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10-14-19 Missing person: Micha Reep

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area II Sergeant Casey Cabral Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 19-078793 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 15-year-old Ocean View juvenile male who was reported missing. Micah Reep is described as being 5-feet-10-inches, 130 pounds having blue eyes, short blond hair […]

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10-11-19 Child treated for physical abuse (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report Number 19-079207     Media Release (Update) Big Island detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to the hospitalization of a child from Puna. The child has been identified as a three-year-old male. On Monday morning (October 7) at about […]

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10-11-19 Child treated for physical abuse in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report Number 19-079207     Media Release Big Island detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to the hospitalization of a child from Puna. On Monday morning (October 7) at about 8:06 a.m., patrol officers were assigned to a call involving […]

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10-11-19 Man arrested in Kona burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report Number 19-080348     Media Release Kona patrol units responded this morning to a 9:03 a.m. report of a man entering multiple homes on Puia Street in Kailua Kona. Upon arrival, police discovered that a male party […]

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10-10-19 Missing Diver: Alan Delatorre (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-078964   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 45-year-old Alan Delatorre of Kailua-Kona, who was reported as missing after failing to return from a night dive on Friday evening (October 4) still has not been located. […]

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10-10-19 Kona barricade incident ends peacefully

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Paul Bugado Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 296 Report No. 19-080091     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that a barricaded man has been peacefully taken into custody, ending a six-hour plus standoff. The man has been identified as 57-year-old Richard Gorloff. Officers went to an Ahulani […]

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10-10-19 Puna man charged in shooting incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 31-year-old Puna man with an array of offenses in connection with an early evening (October 7) shooting at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. On Thursday morning (October […]

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10-10-19 Missing person located: William Palea (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-079532     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that William Palea, who was reported as missing, has been located. He was found on (October 8) in Kona.

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10-10-19 Missing person: Kauka Santiago

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 19-050346   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. Kauka Kaimana Kalei Hunekai Santiago was last seen in Hilo on (June 24) He is described as 5-feet-6-inches, 140 pounds with […]

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10-10-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department   Field Opoerations, Area I                                      Major Samuel Jelsma                   Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov        Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200), which began on (August 15, 2019).  The […]

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10-09-19 Kona Crime Prevention Officer of the Month: Officer Travis Wong

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release Kona Patrol Officer Travis Wong was honored by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee as the “October Officer of the Month” at their monthly luncheon on Wednesday (October 5). On (April 22) at 2:16 a.m., Officer Wong, while […]

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10-09-19 Suspect arrested in Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a 31-year-old Puna man in connection with an early evening shooting on Monday (October 7) at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Kamanaokaaina “Mana” Nakooka, was arrested on Tuesday […]

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10-09-19 Missing person located: Sanoe Moniz

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Len Hamakado Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.291 Report No. 19-075149   Media Release Police report that 36-year-old Sanoe Moniz who was reported missing on (September 22) has been located. She was found on (October 4) at noon in good health.

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10-08-19 Missing person: William Palea

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-079532 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 66-year-old Kailua-Kona man who has been reported as missing. William Palea was last seen at his Kailua-Kona residence in the late morning hours on Monday (October 7).  He […]

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10-08-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 30, 2019, through October 6, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested eighteen (18) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident.  None of […]

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10-08-19 Suspect wanted in Puna shooting incident (Correction to last name)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 31-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with an early evening shooting last night at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. On Monday evening (October 7), at […]

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10-08-19 Suspect wanted in Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-079361 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 31-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with an early evening shooting last night at a residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. On Monday evening (October 7), at […]

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10-07-19 Missing person: Jarryd Ahquin

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-078734 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for 34-year old Jarryd Ahquin who has been reported as missing. He was last seen in the Hawaii Beaches area during the early morning hours of Saturday (October 5). He […]

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10-07-19 Missing person: Justin Garcia

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District – Area I Operations Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 19-045070 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a person who was reported as missing. On June 5, 2019, 38-year old Justin Garcia, of Hilo, was reported to have gone missing while […]

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10-07-19 Hilo man charged with drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-078390 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 20-year old male with an array of drug and firearms offenses stemming from an incident that occurred early Friday morning in Hilo (October 4). Police identified the […]

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10-07-19 Police Warrant Sweep results in numerous arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police and the U.S. Marshalls Office performed warrant sweeps in East Hawaiʻi through Mid-September and into October.  The sweep nabbed fifteen (15) people in the effort. In addition to the warrants, law enforcement also conducted […]

