Category Archives: Media Releases

10-11-21 Police Charge Ka‘ū Man With Several Property Crimes

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKa‘ū Patrol DivisionCaptain Miles ChongPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No.: 21-085372 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have charged a 28-year-old Ka‘ū man in connection with several property crimes occurring in Ocean View on Sunday, October 10, 2021. At 2:35 p.m., police were first called to a report of a shoplifter from a business establishment in […]

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10-11-21 Motorcyclist Killed in Waikoloa Crash Identified

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area IIOfficer Jason FoxworthyPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 21-085309 Media Release A 63-year-old man who died Sunday, Oct. 10. 2021, following a single-vehicle collision at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Highway 190 in Waikoloa has been identified as Oren Mark Wilson, of Waikoloa. Responding to […]

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10-10-21 Motorcyclist Dies in Waikoloa Crash

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area IIOfficer Jason FoxworthyPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 21-085309 Media Release A 63-year-old Waikoloa man died following a single-vehicle collision on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Highway 190. Responding to a 10:25 a.m. call, police determined that an orange 2014 […]

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10-10-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Kona Man Teddy Miller

Hawai’i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Marco K. SegobiaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No. 21-085028 Media Release Hawaii Police Department is asking the community’s assistance in locating 46-year-old Teddy John Miller of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing by his family.  Miller was last seen in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 around 1 p.m., operating a silver 2016 Chevrolet […]

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10-07-21 Kona Man Dies in Napo‘opo‘o Crash

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area IISergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No. 21-084312 Media Release A 22-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle collision on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, on Pu‘u Honua Road at the 4 mile marker in Nāpo‘opo‘o.  The man has been positively identified as Isaac Gideon. Responding to a […]

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10-06-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 27, 2021, through October 3, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the […]

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10-06-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Hilo Man Traycen Birchland-Mecado

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolLieutenant Grant K. ToddPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-083897 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Traycen Birchland-Mecado of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was last seen in June 2021, in the 800 block of Uilani Place in Hilo.  Birchland-Mercado is described as Caucasian, 6 feet 2 inches tall, […]

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10-05-21 Police Warn About Phone Scammers

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Patrol DivisionOfficer Adam HanesPhone: (808) 935-3311 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are warning the public about recent phone scams in which attempts are being made to obtain money from individuals and businesses. In recent reports, the suspect(s) contact the victim by phone, identifying themselves as either local, state, or federal officials. The […]

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10-05-21 Police Officer Recruitment Open Oct. 10 – 19

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) is looking for qualified people interested in serving our Hawai‘i Island community as part of its upcoming recruitment for entry-level police officers. Recruitment will open on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, and will close at 11:59 p.m., Hawaii […]

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10-01-21 (Update) Runaway Kyrah Nu‘uanu Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna DistrictActing Sergeant Ben Del ToroPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 21-081988 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police report that Kyrah Nu‘uanu, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Puna in good health on October 1, 2021.

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9-30-21 Police Charge Armed and Dangerous Man after Violent Confrontation with Officers

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-081542 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police detectives have arrested and charged 39-year-old Larry Kalei Kamalii Jr., with first degree attempted murder and an array of firearms offenses following an armed violent confrontation with officers on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. On Tuesday […]

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9-30-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Runaway Kyrah Nuuanu

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Shaine TavaresPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 21-081988 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kyrah Nuuanu of Mountain View, who was reported as a runaway. Nuuanu was last seen in the Keaau area on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in the late afternoon, wearing black pants […]

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9-30-21 HCCC Escapees Charged

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-081713 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have charged the two Hawai’i Community Correctional Center (HCCC) inmates that escaped from the Hilo facility early Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021. After conferring with Hawai‘i County prosecutors on Thursday morning, police detectives charged 23-year-old […]

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9-29-21 (Update) Runaway John Histo III Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21- 079662 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 14-year-old John Histo III, who was reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

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9-29-21 HCCC Escapees Arrested

