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11-19-21 Police Seek Information About July 2021 Puna Murder

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-062857 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for information about an unsolved murder that occurred in July 2021 in Puna. On July 31, 2021, the body of 76-year-old Michael Rosenbaum was discovered at MacKenzie State Recreation Area in […]

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10-23-20 National Drug Take-Back Initiative (NTBI)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, October 24, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. […]

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10-09-20 HISSPA Officer of the Quarter: Cory Gray

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release On Friday (October 9), the Hawaiʻi Island Security and Safety Professionals Association (HISSPA) recognized Officer Cory Gray as the HISSPA Officer of the Quarter for Q3 2020. Officer Gray was selected as the Officer of the Quarter for […]

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10-09-20 Hāmākua Coroners Inquest investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua Patrol Division Sergeant Daylan Asuncion Phone: 808-775-7533 Report No. 20-077200   Media Release An 83 year-old man died as a result of injuries he suffered in a home accident on Thursday (October 8) in Laupāhoehoe. The victim was identified as Samuel P. Kaaua, of a Waimea address. Responding to a 8:36 […]

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10-08-20 Runaway located: Destiny Espinueva-Moreno (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-062438   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Destiny Espinueva-Moreno was located in the Hilo area in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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10-08-20 Simple and Easy Seat Belt Safety from the Hawaiʻi Police Department

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release An easy and safe choice you can make when traveling in a motor vehicle either as a driver or a passenger is to wear your seat belt.  No matter what type of vehicle you drive, wearing your seat […]

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10-08-20 Police seek public’s help in Kailua-Kona theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Sergeant Aron Tomota           Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No.: 20-072321 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in a theft investigation that occurred between September 18-21, 2020. A 2003 orange NPK hydraulic hammer, model E210 (pictured above), weighing 600-700 pounds, was removed from a construction […]

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10-08-20 Runaway located: Kealii Kaniho (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-072239   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 14-year-old Kealii Kaniho was located in the Waimea area in good health on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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10-08-20 “Kona Community Policing Online 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 Online Coffee with a Cop” event takes place, (October 22th) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., via your home computer and or mobile device with google meets. “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community members […]

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10-06-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 28, 2020, through October 4, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  One of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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10-05-20 Runaway: Kealii Kaniho

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Benheilden Del Toro Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 20-072239 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 14-year old Kealii Kaniho was last seen in the Keaʻau Hawaii Paradise Park area on September 20, 2020. […]

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10-02-20 Distracted Driving Awareness

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department understands that Distracted Driving remains a very serious concern for members of our community.  Officers write these violations many times a day across the island as a way to lower the number of people […]

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10-01-20 Runaway located: Kiana Genda (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: (808) 889-6540 Report No. 20-060880   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Kiana Genda was located in Kamuela in good health on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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09-29-20 Hilo man charged with firearm and drug related offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                            Lieutenant Royce Serrao Criminal Investigation Division, Area I Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No: 20-074022 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Vice Detectives have arrested and charged Omar Kesment New stemming from a traffic stop by South Hilo Patrol Officers on Kilaha Street in Hilo on Sunday, September 27, 2020. New was arrested for […]

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09-29-20 Runaway located: Renny Kekoa O’Kalama Kaholo-Hiapo (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-037028   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Renny Kekoa O’Kalama Kaholo-Hiapo was located in the Puna in good health on Monday, September 21, 2020. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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09-29-20 Runaway located: Kylie Kepa (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-071016   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Kylie Kepa was located in Hilo in good health on Monday, September 28, 2020. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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09-17-20 Man charged in Hilo apartment complex shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-069622 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 32-year-old Bronson Lee Kaleolani Oili, of Hilo, with firearms related offenses stemming from a shooting incident on September 11, 2020 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on […]

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09-16-20 Puna man wanted: Alexander Napuakahikina Hill

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-042390 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Alexander Napuakahikina Hill, of Puna. He is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant, stemming from a reckless endangering incident that occurred in […]

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09-15-20 Unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle incident results in numerous charges for a pair of Kailua-Kona men

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No: 20-069663 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged two men, a 32-year-old and a 28-year-old both of Kailua-Kona with Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle and other related crimes stemming from an incident that […]

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09-11-20 Puna woman arrested for Emergency Proclamation Violations

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Captain John Briski Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No: 20-069489 Media Release On Thursday, September 10, 2020, Sandra Smart, 59 years-old, of Keaʻau, was contacted by police outside of the Keaʻau Post Office and advised to put on a mask to cover her face and mouth which she refused to do. […]

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09-11-20 Individuals wanted in Honokaʻa theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-034655 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating two individuals wanted for questioning relative to a theft investigation reported in Honokaʻa in May (2020). The individuals are identified as 34-year-old Matthew David […]

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09-09-20 Wanted person located: Jatty Daugherty (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext 238 Report No: 20-066964 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 23-year-old Kaʻū man who was previously wanted on several outstanding bench warrants. On Thursday September 3, 2020, officers from the Hawaii Police Department’s Area II Special Enforcement Unit […]

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09-08-20 Police renew request for public’s help in identifying female theft suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-045732 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in identifying a female caught on surveillance video while conducting a fraudulent bank transaction at a Hilo financial institution on (January 10, 2020). The […]

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09-08-20 Wanted: Dustin Kunio Tomono

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Area I Juvenile Aid Section Phone: (808) 935-3311 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Dustin Kunio Tomono, of Pāhoa. He is wanted on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Release on Bail. Tomono is 5-feet-4-inches tall, approximately 135 pounds, slender build, […]

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09-04-20 Wanted person located: Guadalupe I. Rodriguez-Bello (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Area I Juvenile Aid Section Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No: 20-056404   Media Release Guadalupe I. Rodriguez-Bello was arrested and taken into custody this morning (September 4) in the district of Puna without incident. The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance.

