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08-15-19 Hilo man charged with firearms and drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961 2214 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old Hilo man with an array of firearms and drug offenses stemming from an investigation concerning stolen vehicles. Police were canvassing an area in Pepeʻekeo known as a […]

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08-15-19 Kamuela man charged in identity theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961 2214 Report No. 19-062911     Media Release A 32-Year-old Kamuela man is charged following an identity theft investigation. Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested Charles Franklin Pericho on (August 9) after he tried to cash a stolen check at a local […]

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08-14-19 Kona retail theft (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Grad Elarionoff Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.291 Report No. 19-061670     Media Release (Surveillance Images) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying two suspects in connection with a theft case at a large retail store in Kona. If you have any information relative […]

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08-14-19 Kailua-Kona retail store theft (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer B. Llanes Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.253 Report No. 19-063254     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying two (2) suspects responsible for a theft which occurred at a large retail store in Kailua-Kona. On (August 11) at approximately noon, three […]

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08-14-19 Missing person: Roxy Thoren

Hawaii Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 19-025566     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Roxy Thoren. She was last seen on Kalani Street in Kailua-Kona on (April 26) at approximately 8:00 p.m. […]

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08-14-19 Hilo traffic advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release          There will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern along a portion of Manono Street to accommodate mass participants attending the “Convoy of Hope Community Outreach” event at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium fairgrounds on Saturday (August 24). Between the […]

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08-13-19 Missing person: Roxanne Reeves

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective/Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 19-045443     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Roxanne Reeves. She was last seen on Kalani Street in Kailua-Kona on (June 6) at about 10:00 p.m. She […]

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08-13-19 Missing persons: Allanie Duarte and Kerry-Ann Duarte

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective/Sergeant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 234 Report No 19-025566       Media Release Hawaii Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 12-year-old Allanie Duarte (AKA: Allanie Gouveia) who was last seen on Kalani St. in Kailua-Kona on (March 29) at […]

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08-13-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 5, 2019, through August 11, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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08-12-19 Missing person located: Kiana Genda (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-049756   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 15-year-old Kiana Genda who had been reported as missing has been located in good condition.    

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08-12-19 Waimea “Coffee with a Cop” tomorrow

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Community Police Officer May Lee Phone: (808) 887-3080     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” tomorrow (August 13). “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community members to get to know their police officers over […]

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08-09-19 Arrest made in Puako burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Sergeant Erich Jackson Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-062882                                               Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested a Kamuela man following an investigation into a residential burglary. On (August 9) South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 69-1600 block […]

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08-09-19 Missing teen: Natalie Wright

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Sergeant/Detective Richard Itliong Phone: (808) 961-2278 Report No. 19-052188     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 14-year-old female who was reported as a runaway and was last seen in the Hilo area on (July 1).  Natalie Wright is described as being approximately 5-feet […]

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08-09-19 HISSPA Officer of the Quarter: Erich Jackson

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080     Media Release On (August 9) the Hawaiʻi Island Security and Safety Professionals Association, (HISSPA), recognized Sergeant Erich Jackson as their HISSPA Officer of the Quarter for Q3 2019.  Sergeant Jackson is currently assigned to the South Kohala Patrol […]

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08-08-19 Kailua-Kona man charged with drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area II Lt. Reynold Kahalewai Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 226 Report No. 19-062391     Media Release Wednesday (August 7) at approximately 11:25 a.m., officers from the Area II Vice section, along with officers from the Criminal Intelligence Unit, contacted the occupants of a Dodge pickup parked along Ali’i Drive. […]

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08-08-19 “Cop on Top” for Special Olympics

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administration Services Section Sergeant Jason Grouns Safety Coordinator Phone: (808) 961-2269   Media Release Once again, the Hawai‘i Police Department is proud to sponsor the 18th Annual “Cop on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. This event will be held in East and West Hawai‘i at the Hilo and Kona Walmart Stores […]