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-081713 Media Release   Hawai‘i Island police have arrested two Hawai’i Community Correctional Center (HCCC) inmates for second-degree escape. The inmates have been identified as 23-year-old Jaymeson Kaimana Makio, of Honoka‘a, and 21-year-old Camilo Darien Moreno, of Holualoa. On September 29, […]

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9-28-21 Police Offering Two Events for National Coffee With a Cop Day Oct. 6

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefChief Paul FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release  As part of the sixth annual National Coffee With a Cop Day, Hawai‘i Police Department is hosting two virtual Coffee With a Cop events on Oct. 6, 2021. Hāmākua Community Policing Officers from the Honoka‘a and Laupāhoehoe police stations will hold their inaugural […]

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9-28-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 20, 2021, through September 26, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of the drivers were under the […]

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9-28-21 Man Wanted for Questioning in Surveillance Camera Theft

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKa‘ū PatrolSergeant Chris CorreiaPhone: (808) 939-2520Report No.: 21-078746 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who is being sought for questioning in connection with a theft of a surveillance camera occurring in the Ocean View area of Ka‘ū. His image was captured on video surveillance. About […]

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9-28-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Kona Man Kevin Jamil

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant David ArakiPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext.253Report No.: 21-081259 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Kevin Jamil, of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. He was last heard from on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 09:00 a.m. No foul play is suspected. Jamil is described as being […]

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9-24-21 Kona Crime Prevention Committee Honors Officer Dustin Medeiros for Lifesaving Actions

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing SectionSergeant Michael D. HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 259 Media Release By quickly taking action and applying a tourniquet to a man seriously injured by a wild animal, Officer Dustin Medeiros was able to save the life of a Captain Cook man. For his swift actions in responding to this incident, […]

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09-27-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Runaway Joshua Rapp

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHilo Patrol– Area IOfficer Joshua Rodby-TomasPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.:  21-080447 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Joshua Rapp, who was reported as a runaway. He was last seen in the area of the 100 block of West Kawili in Hilo on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, […]

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9-26-21 Kona Motorcyclist Dies in Napo‘opo‘o Crash

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area IISergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 21-080690 Media Release A 29-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle collision on Saturday. Sept. 25, 2021, on Pu ‘u Honua Road at the 4 mile marker in Napo‘opo‘o.  The man has been positively identified as Kalamaokalani Keith Kelekolio-Crivello. Responding […]

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9-25-21 Na‘alehu Man Dies in Traffic Crash

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area IISergeant Thomas KoyanagiPhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229Report No.: 21-080333 Media Release A 59-year-old Na‘alehu man died following a single-vehicle collision on Friday, September 24, 2021, on Ka‘alaiki Road near the Makino Junction in Na‘alehu. The man has been positively identified as Derrick Lee Huddy. Responding to a 4:25 p.m. […]

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9-24-21 Police Seeking East Hawai‘i Runaway John Histo III

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Lam DoanPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-079662 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old John Histo III, who was reported as a runaway. Histo III was last seen in the area of the 1700 block of Kino‘ole Street in Hilo on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, […]

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9-24-21 Police Seeking Suspects and Vehicle Involved in Kona Robbery

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr.Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266Report No.: 21-079771 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle and three male suspects that were involved in a robbery that occurred within a parking lot of a business in the 74-5000 block […]

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9-23-21 (Update) Puna Runaway Kayleigh-Nicole Marafioti Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21-074742 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 16-year-old Kayleigh-Nicole Marafioti, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on September 22, 2021.

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9-23-21 Police Ask for Public Assistance in Locating Puna Runaway Koali‘i Kuhia

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Laurence DavisPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-079829 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Koali‘i Kuhia, who was reported as a runaway. Kuhia was last seen in the Kurtistown area on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and may have a […]

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9-22-21 (Update) Missing Puna Woman Melinda Polet Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolActing Sergeant David Po‘ohinaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-078637 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 51-year-old Melinda Polet, who was reported missing, was located in good health in Hilo.

