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01-07-21 Police Investigate Aloha Estates Murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-099083   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have initiated a homicide investigation after the discovery of a body in the Aloha Estates subdivision of Puna, on Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 2021. Shortly after 2:00 p.m., Puna Patrol […]

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01-04-21 Pair of Kailua-Kona Men Charged Following Home Invasion Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No. 20-099774 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged two Kailua-Kona men with numerous criminal offenses associated with a previously reported home invasion investigation. The charges stem from a reported home invasion that took place […]

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01-01-21 Missing Person: Robby Gay Yoshiyama

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Todd C. Pataray Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-100081 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 58-year old Robby Gay Yoshiyama.  He was last seen on December 31, 2020 after he left a private establishment located on the 1400 block of Kilauea Avenue, […]

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12-20-20 Hilo Murder Suspect Charged

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244 / 20-091937 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 30-year-old Jarvis Rockwell Hung Leung Boots, of Mountain View, with murder, attempted murder, and an array of firearm and weapons offenses related to two separate incidents this […]

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12-20-20 Hilo Murder Suspect Arrested

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with the Friday morning, December 18th shooting at the Puainako Town Center in Hilo that left a 41-year-old father of three young children dead. […]

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12-18-20 Hilo Murder Victim Identified

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the male victim whose body was found shot in a vehicle this morning (Friday) at the Puainako Town Center in Hilo. The victim is identified as 41-year-old Benjamin […]

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12-13-20 Police Investigate Body Found in Kahaualeʻa Natural Area Reserve

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-094790   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating after hunters discovered a body on a remote trail in the Kahaualeʻa Natural Area Reserve, in Volcano, on Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2020. At approximately 5:00 p.m., two […]

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12-02-20 Pāpa‘ikou Attempted Murder Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-091937   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation after a reported shooting this afternoon, December 2, 2020, in Pāpa‘ikou. Shortly after 1:00 p.m. today, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the area […]

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11-30-20 Hilo Couple Arrested and Charged in Overnight Crime Spree

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-090538 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Saesha Shante Tiarelynn Pua-Olena Marie Paz, and 32-year-old Rory Robert Neville, both of Hilo, with an array of property-crime offenses, after a crime spree early Friday […]

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11-29-20 Hilo Woman Arrested After Intentionally Hitting Police Vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-091074 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested 38-year-old Jaclyn Kanani Ann Kama, of Hilo, with assault against a police officer, as well as other property, drug, and traffic-related offenses. On Sunday morning (November 29), shortly before […]

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11-25-20 Puna Man Charged After Running Into Police With Stolen Vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-085280 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 26-year-old Dominick Gavin Paul Gonzado, of Kurtistown, with operating a stolen vehicle, and an array of property, drug and traffic-related offenses. On Wednesday evening (November 25), after […]

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11-23-20 Missing Person Located: Pua Siu (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-087452   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 25-year-old Pua Siu has been located in good health. She had previously been reported as missing.

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11-20-20 Endangered Missing Person: Lester Keala Lorenz

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-088159 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Lester Keala Lorenz, of Hōnaunau. He was reportedly last seen on Mana Road on Wednesday afternoon (November 18) at approximately 1:00 p.m. His […]

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11-19-20 One-Way Traffic Pattern on Pakalana Street in Honoka’a

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua Patrol Division, Area I Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 775-7533   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to remind motorists of the one-way traffic pattern on Pakalana Street in Honokaʻa, on school days of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, between the hours of 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. […]

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11-17-20 Runaway Located: Tyra Dalija-Airinios

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 20-085995   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Tyra Dalija-Airinios was located in the Puna area in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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11-17-20 The Hawaii Police Department Introduces Their New Public Relations Specialist

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244    Media Release  The Hawaiʻi Police Department introduces Ms. Denise Laitinen as their new Public Relations Specialist effective November 16, 2020.   A seasoned writer and journalist, Laitinen brings years of experience to the position having worked in a wide […]

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11-17-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 9, 2020, through November 15, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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11-16-20 Missing person: Pua Siu

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Puna District Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-087452 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Pua Siu. She is 25-years-old, 5-feet 8 inches, 145 pounds, brown eyes, medium complexion, blondish/strawberry (ehu)  hair. She was last seen on November 12, 2020 at about […]

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11-13-20 Click It or Ticket

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has started their annual Click It or Ticket national seat belt enforcement mobilization.  The Hawaiʻi Police Department is dedicated to this and will strictly enforce seat belt […]

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11-13-20 Puna woman charged with drug, firearms, and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                           Lieutenant Royce Serrao Area I Criminal Investigation Division Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-086432 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 31-year-old Juanita Grammer, of Mountain View, with numerous offenses stemming from a traffic stop by Puna Patrol Officers. On Thursday evening (November 12), after conferring with County Prosecutors, detectives […]

