m. […]

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1-26-24 Police Seek Missing Hilo Man Ryzen-Josiah Dasalla

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Preston PaglinawanPhone: (808) 961-2213Report No. 24-008700 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 21-year-old Ryzen-Josiah Dasalla of Hilo, who is reported missing.  He was last seen in the area of Uluwai Street in Hilo on Friday, January 19, 2024 at around 3:00 p.m. He […]

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1-25-24 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolActing Sergeant Reuben PukahiPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-008364 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 83-year-old man visiting from Utah that occurred in Kona on Thursday morning, January 25, 2024. At 10:18 a.m. on Thursday, Kona patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire Department (HFD) personnel responded to the […]

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01-25-24 Police Search for Wanted Honoka’a Man

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-120268 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 38-year-old Kohl Noho Ikaika Sylva, of Honoka’a, who is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants, a warrant of arrest for a burglary, and questioning relative to several other criminal […]

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1-25-24 Police Seek Public’s Assistance In Reckless Endangering Incident Involving Firearm

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-004967 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male party suspected of discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle, in Hilo. On January 15, 2024, at about 2:30 p.m., a 56-year-old Hilo man reported that a short […]

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1-03-24 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 25, 2023, through December 31, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. Two of the drivers were under […]

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12-29-23 (Update) Runaway Thane Leialoha Jr. Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Coley RowePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-122310 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 17-year-old Thane Leialoha Jr., who was previously reported as an endangered runaway, was located in Hilo on Friday, December 29, 2023, in good health.

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12-29-23 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 #4) 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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12-29-23 (Update) 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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12-29-23 Police Seeking Driver in Hilo Hit and Run that Seriously Injured a Pedestrian

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Blane KenolioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-122323 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are searching for the driver involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run traffic collision in Hilo that left a 75-year-old male with serious injuries. The single-vehicle collision occurred on the evening of Thursday, December 28, 2023, on Kilauea Avenue near […]

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12-22-23 (Update) Runaway Kaila Harris Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Shawn MirafuentesPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-118422 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 17-year-old Kaila Harris, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Puna on Friday, December 22, 2023, in good health.

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12-07-23 Police Investigate Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646Report No. 23-115153 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a drowning incident involving a 31-year old male visitor that occurred on Thursday morning, December 7, 2023, off the shore of La’aloa Beach Park in Kailua-Kona. On Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 7:50 a.m., Kona […]

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12-06-23 (Update) Hawai’i Island Police Seek Information on Puna Homicide Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section – Area ILieutenant Zachary O. FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 22-090239 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request of the public’s assistance in providing information related to a 2022 murder which occurred in Puna . On the afternoon of October 11, 2022, shortly after 1:30 p.m., Puna patrol officers […]

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12-07-23 Puna Woman Wanted for Questioning and Outstanding Warrant

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-049866 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Parmalee Dawn Lauch Phillips, also known as, Parmalee Lauch. She is known to frequent the South Hilo and Puna districts. Phillips is described as 5-feet 11-inches tall, […]

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12-06-23 (Update #2) Hawai’i Police Seek Missing Puna Man Mark Diaz

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Zenas PachecoPhone: (808) 961-2384Report No.: 23-071978 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Mark A. Diaz, who was reported as missing. Diaz was last seen on July 27, 2023, at his last known residence in the Volcano area. He […]

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12-05-23 Hilo Police Detective Arrested for Perjury and Tampering With a Government Record

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Earlier this afternoon, Hawai‘i Island police officers arrested and charged Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) Detective William Brown for Perjury and Tampering with a Government Record.  Brown, who was off-duty at the time of the arrest, was ordered by a judge to be released […]

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12-05-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 27, 2023, through December 3, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested twelve (12) 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 […]

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12-04-23 Hawai’i Island Police Seek Public Assistance In Locating Wanted Puna Man

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigative SectionDetective Zenas PachecoPhone: (808) 961-2384Report No.: 23-096027 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 55-year old Steve Mario Delgado, of Puna, who is wanted for an outstanding felony warrant and questioning for a criminal investigation. Known to frequent the Puna and Hilo areas, Delgado […]

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12-04-23 Hawai’i Island Police Request Assistance With Identifying Theft Suspect

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal InvestigationLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-107147 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying a theft suspect who was captured on video surveillance removing multiple items and entering numerous vehicles at a business located off of the 400 block of Kanoelehua Avenue in the Hilo district. […]

