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09-28-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 21, 2020, through September 27, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18) 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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09-28-20 Wanted person located: Jason Delatorre

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 238 Report No: 20-068891   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department located Jason Delatorre on September 26, 2020 without incident and would like to thank the public for their assistance.

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09-28-20 Runaway: Kylie Kepa

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-071016 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 Kylie Kepa was last seen in the Mountain View area on September 10, 2020 at […]

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09-25-20 Hawaiʻi rated no. 1 in seat belt usage

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release One of the safest choices drivers and passengers in Hawaiʻi County can make is to buckle up. Statistics show that the majority of people in Hawaiʻi understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt.  In fact, the National […]

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09-25-20 North Kohala Coroners Inquest (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 808-889-6540 Report No. 20-071482   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department has identified the deceased man who was found in Pololū Valley on September 18, 2020. On Friday, September 18, 2020, at about 9:53 a.m., officers responded to a report of a deceased male in […]

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09-25-20 Police caution public about increase in financial crimes

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Division Captain Greg Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are warning the public about various scams thieves have used in committing financial crimes. Police have recently seen an increase in reporting of financial crimes by individuals and businesses.  Financial crimes are consolidated under the […]

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09-25-20 Endangered Missing Person located: Chennah Caitano (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-071565   Media Release The Hawaii Police Department reports that Chennah K. Caitano has been located. She was found to be in good health in the Fern Forest Subdivision of Puna on September 24, 2020. 10-year-old Chennah K. Caitano was […]

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09-24-20 Wanted: Jason Delatorre

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 238 Report No: 20-068891 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 38-year-old Kona man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a criminal investigation. Jason Delatorre is described as being 5-foot-six inches […]

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09-24-20 Puna man arrested and charged for firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-072700 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 34-year-old Leroy Castro III, of Volcano, with an array of firearms related offenses and revocation of probation. On Wednesday night (September 23), after conferring with County Prosecutors, detectives […]

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09-24-20 Kailua-Kona man charged with sexual assault, drug offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext.230 Report No. 20-065155 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a suspect stemming from an anonymous report of a sex assault involving a minor that occurred on or about January 5, 2020 in the Kailua-Kona area. On August 26, 2020, […]

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09-24-20 North Kohala Coroners Inquest investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department North Kohala District Captain Jeremie Evangelista Phone: 808-889-6540 Report No. 20-071482   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man found deceased in Pololū Valley last week. On Friday, September 18, 2020, at about 9:53 a.m., officers responded to a report of a deceased […]

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09-24-20 Endangered Missing Person: Chennah Caitano

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-071565 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported missing. 10-year old Chennah K. Caitano was last seen in the 100 block area of Ululani Street on September 18, […]

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09-21-20 Missing person located: Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-071892   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 27-year-old Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha was located earlier this evening in Puna in good health. She had previously been reported as missing.

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09-21-20 Missing person: Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-071892 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Cryslyn Olter-Kanuha, of Puna. She has not been seen or heard from by her family since late Friday night (September 18). She is known to […]

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09-21-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 14, 2020, through September 20, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Three of […]

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09-21-20 Runaway located: Chloe Imaino (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-057640   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Chloe Imaino was located in Puna in good health on Sunday, September 20, 2020. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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09-17-20 Police seek Pāhoa couple for questioning

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Juvenile Aid Section Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 302 Report No. 20-070639 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Cazonova Turner and 24-year-old Ana Rosa, both of Pāhoa. The couple is wanted for questioning in a Custodial Interference investigation. Turner is […]

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09-17-20 Wanted person located: Dustin Kunio Tomono (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Area I Juvenile Aid Section Phone: (808) 935-3311   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested 36-year-old Dustin Kunio Tomono, of Pāhoa. He was previously wanted on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Release on Bail. The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to thank the community for […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09-15-20 Puna man dies in fatal off-road accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department                                                          Puna District                                                   Sergeant Ryan Pagan Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-070406   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an off-road incident in which a man died after falling from a Puna coastline cliff. At about 2:42 p.m. yesterday (September 14), police responded to a report of two men needing […]