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08-06-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 29, 2019, through August 4, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty (20) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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08-06-19 Suspects charged in the 2018 Halloween murder (Update) (Photo Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report Number 18-012802     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Police charged two suspects yesterday (August 5) for the 2018 murder of a 6-year-old boy on Halloween night. On (October 31, 2018), at about 4:20 p.m., Kona patrol officers […]

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08-06-19 Hawaii Police Department CALEA Assessment (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release (Update) The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, known as CALEA, will be visiting Hawaiʻi Island as part of the process of re-accreditation for the Hawaiʻi Police Department.   A Message from the Chief,   I strongly encourage […]

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08-05-19 Donut Boy to visit HPD

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant Robert Almeida Phone: (808) 961-2350   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police will have a special visitor tomorrow (August 6). Tyler Carach, “The Donut Boy”, will be visiting the Hilo Police Station with his family between 10:00 a.m. to noon. to give out free donuts to officers.  Tyler loves the […]

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08-05-19 Body found on roadway in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-061699     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a Pāhoa man in connection with a body found on the roadway in Puna today (August 5). At approximately 1:56 a.m., this morning (August 5) patrol officers responded to Highway […]

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08-05-19 Ocean View burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report Number 19-061405     Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Detectives charge two with an Ocean View burglary. On Saturday (August 5) at about 11:50 p.m. Kaʻū Patrol Officers responded to report of a burglary in progress on Donola Drive in […]

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08-05-19 Missing person: Kainoa Chesler

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District, Area II Officer Patrick Robinson Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-057713     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Kainoa Chesler who is reported as missing. He was last seen at the Salvation Army Shelter Interim Home on (July 21). Chesler […]

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08-05-19 Students cash stolen

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Adam Hanes Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.253 Report No. 19-060205     Media Release On (July 30) a young man had approximately $115 stolen from his wallet at a retail location on Makala Boulevard in Kona. After taking his wallet out to see if he had enough money […]

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08-02-19 Kamuela burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Sergeant Erich Jackson Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-060693     Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are seeking assistance from anyone with information about a burglary that occurred at a food establishment located in a Shopping Center in Kamuela. On (August 1), South Kohala Patrol officers responded […]

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08-02-19 Missing person: Kiana Genda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-049756   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile from North Kohala. Police are looking for 15-year old Kiana Genda who was last seen at a North […]

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07-31-19 Preventing heatstroke of children in vehicles (Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release (Correction) July 31, 2019, is National Heatstroke Awareness Day. Preventing heatstroke of children in vehicles has been a focus of the Hawai’i Police Department. This is a tragedy that can be prevented with a little preparation. We all lead […]

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07-31-19 Suspicious brush fires

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No: 19-060465     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone who may have information about the cause of three suspicious fires that occurred today. On (July 31) at approximately 12:46 […]

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07-29-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 22, 2019, through July 28, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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07-29-19 Kona theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona District, Area II Officer P. Robinson Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No.19-055745     Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect who is accused of stealing clothing from a store in Kona. The victim reported that on (July 13) the unidentified […]

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07-29-19 Body found on Bayfront identified

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray  Phone: (808) 961-2382  Report No. 19-055111       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a female whose body was discovered off of Bayfront Highway in Hilo on July 11. 44-year-old Tina Marie Fukushima of Hilo was found unresponsive in a dark, late model […]

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07-26-19 Heatstroke and children in vehicles

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Safety Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department asks for the communities help in reminding friends and family not to leave children unattended in vehicles for any amount of time.    Heatstroke isn’t about irresponsible people intentionally leaving children in cars; most cases […]

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07-26-19 South Point drowning victim identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area II Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 19-055744   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body recovered from the ocean on (July 15) near South Point in Ka‘ū. The victim was identified via dental records as 23-year-old Charles Senechal of Bellingham Massachusetts. He […]

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07-24-19 Arson investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area I Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report N. 19-057407     Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a suspicious vehicle seen leaving the area of a recent brush fire on Kawaihae Road near the 64-mile marker. The vehicle is identified […]

