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04-18-19 Puna man arrested for numerous offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: 961-2214 Report No. 19-022433     Media Release On Monday (April 15), Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested a 28-year old Kalapana Black Sands man for an array of offenses. Police have arrested Septi Tuaefe, also known as “Joe”, for an array of offenses that […]

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04-17-19 Kailua-Kona business fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No. 19-030820     Media Release Big Island police are investigating a fire outside a retail establishment in Kailua-Kona. At approximately 1:45 am on April 17, 2019, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the […]

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04-17-19 Wanted person: Shilo Brent

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. 19-009720     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 42-year-old Puna man who is wanted for outstanding warrants. Shilo Brent, of Glenwood, is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, weighs about 175 pounds, […]

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04-17-19 Distracted Driving Awareness

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release Distracted driving has become a national epidemic—endangering passengers, adjacent vehicle occupants, motorcyclists and bicyclists, and nearby pedestrians. While we generally think of distracted driving as texting or talking on the cell phone, it can take many other […]

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04-16-19 Drug Take-Back: unused or expired medication disposal

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds you that Saturday, (April 27), is National Take-Back Day, providing the community an opportunity to turn in your unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal. Hours are from 10:00 […]

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04-16-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of April 8, 2019, through April 14, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested sixteen, (16), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-15-19 Hilo Merrie Monarch Festival Traffic Advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey D. Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release In conjunction with the 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly, direction on Kalanikoa Street […]

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04-15-19 Good Friday Traffic Advisory

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

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04-12-19-HISSPA Officer of the Quarter 2019: John Kahalioumi

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District, Area I Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: (808) 889-6540       Media Release On, (April 12), the Hawaiʻi Island Security and Safety Professionals Association, (HISSPA), recognized Officer John Kahalioumi as their HISSPA Officer of the Quarter for Q1 2019.  Officer Kahaloumi is currently assigned to the North Kohala Patrol […]

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04-12-19 Missing person: Layne Tomlinson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-006816       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 15-year-old Keaʻau boy who was reported missing. Layne Tomlinson was last seen in Hilo on, Thursday, (January 24).  He is described as being 5-feet-3-inches, weighing […]

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04-12-19 D.A.R.E. America

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Section, Area I Lieutenant William Derr Phone: (808) 961-2350       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department invites you to celebrate National D.A.R.E. Day in our community. Thirty-six-years-ago, the most comprehensive K-12 prevention education program in the world was launched having now reached tens of millions of students throughout […]

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04-11-19 Propane gas leak

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Major Andrew Burian Phone: (808) 961-2262     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department received a report shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning, Thursday, (April 11), of a possible propane gas cloud in the Shipman Industrial Area in Keaʻau. Fire and HPD are on the scene and request motorists […]

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04-10-19 Man charged in correctional facility escape

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-017587       Media Release Detectives have charged a 36-year-old Hilo man for escaping from a correctional facility last month. Acting on a tip, Larry Kamalii was apprehended at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, (April 9), in Mountain View […]

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04-10-19 Hilo woman charged in robbery and drug offense

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-028410       Media Release A 22-year-old Hilo woman is charged with robbery and a drug offense after shoplifting at a local big box store in Hilo. Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged Valissa Dahl […]

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04-09-19 HI-PAL Boxing Invitational

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Officer Duwayne Waipa Phone: (808) 965-2716       Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Activity League, (HI-PAL), in cooperation with Yeshua Boxing Club will be holding a boxing invitational event for children ages 8-17 on Saturday, (April 13), at the Sure Foundation Church grounds located at 16-1593 Pohaku Circle in Keaʻau. […]

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04-09-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of April 4, 2019, through April 7, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen, (15), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-09-19 Keaau man charged with burglary and drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-028065       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged 28-year-old Scott Conol-Pavao with an array of offenses stemming from a break-in which occurred on, (April 7). Police responded to a report of a man that […]

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04-09-19 HPD Officer charged

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                Puna District, Area I                                Major Samuel Jelsma                                                Phone: (808) 961-2341    Report No. 19-028239                                                         Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department Detectives have charged a 29-year-old Puna Patrol Officer with two counts of Abuse of a Household member and […]

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04-08-19 Missing person: Charles Kanoe Reyes

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala Patrol, Area I Officer Dayton Tagaca Phone: (808) 889-6540 Report No. 19-027990       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is looking for a missing person, identified as 58-year-old Charles Kanoe Reyes, of Kapaau. He was last seen at home by family members on Saturday night, (April 6), when […]

