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6-11-24 Police Seeking Runaway Aden Hawkins

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna Patrol DivisionOfficer Rommel ConstantinoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-053331 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Aden Hawkins who was reported as a runaway. Hawkins was last seen near the 100-block area of East Puainako Street in Hilo on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. He was last wearing […]

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6-10-24 (Update) Police Identify Woman Suspected of Passing Counterfeit Bill in Hilo, Determine She is Not a Susect

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-039004 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have identified the woman suspected of passing a counterfeit $100 bill on April 24, 2024, at a business in Hilo. Area I Criminal Investigation Section detectives identified the woman on Saturday, June 8, 2024, following numerous tips […]

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6-10-24 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Erich JacksonPhone: (808) 326-4646Report No. 24-052941 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 31-year-old man from Pahoa that occurred on Sunday morning, June 9, 2024, off the shore of the 75-5700 block of Ali‘i Drive, Kailua-Kona. On Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 10:54 a.m., Kona patrol […]

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6-03-24 Hawai‘i Police to Hold Multi-Agency Joint Training Scenario on June 4

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentAdministrative Services BureauSergeant Jason GrounsPhone: (808) 961-2269 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department would like to inform the public of a multi-agency training scenario that will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, on the Waiākea High School campus in Hilo. This training will include members of the Hawai‘i Police Department, the Hawai‘i […]

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5-31-24 Puna Missing Person Case Now Being Investigated as a Murder-Suicide

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 24-046694 Media Release Hawai’i island police are now investigating a missing person case as a murder-suicide. On Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2024, shortly before 4:00 p.m., members of the Area I Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant on a residence located […]

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5-31-24 (Update) Missing Man Joseph Weaver Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Michael MatsumuraPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-084868 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 29-year-old Joseph Weaver was located on Oahu on Saturday, May 25, 2024. He was previously reported as a missing person in September 2023.

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5-31-24 Police Seeking Puna Runaway Ohia Letreta

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Kaleb CavesReport No. 24-049400Phone No. (808) 935-3311 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Ohia Letreta who was reported as a runaway. Letreta was last seen in the area of the Keaau-Pahoa Road on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. He is known to frequent the […]

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5-23-24 Keauhou Man Arrested for Abuse Which Resulted in Temporary Closure of Kuakini Highway

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolActing Sergeant Reuben PukahiPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 245Report No. 24-047256 Media Release On Wednesday evening, May 22, 2024 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a domestic in the area of the 77-6000 block of Kuakini Highway. A 22-year old female reported being shoved into a wall […]

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5-17-24 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of May 6, 2024, through May 12, 2024, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-two (22) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of the drivers were under […]

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5-14-24 Ocean View Man Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No.: 24-043295 Media Release On May 13, 2024, just after 5:00 p.m., a 48-year old man, identified as Daniel Moriarty, of Ocean View, was arrested for the offense of Assault in the second degree.  This after an incident that occurred on […]

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5-13-24 Ocean View Man Arrested Following Barricaded Standoff in Kaʻū

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266Report No.: 24-043703 Media Release A 32-year-old Kaʻū man was taken into police custody without incident on Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2024, following a lengthy standoff in Ocean View. Police arrested 32-year-old Kamren Adams, of Ocean View, for Burglary, Terroristic Threatening and Ownership […]

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5-01-24 Ocean View Man Charged With Kidnapping & Other Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 24-039683 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 50-year-old Ian Benjamin Winther, of Ocean View, with various offenses following a violent incident that occurred at a residence on King Kalakaua Lane in the Hawaii Ocean View Estates Subdivision on Monday, April, […]

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5-01-24 Police Continue December 2023 Hilo Homicide Investigation

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-113936 Media Release Hawai’i Island police detectives continue to investigate a December 2023 homicide that left 68-year-old Albert Harry Pacheco Sr., of Hilo, dead. On December 3, 2023, shortly before 4:45 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of an […]

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4-21-24 (Update) Puna Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-036379 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged 31-year-old Vasiliy Viktorovich Trubachev, of Kea‘au, with attempted murder, following the Hawaiian Paradise Park shooting incident on Friday morning, April 19, 2024, that left a 32-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. On Sunday morning, April […]