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12-04-23 Police Investigate Attempted Robbery at Kona Aquatic Center

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionActing Detective Joel FurutoPhone (808) 326-4646, ext. 281Report No. 23-113951 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are investigating an attempted robbery and assault that occurred within the parking lot of the Kona Aquatics Center during the afternoon of Sunday, December 3, 2023. At approximately 5:13 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Kiely-Ann Hall

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Lawrence KobayashiPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-113927 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kiely-Ann Hall who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the area of the 1400 block of Komohana Street in Hilo, on Monday December 3, 2023 […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Ka‘ū Runaway Samthen Rinton Ainos

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolOfficer Rodney Kekaualua, Jr.Phone: (808) 939-2520Report No. 23-113425 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Samthen Rinton Ainos who was reported as a runaway. He was last seen in the area of King Kamehameha Avenue in the Ka‘ū District on December 1, 2023 at approximately […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Kainalu Santos-Castro

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Roger CarvalhoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-113387 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kainalu Santos-Castro who is reported as a runaway. He was last seen in the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo on Monday December 1, 2023 at around 6:30 […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Cherish Ahuloa-Kaleo

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Roger CarvalhoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-113386 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Cherish Ahuloa-Kaleo, who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo on Monday, December 1, 2023 at around 6:45 […]

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11-30-23 (Update) Police Respond to Report of Unexploded Ordnance in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Jason MiyashiroPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-112916 Media Release On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at around 3:15 p.m., it was determined that what was initially reported as unexploded ordnance was in fact an inoperative novelty type grenade. The roadway is now open and there is no threat to the public. Puna patrol […]

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11-30-23 Police Renew Request For Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area IIDetective Carrie AkinaPh. (808) 326-4646, ext. 277Report No. 23-109709 Media Release (Update #2) Hawai‘i Island police are again renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 65-year-old Kunzang Yuthok. She was reportedly last seen on the morning of Monday, November 20, 2023, in Old Airport Park in Kailua-Kona. […]

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11-30-23 Police Respond to Report of Unexploded Ordnance in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Jason MiyashiroPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-112916 Media Release On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at around 11: 59 a.m., Puna patrol responded to a call about the discovery of a possible unexploded ordnance in the area of Kahakai Boulevard near the Woodland Center in Pahoa. Responding officers determined that the ordnance appeared […]

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11-30-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Kennedy Stanley

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Reyn NishiokaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-112906 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Kennedy Stanley who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen on Ka’anini Street in Hilo today, November 30, 2023, at around 7:00 a.m.   She is described […]

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11-30-23 Pahoa Man Charged Following Standoff With Police (Update #1)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ILieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-112234 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged 47-year-old Jameel Comier with firearms and drug offenses, following a nearly 8 hour-long standoff at a residence located off the 12-4200 block of Kalapana Street in the Blacksands Subdivision, in Pahoa, on Tuesday, November […]

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11-30-23 Officer Theodore Hamada Recognized for Unprecedented 51-Years of Police Service

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The County of Hawai’i honored Police Reserve Officer Theodore Hamada this morning for his unprecedented 51-years of police service. Officer Hamada was appointed as a Police Cadet on August 16, 1972. He became a sworn Police Officer on November 16, 1973 where he […]

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11-30-23 Police Cautions Public About iPhone Security Concerns

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department would like to caution iPhone users over security concerns related to a new feature that is part of Apple’s latest operating system software update. Called NameDrop, the feature allows users with iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1 “to quickly share […]

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11-29-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 20, 2023, through November 26, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested twelve (12) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. None of the drivers was under […]

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11-28-23 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646Report No. 23-111990 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 68-year old woman from Colorado that occurred on Monday evening, November 27, 2023, off the shore of Makako Bay in Kailua-Kona. Police have identified the victim as Martha Kurica of Colorado Springs, Colorado. […]

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11-28-23 Suspects Charged in South Kona Assault Investigation

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionActing Detective Joel Furuto       Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 281Report No.: 23-111450 Media Release Hawai’i Island police detectives have charged three South Kona men with multiple offenses following a weapons incident that was reported on November 25, 2023. On Monday, November 27, 2023, upon conferring with the Hawai’i County Prosecutor’s Office, […]

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11-28-23 Pahoa Man Arrested Following Standoff With Police

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ILieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-112234 Media Release Hawai’i Island police arrested 47-year-old Jameel Comier with terroristic threatening, firearms and drug offenses, following a nearly 8-hour long standoff at a residence located off of the 12-4200 block of Kalapana Street in the Blacksands Subdivision in Pahoa. On […]

