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07-09-20 HI-PAL participates in 2020 summer school program

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) would like to thank the Department of Education and Hilo Intermediate School for allowing our participation in their 2020 summer school program. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, HI-PAL was able to conduct physical fitness, car […]

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07-09-20 Wanted Puna man considered armed and dangerous: Dean Aaron Hess

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-040101 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Dean Aaron Hess of Puna, who should be considered armed and dangerous. Hess is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant, as well as for questioning […]

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07-07-20 Pāhoa man arrested following disturbance at a Hilo home improvement store

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Report No. 20-051492   Media Release South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a call of a disturbance just after 1:10 p.m. at a home improvement store on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. Upon arrival, officers determined that a 24-year-old female from Volcano exited […]

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07-07-20 Wanted person: Samuel Baker Sniffin Jr.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 18-025515 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Samuel Baker Sniffin Jr. of Puna. He is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant, as well as for questioning relative to several unrelated criminal investigations. […]

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07-06-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 29, 2020, through July 5, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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07-06-20 Hawaii Police update numerous previously reported runaways to ‘located’

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254   Media Release Big Island Police report that the following juveniles, who were previously reported as runaways, have all since been located and are currently in good health. Kaiea Fleming-White    Keith Fukunaga           Janerine Gaspar  DJ Hanres                                   Tanaiyah Hao-Kallio Shayla Smith-Akiona  […]

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07-02-20 Celebrate the 4th of July weekend responsibly

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release On the Big Island of Hawai’i people love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food and fireworks.  Unfortunately sometimes the festivities turn tragic on our roads.  This holiday happens to be one of the deadliest […]

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07-01-20 Kailua-Kona man charged in Kaʻū traffic fatality (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, ext. 229 Report No. 20-047044 Media Release On June 21, 2020 at 4:36 a.m., police responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Coral Parkway & Ginger Blossom Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Police determined that a gold 2002 […]

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06-30-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 22, 2020, through June 28, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-four (24) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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06-30-20 Runaway located: Chloe Imaino (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-043751   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Chloe Imaino was located in Hilo in good health on Saturday, June 27, 2020. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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06-29-20 Mountain View man arrested and charged for firearms and drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-048397 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Mountain View man with an array of firearms and drug offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Friday morning (June 26) at a residence in Hawaiian […]

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06-29-20 Runaway located: Quintyn Gonsalves (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-045372   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 17-year-old Quintyn Gonsalves was located in good health on Monday, June 22, 2020. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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06-29-20 Hilo woman arrested after stabbing her neighbor during dispute

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-048755 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old Hilo woman after she assaulted and stabbed her 21-year-old neighbor. The suspect has been identified as Kailey Kekuluike Vincent, of Keaukaha in Hilo. On Saturday afternoon (June […]

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06-29-20 Onomea Camp Road bridge closed for repairs

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244 Media Release Residents and motorists that frequent the Onomea area are advised that the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Public Works Engineering Division is closing Onomea Camp Road Bridge for repairs effective Monday, June 29, 2020. The bridge will remain closed until […]

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06-29-20 Puna man arrested for assault, robbery, and other charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-048518 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Kurtistown man with multiple offenses after he assaulted a 67-year-old man and attempted to steal his vehicle. The suspect is identified as Trinton Chavez Canon, of […]

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06-26-20 Runaway: Treeny Shiraki

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Juvenile Aid Section Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: 326-4646, ext. 302 Report no. 20-027622 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 16-year old Treeny Shiraki was last seen in Kailua-Kona on April 7, 2020. She is […]

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06-25-20 Police request assistance identifying UCPV suspects

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Officer Devin Ah Chong Phone: 965-2716 Report No. 20-043424 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information on what appears to be a maroon multi-purpose vehicle with aftermarket rims and two male parties captured in this surveillance photo.  This vehicle […]

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06-23-20 Police Officer recruitment to open next week

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244   Media Release The Hawaiʻi County Department of Human Resources will be recruiting applicants for Police Officer I (Recruit) positions beginning next week. Recruitment will open on Sunday, June 28, 2020, and will close on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Applicants must apply […]

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06-23-20 Alleged attempted UEMV report found to be non-criminal in nature

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Captain Thomas A. Shopay III Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 263 Report no.: 20-045501   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have completed the investigation into a reported attempted Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle incident that occurred at a business establishment in Nāʻālehu.  On June 15, 2020, a male […]

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06-23-20 Wanted person: Alden “Pono” Pauline III

