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09-28-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 21, 2020, through September 27, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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09-28-20 Wanted person located: Jason Delatorre

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 238 Report No: 20-068891   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department located Jason Delatorre on September 26, 2020 without incident and would like to thank the public for their assistance.

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09-28-20 Runaway: Kylie Kepa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-071016 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 16-year old Kylie Kepa was last seen in the Mountain View area on September 10, 2020 at […]

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09-25-20 Hawaiʻi rated no. 1 in seat belt usage

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release One of the safest choices drivers and passengers in Hawaiʻi County can make is to buckle up. Statistics show that the majority of people in Hawaiʻi understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt.  In fact, the National […]

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09-25-20 North Kohala Coroners Inquest (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 808-889-6540 Report No. 20-071482   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has identified the deceased man who was found in Pololū Valley on September 18, 2020. On Friday, September 18, 2020, at about 9:53 a.m., officers responded to a report of a deceased male in […]

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09-25-20 Police caution public about increase in financial crimes

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Division Captain Greg Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are warning the public about various scams thieves have used in committing financial crimes. Police have recently seen an increase in reporting of financial crimes by individuals and businesses.  Financial crimes are consolidated under the […]

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09-25-20 Endangered Missing Person located: Chennah Caitano (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-071565   Media Release The Hawaii Police Department reports that Chennah K. Caitano has been located. She was found to be in good health in the Fern Forest Subdivision of Puna on September 24, 2020. 10-year-old Chennah K. Caitano was […]

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09-24-20 Wanted: Jason Delatorre

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 238 Report No: 20-068891 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 38-year-old Kona man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a criminal investigation. Jason Delatorre is described as being 5-foot-six inches […]

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09-24-20 Puna man arrested and charged for firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-072700 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 34-year-old Leroy Castro III, of Volcano, with an array of firearms related offenses and revocation of probation. On Wednesday night (September 23), after conferring with County Prosecutors, detectives […]

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09-24-20 Kailua-Kona man charged with sexual assault, drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext.230 Report No. 20-065155 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a suspect stemming from an anonymous report of a sex assault involving a minor that occurred on or about January 5, 2020 in the Kailua-Kona area. On August 26, 2020, […]

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09-24-20 North Kohala Coroners Inquest investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 808-889-6540 Report No. 20-071482   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man found deceased in Pololū Valley last week. On Friday, September 18, 2020, at about 9:53 a.m., officers responded to a report of a deceased […]

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09-24-20 Endangered Missing Person: Chennah Caitano

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-071565 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 10-year old Chennah K. Caitano was last seen in the 100 block area of Ululani Street on September 18, […]

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09-21-20 Missing person located: Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-071892   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 27-year-old Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha was located earlier this evening in Puna in good health. She had previously been reported as missing.

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09-21-20 Missing person: Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-071892 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha, of Puna. She has not been seen or heard from by her family since late Friday night (September 18). She is known to […]

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09-21-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 14, 2020, through September 20, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Three of […]

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09-21-20 Runaway located: Chloe Imaino (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-057640   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Chloe Imaino was located in Puna in good health on Sunday, September 20, 2020. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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09-17-20 Police seek Pāhoa couple for questioning

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Juvenile Aid Section Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 302 Report No. 20-070639 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Cazonova Turner and 24-year-old Ana Rosa, both of Pāhoa. The couple is wanted for questioning in a Custodial Interference investigation. Turner is […]

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09-17-20 Wanted person located: Dustin Kunio Tomono (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Area I Juvenile Aid Section Phone: (808) 935-3311   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested 36-year-old Dustin Kunio Tomono, of Pāhoa. He was previously wanted on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Release on Bail. The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the community for […]

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09-15-20 Puna man dies in fatal off-road accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                                          Puna District                                                   Sergeant Ryan Pagan Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-070406   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an off-road incident in which a man died after falling from a Puna coastline cliff. At about 2:42 p.m. yesterday (September 14), police responded to a report of two men needing […]

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09-15-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 7, 2020, through September 13, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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09-14-20 North Kohala brush fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No. 20-066848   Media Release At approximately 2:26 a.m. on September 02, 2020 (Wednesday), North Kohala patrol officers responded to a brush fire located on Akoni Pule Highway (Rte. 270) near the 12 mile-marker.  Upon arrival, the […]