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11-28-23 Suspects Charged in Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len Hamakado             Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 224Report No.: 23-111661 Media Release Hawai’i Island police detectives have charged 44-year old Jeremy Pilgrim and 39-year old Samantha Baylor with multiple offenses following a motor vehicle theft that was reported on November 21, 2023. On Sunday, November 26, 2023, shortly after 4:30 […]

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11-28-23 Police Request Assistance Identifying Wanted Individual

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-084173 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying a male suspect whose identity is unknown.  He is wanted for questioning in an assault investigation that occurred on September 2, 2023, in the early morning hours […]

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11-27-23 Hawai’i Island Police Arrest and Charge Mountain View Man With Assault and Attempted Murder

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No. 23-111096 Media Release Police arrest and charge 65-year-old James Allen Wilson following a violent encounter at his Mountain View residence on Friday night, November 24, 2023. On Sunday morning, November 26, 2023, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives charged […]

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11-27-24 Police Seek Runaway Kaipo Kamake’eaina

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Christa BrodiePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-110995 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kaipo Kamake`eaina who was reported as a runaway.   Kamake`eaina was last seen in the area of Huina Road, Mountain View, on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at about 6:00 […]

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11-27-23 Police Seek Missing Honoka’a Woman Haunani Trask Gibson

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHamakua PatrolOfficer Joseph RochaPhone: (808) 775-7533Report No.: 23-110375 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 60-year-old Haunani Trask Gibson who was not at her residence off Hawaii Belt Road in the area of the 39-mile marker (Highway 19, Kalopa area) on November 6, 2023, when a family member went to check on […]

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11-27-23 (Update) Missing Puna Man Daniel Martinsen Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Blayne MatsuiPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-110935 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 38-year-old Daniel Martinsen, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kea’au on Friday, November 24, 2023, in good health.

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11-27-23 (Update) Missing Kamuela Man Francisco Manalo Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len HamakadoPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 224Report No.: 23-110753 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 24-year old Francisco Manalo, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kamuela on Friday, November 24, 2023, in good health.

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11-27-23 Police Seeking Kona Runaway Davan Kaimana Ahnee-Makekau

Hawaii Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808)935-3311Report No. 23-100015 Media Release Hawaii Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Davan Kaimana Ahnee-Makekau who was reported as a runaway. Ahnee-Makekau was last seen in the Kealakehe area on Friday, October 20, 2023 at about 9:00 p.m., wearing a white tank top and black […]

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11-24-23 Police Seek Missing Puna Man Daniel Martinsen

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Chyann GabrielPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-110935 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 38-year-old Daniel Martinsen who was last seen by family members at his residence located on 15th Avenue, in Kea’au on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.  He is described as being 5’07” tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds, having a […]

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11-24-23 Police Seek Missing Kamuela Man Francisco Manalo

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len Hamakado             Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 224Report No: 23-110753 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 24-year-old Francisco Manalo who was last seen by family members at his residence located on Puu Pulehu Loop in Kamuela on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.  Manalo has a medical condition which requires […]

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11-24-23 (Update) Police Renew Request For Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area IIDetective Carrie AkinaPh. (808) 326-4646, ext. 277Report No. 23-109709 Media Release (Update #1) Hawai’i Island Police are continuing to search for a 65-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported as missing on Monday morning and would particularly like those who were in the vicinity of Old Airport Park starting at […]

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11-24-23 Police Seeking Runaway Thane Leialoha

Hawaii Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Kaipo Aurello Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 23-109274 Media Release Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating  17-year-old Thane Leialoha who was reported as a runaway.  Leialoha was last seen in the area of the 100 block of Kalanianaole Avenue on Saturday, November 18, […]

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11-22-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 13, 2023, through November 19, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested sixteen (16) 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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11-22-23 (Update) Endangered Hilo Runaway Kamaluhia Kauinui Located

Hawaii Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol Division Officer Greg MatiasPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-110319 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 11-year-old Kamaluhia Kauinui, who was previously reported as an endangered runaway, was located in Pahoa on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, in good health.