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 262 Report No. 20-041684 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Alden “Pono” Pauline III, a 26-year-old male who frequents the Honokaʻa, Kamuela, and Kona areas. Pauline is wanted for questioning relative to […]

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06-22-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 15, 2020, through June 21, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twelve (12) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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06-22-20 Runaway: Quintyn Gonsalves

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-045372 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 17-year-old Quintyn Gonsalves was last seen in the Pahoa area on June 12, 2020. He is described […]

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06-21-20 Kaʻū traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 229 Report No. 20-047044   Media Release A 31-year-old Pahoa woman died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday (June 21) at the intersection of Coral Parkway & Ginger Blossom Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.  The 31-year-old female has […]

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06-21-20 Puna murder victim identified, Suspect charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-046776   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged 51-year-old Stanley Marion Cummins of Pahoa with the murder of a man at their residence in the Hawaiian Shores subdivision of Puna. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old […]

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06-20-20 Suspect arrested in Puna murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-046776 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a 51-year-old Pahoa man in connection with the murder of a man at their residence in the Hawaiian Shores subdivision of Puna. The suspect has been identified as Stanley Marion […]

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06-19-20 Wanted person: David Gouveia

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 230 Report no.: 20-037359 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male individual who is wanted for two outstanding bench warrants and questioning regarding two separate Abuse of a Family or Household Member […]

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06-18-20 Wanted person: Bruno Facchini

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 19-089834 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male individual who is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant.   The individual is identified as 36-year-old Bruno Facchini. He is approximately […]

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06-17-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 8, 2020, through June 14, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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06-17-20 Runaway: Chloe Imaino

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-043751 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 16-year old Chloe Brianna Kuuipo Maikalani Imaino was last seen in the Hilo area on June 08, […]

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06-17-20 Runaway: Keith Fukunaga

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-038179 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 15-year old Keith Fukunaga was last seen in the Kurtistown area on May 03, 2020. He is […]

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06-17-20 Wanted person: Irvin Agres

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit Acting Sergeant Erhard Autrata Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 20-045002 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Irvin Agres, a 37-year old male who frequents the Hilo and Puna districts. Agres is wanted for a parole warrant and for questioning for […]

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06-15-20 Missing person: Clare Maney

Hawaii Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No: 20-045403 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 28-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported as missing and is in need of medical attention. Clare Maney was reported missing on Hawai’i Island today (June […]

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06-15-20 Police warn public of cellular phone scams

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are warning the public about possible cellular phone scams involving text messages regarding their account bill. In recent cases reported to police, the suspect(s) sends out a text message pretending to be a telecommunications company, such as: […]

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06-15-20 Missing person: Tanaiyah Hao-Kallio

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Travis Bumgardner Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-039963 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 14-year-old Tanaiyah Hao-Kallio was last seen in the Kona area on May 24, 2020 at approximately 6:15 p.m. She is descried as […]

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06-15-20 Suspect charged in Kailua-Kona traffic incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-044891 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in a Kona attempted murder investigation that has left a 30-year-old male, and 20-year-old female in critical condition. After conferring with County Prosecutors, at 11:00 […]

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06-14-20 Police are conducting a criminal investigation after a traffic accident leaves two injured

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Area II Captain Thomas Shopay Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 20-044891   Media Release At approximately 9:20 a.m. Saturday (June 13) Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle traffic casualty involving a motor vehicle and a moped. The incident occurred on Kuakini Highway near […]

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06-12-20 Missing person located: Melissa E. Murdock (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-013738   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Melissa E. Murdock was contacted on Friday (June 12) in good health. Police would like to thank members of the public who assisted in providing police with […]

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06-12-20 Arrests made for violating the mandatory 14-day quarantine

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-044157                                                                                                           Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 21 visitors for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine order in violation of Governor David Ige’s 7th Supplementary Proclamation and Mayor Harry Kim’s Emergency Rule No. 4, […]

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06-11-20 Missing persons located: Justin Soares Jr, Justine Soares, Justice Soares (Update) s

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-43908   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located three Soares siblings who were last seen in the Pahoa area (June 9). They were found in good condition today (June 11) at 1:30 p.m. Police would like to […]

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06-10-20 Missing persons: Justin Brian Soares Jr, Justina Soares, Justice Soares

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-43908  Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for three siblings who were last seen in the Pahoa area yesterday (June 9). Police were contacted by investigators from the Child Welfare Services who were in the process of retrieving […]

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06-10-20 Suspect sought in Hilo wallet theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-043905 Media Release Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the theft of a wallet from a Hilo store. Police seek to identify a male party that is wanted for […]