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10-07-19 Puna man arrested for forgery, theft and other charges

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-073651 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested and charged 42-year old Isamu Tamari Lopez of Hawaiian Beaches following an incident at a bank.  Police received a report from a female victim who previously had her purse stolen […]

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10-07-19 Brothers arrested in connected investigations

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report Nos. 19-076234 and 19-076351 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested two men in separate investigations that were connected through strange circumstances. Police arrested and charged 26-year old Patrick Enos Jr. and 23-year old Pat Garrett Enos on […]

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10-07-19 Missing person: Alan Delatorre

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Sergeant David Araki Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 296 Report No. 19-078964   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 45-year-old Alan Delatorre of Kailua-Kona was reported as missing after failing to return from a night dive on Friday evening (October 4). Delatorre failed to return home following his […]

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10-07-19 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality (Date correction)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-078960   Media Release An 86-year old Kailua-Kona man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday (October 6) in Hōlualoa on Pueo Road. The 86-year old male has been positively identified as Edgar William Schwoyer. Police responded to an […]

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10-04-19 Two people charged with armed robbery in Hilo (Name Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077332 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old male and a 30-year-old female with an array of offenses stemming from an armed robbery that occurred at a business on Makaala Street in Hilo on […]

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10-04-19 Two people charged with armed robbery in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077332 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old male and a 30-year-old female with an array of offenses stemming from an armed robbery that occurred at a business on Makaala Street in Hilo on […]

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10-04-19 Missing person: Sanoe Moniz

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer Len Hamakado Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.291 Report No. 19-075149   Media Release Police report that 36-year-old Sanoe Moniz was reported missing on (September 22). She told a friend that she was heading toward Nāʻālehu around 5:00 p.m. No suspicious circumstances were reported surrounding this incident. She is […]

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10-03-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2341   Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019.  The continuing […]

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10-01-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 23, 2019, through September 29, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty (20) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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10-01-19 “Coffee with a Cop” Waimea

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080     Media Release Tomorrow (October 2) is “National Coffee with a Cop Day.” The “South Kohala Coffee with a Cop” event takes place tomorrow, (October 2,) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Waimea McDonald’s, in the Waimea Shopping […]

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10-01-19 Missing person: Cecilia Hauoli (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-024082   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 53-year-old Cecilia Hauoli who was reported as missing died at Hilo Medical Center on (May 7). She passed away from a medical condition. No foul play was involved. […]

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10-01-19 Missing person: Cecilia Hauoli

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-024082 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are looking for 53-year-old, Cecilia Hauoli. She is described as 5-feet-3-inches, 140 pounds, long brown hair, brown eyes, with a tan complexion. She has not been seen since (February). Hauoli has a […]

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10-01-19 Kailua-Kona construction site theft (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer R. Nishioka Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-076501 Media Release On (September 27) at approximately 1:30 a.m., an unidentified male party entered the construction site of a commercial storage facility located at 73-5631 Olowalu Street Kailua Kona. He damaged a portable office unit, storage unit […]

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09-30-19 Hilo traffic pattern alert (Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release (Correction) There will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern along a portion of Kapi’olani Street on Saturday, (October 5). Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna […]

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09-30-19 Missing person located: Kawehi Linkee (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area II Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 19-075193     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 37-year-old Kawehi Linkee, who has previously reported missing was located at 11:45 a.m. this morning (September 30) in good health in Ocean View.

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09-30-19 Wanted man located: Samuel B. Sniffen Sr.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961- 2254 Report No. C 16-014294                                          Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have apprehended 54-year-old Samuel B. Sniffen Sr. of Hilo, on a Grand Jury indictment for Sexual Assault in the Second-Degree.  Bail was set at $10,000 and Sniffen has been […]

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09-30-19 Hilo traffic pattern alert

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release There will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern along a portion of Kapi’olani Street on Saturday, (October 5). Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna or […]

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09-30-19 Missing person: Kawehi Linkee

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Lt. Allan Watanabe Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 19-075193   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 37-year-old Pāhoa man who has been reported missing. Kawehi Linkee was reportedly last seen in Hawaiian Paradise Park on (September 22). He is described as 5-feet-9-inches, 185 pounds with […]

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09-30-19 Terroristic threatening event

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Akira Edmoundson Phone. (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-076707     Media Release On (September 27) at approximately 4:00 p.m. the Hawaiʻi Police Department received information of a possible firearm threat at a Kealakehe High School dance event. School officials were contacted and it was decided […]

