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11-12-19 Police seek identity of Puna theft suspect (Surveillance image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Captain John Briski Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 19-082472 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in the theft of a Kawasaki Mule side x side all-terrain vehicle which was stolen from Keaʻau High School on October 19, 2019. The image was captured […]

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11-12-19 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-088644   Media Release A 35-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died following a two vehicle collision on Sunday (November 10) on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, .25 miles north of the 90-mile marker.  The 35-year-old female has been identified as Cassandra Lynn Ellis.  […]

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11-08-19 Driver in Hilo bicyclist fatality released (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Erhard Autrata Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-087626   Media Release The 66-year-old male driver of the pickup truck that struck a bicyclist on Wednesday evening (November 6) on Kaumana Drive east of the intersection with Wili Wili Street in Hilo has been released pending further investigation […]

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11-08-19 Wanted person: Aliana Akana

Hawai’i Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco K. Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 19-084975 Media Release The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Aliana Akana, a 25-year-old female known to frequent the Kona and Ka’ū districts.  She is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants. Akana is described as […]

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11-08-19 Wanted person: Kelvin “Monster” Udac (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco K. Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 19-084975 Media Release The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating Kelvin “Monster” Udac, a 39-year-old male known to frequent the Ka’ū area. He is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants. Udac […]

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11-06-19 Hilo man dies following fall into a lava tube

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-086799   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the death of an elderly male that occurred at his residence in Kaumana in Hilo on Monday morning (November 4). The identification of the victim is being withheld at […]

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11-01-19 HISSPA Officer of the Quarter: Joshua Pa

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release On Friday, November 1, 2019, the Hawaiʻi Island Security and Safety Professionals Association (HISSPA) recognized Officer Joshua Pa as their HISSPA Officer of the Quarter for Q4 2019. Officer Pa is currently assigned to the South Kohala Patrol […]

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10-08-19 Missing person: William Palea

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-079532 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 66-year-old Kailua-Kona man who has been reported as missing. William Palea was last seen at his Kailua-Kona residence in the late morning hours on Monday (October 7).  He […]

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10-08-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 30, 2019, through October 6, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested eighteen (18) 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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10-08-19 Suspect wanted in Puna shooting incident (Correction to last name)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 31-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with an early evening shooting last night at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. On Monday evening (October 7), at […]

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10-08-19 Suspect wanted in Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 31-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with an early evening shooting last night at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. On Monday evening (October 7), at […]

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10-07-19 Missing person: Jarryd Ahquin

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-078734 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for 34-year old Jarryd Ahquin who has been reported as missing. He was last seen in the Hawaii Beaches area during the early morning hours of Saturday (October 5). He […]

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10-07-19 Missing person: Justin Garcia

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District – Area I Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 19-045070 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a person who was reported as missing. On June 5, 2019, 38-year old Justin Garcia, of Hilo, was reported to have gone missing while […]

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10-07-19 Hilo man charged with drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-078390 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 20-year old male with an array of drug and firearms offenses stemming from an incident that occurred early Friday morning in Hilo (October 4). Police identified the […]

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10-07-19 Police Warrant Sweep results in numerous arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police and the U.S. Marshalls Office performed warrant sweeps in East Hawaiʻi through Mid-September and into October.  The sweep nabbed fifteen (15) people in the effort. In addition to the warrants, law enforcement also conducted […]

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10-07-19 Puna man arrested for forgery, theft and other charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-073651 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested and charged 42-year old Isamu Tamari Lopez of Hawaiian Beaches following an incident at a bank.  Police received a report from a female victim who previously had her purse stolen […]

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10-07-19 Brothers arrested in connected investigations

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report Nos. 19-076234 and 19-076351 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested two men in separate investigations that were connected through strange circumstances. Police arrested and charged 26-year old Patrick Enos Jr. and 23-year old Pat Garrett Enos on […]

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10-07-19 Missing person: Alan Delatorre

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-078964   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 45-year-old Alan Delatorre of Kailua-Kona was reported as missing after failing to return from a night dive on Friday evening (October 4). Delatorre failed to return home following his […]

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10-07-19 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality (Date correction)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-078960   Media Release An 86-year old Kailua-Kona man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday (October 6) in Hōlualoa on Pueo Road. The 86-year old male has been positively identified as Edgar William Schwoyer. Police responded to an […]

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10-03-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2341   Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019.  The continuing […]

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09-16-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 9, 2019, through September 15, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-eight (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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09-16-19 Mountain View man charged with firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-072885   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 48-year-old Mountain View man with firearms offenses stemming from a report of a male party with a firearm and a request to check on his welfare. […]