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06-09-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of June 1, 2020, through June 7, 2020, 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. Two of […]

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06-09-20 Police seek public’s help in identifying suspects in Hilo assault (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20. 041520 Media Release Police seek to identify three male parties that are wanted for questioning regarding an assault complaint that occurred just before 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, (May 31) near the 120 block of banyan drive. […]

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06-08-20 Burglary suspect apprehended

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant John Kahalioumi Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-043513 Media Release On Monday (June 8) at 4:38 a.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to an alarm at a business establishment in the 65-1200 block of Kawaihae Road, Kamuela.  Upon officers’ arrival, they discovered the rear window to the establishment […]

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06-04-20 Missing person: Aldyn Grace Makana Cruse

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039545 Media Release Hawai’ʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 15-year-old Aidyn Grace Makana Cruse was last seen in the Hilo area (May 23) at approximately 02:30 a.m. […]

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06-03-20 Man killed in two-vehicle crash identified

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-042065   Media Release (Update) A male that died from injuries sustained in a two motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday morning, (June 2) on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the 8.5-mile marker has been identified. The 65-year-old male has […]

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06-02-20 Missing person located: Kailey Puannani Doll (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039385 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Kailey Puananni Doll who was reported as missing on (June 01). 17-year-old Kailey Puanani Doll was located in good health in Hilo.

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06-02-20 One person killed in a two-vehicle crash in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 20-042065     Media Release One person is killed in a two-vehicle crash this morning on Daniel K. Inouye Highway in Hilo. Just after 10:13 a.m. today, South Hilo Patrol officers and members of the Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic […]

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06-02-20 Missing person: Treysin Brugman

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-011129 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported missing. 17-year-old Treysin Brugman was last seen in the Hilo area on (February 07) at approximately 12:00 p.m. He […]

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06-02-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of May 25, 2020, through May 31, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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06-01-20 Kona man charged on several offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.230 Report No. 20-041407   Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 61-year-old Kona man for several offenses stemming from reports of a domestic-related stabbing incident. On Saturday (May 30), at approximately 4:40 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a […]

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06-01-20 Missing person: Aphill Manaky (aka Jack Kirachy)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-069252 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 29-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Aphill Manaky, also known as Jack Kirachy, was reported missing on Hawai’i Island in August […]

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05-28-20 Missing person: Renny Kekoa O’Kalama Kaholo-Hiapo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-037028   Media Release Hawaiʻ Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported missing. 15-year-old Renny Kekoa O’Kalama Kaholo-Hiapo was last seen in the Mt. View area (May 13) at approximately […]

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05-27-20 Missing person: Kailey Puanani Doll

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039385 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 17-year-old Kailey Puanani Doll was last seen in the Hilo area (May 22) at approximately 10:30 a.m. She […]

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05-27-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Act with Care order (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administration   Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief   Phone: (808) 961-2265               Media Release                                                     Governor David Ige’s Seventh Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated May 18, 2020, Section 1, orders that:  III. Act with Care Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(b)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, all persons within the State of Hawaiʻi are ordered to […]

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05-27-20 Arrest made: Robert Alan Kinoshita

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. 20-040042   Media Release Big Island detectives have charged a 55-year-old Hilo man for several offenses stemming from an incident that occurred in Hilo on Monday. On (May 25) at 1:06 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to Maile […]

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05-26-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of May 18, 2020, through May 24, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twelve (12) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the […]

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05-26-20 “Virtual Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area I Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080     Media Release In an effort to engage with our Hawaiʻi island community while adhering to the current social distancing guidelines, the Hawaʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for a “Virtual Coffee […]

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05-25-20 Missing person: Sommer Mae Lopez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer John Rapoza Phone: 808-965-2716   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Sommer Mae Lopez, who was last seen in the Keaʻau area on (April 20). Lopez is 40-years old, approximately 4-feet-10-inches, 142 pounds with black or brown hair, and brown […]

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05-26-20 Weekend arrests: Jake Branch- Alexandra Barnes-Carrick

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-038935 Media Release                                           Hawaiʻi Island Police would like to thank the public for their continued support and assistance in locating Jake Branch.  On Friday (May 22) detectives from the Area II Special Enforcement Unit located and […]

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05-22-20 Wanted person: Jake Branch

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 2038935 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Section is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Jake Branch.   Branch is wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest. Branch is described as being 6-feet-4-inches, […]

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05-22-20 Missing person: Melissa E. Murdock

