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1-21-21 Runaway: Noa Lolohea

Hawai‘i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section – Area I Officer Corey Kaneko Phone: (808) 961-8843 Report No.: 20-073165 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old runaway from Hilo who was last seen in September. Noa A.K. Lolohea was last seen in Hilo on September 24, 2020, around 12:00 […]

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1-21-21 Police Ask for Assistance in Locating Missing Mountain View Woman

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No.: 21-005941 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 45-year-old Destiny Leilani Boswell of Mountain View.   She was last seen Friday, January 22, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the Fern Forest subdivision wearing a maroon colored […]

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1-22-21 Police Seeking Owner of Kayak Found off Māhukona

Hawai‘i Police Department North Kohala Patrol, Area II Officer Justin Cabanting Phone: (808) 889-6540 Report No.: 20-098373 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying the owner of a red and yellow, two-person kayak found adrift in waters off of Mahukona Beach Park and Lapakahi State Park last month. Initially reported to […]

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1-21-21 Police Officer Recruitment Open Feb. 7-16

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release  The Hawai‘i Police Department is looking for qualified people interested in serving our Hawai‘i Island communities as part of its upcoming recruitment for entry-level police officers. Recruitment will open on Sunday, February 7, 2021, and will close on Tuesday, […]

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1-21-21 Hilo Man Charged with Burglary and Theft

Hawai‘i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-068645 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 34-year-old Richard “Kini Boy” Kuakini Kaleohano Jr., of Hilo, with an array of burglary and theft offenses. On Wednesday afternoon, January 20, 2021, after conferring with county […]

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1-20-21 Update: Police Locate Suspect in Theft at Pahoa Store

Hawai’i Police Department Puna Patrol  Sergeant Shawn Tingle  Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No.: 21-001740 Media Release  Hawai’i Island police have made contact with the unidentified man sought in regards to a theft at a Pahoa convenience store and appreciate the public’s assistance in this matter.

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1-19-21 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release  During the week of January 11, 2021, through January 17, 2021, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers […]

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1-19-21 Police Seek Suspect in Theft at Pahoa Store

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Shawn Tingle Phone: (808) 965-2715 Report No.: 21-001740 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a theft that occurred on January 6, 2021, shortly before 8 p.m., at a convenience store in Pahoa. At 7:50 p.m. an unidentified male was observed bending down and retrieving an unknown item from […]

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1-18-21 Runaway: Kaniho

Hawai‘i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Tuck Loy Aurello Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 21-003137 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old Hilo boy, who was reported as a runaway. Keali‘i Kaniho was last seen in Hilo on January 11, 2021, around 9:15 p.m. He is […]

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1-18-21 Runaway: Troche-Nobriga

Hawai‘i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Tuck Loy Aurello Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 21-003140 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating 14-year-old Lokelani Troche-Nobriga of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway. Last seen in Hilo on Monday, January 11, 2021, around 8:30 p.m., Troche-Nobriga is […]

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1-18-21 Police Seek Missing 18-Year-Old in Puna

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Shawn Tingle Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No.: 21-004706 Media Release  Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an 18-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Nitai Strayhorn was last seen on January 13, 2021, about 5:00 p.m. riding a bicycle away from his residence in […]

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1-18-21 Police Ask the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Hilo Man

Hawai‘i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Tuck Loy Aurello Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 21-004194 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking the public’s help in locating a 61-year-old Donald E. Dodge of Hilo, who was reported missing. Dodge was last seen in Hilo on January 7, 2021, around 9:00 a.m. He is […]

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1-17-21 Puna Man Charged After Nanawale Barricade Incident

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 21-003853 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have charged 65-year-old Dean Hisao Jones of Puna; the man that was taken into custody late Friday morning, January 15, 2021, following an overnight standoff with police in Nanawale Estates in […]