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09-15-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 7, 2020, through September 13, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (13) 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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09-14-20 North Kohala brush fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No. 20-066848   Media Release At approximately 2:26 a.m. on September 02, 2020 (Wednesday), North Kohala patrol officers responded to a brush fire located on Akoni Pule Highway (Rte. 270) near the 12 mile-marker.  Upon arrival, the […]

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09-11-20 Runaway: Destiny Espinueva-Moreno

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-062438 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 17-year-old Destiny Espinueva-Moreno was last seen in the Hilo area on August 17, 2020 at approximately 8:00 […]

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09-11-20 Kailua-Kona knife incident results in numerous charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Acting Sergeant Leonard Warren Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No. 20-069202   Media Release On Thursday (September 10) at approximately 11:06 a.m., Kona Patrol Officers were dispatched to the seawall fronting a business in the 75-5600 block of Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona for a report of an affray involving two […]

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

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

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09-11-20 Individuals wanted in Honokaʻa theft investigation

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

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09-11-20 Wanted fugitive Krystal Kahalioumi arrested (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-068899 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Krystal Keala Mekealoha Pumehana Kahalioumi, of Mountain View, with assault against a law enforcement officer and an array of property and drug offenses. On Thursday night (September […]

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09-10-20 Pepeʻekeo man charged with escape and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-069099 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 29-year-old Kolby Kahaule Figueroa, of Pepeʻekeo, with escape and an array of traffic and property crime offenses. On Thursday afternoon (September 10), after conferring with County Prosecutors, detectives […]

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09-10-20 Wanted: Sidney Hashimoto

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext.230 Report No. 20-051777 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case which reportedly occurred in July of 2020 in the Captain Cook […]

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09-09-20 Pair of Waikoloa men charged with Robbery, Terroristic Threatening, and Criminal Trespassing

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 (266) Report No. 20-068269 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged two Waikoloa men with Robbery, Terroristic Threatening, and Criminal Trespassing stemming from an incident that occurred Sunday evening in Kailua-Kona (September 6). On Sunday evening, September 6, […]

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

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

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09-08-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 31, 2020, through September 6, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-seven (27) 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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09-08-20 Police renew request for public’s help in identifying female theft suspect

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

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09-08-20 Wanted: Dustin Kunio Tomono

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

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09-08-20 Missing Person: Carol Lee

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Devin Ah Chong Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-068414 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 71-year-old woman from Puna who was reported missing on Monday (September 7). Carol Lee was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision and is known to […]

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09-04-20 Labor Day safety message

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release Labor Day, the first Monday in September, constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  In Hawai’i County we should all be proud and celebrate the […]

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

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

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

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

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09-02-20 Wanted: Shawn DeCosta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09-01-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 24, 2020, through August 30, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. None of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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09-01-20 Theft of mail from residential mailboxes

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

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

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

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

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

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08-31-20 Puna man charged with several offenses

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

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08-31-20 Runaway: Kiana Genda

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming Phone: 887-3080 Report No. 20-060880 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. It was reported that 16-year-old Kiana Marie Genda left the Kawaihae Harbor area with an acquaintance on August 10, […]

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08-31-20 Five arrested at Kahaluʻu Beach Park for Emergency Proclamation Violations

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Lieutenant Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 253 Report No: 20-065923   Media Release On Saturday (August 29) at approximately 5:00 pm,  Kona Patrol Officers responded to Kahaluʻu Beach Park for a reported COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Violation. Upon arrival, officers observed approximately 30 individuals gathered within the large pavilion […]

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

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

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08-30-20 Puna murder suspect arrested and charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-064610 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged 26-year-old Dwayne “CJ” Cory Wallace Jr. of Puna, with second-degree murder and various firearm and drug offenses. On Saturday night at 9:50 p.m. (August 29) after conferring with County […]

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08-27-20 Kaʻū traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 20-065143   Media Release A 62-year-old Naʻalehu man died following a single vehicle collision on Thursday (August 27) near the intersection of Aloha Boulevard and Highway 11 in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.  The 62-year-old male has been positively […]