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4-19-24 Police Investigate Puna Attempted Murder

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-036379 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation following a shooting incident in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Friday morning, April 19, 2024, that left a 32-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Vasiliy […]

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4-17-24 Police Seeking Puna Runaway Azlyree Butay

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Keaolapule Fessenden-GracePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-035491 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Azlyree Butay, who was reported as a runaway. Butay was last seen in the Ainaloa Subdivision area in Pahoa on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at approximately 4:35 p.m.. She was last […]

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4-16-24 (Update) Missing Hilo Man Michael “James” Clark Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Justin DodoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-035112 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 86-year-old Michael “James” Clark, who was previously reported as an endangered missing person, was located in Hilo on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 12:45 a.m. in good health.

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4-16-24 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of April 8, 2024, through April 14, 2024, Hawai`i Island police arrested sixteen (16) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One driver was under the age of […]

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4-16-24 (Update) Runaway Aiden Becker Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Michael MatsumuraPhone: (808) 961-2716Report No.: 24-014628 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 16-year-old Aiden Becker, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Puna in good health on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

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4-15-24 Puna Woman Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: 961-2339Report No. 24-034585 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a fatal pedestrian traffic collision that claimed the life of a 57-year-old Hilo man.  The accident occurred in Hilo, on Saturday evening, April 13, 2024, on East Kawili Street just east of Manono Street.   Responding to a traffic collision […]

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4-15-24 Police Seek Endangered Missing Hilo Man Michael “James” Clark

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Justin DodoPhone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.:  24-035112 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 86-year-old Michael “James” Clark of Hilo who has been reported as missing. He is considered endangered due to his age. He was last seen on Monday, April 15, 2024, […]

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4-15-24 (Update) Runaway Jayla Fiesta Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Roger CarvalhoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-034972 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that 16-year-old Jayla Fiesta, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo on Monday, April 15, 2024, in good health.

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4-15-24 Police Seeking Runaway Jayla Fiesta

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Roger CarvalhoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-034972 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Jayla Fiesta who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the area of Stable Camp Road in Honomu on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at around 10:00 p.m.. […]

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4-15-24 HI-PAL Assists with Keiki Rodeo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Community PolicingCommunity Policing Lieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Activities League (Hi-PAL) extends congratulations to the 250 children, ages 4 to 17, who participated in the Hawai‘i Keiki Rodeo Championships held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Panaewa Equestrian Center. Events included team roping, barrel racing, pole […]

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4-15-24 Police Participate in 2024 Hawai‘i Island Boy Scouts Makahiki Celebration

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Community Policing SectionCommunity Policing Lieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department’s Community Policing Section in Hilo extends its gratitude to the Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council for allowing us to participate in the Hawai‘i Island Makahiki celebration on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis […]

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4-15-24 (Update) Kailua-Kona Man Arrested and Charged in Kona Robbery Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266Report No.: 24-033695 Media Release Kona patrol officers located and arrested 21-year-old Peter Melling of Kailua-Kona early Friday morning, April 12, 2024. Melling was wanted for a Robbery that occurred at a shopping center located at the 75-5800 block of Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona on Thursday […]

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4-14-24 Police Seeking Endangered Puna Runaway Andrena Cardoza-Young

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Cody Correia          Phone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-034672 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Andrena Cardoza-Young, who was reported as a runaway. Due to a medical condition that requires medication, Andrena is considered endangered. The teen was last seen at Silversword Court in Kurtistown at […]

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4-12-24 Police Warn Public About Counterfeit Bills

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations Section    Lieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is warning the public about the recent usage of counterfeit U.S. $100 bills in East Hawai’i within the past week. The counterfeit bills were presented to retail employees in exchange for monetary goods. The printing of counterfeit bills […]

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4-12-24 (Update) Puna Man Arrested & Charged for Firearms Offenses and Violating a Court Order

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251  Report No. 24-034122 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 31-year-old Dylan Jessen Gapp, of Kea‘au, with an array of firearms offenses and violation of a court order. On Friday afternoon, upon conferral with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, the Area I Crime […]