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1-15-21 Motorcyclist Killed in HPP Traffic Collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No.: 21-004166 Media Release  An unidentified man died following a two-vehicle collision on Friday, January 15, 2021, in Hawaiian Paradise Park at the intersection of Maku‘u Drive and 24th Avenue. Responding to a 3:59 p.m. traffic collision, police determined that a 2013 […]

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1-15-21 Man Arrested after Nanawale Barricade Incident

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 21-003853 Media Release A 65-year-old Puna man was taken into custody without incident following a lengthy standoff resulting in neighbors being evacuated. Today, January 15, 2021, at 11:34 am, police arrested Dean Hisao Jones for several offenses […]

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1-15-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance Regarding Theft of Statue From Hilo Temple

Hawai‘i Police Department Community Policing Section Lieutenant William H. Derr Phone: (808) 961-2350 Report No.: 21-004124 Media Release Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with an investigation involving the theft of a statue from a religious institution on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo, which was taken sometime between Monday night, January 11, 2021, […]

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1-15-21 Kona Man Arrested for Multiple Property Crimes in Hilo

Hawai‘i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Sergeant Kayla K. Makino-Kahuli Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 21-003991 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police have arrested 23-year-old Donchevell Makekau of Kailua-Kona for multiple property crime offenses stemming from several criminal property damage incidents reported in downtown Hilo. In the early morning hours of Friday, January 15, 2021, South […]

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1-13-21 Runaway: Kapeli-Spencer

Hawai‘i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Lieutenant Tuck Loy Aurello Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 21-002587 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old Hilo boy, who was reported missing as a runaway. Scott Kapeli-Spencer was last seen in Hilo on January 9, 2021, around 8 p.m. […]

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1-12-21 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release  During the week of January 4, 2021, through January 10, 2021, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 26 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers […]

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1-12-21 Police Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Hilo Woman Danielle Jean

Hawai‘i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-099011 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 31-year-old Danielle Alexa Jean, of Hilo. She has not been seen since the middle of December 2020 and her family on the mainland is […]

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1-11-21 Man Killed in Single-Car Crash in HPP

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No.: 21-002525 Media Release An unidentified male died following a single vehicle collision in Hawai‘ian Paradise Park subdivision on Saturday afternoon January 9, 2021.   Officers responding to the 4:16 p.m. traffic collision at the intersection of Maku’u Drive and 2nd Avenue, […]

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1-08-21 Police Seek Assistance Finding Missing Hilo Man

Hawai‘i Police Department Captain Reed K. Mahuna, South Hilo Division Commander Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No.: 21-002207 Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 71-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Gabriel DeSilva was last seen on Kupuna Street, near Mohouli Street, in Hilo this morning at 10:00 […]

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1-08-21 Runaway Naturally Torres Located

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Bryan Tina Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No.: 21-001531 Media Release The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that runaway Naturally Torres was located in Puna in good health. She was previously reported as a runaway.    

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01-07-21 Police Investigate Aloha Estates Murder

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-099083   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have initiated a homicide investigation after the discovery of a body in the Aloha Estates subdivision of Puna, on Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 2021. Shortly after 2:00 p.m., Puna Patrol […]

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1-7-21 DUI Stats as of 01-03-2021

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release  During the week of January 1, 2021, through January 3, 2021, Hawai’i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  None of the drivers […]

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1-06-21 Public Invited to Talk Story During Coffee with a Cop in Kona

Hawai‘i Police Department Community Policing – Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 Media Release As part of their ongoing outreach to the West Hawai‘i community, the Hawai‘i Police Department invites residents to talk story with officers during “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop”, Friday, January 15, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at […]

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01-06-21 Runaway Naturally Torres

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Conrad Bidal Phone: (808) 965-2716  Report No.: 21-001531 Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating runaway Naturally Torres, who was last seen in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Torres is 13 years old, approximately 5’-1”, 165 pounds, with long black […]

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1-06-21 2020 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release  For the year 2020, there were 1,001 DUI arrests compared with 1,085 in 2019, a decrease of 7.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District   For the Year 2020       Hāmākua   8 North […]