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04-08-19 Wanted person located: Justin James Clark (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. C17000352         Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that they have located 32-year-old Justin James Clark. On Friday, (April 5), Puna Patrol officers and Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit officers located and apprehended Clark without […]

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04-08-19 Hit and Run victim identified (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-026691       Media Release (Update) A Pāhoa man that died from injuries sustained in a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning, (April 3), on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street has been identified. […]

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04-04-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of March 25, 2019, through April 3, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-one, (21), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a […]

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04-04-19 Suspicious vehicle leads to Hilo woman’s arrest

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-026409     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 42-year-old Hilo woman with an array of property crime offenses. Today, (April 4), police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near the […]

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04-04-19 Kurtistown man arrested on firearm offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-026763       Media Release A 56-year-old Kurtistown man is in police custody charged today, (April 4), with a variety of firearm offenses. Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested Randolph Lee Yates after he was transported to the […]

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04-03-19 Unidentified body leads to death investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-026689     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body found this morning, (April 3), on Kilauea Avenue. Police responding to the 1:40 a.m. incident discovered the unidentified dead man slouched […]

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04-03-19 Pedestrian fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-026691       Media Release An unidentified male pedestrian died from injuries sustained in a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred this morning, (April 3), on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street. The identification of the victim […]

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04-02-19 Police seek witnesses in shooting (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 Ext 230 Report No.  19-024826       Media Release (Update) Big Island Police are seeking possible witnesses who may have been in the area of Waianaia Gulch in North Kohala on the morning of (March 27). A light gold or […]

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04-02-19 Missing person: David James Nall

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-018283   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Police are looking for 36-year-old David James Nall of Hilo, who is described as a beings 5-feet-9-inches, 165 pounds, green eyes, and short brown hair. […]

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04-02-19 Waikoloa woman dies in single-vehicle crash

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Jason Foxworthy Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-025871       Media Release A 67-year-old Waikoloa woman died following a single-vehicle collision Sunday, (March 31) in Waimea, 0.5 miles West of the 45-mile marker of Old Saddle Road, Route 200. She has been identified […]

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04-02-19 Walter Gomes III, charged (Update No. 3)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-023048       Media Release (Update No. 3)  Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a Kailua-Kona man in connection with a shooting incident which occurred in the Kona district on, (March 21), that left one woman seriously […]

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04-02-19 Mililani man charged in cockfight event

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2253 Report No. 19-025617       Media Release A 30-year-old Mililani man was charged for his involvement in a cockfight event in Honokaʻa over the weekend. Lylle Martinez Salcedo of Mililani, Oahu was arrested after vice officers conducted a search of […]

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04-01-19 Kona shooting incident: Walter Gomes III (Update No. 2)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 230 Report No. 19-023048       Media Release  (Update No. 2)    Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested the suspect in a Kona shooting incident. Kona patrol officers, acting on leads developed and tips from the community, located 41-year-old Walter […]

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04-01-19 Hilo shooting: Corey Napoleon (Update No. 2)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Royce Serrao Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-025111       Media Release (Update No. 2) A 41-year-old Hilo man was charged for offenses stemming from a shooting in upper Kaiwiki Road. After conferring with prosecutors, Corey Napoleon was charged Friday.night at 7:35 p.m. for attempted […]

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03-29-19 Community Satisfaction Survey (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release (Update)  A note from Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira: In keeping with our department’s Vision Statement that: The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police service and forming partnerships with the community […]

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03-29-19 Kailua-Kona man charged with attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-024644   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Big Island Police have charged a Kailua-Kona man with Attempted Murder. On, (March 26), Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a disorderly male […]

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03-29-19 Hilo shooting: Corey Napoleon (Update No. 1)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-025111         Media Release (Update No. 1) Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting that left a 35-year-old Hilo woman hospitalized. 41-year-old Corey Napoleon, of Hilo remains in police custody following his arrest for suspicion […]

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03-29-19 Traffic Advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are reminding motorists of the requirement to slow to a prudent speed, or if safe, make a lane change into the adjacent lane of travel when approaching an emergency […]

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03-28-19 Man arrested in Hilo shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-025111         Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon, (March 28), in Hilo. At about 1:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to the upper Kaiwiki Road area after receiving reports […]

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03-28-19 Officer of the Month for February: Officer Amy Omaya

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                             Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira                                                         Phone: (808) 961-2244              ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]             Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Amy Omaya on Thursday, (March 28), as the “Officer of the Month” for February 2019. On, […]