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07-24-19 Pahoa burglary (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Spencer Thomas Phone: (808) 965-2716  Report No. 19-058166       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with the identification of two suspects caught on surveillance. The suspects are a male and female who burglarized a home in the Leilani Subdivision in […]

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07-23-19 Missing person: Treeny Shiraki

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.230 Report No. 19-057766                   Missing: Treeny Shiraki                                 Media Release        Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for help in locating a 15-year-old North Kohala girl who is reported missing. Treeny T. Shiraki was last seen leaving a Kalani Street […]

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07-23-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 15, 2019, through July 21, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-two (22) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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07-19-19 Daniel K. Inouye Parking Advisory

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2244     Media Release Due to the congestion on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (DKI Highway/Saddle Road), near Mauna Kea access road, Hawaiʻi Island Police is cautioning the public regarding unauthorized parking violations. Hawaiʻi County Code 24-202 addresses parking on Federal-aid […]

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07-16-19 Body recovered near South Point

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 19-055744   Media  Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have initiated a Coroner’s Inquest in connection with a body that was recovered from the ocean near South Point in Ka‘ū. At 9:43 a.m. Monday morning (July 15), the Hawai`i Fire Department (HFD) received […]

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07-15-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 8, 2019, through July 14, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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07-12-19 Puna man out on bond arrested and charged for numerous additional offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050678 Media Release A 42-year-old Puna man who was previously involved in a high speed pursuit involving the damage to police vehicles, and the subject of two search warrants involving the Special Response Team, has been arrested for […]

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07-12-19 Reckless Driving

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release In Hawaiʻi, aggressive driving is a major concern that threatens the safety of many travelers on the roadway.  A recent AAA Foundation survey showed that 9 out of 10 drivers believed that aggressive driving was a “somewhat” […]

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07-11-19 Pahoa man charged in two Puna burglaries

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone:(808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-052228   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island detectives have charged a 22-year-old Pāhoa man in connection with two separate burglaries from a charter school in Puna. On Monday morning (July 8), at 7:42 a.m., Puna police officers stopped a vehicle […]

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07-11-19 Hilo Coroners Inquest investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I, Criminal Investigations Section Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-055111     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found off of Bayfront Highway in Hilo this morning. Today at 11:45 a.m. (June 11), patrol officers responded to the area of Bayfront […]

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07-11-19 Wanted person: Ivan K. Okada

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 304 Report No. 19-018922   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 54-year-old Ivan K. Okada of Kailua-Kona. He is known to frequent the South Kohala, Honokaʻa, and Kona districts. He is wanted […]

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07-10-19 Hawaii Police Department to undergo on-site CALEA assessment

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release  The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, known as CALEA, will be visiting Hawaiʻi Island as part of the process of re-accreditation for the Hawaiʻi Police Department.   A Message from the Chief,   I strongly encourage the […]

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07-10-19 Manuka State Park shooting incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646, ext. 263 Report Number 19-053507     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are seeking witnesses who were at Manuka State Wayside Park during a shooting incident involving a Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Ranger. On July 5, 2019, Kaʻū Patrol Officers responded […]

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07-09-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 1, 2019, through July 7, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-one (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Two of […]

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07-08-19 Manuka State Park shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646, ext. 263 Report Number 19-053507   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police are investigating a shooting incident involving a Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park ranger at Manuka State Park. On Friday (July 5), at about 1:15 p.m., Kaʻū Patrol Officers responded to a reported […]

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07-08-19 Police renew their request for help in locating missing Honokaa man

Hawaiʻi Police Department Detective Kayne Kelii Area I Criminal Investigation Section Phone (808) 961-2378 Report No. C18024281 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 76-year-old Honokaʻa man missing since 2018. Richard Carvalho was last seen in the area of Honokaʻa in August 2018.  He is described […]