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1-06-21 Kona Man Charged with Array of Offenses After Domestic Incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Lieutenant Scott Kurashige Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 230 Report No.: 21-000558 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island Police have arrested and charged 43-year old Regan Yang of Kailua-Kona with an array of offenses stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in a vehicle at various locations in Kailua-Kona on […]

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1-05-21 Police Seek Assistance in Investigation of Livestock Incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No: 21-000983 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses as part of their investigation into an incident involving livestock in the Waimea area. On January 4, 2021, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of an eight-month-old black-colored steer […]

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01-04-21 Pair of Kailua-Kona Men Charged Following Home Invasion Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No. 20-099774 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged two Kailua-Kona men with numerous criminal offenses associated with a previously reported home invasion investigation. The charges stem from a reported home invasion that took place […]

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1-04-21 Police Investigating Excavator Theft from Waikoloa Area

Hawai‘i Police Department South Kohala District Sergeant Joseph Passmore Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No.: 21-000467 Media Release  Hawai‘i police are asking for the public’s assistance with an investigation involving the theft of an excavator from the Waikoloa area valued at $35,000. Responding to a reported theft on the morning of January 2, 2021, South Kohala […]

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01-01-21 Missing Person: Robby Gay Yoshiyama

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Todd C. Pataray Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-100081 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 58-year old Robby Gay Yoshiyama.  He was last seen on December 31, 2020 after he left a private establishment located on the 1400 block of Kilauea Avenue, […]

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12-30-20 Kona Home Invasion Results in Arrests

Hawai‘i Police Department Lieutenant Calvin Delaries  – Area II Phone: (808) 323-4646 Report No.: 20-098864 Media Release  Two men have been arrested after three people were injured during a home invasion in west Hawai‘i. Just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2020, officers from Area II Kona Patrol responded to a call of a […]

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12-30-20 Police Reminding Motorists to Drive Sober this New Year’s Eve

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release As 2020 comes to a close, the Hawai‘i Police Department continues to remind Hawai‘i Island residents not to drive while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. Throughout the month of December, officers and community groups around the island have held […]

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12-30-30 Police Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Puna Man Andrew Cawley

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Brian Souki Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No.: 20-099083 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Puna man reported missing by his father. Andrew Cawley was last seen at a friend’s residence in Aloha Estates in Mountain View on the morning of […]

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12-30-20 West Hawai‘i Officers Recognized for Quick Action and Resourcefulness

Hawai‘i Police Department Community Policing – Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 Media Release  Two officers responding to a report of a vehicle break-in during the middle of the night in Kona last April led to the solving of several vehicle break ins. While searching in the dark for the suspect, who they […]

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12-29-20 Police Search for Witness Regarding Hilo Shooting (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244 Media Release After issuing a request yesterday for the public’s assistance in identifying a potential witness to a Hilo shooting, Hawai’i Island police report that they have contacted the individual in the white Nissan Frontier they […]

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12-29-20 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release  During the week of December 21, 2020, through December 27, 2020, Hawai’i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers […]

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12-28-20 Police Search for Witness Regarding Hilo Shooting

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244 Media Release  Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the operator of a vehicle seen in the parking lot of the Puainako Town Center in Hilo on Friday morning, December 18, 2020, shortly […]

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12-24-2020 East Hawai‘i Officers Recognized for Heroism and Dedication

Hawaii Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Media Release Last spring an apparent suicide was reclassified as a homicide due to tenacious investigative work by Detective Derek Morimoto of the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigations Section. Around the same time, South Hilo patrol officer Joshua Willing […]

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12-24-20 Police Finish Rollout of Body Wearing Cameras Today

Hawai‘i Police Department Body Camera Program Administrator Sergeant Travis Ing Phone: (808) 961-8398 Media Release  As part of their continuing efforts to enhance professionalism and provide transparency to the community, the Hawai‘i Police Department completed outfitting officers with body worn cameras across the island this week. Nearly 150 patrol, traffic enforcement, and community policing officers […]