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4-12-24 Police Seek Endangered Missing Hilo Woman Debbie Marie

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Joshua WillingPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-034084 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 68-year-old Debbie Marie, of Hilo, who has been reported as missing. She is considered endangered due to her age. She was last seen on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Hilo in […]

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4-12-24 Puna Man Arrested for Firearms Offenses and Violation of a Court Order

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionCaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251  Report No. 24-034122 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested 31-year-old Dylan Jessen Gapp, of Kea‘au, with various firearms offenses and violation of a court order, following the execution of a search warrant at a residence on 13th Avenue, in Kea‘au, Friday morning, April […]

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4-11-24 Police Seeking Puna Runaway Abbe Martin

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Chezvis Carveiro           Phone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-033239 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Abbe Martin who was reported as a runaway. Martin was last seen near a bus stop in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Mountain View near Road 8 and F on Wednesday, […]

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4-11-24 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of April 1, 2024, through April 7, 2024, Hawai`i Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One driver was under the age […]

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4-11-24 Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Kona Robbery Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Marco K. SegobiaPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253Report No.: 24-033695 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a shopping center located at the 75-5800 block of Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona on Thursday morning, April 11, 2024. Upon officer’s arrival to the scene at approximately 1:45 a.m., police […]

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4-05-24 Police Seeking Runaway Chael Aku

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Christa BrodiePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-022087 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Chael Aku who was reported as a runaway. Aku was last seen on the 100 block of Pauahi Street, in Hilo, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at about 12:10 p.m.  […]

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4-05-24 Police Seeking Runaway Cherish Ahulau-Kaleo

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Brian MarkhamPhone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.:  24-024787 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Cherish Ahulau-Kaleo who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at around 11:30 […]

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4-05-24 (Update) Endangered Runaway Hailey Curtis Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Aron TomotaPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 253Report No.: 24-031379 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department reports that 16-year-old Hailey Curtis, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Kona on Friday, April 5, 2024.

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3-22-24 Police Search for Puna Man Considered to be Armed & Dangerous

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 24-022947 Media Release Hawai‘i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Reno Maurice Kulakau Mendoza, of Mountain View, who should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is wanted on a warrant of arrest for sex assault and domestic […]

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3-20-24 Police Seek Missing Puna Woman Kuuipo Thomas

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Melani ClinePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-026731 Media Release Hawai‘i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Kuuipo Thomas of Pāhoa who has been reported as missing. She was last seen in February 2024 in the area of Pāhoa town walking around on foot, but wasn’t reported as […]

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3-01-24 Police Request Assistance Identifying Wanted Individuals

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-121614 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying two male suspects whose identities are unknown.  They are wanted for questioning in a sex assault investigation involving a 10-year-old girl that occurred just after 5:00 p.m., […]

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2-06-24 Five Students Suspended Following Altercation at High School

Hawai’i Police DepartmentField Operations Area-I (East Hawai‘i)Assistant Police Chief Kenneth QuiochoPhone: (808) 961-2341Report No.: 24-012483 Media Release Hawai‘i Island Police were summoned to a local high school today, February 6, 2024, following reports of a potential altercation that was to take place on the school campus. Police arrived at the school during recess hours in […]

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2-06-24 Police Investigate Incident at Pahoa High & Intermediate School

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-012501 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating an incident that occurred this morning at Pahoa High & Intermediate School, which left a 12-year-old student hospitalized.    On Tuesday morning, February 6, 2024, shortly after 10:00 a.m., the Pahoa High & Intermediate […]

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1-26-24 Police Seeking Wanted Naalehu Man Matthew Koi

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Donovan KoharaPhone: (808) 960-3118Report No.: 24-008698 Media Release Hawai’i Island police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 20-year old Matthew Koi of Naalehu. Koi is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and also for questioning in two other criminal investigations.  He is described as being 5-foot 9-inches […]

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1-26-24 Police Seeking Missing Idaho Visitor Jennifer O’Meara

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Cody CorreiaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 24-008747 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are searching for a 45-year-old female visitor from Idaho who has been reported as missing. Jennifer O’Meara is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall, 250 pounds, black and gray colored hair, and as having a tan complexion. She was last seen on […]