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11-11-20 Runaway: Camden Dufer

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Sergeant Kimo Keliipaakaua Phone: (808) 326-4646 Report No. 20-078258 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a female juvenile who was reported as a runaway. It was reported that 17-year-old Camden Dufer left the Salvation Army Interim Home in Kailua-Kona on October 12, 2020 […]

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11-11-20 Hilo traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-086276   Media Release A 73-year-old Hilo man has died following a two vehicle collision on Wednesday morning (November 11) at the Komohana and Kukuau Street Intersection. Police responded to a 4:52 a.m. traffic collision and determined that a 1983 Jeep […]

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11-10-20 Fatal structure fire in Kalopa Mauka

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-086099   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a fatal structure fire that occurred in Kalopa on Tuesday morning (November 10). Police and Fire officials were dispatched to the scene shortly after 11:30 a.m. today for […]

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11-10-20 Puna man arrested and charged operating stolen vehicle

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-082373 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged 26-year-old Dominick Gavin Paul Gonzado, of Kurtistown, with operating a stolen vehicle, as well as drug and traffic-related offenses. On Saturday evening (November 7), after conferring with […]

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11-10-20 Runaway: Tyra Dalija-Airinios

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 20-085995 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a female juvenile who was reported as a runaway. It was reported that 14-year-old Tyra Dalija-Airinios ran away from her Pahoa home on Tuesday (November 10) at approximately 12:30 […]

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11-10-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 2, 2020, through November 8, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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11-09-20 Police request assistance identifying Waimea burglary suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-082259 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person responsible for breaking into a business in the South Kohala District. On October 27, 2020, at approximately 5:51 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a […]

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11-09-20 Virtual “Coffee with a Cop” event

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080    Media Release In an effort to stay engaged with our Hawaiʻi Island community while adhering to the current gathering and social distancing guidelines, the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for a “Virtual Coffee […]

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11-06-20 Missing person: Christopher-Jay K. Baird

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū Patrol Division Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-064241 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 38-year-old Kaʻū man who was reported as missing. Christopher-Jay K. Baird was last seen in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision on November 30th of last […]

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11-06-20 Police request assistance in identifying Waimea theft suspects

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming Phone: (808)887-3080 Report No. 20-084469 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals responsible for breaking into two storage units in the South Kohala District. On November 4, 2020, at approximately 9:05 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a […]

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11-06-20 Holiday reminders from the Hawaii Police Department

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252   Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are reminding the public of measures to prevent being victimized during the upcoming holiday season. Although the COVID-19 pandemic will likely impact shopping activities, consumers must still remain vigilant of their surroundings and […]

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11-06-20 Hawaii Police Department announces the use of Body Worn Cameras

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is proud to announce that the first wave of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) will be live in the South Hilo, Kona, and Puna districts on Monday, November 9, 2020!  The rest of the Island’s […]

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11-04-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 26, 2020, through November 1, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twelve (12) 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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11-04-20 Kamuela man charged with numerous identity theft related offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-084256 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a Kamuela man yesterday evening (November 3) with numerous identity theft related offenses stemming from a vehicle break-in that occurred on November 2, 2020, in the Waimea area. The suspect is […]

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11-04-20 Kona “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Community Policing Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 259   Media Release Kona Community Policing Officers will be hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event that will take place on Friday, November 6, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Kona Mountain Coffee Company located at 73-4038 […]

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11-04-20 Hilo man charged with Sexual Assault and Kidnapping

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-083067 Media Release Detectives have charged a 27-year-old Hilo man for sexual assault and kidnapping for an incident that occurred on Friday in Hilo. On Friday (October 30, 2020) at 01:05 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report […]

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11-04-20 Runaway: Kealii Kaniho

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District Sergeant Kimo Keliipaakaua Phone: (808) 326-4646 Report No. 20-077203 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. It was reported that 14-year-old Kealii Kaniho left the Salvation Army Interim Home in Kailua-Kona on October 8, 2020 […]

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11-04-20 Runaway located: Dezra Kirkpatrick (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Frank Mohica Phone: 935-3311 Report No.: 20-083357   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Dezra Kirkpatrick was located in the Hilo area in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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11-03-20 Runaway: Dezra Kirkpatrick

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Frank Mohica Phone: 935-3311 Report No.:  20-083357 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 13-year-old Hilo girl who has been reported as a runaway. Dezra Kirkpatrick was last seen in Hilo at 9:00 p.m. on October 30, 2020.  She is described as being approximately 5’2″ tall, […]