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09-27-19 Pahoa woman arrested and charged in fraudulent financial crimes

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-030728 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old female with an array of fraudulent financial crimes stemming from a burglary that occurred on (April 10). Police arrested and charged Courtney Joseph of Pāhoa […]

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09-27-19 August “Officer of the Month” Officer Andrew Springer

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Officer Andrew Springer, a five-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, was recently honored as the “Officer of the Month for August” by the Aloha Exchange Club of Hilo. Officer Springer was recognized for his outstanding work in the […]

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09-26-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update 6)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Field Operations, Area I                                                           Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2341                 Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov        Media Release (Update 6) Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which […]

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09-24-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 16, 2019, through September 22, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-one (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of […]

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09-24-19 Kailua-Kona shoplifting incident (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Division, Area II Officer A. Walters Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-073888   Media Release (Surveillance Image) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose image was captured on a surveillance camera during shoplifting at a construction supply store on Luhia Street […]

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09-23-19 HSLEOA “2019 Officer of the Year”: Officer Kevin Brodie

Hawaiʻi Police Department           Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira                                                         Phone: (808) 961-2244                                        Media Release Officer Kevin Brodie has been named as Hawaiʻi Police Department’s HSLEOA (Hawaii State Law Enforcement Officials Association) ‘2019 Officer of the Year’ Brodie is a 10-year veteran patrol officer in the South Hilo district who performs an […]

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09-23-19 Missing person: Kyle Brittain (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-069023 Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Kyle Brittain who was reported as missing. He was last seen near the Waipio Valley lookout area on Friday morning […]

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09-23-19 “Coffee with a Cop” Waikoloa (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Community Police Officer May Lee Phone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” on Tuesday (September 24) at Starbucks in the Queens Marketplace located at 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive #1001, Waikoloa. […]

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09-23-19 “Coffee with a Cop” Waikoloa

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Community Police Officer May Lee Phone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” on Tuesday (September 24) at Starbucks in the Queens Marketplace located at 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive #1001, Waikoloa. […]

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09-20-19 Multiple arrests made in connection with business burglaries

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-068768   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged multiple individuals in connection with several business burglaries that occurred in the South Kohala District. Between July and August 2019, there was an increase of reported business burglaries that […]

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09-20-19 Police request the public’s assistance identifying theft suspects (Phone number correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Acting Sergeant Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: 965-2715 Report No. 19-069957   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying parties involved in a theft case that occurred between late August and early September in the Fern Acres subdivision in Mountain View.  Surveillance footage […]

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09-19-19 Officer of the Year: Ansel Robinson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244   Media Release The Kona Crime Prevention Committee named its “2019 Police Officer Of The Year” on Wednesday (September 18). This year, the honor went to Officer Ansel Robinson, who was named Officer of the Month for November 2018 and again in […]

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09-19-19 Wanted man captured: Christoper Igawa-Silva

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-073871   Media Release A Hilo man on the run for 4-years was captured on (September 17). Hawaiʻi Island Police received a tip relative to the whereabouts of a Christopher Igawa-Silva who was wanted on serval warrants issued […]

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09-19-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update 5)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Field Operations, Area I                                     Major Samuel Jelsma                   Phone: (808) 961-2341     Media Release (Update 5) Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August […]

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09-19-19 East side apprehension effort captures 11 suspects

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have captured eleven people in Hilo and the Puna District with outstanding warrants. Police arrested and charged Richard Benevides, Ryan Oana, Kehaulani Pau, Isiah Campbell-Francisco, George Kahakua Jr., Joseph Deguair, Wesley Snyder, Sierra Grammar, Sheldon […]

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09-19-19 Hilo man arrested for property crime offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-073553 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old Hilo man for property crime offenses stemming from a (September 16) theft at a local candy shop in Hilo. Police allege that Daniel Yadao Cayme reached […]

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09-17-19 Mountain View man arrested and charged with an array of offenses (Updated Photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no. 19-050413 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Mountain View man with an array of offenses stemming from an incident that occurred in June. On Tuesday morning (September 17) after conferring with the Office […]

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09-17-19 Mountain View man arrested and charged on array of offenses (Updated Photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no. 19-050413     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Mountain View man with an array of offenses stemming from an incident that occurred in June. On Tuesday morning (September 17) after conferring with […]