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1-26-24 Police Seeking Runaway Kingston Rikar

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Sean PhelanPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  24-008706 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kingston Rikar who is reported as a runaway. He was last seen in the area of Leisure Lane in Pahoa on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at around 12:00 p.m. […]

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1-26-24 Police Seek Missing Hilo Man Ryzen-Josiah Dasalla

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Preston PaglinawanPhone: (808) 961-2213Report No. 24-008700 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 21-year-old Ryzen-Josiah Dasalla of Hilo, who is reported missing.  He was last seen in the area of Uluwai Street in Hilo on Friday, January 19, 2024 at around 3:00 p.m. He […]

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1-25-24 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolActing Sergeant Reuben PukahiPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 24-008364 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 83-year-old man visiting from Utah that occurred in Kona on Thursday morning, January 25, 2024. At 10:18 a.m. on Thursday, Kona patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire Department (HFD) personnel responded to the […]

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01-25-24 Police Search for Wanted Honoka’a Man

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-120268 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 38-year-old Kohl Noho Ikaika Sylva, of Honoka’a, who is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants, a warrant of arrest for a burglary, and questioning relative to several other criminal […]

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1-25-24 Police Seek Public’s Assistance In Reckless Endangering Incident Involving Firearm

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation DivisionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 24-004967 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male party suspected of discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle, in Hilo. On January 15, 2024, at about 2:30 p.m., a 56-year-old Hilo man reported that a short […]

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1-03-24 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 25, 2023, through December 31, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. Two of the drivers were under […]

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12-29-23 (Update) Runaway Thane Leialoha Jr. Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Coley RowePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-122310 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 17-year-old Thane Leialoha Jr., who was previously reported as an endangered runaway, was located in Hilo on Friday, December 29, 2023, in good health.

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12-29-23 Police Renew Request For Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Carrie AkinaPhone (808) 326-4646, Ext. 277Report No.: 23-109709 Media Release (Update #4) Hawai‘i Island police are again renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 65-year-old Kunzang Yuthok who was last seen on the morning of Monday, November 20, 2023, in the Old Airport Park in Kailua-Kona. […]

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12-29-23 (Update) Police Seeking Suspect in South Kohala Robbery

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Cacique MelendezPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 262Report No.: 23-120469 Media Release Hawai‘i island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a robbery at a South Kohala restaurant on Friday night, December 22, 2023. At approximately 10:55 p.m., on Friday, South Kohala patrol officers […]

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12-29-23 Police Seeking Driver in Hilo Hit and Run that Seriously Injured a Pedestrian

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Blane KenolioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-122323 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are searching for the driver involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run traffic collision in Hilo that left a 75-year-old male with serious injuries. The single-vehicle collision occurred on the evening of Thursday, December 28, 2023, on Kilauea Avenue near […]

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12-22-23 (Update) Runaway Kaila Harris Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Shawn MirafuentesPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-118422 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 17-year-old Kaila Harris, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Puna on Friday, December 22, 2023, in good health.

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12-07-23 Police Investigate Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Michael HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646Report No. 23-115153 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a drowning incident involving a 31-year old male visitor that occurred on Thursday morning, December 7, 2023, off the shore of La’aloa Beach Park in Kailua-Kona. On Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 7:50 a.m., Kona […]

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12-06-23 (Update) Hawai’i Island Police Seek Information on Puna Homicide Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Section – Area ILieutenant Zachary O. FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 22-090239 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request of the public’s assistance in providing information related to a 2022 murder which occurred in Puna . On the afternoon of October 11, 2022, shortly after 1:30 p.m., Puna patrol officers […]

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12-07-23 Puna Woman Wanted for Questioning and Outstanding Warrant

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ICaptain Rio Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 23-049866 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Parmalee Dawn Lauch Phillips, also known as, Parmalee Lauch. She is known to frequent the South Hilo and Puna districts. Phillips is described as 5-feet 11-inches tall, […]

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12-06-23 (Update #2) Hawai’i Police Seek Missing Puna Man Mark Diaz

