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12-21-19 Search continues for missing 6-year old Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 961-2254 Report no. 19-100172 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police continue to ask for the public’s assistance and continue to search for a missing 6-year-old Hilo boy.  A multi-agency search effort has yielded minimal results during an extensive search for Benjamin Rapoza, who was […]

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12-21-19 Missing child: Benjamin Rapoza

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 961-2254 Report no. 19-100172 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 6-year-old Hilo boy.  Benjamin Rapoza was last seen at a residence in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Street at around 3:00 pm yesterday (December […]

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12-20-19 Missing person located: Leipuanani Goings (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Derek Toloumu Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-097171   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 36-year old Leipuanani Goings, who had been reported missing. She was located in good health in Kailua-Kona this morning (December 20).

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12-20-19 Wanted: Johnathan K. Barros

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Area I Juvenile Aid Section Phone: 961-2254 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man. Johnathan Kaleo’okekai Barros, also known as Johnathan Kaleo’okekai Barrios, part Hawaiian, is described as approximately 6-feet tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with long curly black […]

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12-20-19 Arson suspect arrested and charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-090681 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged the suspect wanted in connection with an arson investigation that occurred on November 17, 2019 in the Volcano Golf & Country Club subdivision, in Volcano. After conferring with County Prosecutors, […]

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12-20-19 Honokaʻa women arrested and charged in drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-099935 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged two Honokaʻa women with drug and firearms offenses stemming from an investigation that was initiated on Thursday evening in Waimea (December 19). Police identified the individuals arrested and charged as […]

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12-19-19 November “Officer of the Month” Derek Kenison

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club has named Officer Derek Kenison as the “Officer of the Month” for November. Officer Kenison, an 8-year veteran with the Hawaiʻi Police Department, was nominated by Lieutenant Scott Amaral for his role in […]

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12-19-19 Pennsylvania man arrested in connection with vandalism of Beverly Hills synagogue

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 19-099484 Media Release On Wednesday (December 18), Kona police were contacted by detectives with the Beverly Hills Police Department. Beverly Hills police believed a suspect wanted for a December 14, 2019 break-in and vandalism of an Iranian-Jewish […]

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12-18-19 Missing person located: Cheryl Pavao (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 19-099507 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 60-year-old Cheryl Pavao, who had recently been reported missing. She was located in good health in Hilo this afternoon (December 18).

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12-18-19 Missing person: Cheryl Pavao

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 19-099507 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 60-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing. Cheryl Ann Pavao was last seen in Hilo this morning (December 18) at approximately 11:00 a.m. She is described as Caucasian, 5-feet-01-inches, 135 pounds […]

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12-18-19 Don’t drive under the influence

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the holiday season there are many more people driving the roads in Hawaiʻi County than on an average day.  With that knowledge the Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking drivers to be extra cautious when traveling the roadways.  If you […]

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12-18-19 Victim identified in Mt. View traffic fatality (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-097409   Media Release A female that died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, (December 11) on Highway 11, near the 13-mile marker has been identified. The 83-year-old female has been identified as Frances Souza of […]

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12-18-19 Volcano traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-099323   Media Release A male died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday evening (December 17) on Highway 11, near the 22-mile marker. The 45-year-old male has been identified as Francis B. Makaiwi, of Hilo. Responding to […]

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12-17-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 9, 2019, through December 15, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirty (30) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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12-17-19 Medical Examiner’s findings involving death of 4-year-old (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-093433   Media Release The medical examiner has rendered his findings in his autopsy performed on the 4-year-old female who died following an incident at a home in the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision on November 27, 2019.  The victim is […]

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12-16-19 Temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiolani Street

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release In observance of the 2019 Christmas season activities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiʻolani Street. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna, or southerly, direction on Kapiʻolani […]

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12-13-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department     Field Operations, Area I                                                 Major Samuel Jelsma                  Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov      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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12-12-19 Missing person located: Leihulu Watson (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-087544   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 47-year-old Leihulu Watson of Keaʻau, who had been reported missing. She was located in good health in Mountain View on Thursday (December 12).

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12-12-19 Missing person located: Micah Reep (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area II Sergeant Casey Cabral Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 19-078793   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 15-year-old Micah Reep of Ocean View, who was reported missing. He was located in good health in Kaʻū on Monday (December 9).