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09-11-20 Runaway: Destiny Espinueva-Moreno

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-062438 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 17-year-old Destiny Espinueva-Moreno was last seen in the Hilo area on August 17, 2020 at approximately 8:00 […]

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09-11-20 Kailua-Kona knife incident results in numerous charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Acting Sergeant Leonard Warren Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No. 20-069202   Media Release On Thursday (September 10) at approximately 11:06 a.m., Kona Patrol Officers were dispatched to the seawall fronting a business in the 75-5600 block of Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona for a report of an affray involving two […]

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09-11-20 Wanted fugitive Krystal Kahalioumi arrested (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-068899 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Krystal Keala Mekealoha Pumehana Kahalioumi, of Mountain View, with assault against a law enforcement officer and an array of property and drug offenses. On Thursday night (September […]

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09-10-20 Pepeʻekeo man charged with escape and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-069099 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 29-year-old Kolby Kahaule Figueroa, of Pepeʻekeo, with escape and an array of traffic and property crime offenses. On Thursday afternoon (September 10), after conferring with County Prosecutors, detectives […]

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09-10-20 Wanted: Sidney Hashimoto

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext.230 Report No. 20-051777 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case which reportedly occurred in July of 2020 in the Captain Cook […]

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09-09-20 Pair of Waikoloa men charged with Robbery, Terroristic Threatening, and Criminal Trespassing

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 (266) Report No. 20-068269 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged two Waikoloa men with Robbery, Terroristic Threatening, and Criminal Trespassing stemming from an incident that occurred Sunday evening in Kailua-Kona (September 6). On Sunday evening, September 6, […]

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09-08-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 31, 2020, through September 6, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-seven (27) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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09-08-20 Missing Person: Carol Lee

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Devin Ah Chong Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-068414 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 71-year-old woman from Puna who was reported missing on Monday (September 7). Carol Lee was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision and is known to […]

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09-04-20 Labor Day safety message

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release Labor Day, the first Monday in September, constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  In Hawai’i County we should all be proud and celebrate the […]

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09-01-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 24, 2020, through August 30, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. None of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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08-31-20 Runaway: Kiana Genda

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming Phone: 887-3080 Report No. 20-060880 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. It was reported that 16-year-old Kiana Marie Genda left the Kawaihae Harbor area with an acquaintance on August 10, […]

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08-31-20 Five arrested at Kahaluʻu Beach Park for Emergency Proclamation Violations

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No: 20-065923   Media Release On Saturday (August 29) at approximately 5:00 pm,  Kona Patrol Officers responded to Kahaluʻu Beach Park for a reported COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Violation. Upon arrival, officers observed approximately 30 individuals gathered within the large pavilion […]

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08-30-20 Puna murder suspect arrested and charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-064610 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged 26-year-old Dwayne “CJ” Cory Wallace Jr. of Puna, with second-degree murder and various firearm and drug offenses. On Saturday night at 9:50 p.m. (August 29) after conferring with County […]

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08-27-20 Kaʻū traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 20-065143   Media Release A 62-year-old Naʻalehu man died following a single vehicle collision on Thursday (August 27) near the intersection of Aloha Boulevard and Highway 11 in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.  The 62-year-old male has been positively […]

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08-27-20 MADD “Saturation Saturday”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the Hawaiʻi Police Department will be participating in the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, MADD, “Saturation Saturday” as a pre-Labor Day enforcement project. A saturation patrol is an enforcement project that deploys a higher […]

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08-26-20 Wanted: Armed and Dangerous Puna Murder Suspect (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-064610 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Dwayne “CJ” Cory Wallace Jr. of Puna, who is wanted for second-degree murder. Wallace is described as being 6-feet-5-inches, 210 pounds, […]

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08-25-20 Wanted: Armed and Dangerous Puna Murder Suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-064610 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating an individual wanted for questioning in a murder investigation. Police are looking for 26-year-old Dwayne “CJ” Cory Wallace Jr. of Puna. He is described as […]

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08-25-20 Wanted: Jatty Daugherty

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No. 20-029402 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jatty Daugherty, a 23-year-old male who frequents the Kaʻu, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, and Kona areas. Daugherty is wanted for two […]

