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01-23-20 December 2019 Officer of the Month: Officer Chance Lunsford

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release Officer Chance Lunsford, a 4-year police veteran, has been selected as the Aloha Exchange Club’s December 2019 Officer of the Month. Officer Lunsford is being selected for this honor based upon his latest example demonstrating exceptional proactive police presence and […]

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01-23-20 Pedestrian killed in hit and run incident

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-006494   Media Release An unidentified male pedestrian died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday evening (January 22) on Highway 137, .1 mile east of the Highway 137/Pāhoa-Kalapana Road intersection. The identification of the […]

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01-22-20 Man dies in vehicle/motorcycle crash

Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 20-006260   Media Release A 70-year old male died from injuries sustained in a vehicle/motorcycle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning (January 22) on Highway 130, at the Makuu Drive intersection. The male has been identified as Nolan Remmers, […]

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01-22-20 Wanted person: Josephine Miranda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Area II Officer Marco Segobia Phone: (808) 936-6082 Report No. 20-006364 Media Release  The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Josephine Miranda, a 29-year-old female known to frequent Hilo. She is wanted on several bench warrants for Criminal Contempt of Court. Miranda is described as […]

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01-22-20 Keaau residential burglary (Surveillance Image)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Officer Alipate Moleni Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 20-005587   Media Release (Surveillance Image) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect in a burglary investigation of a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Keaʻau on (January 19). The image was […]

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01-21-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 13, 2020, through January 19, 2020, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty-eight (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of […]

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01-17-20 Wanted person: Wanda Denham a.k.a. Wanda Aina

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Donovan Kohara Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 238 Report No. C18003996   Media Release Big Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 60-year old Wanda Denham, also known as Wanda Aina of South Kona, for an outstanding warrant of arrest.  Anyone with information on Denham’s […]

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01-17-20 Pahoa man arrested and charged with robbery

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-003553 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old Pāhoa man with Robbery stemming from an incident that occurred Sunday evening in Nānāwale (January 12). Police identified the individual arrested and charged as Lawrence K. […]

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01-16-20 Traffic Advisory: Marathon

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like the public to know of a change in a traffic pattern that may impact travelers this weekend.  On Saturday (January 18) one lane will be closed on Old Saddle Road and Route 190 […]

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01-16-20 Lanyard found

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Patrol, Area I Officer Edward Lewis Phone: (808) 887-3080 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a blue lanyard that was recovered within a vehicle located in Hilo. Police ask that anyone with information contact Officer Edward Lewis of South Kohala Patrol at […]

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01-15-20 Telephone scam warning

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District, Area II Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to warn the public about a recently reported telephone scam. South Kohala officers have received several recent reports of a telephone scam circulating on the Big Island. One victim reported receiving […]

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01-14-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 6, 2020, through January 12, 2020, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty-four (24) 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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01-13-20 Mountain View man charged with robbery and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-003415 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 33-year-old Mountain View man with robbery and other offenses stemming from an incident at a business in Pāhoa Village, late Sunday morning (January 12). The individual is identified as […]

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01-13-20 Wanted person: Gavin K. Calicdan

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-000418 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male individual who is wanted on an outstanding Warrant of Arrest, as well as for questioning relative to an unrelated theft investigation that […]

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01-13-20 Kailua-Kona Library “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259 Media Release The “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop” event takes place, every second Wednesday of each month at the Kailua-Kona Library located at 75-138 Hualalai Rd Kailua Kona HI 96740 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. “Coffee […]

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01-13-20 Kona “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Community Policing, Area II Sergeant Joseph Stender Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 259   Media Release “Kona Community Policing Coffee with a Cop” event takes place tomorrow, Tuesday (January 14) at the Kona commons Mcdonalds at ( 74-5453 Makala Blvd.), from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community […]

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01-13-20 Waimea “Coffee with a Cop”

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala Community Policing, Area I 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,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, (January 15), at Waimea Coffee Company at Parker Square (65-1279 […]

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01-09-20 Puna murder suspect charged: Malcom Keith Utecht (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.  20-002063   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left a 71-year-old Eden Roc man dead. The victim has been identified as Solomon A.K.K.M. Matthews, of Eden Roc. […]

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01-09-20 Wanted person located: Joseph Augustino Narzisi (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext.281 Report No.20-001352     Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located Joseph Augustino Narzisi without incident. Hawaii Island Police would like to thank the public for their continued support and assistance in locating this individual.

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01-09-20 Missing person located: Beth Maynard (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Ka‘ū Patrol Division, Area I Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-001082   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 48-year old Beth Maynard who had been reported missing.  She was found in good health in Ocean View this morning (January 9).    