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12-23-20 Motorists are Reminded to Move Over for First Responder Safety

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release Even during a pandemic, Hawai‘i Island roadways are busy during the holidays with people traveling to and from work and shopping. Hawai‘i Police Department is reminding motorists to help keep everyone safe by following the Move Over Law, 291C-27, […]

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12-22-20 Kea‘au Students and Puna Police Officers Team Up for Driving Safety Sign Waving

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Community Police Section Officer Bryson Miyose Phone: (808) 965-2716 Media Release  In an effort to promote safe driving during the holiday season, officers from the Hawaiʻi Police Department Pāhoa station and students from Keaʻau Middle School are holding sign-waving events throughout the month of December. Students held their first sign waving […]

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12-22-20 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release  During the week of December 14, 2020, through December 20, 2020, Hawai’i Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers […]

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12-20-20 Hilo Murder Suspect Charged

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244 / 20-091937 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 30-year-old Jarvis Rockwell Hung Leung Boots, of Mountain View, with murder, attempted murder, and an array of firearm and weapons offenses related to two separate incidents this […]

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12-21-20 Police Encourage Reporting of Illegal Aerial Fireworks

Hawai‘i Police Department Community Policing Section Lieutenant William Derr Phone: (808) 961-2350 Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police, concerned about illegal aerial fireworks, are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting information about the location of these dangerous and illegal pyrotechnic devices, as well as the identity of people in possession of them. It is unlawful […]

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12-21-20 Runaway Deandre Moore Located

Hawai‘i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section – Area I Officer Corey M. Kaneko, Police Officer III/K-9 Handler Phone: (808) 961-8843 Report No.: 20-094465 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Deandre Moore was located in Puna in good health. He had previously been reported as a runaway.

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12-21-20 Police Asking for Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Pahoa Man

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Charrise Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-096862 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 51-year-old Clifford Mitchell of Pāhoa who was reported missing over the weekend. He was last seen in Pāhoa on the morning of December 19, 2020, wearing a black […]

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12-20-20 Hilo Murder Suspect Arrested

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with the Friday morning, December 18th shooting at the Puainako Town Center in Hilo that left a 41-year-old father of three young children dead. […]

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12-18-20 Hilo Murder Victim Identified

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the male victim whose body was found shot in a vehicle this morning (Friday) at the Puainako Town Center in Hilo. The victim is identified as 41-year-old Benjamin […]

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12-18-20 Police Respond to Report of Unexploded Ordinance in Hilo

Hawai‘i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No.: 20-096085 Media Release Around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020, police responded to a call about the discovery of a possible military round at a location on Lawai Road in Hilo. A plumbing contractor called the police after […]

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12-18-20 Police Investigating Hilo Murder

Hawai‘i Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-096244 Media Release Hawai‘i Island detectives are investigating a shooting in Hilo that left a man dead. Shortly after 4 a.m. this morning, December 18, 2020, police responded to a call of gunshots heard in the area of the […]

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12-17-20 Police Identify Body Found in the Kahauale’a Natural Area Reserve

Hawai‘i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-094790 Media Release A body that was discovered on a remote trail in the Kahauale’a Natural Area Reserve, in Volcano, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, has been identified by police as 27-year-old Kaleo Malama Aaron Cachero, of […]

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12-16-20 Missing Kamuela Man Located (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-093912 Media Release  Donny Mateo Bruno Jr., who had been reported missing last week, has been found in good health. Hawai’i Island police would like to thank members of the public who assisted in providing information and […]

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12-16-20 Hawai‘i Police Sign Waving to Promote Safe Driving

Hawai‘i Police Department Community Policing Section Lieutenant William Derr Phone: (808) 961-2350 Media Release This holiday season, the Hawai‘i Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. From December 18, 2020, through January 1, 2021, law enforcement […]