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08-25-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 17, 2020, through August 23, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  None of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of […]

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08-25-20 Washington fugitive charged with child sex assault

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 961-2272 Report No. 20-040811 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police Detectives with the Area I Special Enforcement Unit have arrested a wanted fugitive stemming from charges in Cowlitz County, Washington. On Monday morning (August 24), 40-year-old Eric Sean Roloson, of Pāhoa, was arrested […]

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08-17-20 Puna Coroner’s Inquest Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-062293   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a remote area in Eden Roc in the Puna District. Today (August 17) at about 10:26 am, Puna Patrol officers responded to […]

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08-17-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 10, 2020, through August 16, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-nine (29) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of […]

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08-15-20 Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-061719   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported domestic-related shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning in Puna. Saturday morning (August 15) at approximately 3:45 a.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to a report of a […]

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08-14-20 Puna Man Sustains Injury in Fall at MacKenzie Beach Park

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I Major Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2341 Report No. 20-061391   Media Release An 18-year old Puna man is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries after sustaining a fall from a cliff at the MacKenzie State Recreation Area in Puna on August 13, 2020. The man, identified as […]

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08-13-20 Police Department’s 92nd Recruit Class Recognition

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 92nd Police Recruit Class Recognition Ceremony was held this morning (August 13) at the Public Safety Building in Hilo. In accordance with current social distancing restrictions, this was a private ceremony limited to only police personnel […]

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08-12-20 Runaway located: Dakota Iseri (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-053909   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Dakota Iseri was located in the Honokaʻa area and is in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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08-12-20 Runaway located: Treysin Brugman (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-011129   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 17-year-old Treysin Brugman was located in the Hilo area and is in good health. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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08-11-20 Missing person: Dana Brooks

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Report No. 20-060691 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Dana Brooks, a 41-year-old Hilo woman that was reported missing just after 1:00 p.m. today. Brooks reportedly walked away from her Iloko Street address headed towards […]

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08-10-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 3, 2020, through August 9, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-seven (27) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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08-10-20 Runaway located: Shayla-Rae Pomroy (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-056934   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Shayla-Rae Pomroy was located in the Hilo area and is in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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08-07-20 Runaway: Allanie Duarte

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Juvenile Aid Section Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 302 Report No. 20-037898 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 14-year-old Allanie Duarte was last seen on May 15, 2020 in Kailua-Kona. She is described […]

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08-07-20 Runaway: Makahiki Ikaika Moala

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-057273 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 16-year-old Makahiki Ikaika Moala was last seen in the Hilo area on July 29, 2020 at approximately […]

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08-07-20 Police request public’s help locating endangered Hilo woman

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: C17011438 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 72-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing since April 2017. She is considered endangered due to a medical condition which requires medication. […]

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08-06-20 Wanted: Louis Sanchez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division Captain Miles Chong Phone: 939-2520 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 26-year-old Ka‘ū man who is wanted on two outstanding bench warrants with bail set at $2,000 each, and for questioning in connection with stolen vehicles in Ocean View. Louis Sanchez, […]

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08-06-20 Pāpaʻikou traffic accident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 20-058069   Media Release An update is being provided on the cause of death of 63-year-old Jane Lawrence of Laupāhoehoe who was pronounced dead on August 1st following a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 19 in the area of […]

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08-04-20 Kona “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Community Policing Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 259   Media Release Kona Community Policing Officers will be hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event that will take place on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Menehune Coffee Co. located at 84-5227 Māmalahoa […]

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08-03-20 Runaway: Shayla-Rae Pomroy

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-056934 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 16-year old Shayla-Rae Pomroy was last seen in the Hilo area on July 28, 2020 at approximately […]

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08-03-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 27, 2020, through August 2, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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08-03-20 Papaikou traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 20-058069   Media Release A Laupāhoehoe woman has died following a single vehicle collision on Saturday morning (August 1) on Highway 19 in the area of the 8 mile marker. The 63-year-old female has been positively identified as Jane Lawrence. […]

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08-03-20 Promotions announced

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Police Chief Paul Ferreira has promoted fourteen individuals to the rank of Sergeant/Detective.  Detective Ray Fukada, a 19-year veteran is now assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigation Section (Kona).  He most recently served as a patrol officer in […]