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11-22-23 Police Seeking Endangered Hilo Runaway Kamaluhia Kauinui

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Greg MatiasPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-110319 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 11-year-old Kamaluhia Kauinui who was reported as a runaway on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. He was last seen in the 100 block of Kapiolani Street in Hilo on Monday, November 20, […]

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11-22-23 Police Urge Public to Drive Safely This Thanksgiving 

Hawaii Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release If your Thanksgiving holiday plans include enjoying an alcoholic beverage with your turkey and mashed potatoes, make sure you plan for a sober driver to get you home safely. This Thanksgiving holiday, the Hawai‘i Police Department is teaming up with the U.S. […]

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11-22-23 (Update) Runaway Kingston Rikar Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Dustin MedeirosPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-109897 Media Release Hawaii Island police report that 15-year-old Kingston Rikar, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Pahoa on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, in good health.

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11-21-23 Police Seek Runaway Kingston Rikar

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Dustin MedeirosPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-109897 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kingston Rikar who was reported as a runaway. Rikar was last seen in the Pahoa area on Monday, November 20, 2023, at approximately 6:30 a.m. wearing a red t-shirt and black […]

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11-21-23 Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area IIDetective Carrie AkinaPh. (808) 326-4646, ext. 277Report No. 23-109709 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 65-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported as missing.  She is considered endangered as she is in need of medication for a medical condition. Kunzang Yuthok was last seen on Monday, November […]

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11-21-23 Wanted Individuals Arrested During Big Island Warrant Sweep

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Community PolicingCommunity Policing Lieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release An inter-agency warrant sweep conducted in the Hilo and Puna districts November 15 through November 17, 2023 resulted in the arrest of 18 wanted individuals for a total of 28 outstanding warrants. Conducted by officers from the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Community Policing […]

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11-20-23 HI-PAL Assists with Keiki Rodeo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Community PolicingCommunity Policing Lieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release Almost 400 children, aged five to 17, showed their cowboy spirit at the Hawai’i Keiki Rodeo, which took place at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center on Saturday, November 18, 2023. This event was part of the preparations for the upcoming finals scheduled for […]

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11-10-23 Hawai’i Island Police Investigate Near-Fatal Home Accident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations DivisionLieutenant Zachary O. FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-106199 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a home accident incident involving a juvenile male which occurred at a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna. On Thursday morning, November 9, 2023, 10:34 a.m. Puna Patrol officers along with […]

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11-10-23 Police Continue Search for Missing Pahoa Man Kelly Gravitt

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-049866 Media Release (Update #5) Hawai’i Island police are again renewing their request for any information relative to the disappearance of 34-year-old Kelly Gravitt, of Pahoa. Gravitt was reportedly last seen at Black Lava Vape in the Puna Kai Shopping Center on […]

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11-08-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of October 30, 2023, through November 5, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested seventeen (17) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under […]

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11-07-23 Hawai’i Police to Hold Annual HONOUR Project in Kona

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentKona Community Policing, Area IIOfficer Wyattlane NahalePhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259 Media Release The Kona Community Policing Section announces its Annual HONOUR (Homeless Outreach Nurturing Our Community) Project which takes place this Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 8 am. The HONOUR project was created to provide our homeless population with the opportunity to […]

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11-07-23 Public Invited to Kona Coffee With a Cop Events in November

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

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11-06-23 Three Female Runaways Located in East Hawai‘i

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant David Po’ohina       Phone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-104741 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that three female runaways were located on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in Pahoa. All three were found in good health.

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11-06-23 Police Request Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSergeant David Po’ohinaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-080780 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 multiple convenience stores in the Hilo and Puna districts. The suspect is described as a local male with a medium […]

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11-06-23 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant David ArakiPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext.253Report No. 23-104444 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a possible drowning that took place in waters off of Pebble Beach at the bottom of the Kona Paradise Subdivision in Kona. Police have identified the victim as 62-year-old Mark Stanley of Kailua-Kona. On Friday afternoon, November […]

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11-06-23 Recognition Ceremony Held for Newly Promoted Personnel and Certificate of Merit Recipients

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin T. MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Police Chief Benjamin Moszkowicz has promoted 15 individuals within Hawai‘i Police Department: one to the rank of Captain, one to the rank of Lieutenant, nine to Police Officer III, one each to Criminalist III, Information Systems Analyst VI, Information Systems Analyst V, […]

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10-14-23 Wanted Hilo Man Tyler Napoleon Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-084173 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 21-year-old Tyler Napoleon, who was wanted for questioning in connection to an assault investigation.  On Monday, October 9, 2023, at 11:45 a.m., Napoleon came to the Hilo Police Station and met with Area […]