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12-16-20 Police Seek Information About Waimea Bike Theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Officer Edward Lewis Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No.: 20-095272 Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help with information about a bicycle theft from Waimea Middle School. The bicycle was removed from the school’s Mala’ai Garden area sometime between November 25, 2020, and December 12, 2020, […]

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12-16-20 Police Renew Request Seeking Runaway Chanastie Caitano

Hawai’i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section – Area I Officer Corey M. Kaneko, Police Officer III/K-9 Handler Phone: (808) 961-8843 Report No.: 20-060597 Media Release  Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Chanastie K. Caitano, a reported runaway, who was last seen in the Mountain View area on […]

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12-16-20 Police Investigating Theft of Landscaping Tools from Francis Wong Stadium

Hawai‘i Police Department South Hilo Patrol Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No.: 20-095179 Media Release  Hawaii police are asking for the public’s assistance as they investigate a burglary at the Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo in which nearly $6,000 in tools and equipment were removed from the county facility. Responding to […]

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12-15-20 Police Renew Request Seeking Runaway Makahiki Moala

Hawai’i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section – Area I Officer Corey M. Kaneko, Police Officer III/K-9 Handler Phone: (808) 961-8843 Report No.: 20-057273 Media Release  Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Makahiki Ikaika Moala, a reported runaway, who was last seen in the Hilo area on July […]

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12-14-20 Police Renew Request Seeking Runaway Keith Fukunuga

Hawai’i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section – Area I Officer Corey M. Kaneko, Police Officer III/K-9 Handler Phone: (808) 961-8843 Report No.: 20-055017 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are renewing their request in asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Keith Fukunaga of Kurtistown, a reported runaway, who was last seen in the Kurtistown […]

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12-14-20 DUI Stats

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of December 7, 2020, through December 13, 2020, Hawai’i Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers […]

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12-14-20 Runaway Deandre Moore

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Officer Elik Vodovoz Phone: (808) 965-2716  Report No.: 20-094465 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating runaway Deandre Moore, who was last seen in the Mountain View area on Friday, December 11, 2020. Moore is 15 years old, approximately 5’-06”, 150 pounds, with short […]

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12-14-20 Police Looking for Missing Kamuela Man

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-093912 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 33-year-old Kamuela man who has been missing for nearly two months. Donny Mateo Bruno Jr. is described as 5’-7” tall, 215 pounds, brown […]

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12-13-20 Police Investigate Body Found in Kahaualeʻa Natural Area Reserve

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-094790   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating after hunters discovered a body on a remote trail in the Kahaualeʻa Natural Area Reserve, in Volcano, on Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2020. At approximately 5:00 p.m., two […]

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12-11-20 Two Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Crash in Kona

Hawai‘i Police Department Lt. Jerome Manuel – Area II Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 291 Report No.: 20-094392 Media Release Shortly before 8 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020, officers from Area II Kona Patrol  responded to a call of a reckless driver heading southbound towards Kona on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway. It was reported that the […]

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12-11-20 Missing Hilo Man Located Andrew Schwartz (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-093894 Media Release Andrew Steven Schwartz, the 30-year-old Hilo man who had been reported missing on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, has been located in good health. Hawai’i Island police would like to thank members of the public who […]

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12-09-20 Runaway Located Kaydence Nakila-Zieger

Hawai’i Police Department Officer Corey M. Kaneko, Police Officer III/K-9 Handler Juvenile Aid Section (JAS) – Area I  Phone: (808) 961-8843 Report No.: 20-093764 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Kaydence Nakila-Zieger was located in the Puna area in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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12-09-20 Pa’auilo Mauka Coroner’s Inquest Investigation (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-091985 Media Release  Police officials report that the remains of a person found last week in a remote Pa‘auilo gulch appear to have injuries consistent with an accidental fall.   According to the forensic pathologist who performed an […]

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12-09-20 Police Ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Hilo Man