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08-01-20 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 20-057925     Media Release A 23-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died following a single vehicle collision on Saturday (August 1) at the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and IliʻIli Street.  The 23-year-old female has been positively identified as Alexandria R. […]

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07-31-20 Police seek information about 2001 Pepeʻekeo murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. G-56321   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about an unsolved murder from 2001. On January 31, 2001, the body of 19-year-old Kallen James Agliam was discovered in the Pepeʻekeo area in South […]

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07-31-20 Utah couple arrested for violation of 14-day quarantine order

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I Major Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2341 Report No. 20-057474 Media Release A Utah couple were arrested and charged by police on Thursday (July 30) for violating the Governor’s 14-Day Quarantine Order. The order, which has been standing since the inception of the Covid-19 epidemic, prohibits mainland visitors from […]

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07-30-20 Puna home invasion investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 961-2254 Report No. 20-057383   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a early morning robbery which occurred today (July 30) in the Pāhoa area. At about 4:52 am, Puna patrol officers responded to a residence located on the 3700 block of Highway […]

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07-30-20 Hawaiʻi County has a new vendor for animal control services

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Acting Assistant Chief Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2265   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department announces a new vendor for animal control services for the County of Hawaiʻi.  Beginning August 1, 2020, “Hawaiʻi Rainbow Rangers” (HRR) will administer these services on behalf of the County.  HRR is a branch […]

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07-28-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 20, 2020, through July 26, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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07-24-20 Runaway Located: Aidyn Grace Makana Cruse (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039545   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Aidyn Grace Makana Cruse was located in the Pāhoa area and is in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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07-21-20 Police renew request for public’s help in locating wanted person (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-041684 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is renewing a request to locate Alden “Pono” Pauline III, a 26-year-old male who frequents the Honokaʻa, Kamuela, and Kona areas.  Pauline is wanted for questioning relative to an incident […]

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07-18-20 Puna murder victim identified / suspect charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-053931   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged 65-year-old Isauro Garcia Madrigal, of Orchidland, with murder after an incident that occurred in the driveway of his residence on Thursday evening (July 16).  The victim has been identified […]

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07-18-20 Runaway: Dakota Iseri

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua Patrol Division Sergeant Dean Uyetake Phone: 775-7533 Report No. 20-053909 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old female who was reported as a runaway, missing from the Kalopa area since June 2020. The female is identified as Dakota Iseri.  Iseri is described as being approximately 5’03-5’04 and weighing […]

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07-18-20 Puna traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 20-054299   Media Release A 34-year-old Hilo man died from injuries sustained in a two vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday morning, (July 18) on Highway 11, South of the 17-mile marker near the Glenwood Transfer Station. The victim is identified as […]

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07-18-20 Arrests made in Home Depot “Zip-Tie” hoax

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-051492 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged three Puna residents with several offenses stemming from a disturbance in the parking lot of Home Depot in Hilo on July 7, 2020.  The suspects have been identified as […]

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07-17-20 Police request public’s assistance identifying female theft suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-045732 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a female caught on surveillance video while conducting a fraudulent bank transaction at a Hilo financial institution on (January 10, 2020). The female suspect is described […]

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07-17-20 Suspect arrested in Puna murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-053931 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a 65-year-old Puna man in connection with a murder that occurred in the driveway of his residence on Thursday evening (July 16).   The man arrested has been identified as […]

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07-16-20 Retired police detective arrested following grand jury indictment

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Report No.: 20-038554 Media Release On July 16, 2020, just after 2:30 p.m., Brian Miller, a 56-year-old retired police detective from Hilo turned himself in at the East Hawaiʻi Detention Facility. Miller was arrested and charged on the strength of a grand […]

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07-16-20 Runaway located: Ethan Blaine Wolf (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-027117   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Ethan Blaine Wolf was located in Hilo and is in good health. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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07-15-20 Police warn the public of phone phishing scams

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Report No.: 20-053488   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to warn the public about a recent uptick in phone phishing scams. These scams come is a various forms, but in all of them, people receive unsolicited calls that ask […]

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07-15-20 Runaway located: Sasa Toaiva (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-009805   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Sasa Toaiva was located on Oahu with family and is in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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07-13-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 6, 2020, through July 12, 2020, 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.  Four of […]