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09-16-19 Police request public’s assistance in identifying theft suspects

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Acting Sergeant Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: 965-2715 Report No. 19-069957   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying parties involved in a theft case that occurred between late August and early September in the Fern Acres subdivision in Mountain View.  Surveillance footage […]

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09-05-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2341     Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019.  The […]

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08-21-19 Kailua-Kona man arrested following crime spree

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646, ext. 263 Report No. 19-066256   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police have arrested a Kailua-Kona man following a crime spree that encompassed both East and West Hawaiʻi. South Hilo patrol officers responded this morning to an 8:19 a.m call of a possibly […]

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08-15-19 Hilo man charged with firearms and drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961 2214 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old Hilo man with an array of firearms and drug offenses stemming from an investigation concerning stolen vehicles. Police were canvassing an area in Pepeʻekeo known as a […]

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07-12-19 Puna man out on bond arrested and charged for numerous additional offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050678 Media Release A 42-year-old Puna man who was previously involved in a high speed pursuit involving the damage to police vehicles, and the subject of two search warrants involving the Special Response Team, has been arrested for […]

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07-12-19 Reckless Driving

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release In Hawaiʻi, aggressive driving is a major concern that threatens the safety of many travelers on the roadway.  A recent AAA Foundation survey showed that 9 out of 10 drivers believed that aggressive driving was a “somewhat” […]

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07-11-19 Pahoa man charged in two Puna burglaries

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone:(808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-052228   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island detectives have charged a 22-year-old Pāhoa man in connection with two separate burglaries from a charter school in Puna. On Monday morning (July 8), at 7:42 a.m., Puna police officers stopped a vehicle […]

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07-11-19 Hilo Coroners Inquest investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-055111     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found off of Bayfront Highway in Hilo this morning. Today at 11:45 a.m. (June 11), patrol officers responded to the area of Bayfront […]

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07-11-19 Wanted person: Ivan K. Okada

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 304 Report No. 19-018922   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 54-year-old Ivan K. Okada of Kailua-Kona. He is known to frequent the South Kohala, Honokaʻa, and Kona districts. He is wanted […]

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07-10-19 Hawaii Police Department to undergo on-site CALEA assessment

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release  The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, known as CALEA, will be visiting Hawaiʻi Island as part of the process of re-accreditation for the Hawaiʻi Police Department.   A Message from the Chief,   I strongly encourage the […]

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07-10-19 Manuka State Park shooting incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646, ext. 263 Report Number 19-053507     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are seeking witnesses who were at Manuka State Wayside Park during a shooting incident involving a Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Ranger. On July 5, 2019, Kaʻū Patrol Officers responded […]

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07-09-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 1, 2019, through July 7, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-one (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of […]

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07-08-19 Manuka State Park shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646, ext. 263 Report Number 19-053507   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police are investigating a shooting incident involving a Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park ranger at Manuka State Park. On Friday (July 5), at about 1:15 p.m., Kaʻū Patrol Officers responded to a reported […]

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07-08-19 Police renew their request for help in locating missing Honokaa man

Hawaiʻi Police Department Detective Kayne Kelii Area I Criminal Investigation Section Phone (808) 961-2378 Report No. C18024281 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 76-year-old Honokaʻa man missing since 2018. Richard Carvalho was last seen in the area of Honokaʻa in August 2018.  He is described […]

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07-08-19 Wanted Hilo man charged with numerous traffic offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-051957 Media Release A 23-year-old Hilo man sought on multiple offenses stemming from a June 30, 2019 motor vehicle pursuit has been apprehended. The suspect is identified as a Kaleb Charles Muragin of a Waiākea Uka address. On […]

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07-08-19 Missing teen: Tanika Nihipali-Franchey

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Jeremy Riddle Phone: 965-2716 Report No.: 19-053253 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a female teen runaway who was last seen in the Hilo Bayfront area on July 4, 2019. Tanika Nihipali-Franchey, of Volcano, is 17-years old, approximately 5’01”, 115 pounds, with […]

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07-05-19 Mountain View man charged with various drug and weapon offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Vice Section Detective Zachary Fernando Phone: (808) 961-2340 Report No. 19-052566   Media Release Detectives have charged a 63-year old Mountain View man for various drug and weapon offenses stemming from a traffic stop in Hilo. On Tuesday (July 2), officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Derby […]

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07-03-19 Celebrate Independence Day responsibly

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release On July 4, millions of Americans will come together to celebrate the birth of our nation. This Independence Day, the Hawaiʻi Police Department wants to make sure you celebrate responsibly by reminding you about the dangers of driving […]