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-093894 Media Release  Hawai’i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 30-year-old Hilo man who has been missing since last month. The family of Andrew Steven Schwartz have not seen or heard from him […]

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12-09-20 Runaway Kaydence Nakila-Zieger

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Charrise Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-093764 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are asking the public’s assistance in locating 12-year-old Kaydence Nakila-Zieger of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. Last seen in Ainaloa on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, she is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot 4 inches tall, 130 pounds […]

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12-08-20 Missing person: Christopher-Jay K. Baird

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No.: 20-064241 Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 38-year-old Kaʻū man who has been missing for a year. Christopher-Jay K. Baird was last seen in the Hawaiian […]

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12-08-20 Public Invited to Talk Story During Coffee with a Cop in Kona Dec. 11

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Community Policing Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 259 Media Release In an effort to stay engaged with the West Hawai‘i community, residents are invited to talk story with members of Hawai‘i Police Department during “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop”, Friday, December 11,, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to […]

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12-08-20 DUI Stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 30, 2020, through December 6, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers […]

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12-04-20 Police Offer Safety Tips Amidst Uptick in Mail Theft

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Media Release  To help combat an uptick in mail theft, Hawai‘i Police Department is issuing safety tips to help keep your holiday mail safe. Police continue to see an increase in mail theft, both incoming and outgoing, from residential […]

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12-04-20 Kailua-Kona Man Arrested and Charged for Numerous Thefts

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No.: 20-091831 Media Release  An elite law enforcement team arrested and charged a Kailua-Kona man suspected of numerous thefts in west Hawai‘i. Members of Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Special Enforcement Unit, working in collaboration with officers […]

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12-04-20 Update on Ocean View Attempted Murder Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No.:  20-082016   Media Release  Police are updating the public on an attempted murder investigation in Ocean View. The death last month of 33-year old Carlwin David of Ocean View, who was wanted for questioning in connection […]

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12-04-20 Missing Person: Kaleo Cachero

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo District, Area I Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No.: 20-092171 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 27-year-old Puna man. Kaleo Cachero is described as 5′ 5″, 290 pounds, brown eyes, and short black hair. He was last seen on September […]

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12-03-20 Body Located in Pa’auilo Mauka

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-091985 Media Release  Hawai’i Island police are investigating after hikers discovered a body in a Pa’auilo mauka gulch on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.   Shortly after 3:15 p.m., Hamakua patrol officers responded quickly after area residents reported […]

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12-02-20 Pāpa‘ikou Attempted Murder Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-091937   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation after a reported shooting this afternoon, December 2, 2020, in Pāpa‘ikou. Shortly after 1:00 p.m. today, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the area […]

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12-02-20 Missing Person: Albert Aukai Manners (Update: Correction to Report Number)

Hawai‘i Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Shawn Tingle Phone: (808) 935-3311 or (808) 965-2716 Report No.: 20-091713 Media Release  Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 35-year old Albert Aukai Manners. He was last seen on November 20, 2020. He is known to frequent Puna, specifically the Kea‘au area. Manners is described […]

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12-02-20 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Downtown Hilo Robbery

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-091000 Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals involved in a robbery that occurred in downtown Hilo on Saturday, November 28, 2020. The individuals were caught on video surveillance […]

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12-02-20 Holiday Season Safety Measures

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Media Release  Hawai’i Island police are reminding the public of measures to prevent being victimized during this holiday season. Although the COVID-19 pandemic will impact shopping and other holiday events, consumers must still remain vigilant of their surroundings and […]

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12-01-20 Kona Man Charged with Auto Theft, Property Crimes, and Other Offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No.: 20-091196 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Nicholas A. Volpa, of Kailua-Kona, with an array of property offenses. On Monday, November 30, 2020, after conferring with county prosecutors, police charged Volpa with […]