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Zenas PachecoPhone: (808) 961-2384Report No.: 23-071978 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Mark A. Diaz, who was reported as missing. Diaz was last seen on July 27, 2023, at his last known residence in the Volcano area. He […]

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12-05-23 Hilo Police Detective Arrested for Perjury and Tampering With a Government Record

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Earlier this afternoon, Hawai‘i Island police officers arrested and charged Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) Detective William Brown for Perjury and Tampering with a Government Record.  Brown, who was off-duty at the time of the arrest, was ordered by a judge to be released […]

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12-05-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 27, 2023, through December 3, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested twelve (12) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under […]

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12-04-23 Hawai’i Island Police Seek Public Assistance In Locating Wanted Puna Man

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigative SectionDetective Zenas PachecoPhone: (808) 961-2384Report No.: 23-096027 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 55-year old Steve Mario Delgado, of Puna, who is wanted for an outstanding felony warrant and questioning for a criminal investigation. Known to frequent the Puna and Hilo areas, Delgado […]

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12-04-23 Hawai’i Island Police Request Assistance With Identifying Theft Suspect

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal InvestigationLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-107147 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying a theft suspect who was captured on video surveillance removing multiple items and entering numerous vehicles at a business located off of the 400 block of Kanoelehua Avenue in the Hilo district. […]

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12-04-23 Police Investigate Attempted Robbery at Kona Aquatic Center

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionActing Detective Joel FurutoPhone (808) 326-4646, ext. 281Report No. 23-113951 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are investigating an attempted robbery and assault that occurred within the parking lot of the Kona Aquatics Center during the afternoon of Sunday, December 3, 2023. At approximately 5:13 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Kiely-Ann Hall

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Lawrence KobayashiPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-113927 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kiely-Ann Hall who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the area of the 1400 block of Komohana Street in Hilo, on Monday December 3, 2023 […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Ka‘ū Runaway Samthen Rinton Ainos

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolOfficer Rodney Kekaualua, Jr.Phone: (808) 939-2520Report No. 23-113425 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Samthen Rinton Ainos who was reported as a runaway. He was last seen in the area of King Kamehameha Avenue in the Ka‘ū District on December 1, 2023 at approximately […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Kainalu Santos-Castro

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Roger CarvalhoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-113387 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kainalu Santos-Castro who is reported as a runaway. He was last seen in the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo on Monday December 1, 2023 at around 6:30 […]

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12-03-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Cherish Ahuloa-Kaleo

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Roger CarvalhoPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-113386 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Cherish Ahuloa-Kaleo, who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen in the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo on Monday, December 1, 2023 at around 6:45 […]

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11-30-23 (Update) Police Respond to Report of Unexploded Ordnance in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Jason MiyashiroPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-112916 Media Release On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at around 3:15 p.m., it was determined that what was initially reported as unexploded ordnance was in fact an inoperative novelty type grenade. The roadway is now open and there is no threat to the public. Puna patrol […]

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11-30-23 Police Renew Request For Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area IIDetective Carrie AkinaPh. (808) 326-4646, ext. 277Report No. 23-109709 Media Release (Update #2) Hawai‘i Island police are again renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 65-year-old Kunzang Yuthok. She was reportedly last seen on the morning of Monday, November 20, 2023, in Old Airport Park in Kailua-Kona. […]

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11-30-23 Police Respond to Report of Unexploded Ordnance in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Jason MiyashiroPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-112916 Media Release On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at around 11: 59 a.m., Puna patrol responded to a call about the discovery of a possible unexploded ordnance in the area of Kahakai Boulevard near the Woodland Center in Pahoa. Responding officers determined that the ordnance appeared […]

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11-30-23 Police Seek Hilo Runaway Kennedy Stanley

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Reyn NishiokaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-112906 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Kennedy Stanley who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen on Ka’anini Street in Hilo today, November 30, 2023, at around 7:00 a.m.   She is described […]

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11-30-23 Pahoa Man Charged Following Standoff With Police (Update #1)

