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

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

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

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

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4-07-22 Investigation Continues for Missing Puna Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4-04-22 DUI Stats

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

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4-04-22 Police Request Assistance Locating Wanted Individuals

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

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

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

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

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

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12-07-21 DUI Stats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11-24-21 Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Sign Waving

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

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11-22-21 DUI Stats

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

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11-22-21 Police Investigate Public Accident in Puna

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

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

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

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

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

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11-19-21 Keauhou Man Charged With Numerous Offenses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6-29-21 Runaway La’akea Martins Located

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

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6-29-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of June 21, 2021, through June 27, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested nineteen (19) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under the […]

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

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

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

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

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6-28-21 Police Investigate Possible Drowning in Waikoloa

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

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6-25-21 Puna Burglary Suspects Charged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6-22-21 DUI Stats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6-15-21 Puna Man Charged With Multiple Offenses

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

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

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

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6-15-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of June 7, 2021, through June 13, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of the drivers was under the age […]

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6-15-21 Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Moped Crash in Puna

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: 961-2391Report No. 21-047884 Media Release An unidentified female died following a single vehicle collision on Monday evening, June 14, 2021, on Government Beach Road in the area of Papaya Farms Road in Puna. Police responded to a 5:08 p.m. traffic collision and determined that a 2016 Kymco moped […]

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6-14-21 Hilo Officer Involved Shooting Incident (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police Chief              Chief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244Report No.: 21-047620 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police detectives are continuing the investigation of an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on Sunday evening, June 13, 2021, shortly after 7:00 p.m. South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a reported domestic at a residence on Mokuhonua […]

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6-14-21 Police Report Runaway Deandre Moore Has Been Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section, Area IOfficer Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-045704 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police report that 15-year-old Deandre Moore was located in good health in Puna on June 12, 2021. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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6-14-21 Police Investigate Possible Drowning Incident in South Kohala

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 887-3080Report No. 21-047507 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning in South Kohala. On June 13, 2021, at approximately 11:01 a.m., South Kohala patrol officers and members of the Hawai’i Fire Department responded to Anaehoomalu Bay, located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort, on a […]

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6-14-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Stolen Motorcycle

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona DistrictOfficer Dustin MedeirosPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253Report No.: 21-047464 Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two male suspects who removed a Black 2008 Honda CBR1000cc Motorcycle from the Kona Target Parking lot on June 13, 2021 at approximately 2:30 a.m. without permission. The motorcycle is […]

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6-13-21 Police Initiate Attempted Murder Investigation Following Officer Involved Shooting in Hilo

Hawai’i Police DepartmentOffice of the Police ChiefChief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244Report No.: 21-047620 Media Release Hawai’i Police are investigating an officer Involved shooting that occurred in the South Hilo District this evening. South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a 7:10 p.m. call of a physical domestic at a residence on Mokuhonua Lane in Hilo. […]

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6-10-21 Police Charge Hilo Man With Attempted Murder And Felony Abuse

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionActing Lieutenant Bobbie-Jo SagonPhone: (808) 961-8883Report No.: 21-046532 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 24-year-old Hilo man with Second Degree Attempted Murder and Felony Abuse of a Family or Household Member. On June 10, 2021 at about 12:26 a.m, South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a report […]

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6-10-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Puna Runaway Kaitlynn Ibbs

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Cala ArnoldPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-046219 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Kaitlynn Ibbs, who was reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at approximately 8:30 p.m. She was last seen […]

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6-08-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Runaway Jason Oharra

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Juvenile Aid SectionOfficer Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-017946 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 13-year-old Jason Oharra was reported as a runaway on March 4, 2021 and was last seen in the area of […]

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6-08-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Wanted Kona Man Samson Yurong

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section, Area IIDetective Tyler ProkopecPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 224Report No. 21-022547 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating 28-year-old Samson Yurong. He is described as being 5’11” tall, approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Yurong is known to frequent the Kailua-Kona area.  […]

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6-08-21 Police Investigate Possible Drowning Incident in South Kohala

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictSergeant Joseph PassmorePhone: (808) 887-3080Report No. 21-046017 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning in South Kohala. On June 08, 2021 at approximately 10:14 a.m., officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man was pulled out of the waters at the Pentagon mooring which is located off […]