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9-22-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Puna Woman Melinda Polet

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolActing Sergeant David Po‘ohinaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-078637 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 51-year-old Melinda Polet of Mountain View. Polet was last heard from on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. She is described as having a medium build, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 140 pounds, […]

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9-21-21 Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming Recipient of Haweo Award

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentOffice of the Police ChiefChief Paul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release For his outstanding work ethic and vigilance, which very likely saved the life of a woman who was in imminent danger, Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming was honored with the Haweo Award during a ceremony held at Hawai‘i County Council chambers in Kona […]

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9-21-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 13, 2021, through September 19, 2021, Hawai`i Island police arrested 13 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the […]

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9-20-21 Police Offer Virtual Car Safety Checks During National Child Passenger Safety Week

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Hawai‘i Police Department will be holding free virtual car safety checks on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Saturday event is part of Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs Sept. 19-25, […]

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9-18-21 (Update) Missing Teen Hunter Leu Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area ILieutenant Robert P. PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 21-077954 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 17-year-old Hunter Leu, who was reported missing, was located in good health. The police department thanks the public for their assistance in the matter.   

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9-17-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Teen Hunter Leu

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolLieutenant Robert PauolePhone: (808) 961-2254Report No.: 21-077954 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Hunter Leu, who was reported missing. Leu was last seen on Friday, September 17, 2021, around 2:30 p.m., in the area of Hilo Medical Center wearing a paper HMC gown. He […]

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9-17-21 (Update) Missing Kapoho Woman Located on Mainland, Subsequently Dies in Traffic Accident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Charrise WakitaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 21-069683 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 42-year-old Andrea Wyckoff of Kapoho, who was reported missing on August 18, 2021, returned home to California. Police were notified that Wyckoff died in a single-vehicle traffic collision in Nevada on September 9, 2021. 

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9-17-21 Runaway Lokelani Troche-Nobriga Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Patrol    Sergeant Michael “Mike” SantosPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-060417 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that 14-year-old Lokelani Troche-Nobriga, who had been reported as a runaway, was located on Thursday, September 16, 2021, in good health.

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9-16-21 Puna Murder Case Sent to the County Prosecutor’s Office

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 20-062293 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have forwarded a 2020 Puna murder investigation to the Hawai‘i County Prosecutor’s office for their review. The incident left 49-year-old Sean Nephi Kuhia, of Mountain View, dead. Kuhia’s body was discovered on the morning of […]

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9-16-21 Three East Hawai‘i Runaways Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSergeant Kayla Makino-KahuliPhone: (808) 935-3311Report Numbers: 21-075582 and 21-076438 Media Release Hawai’i Island police report that three east Hawai‘i runaways, 16-year-old Kaiea Fleming-White (Report #21-075582), 16-year-old Jordan Grant (Report #21-076438), and 17-year-old Joshua Rapp (Report #21-076438), have been located in good health.

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9-15-21 Runaways Jordan Grant and Joshua Rapp Sought

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Christian SchaberPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-076438 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two east Hawaii runaways. Both were last seen in the area of the 400 block of Awela Street in Hilo on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Sixteen year-old Jordan […]

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9-15-21 Public Invited to Virtual Waimea Coffee with a Cop

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictCaptain Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release  In an effort to safely stay connected with community during the current pandemic surge, Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them virtually for “Coffee with a Cop” on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., […]

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9-14-21 Police Seeking Two East Hawai’i Runaways

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Blane KenolioPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-076136 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two east Hawai‘i runaways. Both were last seen in the area of the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 7:55 p.m. Seventeen-year-old Keolamauloa Heanu […]

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9-14-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of September 6, 2021, through September 12, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the […]

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9-14-21 Public Invited to Hilo Virtual Coffee with a Cop

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentHilo Community Policing SectionLieutenant William DerrPhone: (808) 961-2350 Media Release  East Hawai‘i residents are invited to attend a virtual Coffee with a Cop with Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hilo Community Policing officers on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., via Zoom. This informal virtual event is a great opportunity for […]

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9-11-21 Police Charge Suspect Following Armed Dispute in Ainaloa on Thursday Night

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-075394 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Shawn Lee Galigo of Puna, who was wanted relative to a violent neighbor dispute in Ainaloa on Thursday afternoon, September 9, 2021. Galigo turned himself in at the Hilo Police […]

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9-10-21 (Update) Five East Hawai’i Runaways Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21-073877 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that five east Hawai‘i runaways, including three 16-year-olds Diatson Kosme, George Kamuelo, Julior Hartman, and two 17-year-olds, Matthew Westerman and Stanford Killion, were located in Hilo in good health.