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07-08-19 Wanted Hilo man charged with numerous traffic offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-051957 Media Release A 23-year-old Hilo man sought on multiple offenses stemming from a June 30, 2019 motor vehicle pursuit has been apprehended. The suspect is identified as a Kaleb Charles Muragin of a Waiākea Uka address. On […]

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07-08-19 Missing teen: Tanika Nihipali-Franchey

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Jeremy Riddle Phone: 965-2716 Report No.: 19-053253 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a female teen runaway who was last seen in the Hilo Bayfront area on July 4, 2019. Tanika Nihipali-Franchey, of Volcano, is 17-years old, approximately 5’01”, 115 pounds, with […]

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07-05-19 Mountain View man charged with various drug and weapon offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Vice Section Detective Zachary Fernando Phone: (808) 961-2340 Report No. 19-052566   Media Release Detectives have charged a 63-year old Mountain View man for various drug and weapon offenses stemming from a traffic stop in Hilo. On Tuesday (July 2), officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Derby […]

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07-03-19 Celebrate Independence Day responsibly

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release On July 4, millions of Americans will come together to celebrate the birth of our nation. This Independence Day, the Hawaiʻi Police Department wants to make sure you celebrate responsibly by reminding you about the dangers of driving […]

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07-03-19 Single engine Cessna emergency landing on Waikoloa Road

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole Phone: 887-3080 Report No. 19-052867   Media Release Responding to a 10:36 a.m. call on Waikoloa Road near the 4 mile marker, South Kohala Patrol Officers determined that a single engine Cessna 206 Stationair, owned by William Aerial & Mapping, made an emergency landing after […]

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07-03-19 Police request assistance identifying theft suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Bradden Kimura Phone: 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No.: 19-042399 Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who was said to have stolen an engagement/wedding ring. The victim reported that she left her ring on the counter of the Hele Gas […]

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07-02-19 Autopsy results show May crash victim died of a medical condition (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-036145   Media Release A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday (May 5, 2019), in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, .1 mile south of the Keāhole Airport road.  The 70-year-old […]

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07-02-19 Pedestrian fatality in South Kohala parking lot added to yearly total (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-051532     Media Release A 53-year old Kamuela man died following a single vehicle collision on Friday (June 28) in the parking lot of the Parker Ranch Shopping Center located in Kamuela.  The 53-year old male has been identified […]

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07-02-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 24, 2019, through June 30, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.   So […]

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07-02-19 Hilo man charged with UCPV, other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-051406   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 19-year-old Hilo man in connection with multiple offenses stemming from a vehicle stolen in Hilo on Friday (June 28). The suspect is identified as Jonathan Kealoha Gardner. On […]

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07-01-19 Missing juvenile: Jaycielyn Galario

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hamakua Patrol Division Sergeant Dean Uyetake Phone: 775-7533 Report No. 19-050374 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 17-year old female who was reported as a runaway, missing from the Pāpaʻaloa area since June 24, 2019. The female is identified as Jaycielyn Galario.  Galario is described as a Hawaiian-Portuguese female […]

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07-01-19 Pedestrian dies after being struck in a South Kohala parking lot

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-051532     Media Release A 53-year old Kamuela man died following a single vehicle collision on Friday (June 28) in the parking lot of the Parker Ranch Shopping Center located in Kamuela.  The 53-year old male has been identified […]

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06-28-19 Suspect in Hilo shooting incident released (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050448     Media Release Police have released the 43-year old Hilo woman who was suspected of shooting a 37-year old Hilo man earlier this week. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released Chanell Evangelista-Kaleiwahea on Wednesday (June 26) […]

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06-28-19 Officer of the Month of May: Officer Terence Scanlan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Police Officer Terence Scanlan was honored as the Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer of the Month of May 2019 for his outstanding dedication to duty and for his remarkable diligence in performing his duties as a police officer while […]

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06-27-19 Missing: Kiana Genda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No.:  19-049756   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile from North Kohala. Police are looking for 15-year old Kiana Genda who was last seen at a North […]