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07-03-19 Single engine Cessna emergency landing on Waikoloa Road

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 887-3080 Report No. 19-052867   Media Release Responding to a 10:36 a.m. call on Waikoloa Road near the 4 mile marker, South Kohala Patrol Officers determined that a single engine Cessna 206 Stationair, owned by William Aerial & Mapping, made an emergency landing after […]

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07-03-19 Police request assistance identifying theft suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Bradden Kimura Phone: 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No.: 19-042399 Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who was said to have stolen an engagement/wedding ring. The victim reported that she left her ring on the counter of the Hele Gas […]

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07-02-19 Autopsy results show May crash victim died of a medical condition (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-036145   Media Release A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday (May 5, 2019), in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, .1 mile south of the Keāhole Airport road.  The 70-year-old […]

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07-02-19 Pedestrian fatality in South Kohala parking lot added to yearly total (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-051532     Media Release A 53-year old Kamuela man died following a single vehicle collision on Friday (June 28) in the parking lot of the Parker Ranch Shopping Center located in Kamuela.  The 53-year old male has been identified […]

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07-02-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 24, 2019, through June 30, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.   So […]

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07-02-19 Hilo man charged with UCPV, other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-051406   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 19-year-old Hilo man in connection with multiple offenses stemming from a vehicle stolen in Hilo on Friday (June 28). The suspect is identified as Jonathan Kealoha Gardner. On […]

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07-01-19 Missing juvenile: Jaycielyn Galario

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hamakua Patrol Division Sergeant Dean Uyetake Phone: 775-7533 Report No. 19-050374 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 17-year old female who was reported as a runaway, missing from the Pāpaʻaloa area since June 24, 2019. The female is identified as Jaycielyn Galario.  Galario is described as a Hawaiian-Portuguese female […]

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07-01-19 Pedestrian dies after being struck in a South Kohala parking lot

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-051532     Media Release A 53-year old Kamuela man died following a single vehicle collision on Friday (June 28) in the parking lot of the Parker Ranch Shopping Center located in Kamuela.  The 53-year old male has been identified […]

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06-28-19 Suspect in Hilo shooting incident released (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050448     Media Release Police have released the 43-year old Hilo woman who was suspected of shooting a 37-year old Hilo man earlier this week. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released Chanell Evangelista-Kaleiwahea on Wednesday (June 26) […]

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06-28-19 Officer of the Month of May: Officer Terence Scanlan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Police Officer Terence Scanlan was honored as the Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer of the Month of May 2019 for his outstanding dedication to duty and for his remarkable diligence in performing his duties as a police officer while […]

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06-27-19 Missing: Kiana Genda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No.:  19-049756   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile from North Kohala. Police are looking for 15-year old Kiana Genda who was last seen at a North […]

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06-27-19 Puna man arrested in a stolen vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-049683   Media Release A 34-year old Puna man has been arrested after he was found passed out in a stolen vehicle Thursday morning. The suspect is identified as 34-year old Brooklin Mahuka of a Pāhoa address. On […]

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06-27-19 Hamakua traffic fatality victim is identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2346 Report No. 19-051006   Media Release Police have identified the female victim in this morning’s (June 27) single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 19 near the 48-mile marker in the Hāmākua district. The victim is identified as 23-year old Mackleen Victus, a resident of […]

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06-27-19 Hamakua traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2346 Report No. 19-051006     Media Release An unidentified female has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash when the vehicle she was riding in ran off the road and overturned in the Hāmākua district early Thursday morning (June 27). The crash […]

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06-26-19 North Kohala barricaded suspect incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No.:  19-050585     Media Release Big Island Police are investigating a domestic violence incident which occurred in North Kohala. On Tuesday (June 25), just before 2:00 p.m., North Kohala Patrol officers responded to the 55-700 block of […]

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06-25-19 Hilo burglary and arson investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050417   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in in solving a burglary and arson at a business in Hilo. On Monday night (June 24), at 7:03 p.m, police and firefighters responded to […]

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06-25-19 Wanted man located: Jerome Kahoalii-Heath (Update no. 2)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No.:  19-049336     Media Release Big Island police have located a suspect wanted for questioning in an attempted murder investigation. On Monday (June 24),  just after 7:00 pm, the Area II Special Enforcement Unit with the […]

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06-25-19 Hilo attempted murder investigation (Updated with photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050448 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning, (June 25), in Hilo. This morning at about 1:00 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to an unknown disturbance in Keaukaha and located a […]