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03-28-19 Kona disorderly male incident

  Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Detective Jerome Manuel Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 19-024644       Media Release On, (March 26), at approximately 5:51 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a disorderly local male at the shoreline fronting a local restaurant establishment in the 75-5000 […]

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03-27-19 Hilo robbery

 Hawaiʻi Police Department  Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-024611 ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person whose image was captured on video surveillance in connection to a robbery in Hilo. At […]

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03-27-19 North Kohala attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext 230 Report No.  19-024826     Media Release On Wednesday, March 27), Hawaiʻi Police officers responded to the area of Wainaia Gulch near the 24-mile marker on Route 270 in the North Kohala District on the report of a person […]

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03-27-19 Pahoa beautification project

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I Community Police Officer Eddie Cardines Phone: (808) 965-2716   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release                        On, (March 23), a Non-Profit Organization, Malama O Puna, in conjunction with students from the Big Island Youth Challenge, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department conducted a beautification […]

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03-25-19 Hawaiian Beaches shooting

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2253 Report No. 19-024229   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]       Media Release A 31-year-old Keaʻau man is being sought for questioning in connection with an early morning shooting in Hawaiian Beaches. This morning, shortly after 6:15 a.m., Puna […]

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03-25-19 Kona shooting incident (Update No. 1)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-023048       Media Release (Update No. 1) Hawaiʻi Island Police are continuing their search for the suspect in a Kona shooting incident. Following up on tips from the community, police have checked locations in Kohala […]

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03-25-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of March 18, 2019, through March 24, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested seventeen, (17), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a […]

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03-25-19 Glenwood Park theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Acting Sergeant Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 19-024266       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are seeking witnesses or information relative to a theft of a water tank from the Glenwood Park in Mountain View.  It was reported by County personnel that this morning, […]

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03-25-19 Wanted person: Justin James Clark

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. C17000352   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 32-year-old Pāhoa man who is wanted on an outstanding Grand Jury Warrant after Indictment for […]

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03-25-19 Pahoa man charged for theft and firearm offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-022942   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release A 43-year-old Pāhoa man was charged for theft and firearm offenses after the crime was captured on video surveillance. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the […]

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03-22-19 Man wanted in Kona shooting incident: Walter Gomes III (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report Number 19-023048   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police are continuing their investigation into an assault which occurred in Kailua-Kona on Wednesday, (March 20), where an adult woman sustained a […]

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03-21-19 Stabbing at Hilo Medical Center

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382  Report No. 19-022860         Media Release A 21-year-old Pāhoa man was charged for offenses stemming from a stabbing at the Hilo Medical Center yesterday morning. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section […]

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03-21-19 Man wanted in Kona shooting incident (Date Correction)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-023048   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in the Kona district that left one woman seriously injured. At about 7:07 p.m., Wednesday, […]

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03-21-19 Man wanted in Kona shooting incident: Walter Gomes III

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-023048   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in the Kona district that left one woman seriously injured. At about 7:07 p.m., Wednesday, […]

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03-21-19 Puna shooting suspect charged with second-degree murder (Update No. 3)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-022283       Media Release (Update No. 3) A 35-year-old man has been charged for offenses stemming from the shooting death of a 38-year-old Puna man. After conferring with prosecutors, at 10:30 p.m., last night, (March 20), […]

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03-20-19 Traffic Advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release In celebration of the “100th Anniversary” of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapi’olani Street to accommodate parishioners attending Masses and festivities on Saturday, (March 23), and Sunday, (March […]

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03-19-19 North Kona multiple-vehicle collision

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Eric Reyes Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 287 Report No. 19-022615       Media Release Kona Patrol Officers responded to the intersection of Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and Four Seasons Resort earlier today, Tuesday, (March 19), for a reported traffic collision involving three vehicles. Officers on scene determined […]

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03-19-19 Arrest made in Puna shooting incident (Update No. 2)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-022283       Media Release (Update No.2) A 35-year-old Puna man was taken into custody this morning, suspected in the Fern Acres shooting death of a 38-year-old Puna man early Monday morning, (March 18). At 11:30 a.m., […]

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03-19-19 Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year Awards

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi presented their Annual Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year Awards last night, Monday, (March 18). Honorees are Police Officer II Daniel […]

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03-19-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of March 11, 2019, through March 17, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five, (25), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a […]

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03-19-19 Man wanted in Puna shooting: Ryan Davis (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-022283   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release (Update) Detectives continue to investigate the death of a 38-year-old Puna man who was killed in an early morning shooting in Puna, yesterday, Monday, (March 18). […]