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-013738 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating 29-year-old Melissa E. Murdock who was reported as missing. She is described as being approximately 5-feet-7-inches, 120 pounds with medium-toned skin and wavy, […]

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05-20-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order- Week 8 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Administration          Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief                  Phone: (808) 961-2265      Media Release Governor David Ige’s Seventh Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated May 5, 2020, Section 1, orders that: III. Safer at Home Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(b)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, all persons within the State of Hawai‘i are ordered to stay […]

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05-20-20 Police seek the public’s help in a theft investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II                                                    Officer Leonard Warren Phone (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 20-036847 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect involved in a theft investigation that occurred on (May 12) in the Kealakekua/Kainaliu area. It was reported that at approximately […]

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05-19-20 Wanted person located: Chris B. Schuchard (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-023540   Media Release (Update) The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance. Chris Bryant Schuchard was arrested and taken into custody this afternoon in the district of North Kohala without […]

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05-19-20 Missing person located: Chaliah Caitano (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-035213   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that missing child Chaliah Caitano has been located in good health today at 12:49 p.m. in Hilo.

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05-19-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of May 11, 2020, through May 17, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the […]

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05-19-20 Wanted person: Chris Bryant Schuchard

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 20-023540 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Chris Bryant Schuchard, a 32-year-old male who is known to frequent the Hawi, Waikoloa, and Kona areas. Schuchard is wanted for questioning […]

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05-19-20 Missing person: Roxann Leilani Uaiwa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo District, Area I Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-037735 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Roxann Leilani Uaiwa. She is 56-years-old, 5-feet 3 inches, 125 pounds, green eyes, medium complexion, brown shoulder-length hair. She was last seen on (May 12) […]

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05-19-20 Missing person: Layla Subica

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-029446   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 15-year-old Layla Subica was last seen in the Hilo area on (April 14) at approximately 01:00 a.m. […]

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05-18-20 Kau investigations result in eleven arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone:  (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No. 19-092880   Media Release In response to reports of increased criminal activity in the district of Kaʻū, the Hawaiʻi Police Department initiated several criminal investigations which resulted in the arrest of eleven people for a variety of […]

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05-18-20 Missing person: Chaliah Caitano

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-035213     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 13-year-old Chaliah Caitano was last seen in the Mountain View area on (May 6) at approximately […]

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05-18-20 Police investigate theft in the Puna district

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Kaipo Aurello Phone: 808-965-2716  Report Number  20-036397 Media Release Big Island Police are investigating a Theft in the Puna District. At approximately 5:30 a.m. on (May 11), Puna Patrol Officers responded to a report of a theft that occurred at the Isaac Hale Beach Park. The suspect(s) […]

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05-15-20 Police seek assistance in identifying UEMV suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Norbert Serrao (808) 961-2213 Report No.:  20-035622 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect involved in an Unauthorized Entry to a Motor Vehicle investigation that occurred on May 8, 2020 in the downtown Hilo area. It was reported that […]

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05-15-20 Missing juveniles: Andrew K. Cox Jr. and Haloa Beaudet

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Tuckloy Aurello Phone:  935-3311 Report No. 20-009274 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public’s help in locating 17-year old Andrew K. Cox Jr. of Hilo and 16-year old Haloa Beaudet of Kailua-Kona who were reported as missing.  Both juveniles were last seen at the Hawaiʻi […]

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05-14-20 Missing person located: Chevy Soares (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-037090   Media Release (Update) Hawai’ʻi Island Police have located Chevy Soares, the 32-year-old Eden Roc woman who had been missing since Wednesday afternoon (May 13). Soares was located by police detectives on Thursday morning (May 14) just before […]

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05-14-20 Missing person located: Jan Shon Liao (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-037176   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Jan Shon Liao, the 65-year-old Pāhoa woman who had been missing since Wednesday evening (May 13). Liao was located Thursday morning (May 14) at 8:30 a.m. after she returned […]

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05-14-20 Missing person: Jan Shon Liao

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-037176 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 65-year-old Pāhoa woman who was reported missing on Wednesday evening (May 13). Jan Shon Liao was last seen walking away from her Hawaiian Beaches residence […]

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05-13-20 Fatal structural fire in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-036940   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a fatal structure fire that occurred in Puna on Wednesday morning, (May 13). Police and Fire officials were dispatched to the scene shortly at 12:30 a.m. for a reported structure […]

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05-13-20 Hilo man wanted for questioning