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06-25-19 Police Officer recruitment is currently open

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244     Media Release The Hawaiʻi County Department of Human Resources is currently recruiting applicants for Police Officer I (Recruit) positions. Recruitment is currently open until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Applicants must apply using the County of Hawaiʻi Job […]

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06-15-19 Puna traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-047670     Media Release An unidentified female has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday morning (June 15) on Government Beach Road, 2.8 miles South of Kahakai Boulevard. The identification of the victim is still […]

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06-08-19 Puna officer involved shooting

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: 961-2341 Report No. 19-045780        Media Release A 30-year-old fugitive has been apprehended during an incident in Mountain View involving a Puna district patrol officer firing his weapon Saturday morning.  The suspect is identified as a Michael T. Soares of a […]

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06-07-19 Kona stabbing arrest

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 19-045391     Media Release A Kailua-Kona man is arrested and charged with two counts of Assault after a stabbing that occurred late last night. Yesterday evening (June 06), just after 9:15 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded […]

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06-07-19 Car seat safety tips

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. In Hawaiʻi County we are focused on protecting our […]

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06-06-19 Missing teen: Aspen May

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. 19-043183     Media Release      Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenager who was reported missing in Kailua-Kona. On May 30, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Kona Patrol officers received a report […]

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06-06-19 Kona negligent injury investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-044967     Media Release A 24-year-old female from Japan suffered severe injuries following a two vehicle collision on Wednesday (June 5) on Highway 11 near the 117 mile marker.  The 24-year-old female passenger has been identified as Honoka Kogure […]

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05-17-19 Kona missing person: Alicia Hope Pilat

Hawai’i Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. 19-038872     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in looking for a teenager who was reported missing. On Tuesday (May 14) at approximately 4:30 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to the report […]

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05-17-19 Special tribute paid to fallen Officer Bronson Kaliloa at National Police Week in Washington D.C.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244     Media Release A contingent of Hawaiʻi Police Department officers traveled to Washington D.C. to pay tribute to fallen Officer Bronson Kaliloa at the memorial services during police week honoring the 106 law enforcement officers who lost their lives in […]

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05-17-19 South Kohala negligent injury investigation

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 229 Report No. 19-039458     Media Release A 38-year-old Waikoloa man suffered severe injuries following a two vehicle collision on Thursday (May 16) at the intersection of Waikoloa Road and Uluwehi Street.  The 38-year-old male victim has been identified as Jessie […]

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05-04-19 Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Vice Section Acting Lieutenant Ernest Matsumoto Phone: 961-2259 Report No. 19-035187     Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Detectives have charged a 58-year old State of Hawaiʻi Corrections Officer with a felony drug offense following a traffic stop early  Thursday morning (May 2). The correction officer is identified as […]

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05-04-19 Wanted fugitive located: Shilo Brent

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: 961-2341 Report No. 19-035786     Media Release South Hilo Patrol officers successfully apprehended an elusive fugitive late Friday evening (May 3) sought on outstanding warrants, auto theft, and firearms investigations following a police pursuit.   The fugitive is identified as 42-year old Shilo […]

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04-22-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of April 15, 2019, through April 21, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-one (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  None of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-22-19 South Kona attempted murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. 19-032150     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in South Kona on Sunday night. At about 10:20 p.m. Sunday (April 21), Kona patrol officers responded to Rock Bottom Road in Honaunau, […]

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04-22-19 Pāhoa woman charged with ramming a police vehicle, other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. 19-031096       Media Release Detectives charged a 38-year-old Pāhoa woman Friday for several offenses stemming from incident in which she allegedly rammed a police vehicle last Wednesday night in Kalapana before fleeing the scene and was subsequently […]

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04-22-19 Kona motorcycle fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-031886     Media Release A 60-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two vehicle collision on Saturday (April 20) in Kailua-Kona on Palani Road (Highway 190) below the intersection of the Holualoa and Highway 180.  The 60-year-old male has not […]

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04-18-19 Puna man arrested for numerous offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: 961-2214 Report No. 19-022433     Media Release On Monday (April 15), Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested a 28-year old Kalapana Black Sands man for an array of offenses. Police have arrested Septi Tuaefe, also known as “Joe”, for an array of offenses that […]

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04-17-19 Kailua-Kona business fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. 19-030820     Media Release Big Island police are investigating a fire outside a retail establishment in Kailua-Kona. At approximately 1:45 am on April 17, 2019, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the […]

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04-17-19 Wanted person: Shilo Brent