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03-18-19 Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-022283       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting in Puna on Monday morning, (March 18), that left one man dead. At about 12:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres subdivision after […]

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03-15-19 Kailua-Kona man arrested and charged with multiple offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 292 Report No. 19-019446   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]       Media Release On, (March 15), 43-year-old Christopher Mundon, of Kailua-Kona was arrested and charged on the strength of an arrest warrant for reckless driving, reckless […]

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03-15-19 Men sought in Puna theft case (Updated Photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Acting Sergeant Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 19-018639   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three men responsible for a theft of a cellular phone on, (March 5), between 12:45 […]

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03-15-19 Men sought in Puna theft case

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Acting Sergeant Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 19-018639   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three men responsible for a theft of a cellular phone on, (March 5), between 12:45 […]

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03-15-19 Kea’au man charged with drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2253 Report No. 19-021181   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Police have charged a 58-year-old Keaʻau man for drug and firearms offenses after executing a search warrant at a residence in Keaʻau. After conferring with prosecutors, Harvey […]

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03-14-19 Buzzed driving is drunk driving

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305       Media Release Each year, St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 – is celebrated with city parades, funny leprechaun hats, and plenty o’ green beer. Unfortunately, it often ends with risky drunk drivers taking to the streets when the […]

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03-13-19 Missing person located: Ryan Hernandez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 304 Report No. C18020162       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Ryan Hernandez of Kealakekua, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Kealakekua on Wednesday morning (March 13).

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03-13-19 Wanted person: Matt Albius

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area II Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 19-019513 ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 20-year-old Ka‘ū man who was reported missing. Matt Albius, of an Ocean View address, is described as […]

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03-13-19 Mountain View pedestrian fatality (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department                       Puna District, Area I                                                                     Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2346 Report No. 19-020718       Media Release (Update) A 75-year-old pedestrian has died of injuries sustained after he was struck by a pickup truck following a three-vehicle collision which occurred yesterday at noon in the Mountain View […]

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03-12-19 Mountain View pedestrian fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I                                                                   Sergeant Chris Correia                                                             Phone: (808) 961-2346 Report No. 19-020718       Media Release A pedestrian has died of injuries sustained after he was struck by a pickup truck following a three-vehicle collision which occurred earlier today in the Mountain View area of […]

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03-12-19 Safe driving reminder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District, Area I School Resource Officer Joshua Flores Phone: (808) 965-2716          Media Release Students and Faculty of Keonepoko Elementary School teamed up with the Hawaiʻi Police Department to remind motorists of safe driving habits. On (March 8 and March 11), Students, Faculty and Police Officers conducted sign waving […]

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03-12-19 Telephone scam alert

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmaākua District, Area I Sergeant Peter M. Fernandez Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 19-020640       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is warning island residents to be aware of a telephone scam soliciting money to bail relatives out of jail. Recently, a telephone call was made to an elderly female […]

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03-12-19 Community Satisfaction Survey

Hawai’i Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244       Media Release  A note from Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira: In keeping with our department’s Vision Statement that: The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police service and forming partnerships with the community to […]

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03-12-19 Wanted person: Larry Kamalii

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-017587   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an escapee from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility. On (March 1), at about 3:15 p.m., […]

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03-11-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of March 4, 2019, through March 10, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested thirty-six, (36), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a […]

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03-08-19 Missing person: Cyrus K. Ua

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-008720   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 45-year-old Hilo man who has been reported as missing. Cyrus K. Ua is described as […]

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03-08-19 Hilo man in custody following motor vehicle chase

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-019301       Media Release A 32-year-old Hilo man is in custody following a motor vehicle chase yesterday, (March 7). Hawaiʻi Police were looking for Matthew Arnold Chavaries of Hilo who was wanted on various traffic criminal offenses […]

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03-07-19 Hilo mailbox tampering

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-019217       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are warning the public about mailbox tampering taking place in the Kukuau, Hoku Street and Wainaku areas of Hilo. Police have been receiving complaints of mail being found by […]

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03-07-19 Hilo man charged with drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2253 Report No. 19-018608   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Police have charged a 52-year-old Hilo man for various drug offenses stemming from a search warrant executed on Tuesday, (March 5). On (March 6), after conferring with […]

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03-05-19 Hilo man charged for drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Lieutenant Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2253 Report NO. 19-017515   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Police have charged a 39-year-old Hilo man for various drug offenses. On (March 1), after conferring with prosecutors, Anthony Ramirez was charged with second-degree Promoting a dangerous […]