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09-03-20 Hawaiʻi Island police investigate Cruelty to Animals report

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No: 20-063718   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to a Cruelty to Animals investigation. On August 22, 2020, South Kohala Patrol Officers responded to a report of a cow that appeared to have been shot and killed with […]

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09-02-20 Wanted: Shawn DeCosta

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No: 20-018275 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 40-year-old Shawn Denison DeCosta of Honokaʻa. He is wanted for questioning relative to a theft investigation that occurred on Kumupele Road in Honokaʻa […]

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09-02-20 Wanted: Guadalupe I. Rodriguez-Bello

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Area I Juvenile Aid Section Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No: 20-056404 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Guadalupe I. Rodriguez-Bello, of Pāhoa. He is wanted on an outstanding Warrant of Arrest, stemming from a violation of an order for protection investigation […]

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09-01-20 Missing Person located: Agnes Soon Nee Helen Sumagang (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Jenna Kosinski-Santos Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-063261   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police report that Agnes Soon Nee Helen Sumagang was contacted on Monday (August 31) in good health. Police would like to thank members of the public who assisted in providing police with information and leads during […]

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09-01-20 Wanted Puna woman: Krystal Keala Kahalioumi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-064610 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 30-year-old Krystal Keala Kahalioumi, of Mountain View. She is wanted on an outstanding Warrant of Arrest, as well as for questioning as a […]

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09-01-20 Theft of mail from residential mailboxes

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police would like to warn the public about a recent uptick in theft of mail. In recent weeks police have seen an increase in theft of mail, both incoming and outgoing, from residential mailboxes. […]

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08-31-20 Wanted person located: Louis Sanchez (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext 238 Report No: 20-065165 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old Ka‘ū man who was previously wanted on several outstanding bench warrants, and for questioning in connection with other criminal investigations. On Friday, August 28, 2020, […]

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08-31-20 Three arrested in North Kohala for Emergency Proclamation Violations

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: (808) 889-6540 Report No: 20-065846, 20-066077 Media Release On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Scott Alan Souza, 47 years-old, of Kurtistown, was arrested and charged for Prohibited Acts Emergency Management, Section 127A-29 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes after he refused to comply with Mayor Kim’s Emergency […]

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08-31-20 Puna man charged with several offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No: 20-064459 Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 39 year-old man Puna man for several offenses stemming from a traffic related incident that occurred in Hilo. On August 25, 2020 at 12:54 AM, Hilo patrol officers attempted to […]

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08-31-20 Missing Person: Agnes Soon Nee Helen Sumagang

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Jenna Kosinski-Santos Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-063261 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 56-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported missing earlier this month (August 20). Agnes Soon Nee Helen Sumagang was last seen on April 21, 2020 and is known to […]

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08-27-20 Eden Roc Murder Victim Identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-062293   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body discovered on August 17, 2020, in a remote area in Eden Roc in the Puna District. The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Sean Nephi Kuhia, of […]

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08-27-20 Wanted: Louis Sanchez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext 238 Report No: 20-065165 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 26-year-old Kaʻū man who is wanted on several outstanding bench warrants, and for questioning in connection with other criminal investigations. Louis […]

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08-26-20 Runaway: Chanastie K. Caitano

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-060597 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported runaway. 16 year old Chanastie K. Caitano was last seen in the Mountain View area on August 11, 2020 at […]

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08-25-20 Persons of interest sought in theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report no.: 20-062626   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying individual(s) responsible for removing a backpack containing camera equipment from the Kalahuipuaʻa Historical Park (commonly known as Mauna Lani Historical Park) on Sunday, August 16, 2020. […]

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08-18-20 North Kohala robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Detective Ray Fukada Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 281 Report No. 20-061729   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Saturday, (August 15), in North Kohala and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the responsible parties. On August 15 (Saturday) at approximately […]

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08-18-20 Runaway: Chloe Brianna Kuuipo Maikalani Imaino

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-057640 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported runaway. 16 year old Chloe Brianna Kuuipo Maikalani Imaino was last seen in the Hilo area on July 30, 2020 […]

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07-30-20 Police seek public’s help in identifying vandalism suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant Joseph Passmore Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-055979 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a vandalism suspect. On July 24, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to the Waikoloa Elementary School for a vandalism complaint in which […]

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07-29-20 Runaway: Keith Fukunaga

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-055017 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a  runaway. 15 year old Keith Fukunaga was last seen in the Kurtistown area on July 20, 2020. He […]

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07-28-20 Runaway: Jordan Grant

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-050588   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 15 year old Jordan Grant was last seen in the Hilo area on July 04, 2020 […]

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