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. 19-009720     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 42-year-old Puna man who is wanted for outstanding warrants. Shilo Brent, of Glenwood, is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, weighs about 175 pounds, […]

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04-17-19 Distracted Driving Awareness

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release Distracted driving has become a national epidemic—endangering passengers, adjacent vehicle occupants, motorcyclists and bicyclists, and nearby pedestrians. While we generally think of distracted driving as texting or talking on the cell phone, it can take many other […]

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02-21-19 Child safety seat inspections to be held in Pāhoa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to promoting the safe use of seat belts for all occupants of vehicles as they travel on the roadways in our community.  It is especially important that family members and caregivers properly […]

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02-21-19 Body found on Daniel K. Inouye Highway identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. 19-013095     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body discovered off of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway last Thursday (February 14). Richard Rogers, 82-years-old,  of Kailua Kona, was found unresponsive, lying near a white hatchback.  An autopsy performed […]

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02-20-19 Police reclassify 2018 investigation to a murder/suicide

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 230 Report No. C18021429     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are reclassifying a coroner’s inquest investigation to a murder and a suicide. On August 3, 2018, police responded to an apartment complex on the 75-6000 block of Aliʻi Drive in […]

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02-19-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of February 11, 2019, through February 17, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirty-two (32) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic […]

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02-19-19 Missing person located: Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Officer James Steffen Phone: (808) 961-8810     Media Release(Update) Hawai’i Island Police report that the 16-year-old Hilo girl reported as missing has been located. Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa was found in good condition in Puna yesterday afternoon (February 18).

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02-19-19 Missing person: David Nerger

Hawaii Police Department Area II Operations, Kona Patrol Sergeant Eric Reyes Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. 19-014438       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 18-year-old Kailua-Kona resident who was reported as a missing person. David Nerger is described as a Caucasian male with long blonde hair and blue […]

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02-19-19 Hilo man charged with robbery, assault, and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Royce Serra Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 19-013150     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man for assaulting his former girlfriend at her residence in Hilo. On Friday afternoon (February 15), after conferring with […]

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02-19-19 Pāhoa man charged with financial crimes

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-012843     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Detectives have charged a 24-year-old Pāhoa man with multiple financial crimes following his arrest earlier last week. After conferring with prosecutors on Friday morning (February 15), […]

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02-15-19 Missing person: Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Officer James Steffen Phone: (808) 961-8810     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo teen reported as missing. Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa was last seen in Hilo on January 29, 2019.  She is described as being 5-feet-5, […]

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02-15-19 Police investigate body found on Daniel K. Inouye Highway

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-013095       Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found off of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway yesterday morning. At 6:35 a.m. Thursday morning (February 14), patrol officers responded to the […]

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02-14-19 Missing person: Kerryann Duarte (Update with photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 19-002337     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Kerryann Duarte who is missing. She was last seen in Kailua-Kona on […]

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02-14-19 Missing person: Allanie Duarte (Update with photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 19-002249       ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 12-year-old Allanie Duarte who is missing. She was last seen in Kailua-Kona […]

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02-13-19 Missing person: Anthony Souza

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Officer James Steffen Phone: (808) 961-8810 Report No. 19-000016     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Anthony Souza who was reported as missing. He was last seen in Hilo during the […]

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02-13-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of February 4, 2019, through February 10, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  One of the drivers was involved in a traffic […]

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02-13-19 Police renew their request for information in 1997 murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd C. Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. F-27882     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a subject who may have information regarding an unsolved homicide. Detectives continue to follow up newly developed […]

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02-13-19 Missing person: Kerryann Duarte

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 19-002337     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Kerryann Duarte who is missing. She was last seen in Kailua-Kona on the morning of February 8, 2019 wearing […]

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02-13-19 Missing person: Allanie Duarte

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 19-002249     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 12-year-old Allanie Duarte who is missing. She was last seen in Kailua-Kona on the morning of February 8, 2019 wearing […]

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02-01-19 Wanted person: William Sullivan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 19-009051     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of a fugitive wanted for numerous charges, including: Assault Police Officer, Reckless Endangering, Resist Order to Stop […]

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01-31-19 “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” Campaign

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department wants to support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations Campaign of “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” during Super Bowl weekend.  We are on a mission to lower the number of people on […]

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01-31-19 Police warn public of ‘smoke alarm’ scam

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaiʻi residents in which the caller indicates that it is “Fire Safety Month” and that they need to come over and inspect […]

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01-30-19 “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department wants football fans and people participating in celebrations this coming Superbowl weekend to remember to keep your head in the game and follow some easy safety tips provided by the National Highway Traffic […]

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