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06-27-19 Puna man arrested in a stolen vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-049683   Media Release A 34-year old Puna man has been arrested after he was found passed out in a stolen vehicle Thursday morning. The suspect is identified as 34-year old Brooklin Mahuka of a Pāhoa address. On […]

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06-27-19 Hamakua traffic fatality victim is identified (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2346 Report No. 19-051006   Media Release Police have identified the female victim in this morning’s (June 27) single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 19 near the 48-mile marker in the Hāmākua district. The victim is identified as 23-year old Mackleen Victus, a resident of […]

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06-27-19 Hamakua traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2346 Report No. 19-051006     Media Release An unidentified female has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash when the vehicle she was riding in ran off the road and overturned in the Hāmākua district early Thursday morning (June 27). The crash […]

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06-26-19 North Kohala barricaded suspect incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No.:  19-050585     Media Release Big Island Police are investigating a domestic violence incident which occurred in North Kohala. On Tuesday (June 25), just before 2:00 p.m., North Kohala Patrol officers responded to the 55-700 block of […]

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06-25-19 Hilo burglary and arson investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050417   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in in solving a burglary and arson at a business in Hilo. On Monday night (June 24), at 7:03 p.m, police and firefighters responded to […]

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06-25-19 Wanted man located: Jerome Kahoalii-Heath (Update no. 2)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646, Ext. 230 Report No.:  19-049336     Media Release Big Island police have located a suspect wanted for questioning in an attempted murder investigation. On Monday (June 24),  just after 7:00 pm, the Area II Special Enforcement Unit with the […]

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06-25-19 Hilo attempted murder investigation (Updated with photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050448 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning, (June 25), in Hilo. This morning at about 1:00 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to an unknown disturbance in Keaukaha and located a […]

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06-25-19 Police Officer recruitment is currently open

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244     Media Release The Hawaiʻi County Department of Human Resources is currently recruiting applicants for Police Officer I (Recruit) positions. Recruitment is currently open until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Applicants must apply using the County of Hawaiʻi Job […]

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06-24-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 17, 2019, through June 23, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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06-24-19 Man wanted in attempted murder investigation: Jerome Kahoalii-Heath (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Area II Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-049336       Media Release (Update) Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for questioning in an attempted murder investigation. Police are looking for twenty-one-year-old Jerome Kahoalii-Heath of […]

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06-21-19 Waimea shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-049336     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Mana Road in Waimea. On June 21, 2019, just before 1:00 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a 911 emergency […]

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06-21-19 Wanted person located: Jeramie Soares (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. C17020369     Media Release (Update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 32-year-old Jeramie D. Soares who was wanted turned himself in at the Hilo Police Department and was subsequently arrested.  

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06-20-19 Kailua-Kona operation leads to arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. 19-046383     Media Release On Monday, (June 10) members of the Hawaiʻi Police Departments Area II Special Enforcement Unit conducted a four-day operation in Kailua-Kona specifically along Ali’i Drive from Kailua Pier to Kahakai Road.  This operation […]

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06-19-19 Wanted person located and arrested: James Smith Jr. (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Community Police Officer Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 19-048785     Media Release (Update) On (June 19) at 8:15 a.m., James Smith Jr. was located and arrested without incident at a residence in Mountain View.  Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the members within […]

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06-18-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 10, 2019, through June 16, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested eleven (11) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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06-18-19 Wanted person: Jeremie Soares

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit Sergeant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. C17020369       Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Special Enforcement Unit is actively seeking Jeramie D. Soares, a 32-year-old who frequents Kona & South Kohala. He is wanted for two outstanding warrant’s of arrest […]

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06-18-19 Safety “Check for Baby”-heatstroke

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for your help in reminding friends and family to be sure to “Check for Baby” when operating a vehicle and especially when you stop and get out. According to the National Highway […]

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06-18-19 South Kohala “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Police Officer III Kelena Ho’okano Phone: (808) 887-3080     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” on Thursday (June 20). “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community members to ‘sit down and talk […]