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10-14-23 Puna Man Charged for Sex Assault Against Elderly Female Family Member

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-097136 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 60-year-old Troy Ashley Young, of Kea’au, with sexual assault following an incident that reportedly occurred in the late afternoon hours on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at a residence on 35th Avenue […]

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10-13-23 Honoka’a Man Charged Following Hapuna Beach Weapons Incident (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section – Area IILieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report Number: 23-085652 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department detectives have arrested and charged a Honoka’a man with Assault in the Second-Degree following a weapons incident that took place on September 6, 2023 within the parking lot area of Hapuna Beach State Recreation […]

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10-12-23 Wanted Puna Woman Roberta Perry Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-007736 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have located 48-year-old Roberta Mokihana Perry, of Pahoa. She was located on Thursday morning, October 12, 2023, on Kamaili Road, in Pahoa. Perry had been sought by detectives for questioning as a witness in relation to […]

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9-22-23 Puna Woman Wanted in Custodial Interference Investigation

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionLieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-090566 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance with locating 35-year old Shereenmarie Dalao Godoy, of Mt. View, who is wanted for questioning in a Second-Degree Custodial Interference investigation. Dalao Godoy is described as 5-feet-2 inches tall, 106 pounds, […]

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9-22-23 Ireland’s Consul General Visits the Hawai’i Police Department

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police ChiefActing Deputy Police Chief Reed K. MahunaPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Acting Deputy Police Chief Reed Mahuna was pleased to meet with Marcella Smyth, the Consul General of Ireland, yesterday (September, 21 2023) in the Chief’s office. Consul General Smyth, who is based out of Los Angeles, was touring […]

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9-22-23 Police Seek Wanted Kaʻū Woman Kira Lazar

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, ext 266Report No.: 23-089602 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 32-year old Kira Lazar of Ocean View, who is wanted for questioning in a criminal investigation. Lazar is described as being 5-foot-6 inches tall, 130 pounds with brown […]

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9-22-23 Police Request Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Puna Man Brenton K. Agsalda

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigative SectionDetective Zenas PachecoPhone: (808) 961-2384Report No.: 23-057091 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Brenton K. Agsalda of Puna, who is wanted for an outstanding felony warrant and for questioning in a criminal investigation. Known to frequent the Puna and Hilo areas, Agsalda […]

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9-02-23 (Update) Missing Person Reign Walker Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-072175 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 48-year-old Reign Walker, of Hilo, who was previously reported as missing, has been located. Walker was located in Rhode Island on Saturday, September 2, 2023, and is in good health. Police would like to thank […]

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9-02-23 Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Hilo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: 961-2339 Report No. 23-084141 Media Release Hawaii Island police are investigating a traffic collision in Hilo on Saturday, September 2, 2023, that left one man dead. At 12:36 a.m. on Saturday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision on Kilauea Avenue, and determined that a […]

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9-01-23 (Update) Wanted Individuals Arrested

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Aron TomotaPhone: (808) 326-4646 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police report that 36-year-old Joseph Narzisi and 29-year-old Aliana Akana, who had previously been reported as being wanted, were both arrested without incident in Kona early Thursday evening, August 31, 2023.

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8-31-23 Police Request Assistance Locating Wanted Individuals

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Erich JacksonPhone: (808) 326-4646 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request and asking for the public’s assistance locating 36-year-old Joseph Narzisi of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted on an outstanding felony Parole Violation warrant.   Narzisi is described as 5-feet-10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He […]

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8-30-23 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Puna Woman Kaitlyn Mendoza

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Onan MasaokaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-082934 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old Kaitlyn Mendoza who was reported missing on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, and is known to frequent the Mountain View area.  Mendoza was last seen on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, in the […]

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8-30-23 Hawai’i Police Seek Missing Puna Man Mark Diaz

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Dustin SampagaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-071978 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Mark Diaz who was reported as missing. Diaz was last seen on July 27, 2023 at his last known residence in the Volcano area. Diaz is described as being approximately 5-feet-11 […]

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8-30-23 Kona Man Charged With Numerous Offenses Following Incident at Kailua Pier

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 23-082425 Media Release Hawaii Island Police have charged a Kailua Kona man on August 29, 2023, with numerous offenses stemming from an incident that occurred the previous day, August 28, 2023, at the Kailua Pier, located at 75-5664 Kaahumanu Place, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, 96740. The suspect […]

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8-30-23 Police Seek Runaway Jameson Madrigal