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01-09-20 Wanted person: Joseph Augustino Narzisi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 281 Report No. 20-001352   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is renewing its request for the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Augustino Narzisi, a 33-year-old male who is wanted on a warrant of arrest issued by the Department of […]

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01-08-20 Agricultural thefts

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota           Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report Nos. 19-083098 / 19-099099 Media Release Due to the recent uptick in agricultural theft, the Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to remind the public about the following; Agricultural theft could be considered theft in the second degree, a […]

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01-08-20 Missing person: Beth Maynard

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kaʻū Patrol Division, Area I Captain Miles Chong Phone: (808) 939-2520 Report No. 20-001082 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 48-year old Puna woman who was reported missing. Beth Maynard, with a last known address in Keaʻau, is described as being 5-feet-2-inches, 160 pounds […]

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01-08-20 Man remanded to custody pending evaluation of fitness for trial (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-000381   Media Release (Update) On Friday (January 3), Hawaiʻi Island Police Detectives charged a 34-year-old Puna man with various offenses after evading police on an unlicensed motorcycle. After conferring with prosecutors, Christopher K. Lucrisia was charged with […]

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01-08-20 Man arrested in Puna stabbing incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-002063   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a Hilo man in connection with a stabbing incident in Puna. Tuesday evening (January 7) shortly after 7:00 p.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to several calls on Palainui Avenue […]

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01-08-20 Hilo identity and credit card theft investigation (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Captain Kenneth Quiocho Phone: (808) 961-2214 Report No. 19-093405   Media Release (Surveillance Images) Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest for identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card that occurred in Hilo after they were caught […]

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01-07-20 Kona home improvement store theft (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 291 Report No. 19-101213 Media Release (Surveillance Images) The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two male parties believed to have committed a theft at a Kona home improvement store. The theft took place during the […]

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01-07-20 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of January 1, 2020, through January 5, 2020, Hawai`i Island Police arrested ten (10) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of […]

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01-07-20 DUI stats (Year-End)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305    Media Release For the year 2019, there were 1,085 DUI arrests compared with 1,095 in 2018, a decrease of 0.91 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District   For the Year 2019       Hāmākua   15 […]

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01-06-20 Wanted person: Joseph Augustino Narzisi

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Keith Simeona Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 281 Report No. 20-001352 Media Release Big Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Joseph Augustino Narzisi, who is wanted for escape. Narzisi was last seen on Sunday (January 5) at about 11:00 a.m. when he intentionally […]

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01-03-20 Puna man charged with a variety of offenses and evading police

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 20-000381 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police Detectives have charged a 34-year-old Puna man with various offenses after evading police on an unlicensed motorcycle. After conferring with prosecutors, Christopher K. Lucrisia was charged for felony Resisting an Order to Stop, […]

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01-03-20 Wanted persons: Dwayne Cory Wallace and Ronson Harley Carvalho

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 18-018888   Media Release Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two individuals wanted for questioning in a criminal investigation. Police are looking for 26-year-old Dwayne Cory Wallace of Puna. He is described as being […]

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01-03-20 Wanted person: Bryce Dustin Feary (Escapee)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone:(808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-077810 Media Release (Escapee) Hawai’i Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man who escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility in October (2019).  Bryce Dustin Feary was last seen at […]

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01-02-20 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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01-02-20 Man charged with negligent homicide in the second-degree in Kamuela pedestrian fatality (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-000206     Media Release (Update) A 42-year-old Kamuela woman died following a single-vehicle collision on Wednesday (January 1, 2020) on Kawaihae Road near the intersection of Puu Opelu Road.  The 42-year-old female has been identified as Sylvia Elizabeth […]

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01-02-20 Kamuela woman killed in single-vehicle collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-000206   Media Release A 42-year-old Kamuela woman died following a single-vehicle collision on Wednesday (January 1, 2020) on Kawaihae Road near the intersection of Puu Opelu Road.  The 42-year-old female has been identified as Sylvia Elizabeth Ravaglia.  Responding […]

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12-31-19 New Year’s Eve “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Sevices Section Torey Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release A person operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating substance is a significant problem on our nation’s highways. This serious problem occurs here in Hawaiʻi County far too often. Fatalities that occur as a result of someone […]

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12-30-19 Stolen Specialized E-Bicycle

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective David Matsushima Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext, 224 Report No. 19-083158 Media Release On (October 21) a specialized VADO 4.0 E-Bicycle was taken from the bicycle rack fronting the Kona Commons Shopping Center.  The bicycles color is crimson with black trim. The serial number is WSBC602224233N, which […]