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06-18-19 Hilo traffic collision victim is identified (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-047892     Media Release (Update) A 21-year-old female has succumbed to injuries she sustained Saturday evening (June 15) after she was involved in an incident with two separate motor vehicles in Hilo. The victim is identified as an […]

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06-17-19 Gas station/vehicle fire in Captain Cook

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant Eric Reyes Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 287 Report No. 19-048209       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that at approximately 8:50 a.m. this morning (June 17) Kona Patrol Officers responded to Patel’s Spirit Gas Station in Captain Cook, for a reported vehicle on fire. Upon […]

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06-17-19 Single vehicle crash victim identified (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-047670       Media Release (Update) A Pāhoa woman that died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday morning (June 15) on Government Beach Road, 2.8 miles South of Kahakai Boulevard has been […]

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06-17-19 Missing person: Skyler Waltjen (No photo available)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Lieutenant Rio. S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-004513     Media Release (No photo available) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 17-year-old Skyler Waltjen has been reported as missing. He is described as being 5-feet-9-inches, 145 pounds, thin build with a dark complexion and short […]

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06-17-19 Man faces charges in sexual assault case

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.230 Report No:  19-047671       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a man with 14 charges stemming from a sexual assault incident that occurred in Kawaihae. On Saturday (June 15) just before 6:00 a.m., South Kohala patrol officers […]

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06-15-19 Puna traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-047670     Media Release An unidentified female has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday morning (June 15) on Government Beach Road, 2.8 miles South of Kahakai Boulevard. The identification of the victim is still […]

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06-14-19 Kona traffic collision (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-043165       Media Release (Update) The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit is continuing to look for any witnesses or video surveillance for the traffic collision that killed a Kailua-Kona man who was later identified as 35-year-old, Masayoki […]

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06-13-19 Play it safe and don’t speed

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone (808) 961-2305     Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department would like everyone to understand that speeding endangers everyone on the road. In 2017, speeding killed 9,717 people in the United States. Speeding accounted for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities […]

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06-13-19 “Coffee with a Cop” Puna District

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing, Puna Division Community Police Officer Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: (808) 965-2716   Puna CPO’s Jeremy Kubojiri, Duwayne Waipa Jr and Davey Kamalii pose with Eagle Lighthouse Cafe owner, Joyce Kekahuna, after a successful Coffee with a Cop event held on October 4, 2017.     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s […]

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06-12-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 3, 2019, through June 9, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five (25) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of […]

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06-10-19 Individuals charged in kidnapping and assault investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Richard Itliong Phone: (808) 961-2278 Report No. 19-043634       Media Release Police have charged three individuals and arrested a fourth for multiple offenses stemming from a kidnapping and assault investigation that was reported to have occurred Hawaiian Paradise Park in the Puna District […]

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06-10-19 Missing person located: Aspen May (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone:(808)  326-4646 ext. 230 Report No. 19-043183     Media Release (Update)     Hawaiʻi Island Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating a teen who had been reported missing from Kailua-Kona since (May 30) Aspen May, of Kona, was […]

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06-10-19 Car seats and boosters for children

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. In Hawai’i County, we are focused on protecting our keiki. […]

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06-10-19 Vehicle theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-045895       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in a reported theft of a motor vehicle investigation that occurred at the 1800 block of Kilauea Avenue in Hilo, between Wednesday, […]

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06-10-19 Hilo man charged with drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 19-044193       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 37-year-old Hilo man for several drug and firearms offenses stemming from brief vehicle pursuit in Hilo. Last Tuesday (June 4, 2019) at 9:45 a.m., after conferring with […]

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06-10-19 Puna shooting incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Bureau Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 19-045780        Media Release (Update) A 30-year-old Hilo man was charged yesterday for several offenses stemming from an incident in Mountain View in which a Puna patrol officer discharged his weapon Saturday morning (June 8), On Sunday (June […]

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