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09-17-19 DUI stats (Correction Kau)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 9, 2019, through September 15, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-eight (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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09-16-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 9, 2019, through September 15, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-eight (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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09-16-19 Mountain View man charged with firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-072885   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 48-year-old Mountain View man with firearms offenses stemming from a report of a male party with a firearm and a request to check on his welfare. […]

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09-16-19 Police request public’s assistance in identifying theft suspects

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Division, Area I Acting Sergeant Jeremy Kubojiri Phone: 965-2715 Report No. 19-069957   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying parties involved in a theft case that occurred between late August and early September in the Fern Acres subdivision in Mountain View.  Surveillance footage […]

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09-13-19 National Child Passenger Safety Week

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release The week of (September 15-21) has been designated National Child Passenger Safety Week, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department will be participating in the enforcement efforts. While Hawaiʻi Police Department officers are conducting traffic stops, they will be checking that […]

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09-13-19 Two incidents result in closure of Rainbow Falls Park

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-072511   Media Release Yesterday (September 12) Hawaiʻi Island Police reported two separate incidents that prompted the closure of Rainbow Falls Park. In the first incident, a 35-year-old man was threatening to jump from the edge of […]

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09-12-19 Police seek witnesses on hit and run vehicle crash (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-026691     Media Release (Update) The Hawai’i Police Department is renewing a request to members of the community that may have any information regarding the circumstances of a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred during the early […]

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09-12-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department  Field Operations, Area I                                                 Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2341     Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  […]

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09-11-19 Narcotics arrest in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department Vice Section, Area I Detective Zachary Fernando Phone: (808) 961-2340 Report Number 19-071451   Media Release A 43-year-old Hilo man was charged for various drug offenses following the execution of a narcotics search warrant on a residence in Hilo.  On Monday (September 9) at approximately 6:07 a.m., officers of the department’s Area […]

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09-10-19 Missing person: Melelani Leaverton

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Sergeant C. Wakita Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 19-056375   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 15-year-old Mountain View girl who has been reported missing. Melelani Leaverton was last seen in Mountain View on (July 16). She is described as 5-feet-6-inches, 150 pounds with brown […]

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09-10-19 Telephone “spoofing” alert (Date Correction)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District – Area I Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 19-071821     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is warning island residents to be aware of a telephone ‘spoofing’ incident in which scammers used a police station number to make a call. On Tuesday, (September 10) a telephone […]

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09-10-19 Telephone “spoofing” alert

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hāmākua District – Area I Lieutenant Roylen Valera Phone: (808) 775-7533 Report No. 19-071821     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is warning island residents to be aware of a telephone ‘spoofing’ incident in which scammers used a police station number to make a call. On Tuesday, (September 10) a telephone […]

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09-10-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of September 2, 2019, through September 8, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fifteen (15) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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09-09-19 Sexual Assault suspect sought (Surveillance Images)

Hawai’i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 961-2276 Report No. 19-048526   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who is wanted for questioning relative to a Sexual Assault investigation involving an adult female that occurred on (June 15) […]

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09-06-19 Missing person: Treeny Shiraki

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Officer Oliver Agustin Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 302 Report No. 19-063547     Media Release Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Treeny Shiraki who is reported as missing. She was last seen on (August 11) in Captain Cook and is known to frequent […]

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09-06-19 Single vehicle crash cause of death (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-047670     Media Release (Update) An update is being provided on the cause of death of 66-year-old Jenny Diaz of Pāhoa who was found unresponsive following a (June 15) single-vehicle crash that occurred on Government Beach Road, 2.8 […]

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09-05-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2341     Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019.  The […]

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09-04-19 Wanted person: Irvin Tysen Agres

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Detective Gavin Kagimoto Phone: (808) 961-2276 Report No. 19-067282     Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 37-year-old Irvin Tysen Agres of Hilo. He is known to frequent the Hilo and Wainaku areas. He is wanted for questioning in an […]

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09-04-19 Honokaa arrests made

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-031904     Media Release A four-month investigation into a break-in and stolen truck leads to the arrest of a Honokaʻa couple. In (April) a local business establishment in Honokaʻa that assists with vocational rehabilitation to individuals […]

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09-04-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 26, 2019, through September 1, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty (20) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of […]

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09-04-19 Missing person located: Roxanne Reeves

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 304 Report No. 19-045443     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 16-year-old Roxanne Reeves of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on Monday evening (August 26).