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9-10-21 Police Remind Motorists about Need for Trailer Registration

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolCaptain Scott AmaralPhone: (808) 935-3311 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about the requirement to properly register motor vehicle-drawn trailers designed for carrying livestock, property, such as trash or small equipment, or persons, such as parade floats, on public roadways. According to Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes 286-47.2, all trailers with the exception […]

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9-10-21 Police Seeking Puna Runaway Kaiea Flemming-White

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Chezvis CarveiroPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-075582 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Kaiea Flemming-White, who was reported as a runaway. Flemming-White was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 06:30 a.m., possibly wearing a t-shirt and […]

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9-10-21 Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Suspect Following Armed Dispute in Ainaloa

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-075394 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are searching for 45-year-old Shawn Lee Galigo of Puna who is wanted for questioning regarding a violent neighbor dispute in Ainaloa on Thursday, September 9; as well as for two outstanding warrants. Galigo is described […]

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9-10-21 (Update) Runaway John Histo III Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21-074397 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 14-year-old John Histo III, who was reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

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9-09-21 Police Request Assistance in Locating Five East Hawai‘i Runaways

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolOfficer Daniel Mahi-MurrayPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-073877 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating five east Hawai‘i runaways. All were last seen in the area of the 1000 block of Leilani Street in Hilo on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 7:50 p.m. At the time they […]

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9-09-21 Male Sought for Questioning in Kona Vandalism Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Community Policing Section Sergeant M. HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 259Report No.: 21-074640 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an individual wanted for questioning regarding a building being vandalized on Onipa’a Street in Kona on Monday, September 6, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. The suspect in the […]

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9-09-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Puna Runaway Kayleigh-Nicole Marafioti

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolActing Sergeant David PoohinaPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-074742 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Kayleigh-Nicole Marafioti of Kurtistown, who was reported as a runaway. Marafioti was last seen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., in the Kurtistown area wearing a dark orange […]

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9-09-21 Woman Sought for Questioning in Kona Theft Investigation

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona PatrolSergeant Kimo KeliipaakauaPhone: (808) 326-4646Report No.: 21-069784 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female who is being sought for questioning in a theft investigation in the Kailua-Kona area. On Sunday, August 22, 2021, Kona patrol officers contacted a victim who reported leaving her purse unattended […]

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9-09-21 Police Seeking Seven People for Questioning in Agricultural Thefts

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo Community PolicingLieutenant William H. DerrPhone: (808) 961-2350 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police request the public’s assistance in identifying seven individuals for questioning in several agricultural thefts occurring in the Pepe‘ekeō and Hāmākua areas. The thefts took place along the Hāmākua Coast between June and September. In all, about 1,500 pounds of […]

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9-08-21 Police Request Assistance in Locating Puna Runaway John Histo III

Hawaii Police Department Captain Scott AmaralPuna PatrolPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 21-074397 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old John Histo III of Mountain View, who was reported as a runaway. Histo was last seen on Monday, September 6, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. in the Mountain View area. He is […]

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9-08-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of August 30, 2021, through September 5, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the […]

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9-08-21 Police Offer Tips to Guard Against Vehicle Thefts and Break-ins

Hawai‘i Police Department                                                   Puna District Community PolicingOfficer Eddie CardinesPhone: (808) 965-2716 Media Release As part of their ongoing commitment to make Hawai‘i Island a safe place to live, visit, and conduct business, Hawai‘i Police Department is encouraging people to take precautions against auto thefts and car break-ins. Auto thefts and break-ins tend to be crimes of […]

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09-08-21 Police Ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Kona Man