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Derek ToloumuPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-083029 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Jameson Madrigal of Mountain View, Hawaii, who was reported as a runaway. Madrigal was last seen in the area of Wao Kele Road in Mountain View, on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, […]

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8-29-23 Police Investigate Possible Drowning Incident at Ha’ena/Shipman Beach

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations DivisionZachary O. FernandoLieutenantPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-082951 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning that took place in waters off Ha’ena/Shipman Beach in Puna. Police have identified the victim as 66-year-old David Berg of Pahoa, Hawaii. On Tuesday afternoon, August 29, 2023, at 1:23 p.m., Puna […]

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8-29-23 Police Seeking Public’s Assistance in Kona UCPV Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolOfficer Kyung YuPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253Report No.: 23-082833 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle (UCPV) investigation.   The theft occurred on Monday, August 29, 2023 at approximately 9:25 a.m. in Kailua-Kona.  The suspect […]

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8-29-23 (Update) Runaway Zoeylynn Puaoi-Pinheiro Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IPolice Officer III/K-9 Handler Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 23-063108 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that Zoeylynn Puaoi-Pinheiro, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo on Monday, August 28, 2023, in good health.

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8-28-23 Police Seek Runaway Nanea Palumbo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHamakua PatrolOfficer Luke WatkinsPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-081769 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Nanea Palumbo, who was reported as a runaway. Palumbo was last seen on Friday, August 25, 2023, at approximately 11:45 a.m. in Honoka’a wearing a brown tank top, black shorts, and […]

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8-28-23 Puna Woman Wanted for Questioning

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-007736 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 48-year-old Roberta Mokihana Perry, of Pahoa. Perry is described as 5-feet-2 inches tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Perry is wanted for questioning as a […]

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8-28-23 (Update) Missing Endangered Ka’u Woman Tara Little Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael Hardie          Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266Report No: 23-081975 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have located 48-year-old Tara Little of Ka’u who was previously reported as missing. She was located in the Hawaii Ocean View Estates subdivision area on Monday, August 28, 2023 and is in  good health. Police […]

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8-28-23 Puna Man Charged for Two Counts of Assault in the Second Degree and Other Domestic Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-081766 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Mark Nakoa Akina, of Eden Roc, with second-degree assault and various other domestic-related offenses following an incident that reportedly occurred on the evening hours of August 23, 2023, into the […]

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8-25-23 Police Ask Public’s Assistance In Locating Missing Person Reign Walker

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 23-072175 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 48-year-old Reign Walker, of Hilo, who was reported as missing. Walker was last seen on May 19, 2023, in Hilo. Walker is described as being approximately 5 feet […]

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8-25-23 Police Request Assistance Locating Wanted Individual

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Erich JacksonPhone: (808) 326-4646 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Joseph Narzisi of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted on an outstanding Parole Violation warrant.   Narzisi is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He is known […]

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8-25-23 Wanted Big Island Individuals Arrested During Warrant Sweep

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No. 23-069504 Media Release During the past week, the Hawai’i Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service Hawai’i Task Force, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Department of Public Safety Sheriff Division, the Division of […]

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8-24-23 Third Annual “Fill a Cruiser Food Drive” September 1st in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCommunity Policing SectionOfficer Dwayne SlussPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259 Media Release The 3rd Annual “Fill a Cruiser Food Drive” event will be held at the Kona Costco warehouse parking lot on September 1, 2023 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. A collaborative effort between the Hawai’i Police Department’s Kona Community Policing Section, Costco […]

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8-24-23 Captain Cook Man Arrested & Charged Following Indictment for Violent Offenses  

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No. 23-069504 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 21-year-old Derick Clayson Kaohuikaulunahele Camacho, of Captain Cook, on the strength of a grand jury indictment warrant stemming from a violent incident which occurred on July 20, 2023, in Hawaiian Ocean View […]

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8-24-23 Police Seeking Runaway Kiely-Ann Hall

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Jesse RobertPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-068875 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old female Kiely-Ann Hall who was reported as a runaway. Hall was last seen in the area of the 1400 block of Komohana Street on Monday, July 17, 2023, at 10:00 […]

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8-23-23 Puna Man Charged for Sex Assault Against Female Minor Age 12

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-079136 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 40-year-old James Pomaikai Kepa, of Keaau, with first-degree sexual assault and various other domestic-related offenses following an incident that reportedly occurred in the late evening hours of August 16 into the […]

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