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09-03-19 Missing person: Kyle Brittain

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-069023     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Kyle Brittain who is reported as missing. He was last seen near the Waipio Valley lookout area on Friday morning (August […]

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09-03-19 Honokaa Robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-068940     Media Release A Puna woman out on supervised release has been arrested and charged for an array of crimes following a Robbery in Honokaʻa on (August 30). A 52-year-old Laupāhoehoe woman told police that she was […]

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08-30-19 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-068690     Media Release A 26-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle collision on Thursday (August 29) in Kailua-Kona on Alii Drive .3 miles south of Royal Poinciana Drive.  The 26 year-old male has been positively […]

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08-29-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department   Area I Operations                                                     Major Samuel Jelsma Phone: (808) 961-2341     Media Release (Update) Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August […]

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08-28-19 Wanted person located: Brandon William Seda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961 2252 Report No. 18-000393   Media Release Big Island Police report that 39-year-old Brandon William Seda who was wanted has been located. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.  

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08-28-19 Kamuela business burglary

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-067127     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at a closed business establishment in the 65-1200 block of Kawaihae Road in Kamuela. […]

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08-28-19 Labor Day Message: Drive High, Get a DUI

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961- 2305     Media Release As we approach the Labor Day weekend, the Hawai’i Police Department would like to remind all drivers that any form of impaired driving is illegal.  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and If You Feel Different, You Drive Different […]

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08-28-19 Wanted persons: Kim Kanakamaikai & Tearon Pacheco-Fernandez

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 18-019866     Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two individuals wanted on outstanding warrants, as well as for questioning in a separate criminal investigation. Police are looking for 50-year-old Kim […]

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08-26-19 Wanted person: Brandon William Seda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961 2252 Report No. 18-000393     Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help with locating 39-year-old Brandon William Seda. Seda is wanted for questioning in a financial crimes investigation. He is described as being 5-feet-6-inches, 305 […]

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08-26-19 Wanted person: Robert K. Pahio

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-050413     Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for outstanding warrants as well as for questioning in an attempted murder investigation. Police are looking for thirty-three-year-old Robert […]

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08-26-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of August 19, 2019, through August 25, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-one (21) 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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08-26-19 Task Force efforts in Hilo and Puna result in eight arrests

Hawaiʻi Police Department Hilo Patrol Division, Area I Captain Kenneth A. K. Quiocho Phone: ( 808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-063901, 19-058845, 19-065812, 19-065505, 19-066017, 19-066032       Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police during the last two weeks (August 12-23) has increased apprehension efforts to arrest suspects with outstanding warrants and suspects of being involved […]

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08-23-19 Officers for the Month of July: Officer’s Wyatt Kaili-Leong & Sayaali’i Baker

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244     Media Release Officer Wyatt Kaili-Leong an 8-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department and Recruit Officer Sayaaii’i Baker who is in his second month of recruit field training are being honored as the Aloha Exchange Club’s July 2019 […]

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08-22-19 Kailua-Kona man charged following island crime spree (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report Number 19-066256     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Police charged a Kailua-Kona man after a crime spree that encompassed both East and West Hawaiʻi. Joshua Hams, a 38-year-old, Kailua-Kona man was arrested by Hawaiʻi Police yesterday (August […]

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08-22-19 Officer of the Month of June: Officer Jerome Duarte

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244     Media Release The Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer for June is Officer Jerome Duarte. Officer Duarte has been a Police Officer with the Hawaiʻi Police Department for over five-and-a-half years and is currently assigned to South Hilo Patrol (previously […]

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08-22-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement

Hawaiʻi Police Department Major Samuel Jelsma Area I Field Operations Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov     Media Release Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road have stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200).  This in response to two traffic collisions that have […]

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08-21-19 Kailua-Kona man arrested following crime spree

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646, ext. 263 Report No. 19-066256   Media Release Hawaiʻi Police have arrested a Kailua-Kona man following a crime spree that encompassed both East and West Hawaiʻi. South Hilo patrol officers responded this morning to an 8:19 a.m call of a possibly […]

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08-20-19 Missing person located: Paul D. Chew (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-065412     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 79-year-old Paul D. Chew who was reported as missing has been located in Hilo. He is reported to be in good condition.

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08-20-19 “Cop on Top” for Special Olympics

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

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08-20-19 Shark bite

Hawaii Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Akira Edmoundson Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-065946     Media Release On (August 20) at approximately 8:00 a.m., a 27-year-old female reported that she was bitten by a shark while swimming in waters off of Napoopoo Park in Kealakekua Bay. She received injuries to […]

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