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11-02-20 Suspect charged in Hilo murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-083446 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged 41-year-old Davi Franklin Alvarez Sr., of Hilo, with murder, for the stabbing death of a female acquaintance on Halloween. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Noelle Keala Tamiko Buffett, […]

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11-02-20 Runaway located: Jordan Grant (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-050588   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Jordan Grant was located in the Hilo area in good health. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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10-31-20 Suspect in custody in Hilo murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-083446 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a Hilo man in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred early this afternoon at an apartment complex on Puueo Street in Hilo. The suspect is identified as 41-year-old Davi […]

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10-30-20 Halloween safety tips

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release Wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 isn’t the only way to keep yourself and others safe during this Halloween weekend.  If you are out walking this weekend, make yourself visible by wearing light colored or reflective […]

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10-30-20 Missing Person: Joshua Liebovich

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Acting Sergeant Tyler Prokopec Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No. 20-082931 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 22-year-old Joshua Liebovich.  He was last seen in Kona on June 15, 2020.  Liebovich is described as being 5-feet-10-inches tall, 150 pounds, with blue eyes and […]

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10-29-20 Missing Person: Espernanzania “Hope” Hernandez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report Number: 20-082471 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old, Espernanzania “Hope” Hernandez. She was last seen in the Mountain View area and has not been seen or heard from since Saturday, October 24, 2020, at […]

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10-28-20 South Kohala Search Warrant leads to arrests, recovery of drugs and cash

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Operations Assistant Chief Robert Wagner Phone: (808) 326-4646 Report No.  20-082299 Media Release On Tuesday (October 27), Area II Vice and South Kohala patrol officers executed search warrants at a residence off of Kipahele Street in Waimea.  Officers recovered a total of 3,286.9 grams of cocaine, 120 grams of crystal […]

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10-28-20 Police seeking public’s help with identifying male suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant Erich Jackson Phone: (808)887-3080 Report No. 20-080995 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male individual responsible for conducting fraudulent credit card transactions at business establishments in the South Kohala District. On October 22, 2020, at approximately 12:27 p.m., Kona Patrol officers […]

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10-27-20 Ocean View attempted murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No. 20-082016 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 33-year-old Ocean View man wanted for questioning in connection with an early morning shooting that took place on October 26, 2020. This after Kaʻū Patrol officers […]

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10-27-20 Kona Crime Prevention Officer of the Month (April): Officer Ansel Robinson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release On Friday (October 23), the Kona Crime Prevention Committee (KCPC) recognized Officer Ansel Robinson as the Kona Officer of the month for April 2020. Officer Robinson was selected as the Officer of the month for his determination with […]

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10-26-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 19, 2020, through October 25, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-seven (27) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of […]

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10-26-20 Ocean View attempted murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No.:  20-082016   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation after an individual was located with a gunshot wound in the roadway of the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision, in the Kaʻū District. At […]

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10-26-20 Runaway: Kayden Yamaguchi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Acting Sergeant Tyler Prokopec Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No. 20-078441 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 17-year old Kona boy who was reported as a runaway. Kayden Yamaguchi was last seen in Hilo on October 10, 2020.  He is described as being 5-feet 2-inches tall, […]

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10-26-20 Search Warrant leads to drug and weapons charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Royce Serrao Criminal Investigation Division, Area I Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No: 20-080903 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged Chace K. Tam and Mindy K. Helm following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the Waiākea House lots area of Hilo on Thursday (October […]

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10-25-20 Kalapana murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-081754   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a homicide investigation after a body was discovered this morning (October 25) in a vehicle on the side of the roadway in Kalapana, in the Puna District. Shortly after […]

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10-23-20 Public tips leads to reuniting two brothers

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I Major Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2341 Report No. 20-077342 Media Release For several years, Steve Robinson had been looking for his older brother Michael who had lived on the Big Island for many years. Steve and his father lived in California and had kept in touch with 71-year-old […]

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10-21-20 Puna man charged with burglary and gun charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-079205 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 35-year-old Kalei Kona Brooks, of Keaʻau, with an array of property and firearm offenses. On Friday (October 16), after conferring with County Prosecutors, police charged Brooks with […]

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10-21-20 Theft of artwork and jewelry

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-078623 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a theft which occurred on October 14, 2020. An oil slick painting by Jean-Michael Basquiat (pictured above) and miscellaneous jewelry was removed from a residence on 40th Avenue in […]

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10-21-20 Armed & Dangerous suspect located: Gavin Calicdan (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-077030 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 29-year-old Gavin Kekoa oʻkalani Calicdan, of Hilo, with an array of property and financial crime offenses. On Tuesday (October 13), after conferring with County Prosecutors, detectives charged […]