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12-12-19 Drive Merry, Bright, and Sober This Holiday Season

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release This holiday season, the Hawaiʻi Police Department is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. We’ll be working together to remind […]

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12-12-19 Puna traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-097409   Media Release A female died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday afternoon (December 11) on Highway 11, near the 13-mile marker. The identification of the victim is still pending. Responding to a 3:00 p.m. call, […]

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12-11-19 Wanted: Jaysha S. Arnold

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-086150 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a female individual who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for Contempt of Court, as well as for questioning relative to an unrelated criminal investigation that […]

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12-11-19 Missing person: Leipuanani Goings (Updated with photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Derek Toloumu Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-097171 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing Kona woman.  She is identified as 36-year old Leipuanani Goings. She was last seen on November 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Captain Cook. Goings is […]

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12-11-19 Department of the Attorney General Supports Big Island K-9 Training

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Department of the Attorney General, Missing Child Center-Hawaiʻi (MCCH) is participating in, and financially supporting, a three-day intensive K-9 scent tracking training being conducted on Hawaiʻi County from December 11 to 13, 2019. The training for the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s […]

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12-11-19 Wanted: Justin Michael Bardwell

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-090681 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male individual who is wanted for questioning relative to an arson investigation that occurred on November 17, 2019 in the Volcano Golf & Country Club […]

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12-11-19 Laupāhoehoe man charged in domestic violence incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 19-095464 Media Release Detectives charged a 31-year-old suspect last week for a domestic violence incident that occurred in Laupāhoehoe. On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 7:50 pm., Hāmākua patrol officers received a report of a female with numerous facial […]

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12-07-19 Suspect charged in Puna murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left a 75-year-old Mountain View man dead. After conferring with County Prosecutors, at 8:30 p.m. this evening (December 7), detectives charged 55-year-old […]

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12-07-19 Man wanted in Puna murder investigation located (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested the individual wanted for questioning in the murder investigation that left a 75-year-old Mountain View man dead. At 9:42 a.m. Saturday (December 7), Puna patrol officers arrested 55-year-old Michael Cecil […]

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12-06-19 Puna man wanted for questioning in murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted individual for questioning in a murder investigation. Police are looking for 55-year-old Michael Cecil Lee of Puna. He is described as being 5-feet-11-inches, […]

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12-06-19 Orchid Isle Estates body identified, investigation classified as murder (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the male victim whose body was found dead on Wednesday (December 4) in the Orchid Isle Estates subdivision in Puna. He is identified as 75-year-old Shingo Honda. On Wednesday evening […]

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11-29-19 Holiday theft prevention tips

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Section Sergeant Jason Grouns Phone: 961-2269   Media Release With the holiday season now upon us, Hawaiʻi Island police advises the public to take precautions against car theft, identity theft and the theft of items from within vehicles. This time of year, more cars are parked at shopping areas or […]

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11-29-19 Stabbing incident involving a 4-year-old female (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-093433   Media Release An autopsy was conducted this morning (November 29) on the body of the 4-year-old female who died following an incident at her home in Puna. The medical examiner’s preliminary findings indicate the injury appears consistent […]

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11-19-19 Glenwood officer involved shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Division Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 19-91198   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident that occurred in Glenwood involving the discharge of a weapon by an on-duty officer. Today (November 19), at 2:45 p.m., officers with the Special Enforcement Unit were conducting […]

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11-18-19 Missing person: Maycee K. Ahsui-Mendoza

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Charrise Wakita Phone: 808-935-3311 Report No. 19-084255 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing. Maycee K. Ahsui-Mendoza was last seen in Hawaiian Paradise Park on October 25, 2019. She is described as Asian, 5-feet tall, 100 pounds, with brown hair […]

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11-18-19 Wanted person located: Aliana Akana (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco K. Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 19-084975   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Aliana Akana was arrested in Ocean View on Friday afternoon (November 15) without incident. The Police Department would like to thank the public for their continued assistance.

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11-17-19 North Hilo traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Acting Sergeant Erhard Autrata Phone: 934-0400 Report No. 19-090359   Media Release A man has died from injuries which he sustained in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon (November 16) on Highway 19, .01 mile north of the 26-mile marker in Laupahoehoe.   The motorcyclist has been identified […]

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11-15-19 Temporary road closure of Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway on Monday (November 18)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-088644   Media Release A temporary road closure has been announced for Monday, November 18, 2019, between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway between Kekaha Kai State Beach Park and the West Hawaiʻi […]

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11-15-19 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-089638   Media Release A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following an accident on Thursday (November 14) on Manawalea Street in Kailua-Kona. He has been identified as Nicholas Ashton Catlett.  Responding to a 9:58 a.m. call, police determined that a 55-year-old […]

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11-14-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Field Operations, Area I                                                    Major Samuel Jelsma                 Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov      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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11-14-19 Disturbance over luggage leads to injured Officers and Threat charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-088403 Media Release A 30-year-old Mt. View man was arrested and charged for two counts of terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of assault on a police officer following a disturbance at the Hilo Airport this […]

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11-13-19 Wanted: Angelica L. Ybarra

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Aaron Yamanaka Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 259 Report No. 19-077964 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Angelica L. Ybarra (also known as Angelica L. Juario).  She is known to frequent the Kona and Ocean View areas. She is […]

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11-13-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 4, 2019, through November 10, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested ten (10) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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11-13-19 Mauna Kea pursuit leads to drug and traffic offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Field Operations, Area I                                                    Major Samuel Jelsma                 Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov Media Release Police have charged a 28-year-old male suspect with numerous traffic violations following a high-speed pursuit on Daniel K. Inouye highway that occurred on the Veterans Day Holiday (Monday, November 11, 2019). The suspect is identified as a Dylan J.K. Naope […]

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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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