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08-27-20 MADD “Saturation Saturday”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the Hawaiʻi Police Department will be participating in the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, MADD, “Saturation Saturday” as a pre-Labor Day enforcement project. A saturation patrol is an enforcement project that deploys a higher […]

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

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

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08-27-20 Wanted: Louis Sanchez

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

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08-26-20 Wanted: Armed and Dangerous Puna Murder Suspect (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-064610 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Dwayne “CJ” Cory Wallace Jr. of Puna, who is wanted for second-degree murder. Wallace is described as being 6-feet-5-inches, 210 pounds, […]

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08-26-20 Runaway: Chanastie K. Caitano

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

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08-25-20 Wanted: Armed and Dangerous Puna Murder Suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-064610 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating an individual wanted for questioning in a murder investigation. Police are looking for 26-year-old Dwayne “CJ” Cory Wallace Jr. of Puna. He is described as […]

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

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

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08-25-20 Wanted: Jatty Daugherty

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No. 20-029402 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jatty Daugherty, a 23-year-old male who frequents the Kaʻu, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, and Kona areas. Daugherty is wanted for two […]

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08-25-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 17, 2020, through August 23, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three (23) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  None of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of […]

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08-25-20 Washington fugitive charged with child sex assault

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 961-2272 Report No. 20-040811 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police Detectives with the Area I Special Enforcement Unit have arrested a wanted fugitive stemming from charges in Cowlitz County, Washington. On Monday morning (August 24), 40-year-old Eric Sean Roloson, of Pāhoa, was arrested […]

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08-18-20 North Kohala robbery

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

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

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

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08-17-20 Puna Coroner’s Inquest Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-062293   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a remote area in Eden Roc in the Puna District. Today (August 17) at about 10:26 am, Puna Patrol officers responded to […]

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08-17-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 10, 2020, through August 16, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-nine (29) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Four of […]

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08-15-20 Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-061719   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported domestic-related shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning in Puna. Saturday morning (August 15) at approximately 3:45 a.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to a report of a […]

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08-14-20 Puna Man Sustains Injury in Fall at MacKenzie Beach Park

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I Major Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2341 Report No. 20-061391   Media Release An 18-year old Puna man is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries after sustaining a fall from a cliff at the MacKenzie State Recreation Area in Puna on August 13, 2020. The man, identified as […]

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08-13-20 Police Department’s 92nd Recruit Class Recognition

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 92nd Police Recruit Class Recognition Ceremony was held this morning (August 13) at the Public Safety Building in Hilo. In accordance with current social distancing restrictions, this was a private ceremony limited to only police personnel […]

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08-12-20 Runaway located: Dakota Iseri (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-053909   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Dakota Iseri was located in the Honokaʻa area and is in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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08-12-20 Runaway located: Treysin Brugman (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-011129   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 17-year-old Treysin Brugman was located in the Hilo area and is in good health. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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08-11-20 Missing person: Dana Brooks

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 961-2214 Report No. 20-060691 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Dana Brooks, a 41-year-old Hilo woman that was reported missing just after 1:00 p.m. today. Brooks reportedly walked away from her Iloko Street address headed towards […]

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08-10-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 3, 2020, through August 9, 2020, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-seven (27) 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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08-10-20 Runaway located: Shayla-Rae Pomroy (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-056934   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Shayla-Rae Pomroy was located in the Hilo area and is in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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08-07-20 Runaway: Allanie Duarte

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Juvenile Aid Section Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 302 Report No. 20-037898 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 14-year-old Allanie Duarte was last seen on May 15, 2020 in Kailua-Kona. She is described […]

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08-07-20 Runaway: Makahiki Ikaika Moala

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-057273 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway. 16-year-old Makahiki Ikaika Moala was last seen in the Hilo area on July 29, 2020 at approximately […]

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08-07-20 Police request public’s help locating endangered Hilo woman

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: C17011438 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 72-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing since April 2017. She is considered endangered due to a medical condition which requires medication. […]