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentKona Patrol Lieutenant Akira EdmoundsonPhone (808) 326-4646 Ext. 253Report No.: 21-072830 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 64-year-old Eliott Evans Moniz, of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. Moniz was last seen on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at a residence in the Kailua-Kona area. He is described […]

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9-08-21 19-Year-Old Hilo Woman Charged with Drunk Driving After Three-Car Collision

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentField Operations – Area IMajor Kenneth A. K. QuiochoPhone: (808) 961-2341Report No.: 21-073619 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have charged 19-year-old Ariana Kahalioumi-Santos of Hilo for an array of offenses after a three-vehicle crash on Highway 11 near Kipimana Street in Kea‘au sent a 40-year-old Kea‘au woman to the hospital in critical condition. […]

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9-07-21 (Update) Elderly Woman Who Succumbed to Dog Attack Injuries Identified

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-067388 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have identified the 85-year-old woman that was attacked by multiple dogs on August 14, 2021, in Kea‘au as Dolores Teresa Oskins, of Kea‘au. Oskins succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, September 5. An autopsy has […]

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9-07-21 (Update) Runaway Keolamauloa Heanu Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21-072604 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 17-year-old Keolamauloa Heanu of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on Monday, September 6, 2021.

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9-07-21 Elderly Puna Woman Succumbs to Dog Attack Injuries

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area ILieutenant Rio S. Amon-WilkinsPhone: (808) 961-2252Report No.: 21-067388 Media Release The 85-year-old Puna woman that was attacked by multiple dogs on Saturday, August 14, 2021, in Kea’au, succumbed to here injuries on Sunday, September 5. She was pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center Intensive Care Unit, where she […]

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9-06-21 (Update) Man Killed in Pahoa Vehicle Crash Identified

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2391Report No.: 21-073891 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have identified the man who died in a single-vehicle traffic collision in Puna on Saturday, September 4, 2021, as 25-year-old Robert Lively of Pahoa. Police responding to a 9:21 p.m. traffic collision in the area of Highway 130 and […]

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9-05-21 Man Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Pahoa

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area ISergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2391Report No.: 21-073891 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a fatal traffic collision involving a single vehicle that occurred Saturday evening September 4, 2021, in the area of Highway 130 (Keaau-Pahoa Road) and Kaluahine Street in Pahoa. Police responded to a 9:21 p.m. […]

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

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

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

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

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9-02-21 Police Charge Kona Man for Assault and Robbery

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr.Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No.: 21-072357 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 21-year-old Camilo Moreno of Kailua-Kona with assault and robbery stemming from two incidents that occurred earlier this week near Hale Halawai Park on Ali‘i Drive.   On Monday, August […]

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9-02-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Hilo Runaway

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSouth Hilo PatrolOfficer Danton ZimmermannPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-072604 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Keolamauloa Heanu of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway. Heanu was last seen in the area of the 1700 block of Kino‘ole Street, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at […]

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9-01-21 Police Seeking Ocean View Man Wanted on Outstanding Warrants

Hawai’i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section- Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr.Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance locating 42-year-old Ronald Patrick Keahonui Kahihikolo, of Ocean View, who is wanted for three outstanding warrants for his arrest. Kahihikolo is described as being 5 feet 7 inches […]

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9-01-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of August 23, 2021, through August 29, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 12 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the […]

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9-01-21 (Update) Puna Runaway Camron Thibodeau Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21-069979 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 17-year-old Camron P. Thibodeau, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Puna in good health on August 24, 2021.

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9-01-21 Police Reminding Motorists to Drive Safely This Labor Day Weekend

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. KeltnerProgram ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release Every Labor Day the Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) reminds citizens to safely celebrate the achievements of all workers across Hawai‘i Island during the long holiday weekend. As part of the department’s ongoing efforts to educate citizens about the dangers of impaired driving, speeding, […]

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9-1-21 (Update and Correction) on Two Wanted in Questioning Regarding 2019 Missing Person Case

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr.Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No.: 20-064241 Media Release Hawai’i Island police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Dorajean Nihoa and Joseph Keka, who both reached out to police in regard to this investigation. Additionally, the original media release should […]

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8-31-21 Police Seek Two for Questioning in 2019 Missing Person Case