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12-30-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 23, 2019, through December 29, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested sixteen (16) 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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12-30-19 Hilo woman arrested on an array of drug, traffic and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-101916 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old Hilo woman with an array of drug, traffic, and other offenses stemming from an incident that occurred early Friday morning in Hilo (December 27). Police identified the […]

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12-30-19 Missing teen: Chasslyn Heu-Pacheco

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Sergeant Charrise Wakita Phone: 808-935-3311 Report No. 19-085466 Media Release Hawaii Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing. Chasslyn Heu-Pacheco was last seen in Hawaiian Paradise Park on October 29, 2019. She is described as a local female, 5-foot 2 inches, 120 pounds, with […]

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12-29-19 Kamuela female suffers severe injuries in a two-vehicle collision

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-102099     Media Release A 43-year-old female from Kamuela suffered severe injuries following a two-vehicle collision on Friday (December 27, 2019) on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, south of the 77 mile-marker.  The 43-year-old female passenger has been identified as […]

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12-27-19 This Holiday Season make sure your loved ones get a holiday hug and not a sympathy hug.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305     Media Release This Holiday Season make sure your loved ones get a holiday hug and not a sympathy hug.  It’s terrible how a fatal crash impacts a family.  From 2013 to 2017, there were (4,110) drunk driving related deaths […]

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12-27-19 Daniel K. Inouye Higway enhanced traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department    Field Operations, 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 have concluded the stepped up traffic enforcement phase on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019.  The […]

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12-24-19 Search for missing 6-year-old Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No.  19-100172   Media Release   The active ground search for missing child Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza has been suspended following notification to the family. Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza was last seen at a residence in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Street […]

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12-23-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 16, 2019, through December 22, 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.  Three of […]

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12-23-19 Kailua-Kona man suffers severe injuries in a single vehicle collision

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 19-100425   Media Release A 66-year-old Kailua-Kona man suffered severe injuries following a single vehicle collision on Saturday (December 21, 2019) in Kailua-Kona on Kaiwi Street.  The 66-year-old male has not been positively identified. Responding to a 2:41 p.m. call, […]

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12-21-19 Search continues for missing 6-year old Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 961-2254 Report no. 19-100172 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police continue to ask for the public’s assistance and continue to search for a missing 6-year-old Hilo boy.  A multi-agency search effort has yielded minimal results during an extensive search for Benjamin Rapoza, who was […]

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12-21-19 Missing child: Benjamin Rapoza

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 961-2254 Report no. 19-100172 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 6-year-old Hilo boy.  Benjamin Rapoza was last seen at a residence in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Street at around 3:00 pm yesterday (December […]

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12-20-19 Missing person located: Leipuanani Goings (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Derek Toloumu Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-097171   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 36-year old Leipuanani Goings, who had been reported missing. She was located in good health in Kailua-Kona this morning (December 20).

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12-20-19 Wanted: Johnathan K. Barros

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Area I Juvenile Aid Section Phone: 961-2254 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man. Johnathan Kaleo’okekai Barros, also known as Johnathan Kaleo’okekai Barrios, part Hawaiian, is described as approximately 6-feet tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with long curly black […]

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12-20-19 Arson suspect arrested and charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-090681 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged the suspect wanted in connection with an arson investigation that occurred on November 17, 2019 in the Volcano Golf & Country Club subdivision, in Volcano. After conferring with County Prosecutors, […]

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12-20-19 Honokaʻa women arrested and charged in drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Kohala District Captain Sherry D. Bird Phone: (808) 887-3080 Report No. 19-099935 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged two Honokaʻa women with drug and firearms offenses stemming from an investigation that was initiated on Thursday evening in Waimea (December 19). Police identified the individuals arrested and charged as […]

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12-19-19 November “Officer of the Month” Derek Kenison

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club has named Officer Derek Kenison as the “Officer of the Month” for November. Officer Kenison, an 8-year veteran with the Hawaiʻi Police Department, was nominated by Lieutenant Scott Amaral for his role in […]

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12-19-19 Pennsylvania man arrested in connection with vandalism of Beverly Hills synagogue

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 19-099484 Media Release On Wednesday (December 18), Kona police were contacted by detectives with the Beverly Hills Police Department. Beverly Hills police believed a suspect wanted for a December 14, 2019 break-in and vandalism of an Iranian-Jewish […]

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12-18-19 Missing person located: Cheryl Pavao (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 19-099507 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 60-year-old Cheryl Pavao, who had recently been reported missing. She was located in good health in Hilo this afternoon (December 18).