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08-06-20 Wanted: Louis Sanchez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division Captain Miles Chong Phone: 939-2520 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 26-year-old Ka‘ū man who is wanted on two outstanding bench warrants with bail set at $2,000 each, and for questioning in connection with stolen vehicles in Ocean View. Louis Sanchez, […]

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08-06-20 Pāpaʻikou traffic accident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 20-058069   Media Release An update is being provided on the cause of death of 63-year-old Jane Lawrence of Laupāhoehoe who was pronounced dead on August 1st following a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 19 in the area of […]

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08-04-20 Kona “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Community Policing Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 259   Media Release Kona Community Policing Officers will be hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event that will take place on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Menehune Coffee Co. located at 84-5227 Māmalahoa […]

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08-03-20 Runaway: Shayla-Rae Pomroy

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-056934 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway. 16-year old Shayla-Rae Pomroy was last seen in the Hilo area on July 28, 2020 at approximately […]

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08-03-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 27, 2020, through August 2, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested fourteen (14) 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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08-03-20 Papaikou traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 20-058069   Media Release A Laupāhoehoe woman has died following a single vehicle collision on Saturday morning (August 1) on Highway 19 in the area of the 8 mile marker. The 63-year-old female has been positively identified as Jane Lawrence. […]

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08-03-20 Promotions announced

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Police Chief Paul Ferreira has promoted fourteen individuals to the rank of Sergeant/Detective.  Detective Ray Fukada, a 19-year veteran is now assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigation Section (Kona).  He most recently served as a patrol officer in […]

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08-01-20 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 20-057925     Media Release A 23-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died following a single vehicle collision on Saturday (August 1) at the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and IliʻIli Street.  The 23-year-old female has been positively identified as Alexandria R. […]

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07-31-20 Police seek information about 2001 Pepeʻekeo murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. G-56321   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about an unsolved murder from 2001. On January 31, 2001, the body of 19-year-old Kallen James Agliam was discovered in the Pepeʻekeo area in South […]

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07-31-20 Utah couple arrested for violation of 14-day quarantine order

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I Major Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2341 Report No. 20-057474 Media Release A Utah couple were arrested and charged by police on Thursday (July 30) for violating the Governor’s 14-Day Quarantine Order. The order, which has been standing since the inception of the Covid-19 epidemic, prohibits mainland visitors from […]

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07-30-20 Puna home invasion investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 961-2254 Report No. 20-057383   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a early morning robbery which occurred today (July 30) in the Pāhoa area. At about 4:52 am, Puna patrol officers responded to a residence located on the 3700 block of Highway […]

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

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

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07-30-20 Hawaiʻi County has a new vendor for animal control services

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Division Acting Assistant Chief Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2265   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department announces a new vendor for animal control services for the County of Hawaiʻi.  Beginning August 1, 2020, “Hawaiʻi Rainbow Rangers” (HRR) will administer these services on behalf of the County.  HRR is a branch […]

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07-29-20 Runaway: Keith Fukunaga

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

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07-28-20 Runaway: Jordan Grant

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

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07-28-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of July 20, 2020, through July 26, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested fifteen (15) 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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07-27-20 Runaway located: Layne Tomlinson (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-044283   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Layne Tomlinson was located in the Hilo area and is in good health.  He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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07-24-20 Runaway Located: Aidyn Grace Makana Cruse (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-039545   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Aidyn Grace Makana Cruse was located in the Pāhoa area and is in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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07-23-20 Missing person: Curtni Maria

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Sergie Marzan (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-093391     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for an 18-year-old woman from Hāwī, who was reported missing. Curtni Maria was reported missing by her probation officer on November 27th, 2019, who last contacted her on November 4th 2019.  […]

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07-21-20 Police renew request for public’s help in locating wanted person (Update)

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 renewing a request to locate Alden “Pono” Pauline III, a 26-year-old male who frequents the Honokaʻa, Kamuela, and Kona areas.  Pauline is wanted for questioning relative to an incident […]

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