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr.Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No. 20-064241 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 57-year-old Dorajean Nihoa of Hilo and 60-year-old Joseph Keka of Kona. Both are wanted for questioning regarding a missing person investigation that occurred in Ocean […]

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8-30-21 Police Investigating Drowning in Puna

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Division – Area ICaptain Reed K. MahunaPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 21-071967 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating the apparent drowning of a Mountain View man. The victim is identified as 32-year-old Shayne Fields, originally from East Hartford, Connecticut, who had been living in Mountain View for several months. On Sunday, […]

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8-30-21 Man Arrested and Charged for Attempted Theft of Airplane

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigations Division – Area ICaptain Reed K. MahunaPhone: (808) 961-2251Report No.: 21-11270 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 24-year-old Gabriel Arjona-Molina of Venezuela with attempted theft and other related offenses after he attempted to take an aircraft from the Hilo International Airport. On Friday August 27, 2021, around 1:30 […]

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8-30-21 (Update) Runaway Keolamauloa Heanu Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section (JAS) – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 21-060903 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 17-year-old Keolamauloa Heanu of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on Monday, August 30, 2021.

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8-30-21 Police Teaming Up with Costco and the Food Basket for Inaugural Fill a Cruiser Event Sept. 3

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCommunity Policing SectionSergeant Michael D. HardiePhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 259 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department is teaming up with The Food Basket Inc. and Costco for the first annual Fill A Cruiser Food Drive event Friday, September 3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kona Costco. In this inaugural event, the […]

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8-30-21 (Update) Missing Puna Man Justin Clark Located

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSergeant Kayla K. Makino-KahuliHilo PatrolPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-070756 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 34-year-old Justin J. Clark of Puna, who was reported missing, was located in Hilo on Friday, August 27, 2021, in good health.

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8-27-21 Hawai‘i Police Department Update on Animal Control Services

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentAdministrative BureauAssistant Chief Samuel V. JelsmaPhone: (808) 961-2261 Media Release Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) is updating the public on animal control services provided in Hawai‘i County. Hawaiʻi County assumed responsibility of animal control services on July 1, 2021, at the beginning of the current fiscal year, after the contract with Hawai‘i Rainbow Rangers […]

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8-27-21 Police Ask Assistance in Locating Missing Puna Man Justin Clark

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSergeant Kayla K. Makino-KahuliHilo PatrolPhone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-070756 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Justin J. Clark of Puna, who was reported missing. He was last seen on Thursday, August 19, 2021, around 12:00 p.m., in the 700 block of Kilauea Avenue in Hilo wearing […]

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8-26-21 Couple Arrested for Array of Traffic, Drug, and Property Offenses

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, JrPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No.: 21-070198 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a Kona man and a Hilo woman with an array of traffic, property crimes, and drug offenses stemming from an incident that occurred in Hōlualoa on Tuesday, August 24, […]

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08-26-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Runaway Makahiki Moala

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHilo PatrolSergeant Michael Santos          Phone: (808) 935-3311Report No.: 21-070205 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Makahiki Ikaika Moala, who was reported as a runaway. He is described as having a dark complexion, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. […]

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8-26-21 (Update) Motorcyclist Killed in Puna Traffic Collision Identified

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2391Report No.: 21-070414 Media Release A 36-year-old Puna man who died following a traffic collision involving a motorcycle and dump truck that occurred on Tuesday August 24, 2021, on Highway 132 in Pāhoa has been identified as Arif L. McCluer of Pāhoa. Responding to a traffic collision […]

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8-25-21 Motorcyclist Killed in Puna Traffic Collision

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement UnitSergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2391Report No.: 21-070414 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle and dump truck that occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday August 24, 2021, in the area between the 4 and 5 mile marker of Highway 132 in Pahoa. Responding to […]

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8-24-21 (Update) Runaway Makahiki Moala Located

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentJuvenile Aid Section – Area IOfficer Corey M. KanekoPhone: (808) 961-8843Report No.: 20-057273 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police report that 17-year-old Makahiki Moala, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on August 23, 2021.