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12-18-19 Missing person: Cheryl Pavao

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 961-2213 Report No. 19-099507 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 60-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing. Cheryl Ann Pavao was last seen in Hilo this morning (December 18) at approximately 11:00 a.m. She is described as Caucasian, 5-feet-01-inches, 135 pounds […]

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12-18-19 Don’t drive under the influence

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the holiday season there are many more people driving the roads in Hawaiʻi County than on an average day.  With that knowledge the Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking drivers to be extra cautious when traveling the roadways.  If you […]

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12-18-19 Victim identified in Mt. View traffic fatality (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-097409   Media Release A female that died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, (December 11) on Highway 11, near the 13-mile marker has been identified. The 83-year-old female has been identified as Frances Souza of […]

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12-18-19 Volcano traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-099323   Media Release A male died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday evening (December 17) on Highway 11, near the 22-mile marker. The 45-year-old male has been identified as Francis B. Makaiwi, of Hilo. Responding to […]

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12-17-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 9, 2019, through December 15, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested thirty (30) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  One of […]

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12-17-19 Medical Examiner’s findings involving death of 4-year-old (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-093433   Media Release The medical examiner has rendered his findings in his autopsy performed on the 4-year-old female who died following an incident at a home in the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision on November 27, 2019.  The victim is […]

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12-16-19 Temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiolani Street

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release In observance of the 2019 Christmas season activities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiʻolani Street. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna, or southerly, direction on Kapiʻolani […]

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12-13-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department     Field Operations, 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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12-12-19 Missing person located: Leihulu Watson (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-087544   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 47-year-old Leihulu Watson of Keaʻau, who had been reported missing. She was located in good health in Mountain View on Thursday (December 12).

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12-12-19 Missing person located: Micah Reep (Update)

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 have located 15-year-old Micah Reep of Ocean View, who was reported missing. He was located in good health in Kaʻū on Monday (December 9).

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12-12-19 Drive Merry, Bright, and Sober This Holiday Season

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release This holiday season, the Hawaiʻi Police Department is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. We’ll be working together to remind […]

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12-12-19 Puna traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 19-097409   Media Release A female died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday afternoon (December 11) on Highway 11, near the 13-mile marker. The identification of the victim is still pending. Responding to a 3:00 p.m. call, […]

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12-11-19 Wanted: Jaysha S. Arnold

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-086150 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a female individual who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for Contempt of Court, as well as for questioning relative to an unrelated criminal investigation that […]

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12-11-19 Missing person: Leipuanani Goings (Updated with photo)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol Officer Derek Toloumu Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-097171 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing Kona woman.  She is identified as 36-year old Leipuanani Goings. She was last seen on November 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Captain Cook. Goings is […]

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12-11-19 Department of the Attorney General Supports Big Island K-9 Training

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: 961-2244 Media Release The Department of the Attorney General, Missing Child Center-Hawaiʻi (MCCH) is participating in, and financially supporting, a three-day intensive K-9 scent tracking training being conducted on Hawaiʻi County from December 11 to 13, 2019. The training for the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s […]

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12-11-19 Wanted: Justin Michael Bardwell

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-090681 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male individual who is wanted for questioning relative to an arson investigation that occurred on November 17, 2019 in the Volcano Golf & Country Club […]

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12-11-19 Laupāhoehoe man charged in domestic violence incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 19-095464 Media Release Detectives charged a 31-year-old suspect last week for a domestic violence incident that occurred in Laupāhoehoe. On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 7:50 pm., Hāmākua patrol officers received a report of a female with numerous facial […]

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12-10-19 Missing person located: Steven G. Abreu (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Section Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 19-096929   Media Release (Update) Police report that Steven G. Abreu, who was reported missing yesterday, has been located this afternoon in good health.      

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12-10-19 AT&T Service has been restored (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Communications Section Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: (808) 961-8808   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police report that AT&T customer service has been restored to all areas previously affected.  

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12-10-19 AT&T Service Outage

Hawaiʻi Police Department Communications Section Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone: (808) 961-8808   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police report that AT&T customers may be experiencing difficulty in calling 911. If you are unable to complete the call, please call the nearest police station or call from a phone that uses a different carrier. Internet service is […]

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12-10-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of December 2, 2019, through December 8, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested twenty-seven (27) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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12-10-19 Missing person: Steven G. Abreu

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area II Detective Aron Tomota Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 Report No. 19-096929 Media Release The Hawai’i Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing 78-year-old Kailua Kona man. The missing person is identified as Steven G. Abreu. He is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall, approximately […]

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12-09-19 Keaau man arrested and charged in drug and property crime offenses (Corrected)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-095869 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old Keaʻau man with an array of drug and property crime offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Friday morning in Hilo (December 6). Police identified the individual […]