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ILieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-112234 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged 47-year-old Jameel Comier with firearms and drug offenses, following a nearly 8 hour-long standoff at a residence located off the 12-4200 block of Kalapana Street in the Blacksands Subdivision, in Pahoa, on Tuesday, November […]

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11-30-23 Officer Theodore Hamada Recognized for Unprecedented 51-Years of Police Service

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The County of Hawai’i honored Police Reserve Officer Theodore Hamada this morning for his unprecedented 51-years of police service. Officer Hamada was appointed as a Police Cadet on August 16, 1972. He became a sworn Police Officer on November 16, 1973 where he […]

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11-30-23 Police Cautions Public About iPhone Security Concerns

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Benjamin MoszkowiczPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department would like to caution iPhone users over security concerns related to a new feature that is part of Apple’s latest operating system software update. Called NameDrop, the feature allows users with iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1 “to quickly share […]

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11-29-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 20, 2023, through November 26, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested twelve (12) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. None of the drivers was under […]

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11-28-23 Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Kona

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808) 326-4646Report No. 23-111990 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 68-year old woman from Colorado that occurred on Monday evening, November 27, 2023, off the shore of Makako Bay in Kailua-Kona. Police have identified the victim as Martha Kurica of Colorado Springs, Colorado. […]

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11-28-23 Suspects Charged in South Kona Assault Investigation

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionActing Detective Joel Furuto       Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 281Report No.: 23-111450 Media Release Hawai’i Island police detectives have charged three South Kona men with multiple offenses following a weapons incident that was reported on November 25, 2023. On Monday, November 27, 2023, upon conferring with the Hawai’i County Prosecutor’s Office, […]

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11-28-23 Pahoa Man Arrested Following Standoff With Police

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Division – Area ILieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 23-112234 Media Release Hawai’i Island police arrested 47-year-old Jameel Comier with terroristic threatening, firearms and drug offenses, following a nearly 8-hour long standoff at a residence located off of the 12-4200 block of Kalapana Street in the Blacksands Subdivision in Pahoa. On […]

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11-28-23 Suspects Charged in Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len Hamakado             Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 224Report No.: 23-111661 Media Release Hawai’i Island police detectives have charged 44-year old Jeremy Pilgrim and 39-year old Samantha Baylor with multiple offenses following a motor vehicle theft that was reported on November 21, 2023. On Sunday, November 26, 2023, shortly after 4:30 […]

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11-28-23 Police Request Assistance Identifying Wanted Individual

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 23-084173 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying a male suspect whose identity is unknown.  He is wanted for questioning in an assault investigation that occurred on September 2, 2023, in the early morning hours […]

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11-27-23 Hawai’i Island Police Arrest and Charge Mountain View Man With Assault and Attempted Murder

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea I Criminal Investigations SectionLieutenant Zachary FernandoPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No. 23-111096 Media Release Police arrest and charge 65-year-old James Allen Wilson following a violent encounter at his Mountain View residence on Friday night, November 24, 2023. On Sunday morning, November 26, 2023, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives charged […]

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11-27-24 Police Seek Runaway Kaipo Kamake’eaina

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol DivisionOfficer Christa BrodiePhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-110995 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kaipo Kamake`eaina who was reported as a runaway.   Kamake`eaina was last seen in the area of Huina Road, Mountain View, on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at about 6:00 […]

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11-27-23 Police Seek Missing Honoka’a Woman Haunani Trask Gibson

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHamakua PatrolOfficer Joseph RochaPhone: (808) 775-7533Report No.: 23-110375 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 60-year-old Haunani Trask Gibson who was not at her residence off Hawaii Belt Road in the area of the 39-mile marker (Highway 19, Kalopa area) on November 6, 2023, when a family member went to check on […]

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11-27-23 (Update) Missing Puna Man Daniel Martinsen Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Blayne MatsuiPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No. 23-110935 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 38-year-old Daniel Martinsen, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kea’au on Friday, November 24, 2023, in good health.

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11-27-23 (Update) Missing Kamuela Man Francisco Manalo Located

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len HamakadoPhone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 224Report No.: 23-110753 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 24-year old Francisco Manalo, who was previously reported missing, was located in Kamuela on Friday, November 24, 2023, in good health.