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07-13-20 Runaway: Layne Tomlinson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-044283   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 17-year-old Layne Tomlinson (no photograph available) was last seen in the Hilo area on June 10, […]

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07-10-20 Wanted person located: Dean Aaron Hess (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-040101   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located and arrested 27-year-old Dean Aaron Hess of Puna. Hess was wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant, as well as for questioning relative to several unrelated criminal investigations, to include felony […]

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07-09-20 HI-PAL participates in 2020 summer school program

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) would like to thank the Department of Education and Hilo Intermediate School for allowing our participation in their 2020 summer school program. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, HI-PAL was able to conduct physical fitness, car […]

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07-09-20 Wanted Puna man considered armed and dangerous: Dean Aaron Hess

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-040101 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Dean Aaron Hess of Puna, who should be considered armed and dangerous. Hess is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant, as well as for questioning […]

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07-07-20 Pāhoa man arrested following disturbance at a Hilo home improvement store

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Report No. 20-051492   Media Release South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a call of a disturbance just after 1:10 p.m. at a home improvement store on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. Upon arrival, officers determined that a 24-year-old female from Volcano exited […]

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07-07-20 Wanted person: Samuel Baker Sniffin Jr.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 18-025515 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Samuel Baker Sniffin Jr. of Puna. He is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant, as well as for questioning relative to several unrelated criminal investigations. […]

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07-06-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 29, 2020, through July 5, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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07-06-20 Hawaii Police update numerous previously reported runaways to ‘located’

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254   Media Release Big Island Police report that the following juveniles, who were previously reported as runaways, have all since been located and are currently in good health. Kaiea Fleming-White    Keith Fukunaga           Janerine Gaspar  DJ Hanres                                   Tanaiyah Hao-Kallio Shayla Smith-Akiona  […]

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07-02-20 Celebrate the 4th of July weekend responsibly

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release On the Big Island of Hawai’i people love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food and fireworks.  Unfortunately sometimes the festivities turn tragic on our roads.  This holiday happens to be one of the deadliest […]

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07-01-20 Kailua-Kona man charged in Kaʻū traffic fatality (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, ext. 229 Report No. 20-047044 Media Release On June 21, 2020 at 4:36 a.m., police responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Coral Parkway & Ginger Blossom Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Police determined that a gold 2002 […]

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06-30-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 22, 2020, through June 28, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-four (24) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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06-30-20 Runaway located: Chloe Imaino (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-043751   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Chloe Imaino was located in Hilo in good health on Saturday, June 27, 2020. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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06-29-20 Mountain View man arrested and charged for firearms and drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-048397 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Mountain View man with an array of firearms and drug offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Friday morning (June 26) at a residence in Hawaiian […]

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06-29-20 Runaway located: Quintyn Gonsalves (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-045372   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 17-year-old Quintyn Gonsalves was located in good health on Monday, June 22, 2020. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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06-29-20 Hilo woman arrested after stabbing her neighbor during dispute

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-048755 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old Hilo woman after she assaulted and stabbed her 21-year-old neighbor. The suspect has been identified as Kailey Kekuluike Vincent, of Keaukaha in Hilo. On Saturday afternoon (June […]

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06-29-20 Onomea Camp Road bridge closed for repairs

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244 Media Release Residents and motorists that frequent the Onomea area are advised that the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Public Works Engineering Division is closing Onomea Camp Road Bridge for repairs effective Monday, June 29, 2020. The bridge will remain closed until […]

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06-29-20 Puna man arrested for assault, robbery, and other charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-048518 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Kurtistown man with multiple offenses after he assaulted a 67-year-old man and attempted to steal his vehicle. The suspect is identified as Trinton Chavez Canon, of […]

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06-26-20 Runaway: Treeny Shiraki

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Juvenile Aid Section Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: 326-4646, ext. 302 Report no. 20-027622 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 16-year old Treeny Shiraki was last seen in Kailua-Kona on April 7, 2020. She is […]

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06-25-20 Police request assistance identifying UCPV suspects

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Officer Devin Ah Chong Phone: 965-2716 Report No. 20-043424 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information on what appears to be a maroon multi-purpose vehicle with aftermarket rims and two male parties captured in this surveillance photo.  This vehicle […]

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