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6-08-21 Police Renew Their Request For Assistance Locating Missing Hilo Man Donald Dodge

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-004194 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 61-year-old Donald E. Dodge of Hilo, who was reported missing. Dodge was last seen in Hilo on January 7, 2021, around 9:00 a.m. He is described […]

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6-08-21 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of May 31, 2021, through June 6, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested sixteen (16) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Three of the drivers were under the age […]

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6-08-21 Police Advise the Public of Temporary South Kona Road Closure

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 21-040643 Media Release A partial road closure has been announced for Wednesday, June 9, 2021, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Highway 11, .1 mile south of the 95 mile marker in South Kona.  One lane will be closed during […]

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6-07-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Puna Runaway Deandre Moore

Hawai’i Police DepartmentPuna District, Area ICaptain Scott AmaralPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-045704 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 15-year-old Deandre Moore was last seen in the area of Fern Acres, Mountain View on June 5, 2021 at approximately 7:00 […]

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6-07-21 DARE Program a Success Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCommunity Police SectionLieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-2350 Media Release Throughout the 2020-2021 school years, School Resource Officers around the island, while complying with COVID-19 restrictions, were still able to provide Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program to students. Officers were able to share valuable lessons to students via online learning and or in […]

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6-07-21 Missing Puna Man Kyle Hank Located (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol, Area I OperationsSergeant Nelson Cacho Sr.Phone: 961-2213Report No. 21-045162 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that Kyle Hank was located in Puna yesterday, June 6, 2021, in good health.

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6-07-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Kona Fisherman Michael Kitagawachi

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant David ArakiPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext.253Report No. 21-045154 Media Release On Friday, June 05, 2021, it was reported by a family acquaintance that a fisherman had found a 15-foot teal colored one-man canoe approximately 1 mile off shore of Honaunau Bay.  The one-man canoe was identified as belonging to 66-year old Michael […]

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6-05-21 Police Respond to Major Disturbance at Hawai’i Community Correctional Center

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionLieutenant Tuck Loy AurelloPhone:  (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-044918 Media Release On Friday, June 4, 2021, at about 7:26 p.m., approximately ten officers from the Hawai’i Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the Hawai’i Community Correctional Center located at 60 Punahele Street in response to a call for assistance relative to […]

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6-05-21 Police Seek Missing Puna Man Kyle Hank

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol, Area I OperationsSergeant Nelson Cacho Sr.Phone: 961-2213Report No. 21-045162 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are searching for a 27-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Kyle Hank was last seen in the Volcano area on Thursday, June 3, 2021. He is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 6 ft. tall, […]

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6-05-21 Miloliʻi Man Charged For Numerous Offenses

Hawai`i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section-Area IIActing Lieutenant Sharlotte BirdPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext 278Report No.: 21-043677 Media Release Hawai`i Island police detectives have charged 37-year-old Brian Kahele, of Milolii, for multiple offenses that occurred in the Captain Cook area over this past weekend.   On Monday, May 31, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Kona Patrol officers […]

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6-04-21 Wanted: James R. Lawrence

Hawaii Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area IIDetective Scott DeweyPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 303Report No. 21-095516 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are searching for a 65-year-old Hilo man wanted for multiple warrants of arrest and questioning in a sexual assault investigation. James R. Lawrence is wanted on two warrants for driving without a valid license […]

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6-04-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Runaway Lejen Lopez

Hawaii Police DepartmentPuna District, Area ISergeant Bryan TinaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-044499 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 15-year-old Lejen Lopes was last seen in the Mt. View area on June 3, 2021 at approximately 1:00 pm.  He is […]

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6-03-21 Police Renew Request to Locate Missing Man Charles Bruce Graves

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-041519 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 69-year-old Charles Bruce Graves. He was reportedly last seen on the morning of May 17, 2021, on Puueo Street in Hilo. Graves is described as, […]

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6-03-21 Police Request Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Man: Leven K. Campbell

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report no.: 20-062293 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 54-year-old Leven K. Campbell of Hilo, who is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant.   Campbell is identified as approximately 5-feet-8 inches tall, approximately 155 pounds, with […]

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6-03-21 Runaway Located: Noa Lolohea (Update)