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10-20-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 12, 2020, through October 18, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirty (30) 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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10-19-20 Missing endangered woman located: Kaycee Ramiscal Madamba (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-079935   Media Release Kaycee Ramiscal Madamba, the 24-year-old Keaʻau woman who had been reported missing on Sunday evening (October 18) has been located. She was located Monday afternoon (October 19) at 4:30 p.m. in Hilo. She […]

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10-19-20 Missing person: Mark Satoru Iyo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-073240 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 59-year-old Mark Satoru Iyo, of Hilo. He has not been seen or heard from by his family since early March 2020. Iyo is described […]

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10-19-20: Missing endangered woman: Kaycee Ramiscal Madamba

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-079935 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old Kaycee Ramiscal Madamba, of Keaʻau. She has not been seen or heard from by her family since early Tuesday morning (October 13). She […]

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10-16-20 Missing person located: Michael Robinson (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area I Lieutenant William Derr Phone: (808) 961-2350   Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department reports that 71-year-old Michael Robinson has been located in good health. The Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance.

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10-16-20 Runaway located: Mary-Ann Leonard (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Frank Mohica Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-078626   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 15-year old Mary-Ann Leonard was located in the Hilo area in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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10-16-20 Runaway: Mary-Ann Leonard (Updated with photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Frank Mohica Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-078626 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl who was reported as a runaway. Mary-Ann Leonard was last seen in Hilo at 11:00 p.m. on October 13, 2020.  She is described as local, with a light brown […]

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10-15-20 Missing Person: Michael Robinson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area I Lieutenant William Derr Phone: (808) 961-2350 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 71-year-old Michael Robinson. He has not been seen or heard from by his family since 2017. He is known to frequent the downtown Hilo and Puna areas. Robinson is […]

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10-14-20 Keaʻau woman charged in verbal threat towards school (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I Major Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2341 Report No. 20-078688   Media Release A Keaʻau woman was charged this afternoon (October 14) with a threat aimed at the Keaʻau Elementary School resulting in a school lock-down and police arresting and charging the woman. Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged Raquel […]

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10-14-20 Threat at Keaʻau school leads to lock down

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I Major Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2341 Report No. 20-078688   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police responded to Keaʻau Elementary School this morning (October 14) after a threat lead to the school being locked down for over an hour. Police responding to the 9:00 a.m. call learned that an upset […]

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10-14-20 Police warn public of phone ‘spoofing’ scams

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 20-078393   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is warning island residents to be aware of a telephone ‘spoofing’ incident in which scammers used a police station phone number to illicit money over the phone. On Monday (October 12), a […]

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10-12-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of October 5, 2020, through October 11, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of […]

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10-12-20 Police seek owner of Ralph Lauren mirror

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 238 Report No. 20-076181 Media Release Big Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of a Ralph Lauren Porthole Mirror that was located on October 5, 2020 during a police investigation at a storage facility in […]

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10-10-20 Downtown Hilo stabbing incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-077511   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police detectives are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred near downtown Hilo on Friday evening (October 9) shortly before 7:30 p.m. South Hilo Patrol officers were assigned to the parking lot of a […]

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10-08-20 Wanted – Armed & Dangerous: Gavin Calicdan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-077030 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Gavin Kekoao’kalani Calicdan, of Hilo, who is considered armed and dangerous. Calicdan is described as approximately 5-feet-9 inches, 165 pounds, brown hair, and […]

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10-02-20 Wanted: Sasha Paz

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-063743 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 30-year-old Saesha Paz of Hilo. She is wanted for questioning relative to a burglary investigation that occurred on Uluwai Street in Hilo, in August […]

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10-02-20 Hilo couple charged with robbery and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-072029 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a Hilo couple with robbery and an array of other property and drug offenses stemming from an incident which occurred on September 19, 2020 on Makaʻala Street in […]

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10-01-20 Police seek two men in custodial investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District Captain Regino Saludares Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 20-074959   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted custodial interference that occurred on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, involving an 11-year old male while he was walking with his bicycle in the Pāʻauhau Camp area of Honokaʻa. Police were informed […]

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09-28-20 DUI stats

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

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09-28-20 Wanted person located: Jason Delatorre

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

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09-28-20 Runaway: Kylie Kepa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09-24-20 Wanted: Jason Delatorre

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

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

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

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

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

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09-24-20 North Kohala Coroners Inquest investigation

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

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09-24-20 Endangered Missing Person: Chennah Caitano

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

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

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

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

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

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09-21-20 DUI stats

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

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

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

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09-17-20 Police seek Pāhoa couple for questioning

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

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

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

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

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

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09-15-20 DUI stats

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

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09-14-20 North Kohala brush fire

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

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09-11-20 Runaway: Destiny Espinueva-Moreno

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

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

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

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