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-005733 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 30-year-old Nainoa Evans of Hilo. He is wanted for questioning relative to theft of firearms from a residence in Volcano in (January 2020). Evans is described […]

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05-13-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order -Week 7 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Administration           Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief                  Phone: (808) 961-2265      Media Release Governor David Ige’s Seventh Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated May 5, 2020, Section 1, orders that: III. Safer at Home Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(b)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, all persons within the State of Hawaiʻare ordered to stay at […]

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05-12-20 Police Week (May 10-16)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police […]

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05-12-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of May 4, 2020, through May 11, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fourteen (14) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the […]

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05-12-20 Industrial area fenced business investigation (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No. 20-025710   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male party caught on surveillance within the property of a fenced business establishment in the Shipman Industrial Area in Keaʻau.  Police ask anyone with any information […]

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05-12-20 Wanted person: Mikah K. Costa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-036231   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Mikah K. Costa who should be considered armed and dangerous. He has no known permanent address but is known to frequent the […]

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05-08-20 Pepeekeo man arrested on firearms and drug charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-035208 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Pepeekeo man with drug and firearms offenses stemming from an incident on Wednesday afternoon (May 6) in Hilo. Police identified the individual as Glen D. Phillips-Panui. Shortly […]

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05-08-20 Honokaa terroristic threatening

Hawaii Police Department Hamakua Patrol, Area I Sergeant Dean Uyetake Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 20-033525   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for a terroristic threatening investigation that occurred in Honokaa on (April 30). At 4:30 p.m. (April 30), police responded to the Waipio […]

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05-08-20 Internet scam warning

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-034813   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are warning the public about possible internet scams involving political candidate websites. In a recent case reported to police, the suspect(s) created a “fake” social media account for a local political candidate, […]

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05-08-20 Missing person: Kaiea Fleming-White

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-027416   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported missing. 15-year-old Kaiea Fleming-White was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area on (April 06). He is […]

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05-07-20 Backhoe stolen in Keaau

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Roberto Segobia Phone: (808) 961-2716 Report No. 20-028975 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a stolen 2012 410J John Deer backhoe.  The backhoe was taken from an empty lot in the area of 10th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision […]

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05-06-20 Escapee Bryce Dustin Feary arrested and charged

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077810 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged wanted fugitive Bryce Dustin Feary who has been on the run since October (2019). The 34-year-old Feary was arrested for an outstanding Department of Public Safety Warrant of […]

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05-06-20 Missing person located: Andrew Weber (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Sergeant John Kahalioumi Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-034852 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 13-year-old Andrew Weber has been located in good condition. He was reported as missing yesterday (May 5) in Waikoloa.

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05-06-20 Police contacts result in enforcement of Stay at Home order- Week 6 (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administration                                                       Samuel Jelsma Acting Assistant Chief                  Phone: (808) 961-2265      Media Release (Update) Governor David Ige’s Third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated (March 23, 2020), Section 1, orders that:   All Persons in the State Must Stay at Home or in Their Place of Residence Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(a)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), […]

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05-05-20 Fatal industrial accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Operations, Area II Assistant Chief Robert Wagner Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 246 Report No. 20-034568   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that yesterday (May 4) at approximately 11:40 a.m. officers responded to an industrial construction site at Kaupulehu which is close to Hualalai. Upon arrival, it was reported that the ATV […]

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05-05-20 Arrest made in burglary in Kamuela

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-034800 Media Release A female was apprehended during a Burglary investigation that occurred in Kamuela. On Tuesday morning (May 5) South Kohala Patrol officers responded to the 65-1200 block of Lindsey Road, in Kamuela, after receiving a report […]

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05-05-20 Missing person: Alexander Weber

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Sergeant John Kahalioumi Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 20-034852 Media Release Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 13-year-old Alexander Weber who is missing. He was last seen on (May 5) at his residence in Waikoloa. He is 5-feet-2-inches, 120-125 pounds with brown eyes and […]

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05-05-20 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305  Media Release During the week of April 27, 2020, through May 3, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested eleven (11) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. Two of the […]

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05-04-20-Kailua-Kona man arrested on multiple offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Calvin Delaries Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 20-033414 Media Release On (April 30) at about 2:20 a.m. while conducting area checks at the 76-6000 block of Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona, a man dressed in dark-colored clothing was observed on the property damaging and removing items. […]

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05-02-20 Puna murder suspect charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-033752   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left an 82-year-old Hawaiian Paradise Park woman dead. On Friday afternoon (May 1) the victim was been positively identified as […]

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