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 20-073165 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that Noa Lolohea was located in Hilo in good health on June 3, 2021. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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6-03-21 Runaway Located: Chanastie Caitano (Update)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 20-060597 Media Release Hawaii Island Police report that Chanastie Caitano was located in Hilo on May 18, 2021 in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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6-02-21 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of May 24, 2021, through May 30, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under […]

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6-01-21 Promotions Announced

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Paul FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Police Chief Paul Ferreira has promoted four individuals to the rank of Captain.  Captain Scott Kurashige, a 31-year veteran is now assigned to command the North Kohala Patrol district.  He most recently served as a lieutenant in the Area II (Kona) Juvenile Aid […]

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6-01-21 Police Advise Public of Road Closure (Update)

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 21-041921 Media Release A temporary road closure has been announced for Tuesday, June 1, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Keauhou Kainaliu Beach Road, commonly known as “End of the World”. The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit (T.E.U.) will […]

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6-01-21 Police Advise Public of Road Closure

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 21-041921 Media Release A temporary road closure has been announced for Tuesday, June 1, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Keala O Keawe Road (Highway 160) near the scenic point above Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park.  Motorist will […]

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5-27-21 Puna Man Charged Following Machete Attack

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentLieutenant Sandor FinkeyArea I Juvenile Aid SectionPhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 21-041829 Media Release Police have charged a 30-year-old Puna man with felony assault stemming from an incident in Puna. On Wednesday (May 25, 2021) at 4:35  p.m.., Puna police responded to a report of an injured male at a business in Pahoa.  Officers […]

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5-27-21 Kona Shooting Victim Identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Edwin BuytenPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266Report No.: 21-041921 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police has identified the person who died in Tuesday’s (May 25, 2021) “End of the World” shooting, as 46-year-old Joey Richmond of Kailua-Kona. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, police responded to […]

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5-27-21 Sergeant Marco Segobia Recognized as 2020 Hawaii Narcotic Officer of the Year

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Paul FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Sergeant Marco Segobia was recognized as the 2020 Hawai’i Narcotic Officer of the Year, receiving the prestigious “Troy Barboza Memorial Award”.  This award is presented annually to a member of the law enforcement community in the State of […]

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5-27-21 Police Advise Public of Road Closure in Hōnaunau Due to Traffic Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II OperationsMajor Sherry D. BirdPhone: 326-4646, Ext. 270Report No. 21-041921 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department is advising the public of a temporary road closure of Keala O Keawe Road (Highway 160) between the entrance of Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park and Hōnaunau Beach Road on Thursday, May 27, 2021, from […]

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5-27-21 Police Remind Motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Memorial Day Weekend

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release With the approach of the long Memorial Day weekend and upcoming graduation parties, Hawai’i Police Department will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct roving patrols beginning Friday, May 28, and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. […]

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5-26-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Waikoloa Man Bruce Graves

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionCaptain Reed K. MahunaPhone: (808) 961-2214Report No. 21-041519 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are looking for a 69-year-old Waikoloa man that has been reported missing. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Bruce Graves, a 69-year-old Waikoloa man who was reported missing on May 24, 2021. Graves was […]

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5-26-21 Police Initiate Murder Investigation Following Kona Shooting

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Edwin BuytenPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266Report No.: 21-041921 Media Release Hawai‘i Island Police are investigating a shooting in Keauhou that left a man dead. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. yesterday evening, May 25, 2021, police responded to a report of an unresponsive male party lying on the ground at […]

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5-25-21 Wanted Kaʻū Man Steven Combes Located (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: 808-326-4646, ext. 238Report No.: 20-072298 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have located 28-year-old Steven Combes of Na’alehu who was previously wanted for questioning in regards to a theft that occurred in Kona. Combes was located in Na’alehu on May 20, 2021 where he was questioned regarding […]

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5-25-21 Wanted Na’alehu Man Kevin Riley Galigo Located (Update)

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II, Criminal Investigation SectionOfficer Justin UrestiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 238Report No.: 21-032328 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 30-year-old Kevin Riley Galigo of Na’alehu, who was wanted for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. On Monday, May 25, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., Galigo turned himself in to the East Hawai‘i Detention […]

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