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11-27-23 Police Seeking Kona Runaway Davan Kaimana Ahnee-Makekau

Hawaii Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Thomas Chun-MingPhone: (808)935-3311Report No. 23-100015 Media Release Hawaii Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Davan Kaimana Ahnee-Makekau who was reported as a runaway. Ahnee-Makekau was last seen in the Kealakehe area on Friday, October 20, 2023 at about 9:00 p.m., wearing a white tank top and black […]

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11-24-23 Police Seek Missing Puna Man Daniel Martinsen

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Chyann GabrielPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 23-110935 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 38-year-old Daniel Martinsen who was last seen by family members at his residence located on 15th Avenue, in Kea’au on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.  He is described as being 5’07” tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds, having a […]

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11-24-23 Police Seek Missing Kamuela Man Francisco Manalo

Hawai’i Police DepartmentArea II Criminal Investigation SectionDetective Len Hamakado             Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 224Report No: 23-110753 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 24-year-old Francisco Manalo who was last seen by family members at his residence located on Puu Pulehu Loop in Kamuela on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.  Manalo has a medical condition which requires […]

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11-24-23 (Update) Police Renew Request For Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area IIDetective Carrie AkinaPh. (808) 326-4646, ext. 277Report No. 23-109709 Media Release (Update #1) Hawai’i Island Police are continuing to search for a 65-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported as missing on Monday morning and would particularly like those who were in the vicinity of Old Airport Park starting at […]

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11-24-23 Police Seeking Runaway Thane Leialoha

Hawaii Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Kaipo Aurello Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 23-109274 Media Release Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating  17-year-old Thane Leialoha who was reported as a runaway.  Leialoha was last seen in the area of the 100 block of Kalanianaole Avenue on Saturday, November 18, […]

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11-22-23 DUI Stats

Hawai`i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 13, 2023, through November 19, 2023, Hawai`i Island police arrested sixteen (16) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. One of the drivers was under the age […]

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11-22-23 (Update) Endangered Hilo Runaway Kamaluhia Kauinui Located

Hawaii Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol Division Officer Greg MatiasPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-110319 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 11-year-old Kamaluhia Kauinui, who was previously reported as an endangered runaway, was located in Pahoa on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, in good health.

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11-22-23 Police Seeking Endangered Hilo Runaway Kamaluhia Kauinui

Hawai’i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Greg MatiasPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  23-110319 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 11-year-old Kamaluhia Kauinui who was reported as a runaway on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. He was last seen in the 100 block of Kapiolani Street in Hilo on Monday, November 20, […]

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11-22-23 Police Urge Public to Drive Safely This Thanksgiving 

Hawaii Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release If your Thanksgiving holiday plans include enjoying an alcoholic beverage with your turkey and mashed potatoes, make sure you plan for a sober driver to get you home safely. This Thanksgiving holiday, the Hawai‘i Police Department is teaming up with the U.S. […]

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11-22-23 (Update) Runaway Kingston Rikar Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Dustin MedeirosPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-109897 Media Release Hawaii Island police report that 15-year-old Kingston Rikar, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Pahoa on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, in good health.

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11-21-23 Police Seek Runaway Kingston Rikar

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Dustin MedeirosPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 23-109897 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kingston Rikar who was reported as a runaway. Rikar was last seen in the Pahoa area on Monday, November 20, 2023, at approximately 6:30 a.m. wearing a red t-shirt and black […]

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11-21-23 Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Endangered Kailua-Kona Woman Kunzang Yuthok

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section, Area IIDetective Carrie AkinaPh. (808) 326-4646, ext. 277Report No. 23-109709 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 65-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported as missing.  She is considered endangered as she is in need of medication for a medical condition. Kunzang Yuthok was last seen on Monday, November […]

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11-21-23 Wanted Individuals Arrested During Big Island Warrant Sweep

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo Community PolicingCommunity Policing Lieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release An inter-agency warrant sweep conducted in the Hilo and Puna districts November 15 through November 17, 2023 resulted in the arrest of 18 wanted individuals for a total of 28 outstanding warrants. Conducted by officers from the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Community Policing […]

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