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8-24-21 Police Ask for Public’s Assistance Identifying Suspects in Puna Theft Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentPuna PatrolOfficer Scott HammonsPhone: (808) 965-2716 Report No.: 21-070253 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying suspects in a theft investigation regarding a hydraulic jack hammer. At 7:18 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a theft that occurred at a […]

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8-24-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of August 16, 2021, through August 22, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the […]

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8-24-21 Police Release Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentOffice of the ChiefPaul K. FerreiraPhone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Chief Paul K. Ferreira wishes to thank the members of the public who participated in the Hawai‘i Police Department’s 2021 Community Satisfaction Survey during the month of April. This year the department increased their outreach efforts to encourage more people to participate in […]

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8-23-21 Ocean View Man Involved in Stabbing Incident

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, JrPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No.: 21-069244 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police detectives are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred in Ocean View on Friday, August 20, 2021. Around 7: 30 p.m. Friday evening, Ka‘u patrol officers responded to a residence on Sea Breeze Parkway […]

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8-23-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Puna Runaway Camron Thibodeau

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentPuna PatrolSergeant Charrise WakitaPhone: (808) 965-2716Report No.: 21-069979 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Camron P. Thibodeau of Puna, who was reported as a runaway. Thibodeau is described as being 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder length brown hair. He was last […]

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8-23-21 (Update) Kealakekua Shooting Victim Identified

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, JrPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No.: 21-069521 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police have identified the victim in Saturday’s shooting as 61-year-old Frank Damiano of Kailua-Kona. An autopsy is being scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.  On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at about 4:45 […]

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8-22-21 Kealakekua Man Arrested After Fatal Shooting

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries, JrPhone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No.: 21-069521 Media Release A 79-year-old Kealakekua man was taken into custody without incident following a shooting that left a 61-year-old Kailua-Kona man dead.  On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at about 4:45 p.m., police responded to a residence on Mamalahoa […]

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8-21-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Woman Natasha Torrance

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentSergeant James K. CorreaHilo PatrolPhone: (808) 961-2213Report No.: 21-069437 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Natasha Renee Torrance, who was reported missing. She was last seen on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 6:00 a.m. in Hilo. Torrance is described as having a fair complexion, 5 feet […]

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8-19-21 Public Invited to Virtual Waimea Coffee with a Cop

Hawaiʻi Police DepartmentSouth Kohala DistrictCaptain Jeremie EvangelistaPhone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release  In an effort to safely stay connected with community during the current pandemic surge, Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them virtually for “Coffee with a Cop” on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., […]

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8-18-21 (Update) Man Killed in Honoka‘a Traffic Crash Identified

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Enforcement Unit – Area ISergeant Jeremy RiddlePhone: (808) 961-2391Report No. 21-068081 Media Release A 34-year-old man that died following a two vehicle collision on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, on Highway 19 near the 49 mile marker in Honoka‘a has been identified by Hawai‘i Police Department as Valentine Gines Jr., of Pa‘auilo. Officers […]

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8-18-21 Ka‘ū Man Charged for String of Kona Property Offenses

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentCriminal Investigation Section – Area IILieutenant Calvin Delaries Jr.                       Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266Report No.: 21-067706 Media Release A 25-year-old Ka‘ū man wanted on an outstanding warrant and a suspect in several criminal investigations, has been charged by Hawai‘i Island police with a variety of offenses. On Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 9:10 p.m. […]

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8-17-21 DUI Stats

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentTraffic Services SectionTorey D. Keltner, Program ManagerPhone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of August 9, 2021, through August 15, 2021, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 13 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the […]

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8-17-21 One Dead in Honoka’a Traffic Crash

Hawai‘i Police DepartmentHāmākua PatrolCaptain Reynold KahalewaiPhone: (808) 775-7533Report No. 21-068081 Media Release An unidentified male died following a two vehicle collision on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 on Highway 19 near the 49 mile marker in Honoka‘a. Officers responding to a two vehicle collision at 4:53 a.m. determined that a white colored Toyota pick-up truck had […]

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