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12-01-20 Kona Pair Charged with Auto Theft, Firearms, and Other Offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266 Report No.: 20-090127 Media Release Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old-male, Kealii K. Liilii, and a 23-year-old-female, Caitlin K. Tailan both of Kailua-Kona, with operating a stolen vehicle, theft, drug, and related firearms offenses. On […]

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12-1-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release During the week of November 23, 2020, through November 29, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers […]

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12-1-20 Hilo Woman Charged After Intentionally Hitting Police Vehicle

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-091074 Media Release  Hawai’i Island Police have charged 38-year-old Jaclyn Kanani Ann Kama, of Hilo, with assault against a law enforcement officer, as well as other property, drug, and firearm offenses. On Monday afternoon, November 30, 2020, […]

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11-30-20 Hilo Couple Arrested and Charged in Overnight Crime Spree

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-090538 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Saesha Shante Tiarelynn Pua-Olena Marie Paz, and 32-year-old Rory Robert Neville, both of Hilo, with an array of property-crime offenses, after a crime spree early Friday […]

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11-30-20 South Kohala Traffic Fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 20-091265 Media Release A 23-year-old man died following a single vehicle collision on Monday, November 30, 2020, 0.1 miles west, (makai), of the 66 mile marker on Kawaihae Road.  The man has been positively identified as Reynald […]

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11-29-20 Hilo Woman Arrested After Intentionally Hitting Police Vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-091074 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested 38-year-old Jaclyn Kanani Ann Kama, of Hilo, with assault against a police officer, as well as other property, drug, and traffic-related offenses. On Sunday morning (November 29), shortly before […]

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11-27-20 Police Renew Request for Info on Runaway: Camden Dufer

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Juvenile Aid Section  Detective Scott Dewey Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 303 Report No. 20-078258 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a female juvenile who was reported as a runaway. It was reported that 17-year-old Camden Dufer left the Salvation Army Interim […]

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11-25-20 Puna Man Charged After Running Into Police With Stolen Vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-085280 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged 26-year-old Dominick Gavin Paul Gonzado, of Kurtistown, with operating a stolen vehicle, and an array of property, drug and traffic-related offenses. On Wednesday evening (November 25), after […]

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11-25-20 Runaway Located: Moanikeala Liwai (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Officer Corey M. Kaneko, Police Officer III/K-9 Handler Phone: (808) 961-8843 Report No.: 20-089961 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Moanikeala Liwai was located in the Puna area in good health. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

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11-25-20 Runaway: Moanikeala Liwai

Hawaiʻi Police Department Officer Daniel Tam, Puna Patrol Phone: (808) 965-2716  Report No.: 20-089961 Media Release  Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating runaway Moanikeala Liwai, who was last seen in the Pahoa town area on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Liwai  is 13 years old, approximately 5’08”, 140 pounds with shoulder […]

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11-24-20 Thanksgiving Safe Driving Message

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305 Media Release While the 2020 holiday season in Hawai‘i County may look a little different this year, it still remains our kuleana to keep our roads safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified specific campaigns during the holidays that […]

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11-24-20 Police Renew Request in Search for Endangered Missing Man Lester Keala Lorenz

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: 20-088159 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Lester Keala Lorenz, of Honaunau. He was reportedly last seen on Mana Road in the Hamakua district on Wednesday afternoon, […]

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11-23-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 16, 2020, through November 22, 2020, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirty-three (33) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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11-23-20 Kona Mana Charged with Property and Narcotic Offenses

Hawai`i Police Department Criminal Investigations Division – Area II Captain Thomas A. Shopay III Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No.:  20-083965 Media Release Hawai`i Island Police have arrested and charged 35-year old Cory Dean Ruzicka, of Kailua-Kona with an array of property and narcotic offenses. On Thursday morning, November 19, 2020, at approximately 11:00 […]

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11-23-20 Missing Person Located: Pua Siu (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna District Sergeant Charrise K. Wakita Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-087452   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 25-year-old Pua Siu has been located in good health. She had previously been reported as missing.

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