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03-05-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of February 25, 2019, through March 3, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-four, (24), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a […]

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02-27-19 Missing person: Yasmyne-Jade Gascon-Carvalho

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Sergeant Shawn Tingle Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. C18008089   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 13-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing. Yasmyne-Jade Gascon-Carvalho is described as being 5-feet-2-inches,115 pounds with brown eyes and dark brown […]

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02-29-19 Stolen jewelry case in Kamuela

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Edward Lewis Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 18-030477   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating jewelry stolen from Kamuela On, (December 31, 2018), at approximately 3:33 p.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded […]

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02-28-19 Officer of the Month for January: Officer Andrew Springer

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                             Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira                                                         Phone: (808) 961-2244                                    ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Andrew Springer on Thursday, (February 28), as the “Officer of the Month” for January 2019. Officer […]

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02-27-19 Kamuela man arrested and charged with burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Edward Lewis Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-010693   ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged a 55-year-old Kamuela man with Burglary. On, (February 6), South Kohala Patrol Officers investigated a reported burglary at a residence […]

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02-25-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of February 18, 2019, through February 25, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested thirty, (30), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic […]

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02-25-19 Terroristic threat made at Waimea Middle School (Advisory)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area I Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-016309       Media Release (Advisory) Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a threat made on social media that was received from a student at Waimea Middle School. Police are investigating the matter as a terroristic threatening in […]

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02-22-19 Fatal structure fire in Kau

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-15201       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a fatal structure fire that occurred in Ka’ū on Thursday morning, (February 21). Police and fire units were dispatched to the scene at 9:39 a.m. for […]

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02-21-19 Child safety seat inspections to be held in Pāhoa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to promoting the safe use of seat belts for all occupants of vehicles as they travel on the roadways in our community.  It is especially important that family members and caregivers properly […]

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02-21-19 Body found on Daniel K. Inouye Highway identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: 961-2382 Report No. 19-013095     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body discovered off of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway last Thursday (February 14). Richard Rogers, 82-years-old,  of Kailua Kona, was found unresponsive, lying near a white hatchback.  An autopsy performed […]

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02-21-19 Missing person located: Carmen Nozaki (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Sheldon Nakamoto. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 303 Report No. C18024650       Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 16-year-old Carmen Nozaki who was reported as missing on, (January 17), has been located in Kailua-Kona. She was found in good condition yesterday, (February 20). […]

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02-20-19 Police reclassify 2018 investigation to a murder/suicide

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 230 Report No. C18021429     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are reclassifying a coroner’s inquest investigation to a murder and a suicide. On August 3, 2018, police responded to an apartment complex on the 75-6000 block of Aliʻi Drive in […]

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02-19-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Program Manager Torey Keltner Phone: (808) 961-2305           Media Release During the week of February 11, 2019, through February 17, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirty-two (32) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic […]

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02-19-19 Missing person located: Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Officer James Steffen Phone: (808) 961-8810     Media Release(Update) Hawai’i Island Police report that the 16-year-old Hilo girl reported as missing has been located. Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa was found in good condition in Puna yesterday afternoon (February 18).

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02-19-19 Missing person: David Nerger

Hawaii Police Department Area II Operations, Kona Patrol Sergeant Eric Reyes Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253 Report No. 19-014438       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 18-year-old Kailua-Kona resident who was reported as a missing person. David Nerger is described as a Caucasian male with long blonde hair and blue […]

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02-19-19 Hilo man charged with robbery, assault, and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Royce Serra Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 19-013150     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man for assaulting his former girlfriend at her residence in Hilo. On Friday afternoon (February 15), after conferring with […]

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02-19-19 Pāhoa man charged with financial crimes

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-012843     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Detectives have charged a 24-year-old Pāhoa man with multiple financial crimes following his arrest earlier last week. After conferring with prosecutors on Friday morning (February 15), […]

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02-15-19 Missing person: Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Officer James Steffen Phone: (808) 961-8810     ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/www.hawaiipolice.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo teen reported as missing. Justylynn Alconcel-Tobosa was last seen in Hilo on January 29, 2019.  She is described as being 5-feet-5, […]

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02-15-19 Police investigate body found on Daniel K. Inouye Highway

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-013095       Media Release Hawai’i Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found off of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway yesterday morning. At 6:35 a.m. Thursday morning (February 14), patrol officers responded to the […]

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