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12-09-19 Keaau man arrested and charged in drug and property crime offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-095869 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old Keaʻau man with an array of drug and property crime offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Friday morning in Hilo (December 6). Police identified the individual […]

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12-09-19 “Coffee with a Cop”- Waikoloa Village

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,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (December 18) at Lava Java in the Waikoloa Shopping […]

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12-09-19 Suspect in Puna murder investigation charged (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.  19-095458 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left a 75-year-old Mountain View man dead. After conferring with County Prosecutors, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (December 7), detectives charged 55-year-old Michael Cecil […]

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12-07-19 Suspect charged in Puna murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged the suspect in the Puna murder investigation that left a 75-year-old Mountain View man dead. After conferring with County Prosecutors, at 8:30 p.m. this evening (December 7), detectives charged 55-year-old […]

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12-07-19 Man wanted in Puna murder investigation located (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested the individual wanted for questioning in the murder investigation that left a 75-year-old Mountain View man dead. At 9:42 a.m. Saturday (December 7), Puna patrol officers arrested 55-year-old Michael Cecil […]

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12-06-19 Puna man wanted for questioning in murder investigation (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458 Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted individual for questioning in a murder investigation. Police are looking for 55-year-old Michael Cecil Lee of Puna. He is described as being 5-feet-11-inches, […]

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12-06-19 Orchid Isle Estates body identified, investigation classified as murder (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: 961-2252 Report no.: 19-095458   Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the male victim whose body was found dead on Wednesday (December 4) in the Orchid Isle Estates subdivision in Puna. He is identified as 75-year-old Shingo Honda. On Wednesday evening […]

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12-05-19 Two people arrested and charged with an array of offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-091198 Media Release Hawai’i Island Police detectives have arrested and charged two individuals with an array of offenses stemming from two separate incidents. The individuals arrested and charged are identified as 21-year-old Jaggar Dunne-Torres, and 24-year-old Tearon Pacheco-Fernandez, both […]

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12-05-19 Body found in Orchid Isle Estates

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-095458     Media Release Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in the Orchid Isle Estates subdivision last night (December 4). Yesterday at approximately 7:18 p.m., (December 4) Puna patrol officers responded […]

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12-05-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department     Field Operations, 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 continue the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  The continuing efforts […]

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12-05-19 Missing person: Leihulu Watson

Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol, Area I Captain John Briski Phone: (808) 965-2716 Report No. 19-087544   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating 47-year-old Leihulu Watson. She is described as being 5-feet tall, approximately 120 pounds with a thin build. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone […]

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12-04-19 Missing person identified: Lucille Arboleda (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Area II Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263 Report No. 19-064588   Media Release (Update) Tuesday afternoon (December 3) at about 4:32 p.m., Kona Police were called to an address on Hua’ala Street in Kailua-Kona. At the residence police located a deceased female. The female was […]

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12-04-19 Missing person located: Lucille Arboleda (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area II Criminal Investigations Division Captain Reed K. Mahuna Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 26 Report Number 19-064588   Media Release (Update) On Tuesday (December 3) at about 4:32 p.m., Kona police were called to an address on Hua’ala Street in Kailua-Kona. At the residence police located a deceased female. This female has […]

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12-03-19 Missing person: Lucille Arboleda

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II Officer T. Meno Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 253 Report No. 19-094588   Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing person identified as 34-year-old Lucille Arboleda. On (December 1) at approximately 7:25 p.m., Geraldo Arboleda reported his daughter, identified as Lucille […]

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12-03-19 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Torey D. Keltner, Program Manager Phone: (808) 961-2305   Media Release During the week of November 25, 2019, through December 1, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested nine (9) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. None of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of […]

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12-02-19 Missing person located: Brian Freitas (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Lieutenant Scott Amaral Phone: (808) 935-3311 Report No. 19-091176   Media Release (Update) Hawaiʻi Island Police have located 52-year-old Brian Freitas of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Pāhoa on Thursday evening (November 21).

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11-29-19 Holiday theft prevention tips

Hawaiʻi Police Department Administrative Services Section Sergeant Jason Grouns Phone: 961-2269   Media Release With the holiday season now upon us, Hawaiʻi Island police advises the public to take precautions against car theft, identity theft and the theft of items from within vehicles. This time of year, more cars are parked at shopping areas or […]

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11-29-19 Stabbing incident involving a 4-year-old female (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No. 19-093433   Media Release An autopsy was conducted this morning (November 29) on the body of the 4-year-old female who died following an incident at her home in Puna. The medical examiner’s preliminary findings indicate the injury appears consistent […]

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11-29-19 October “Officer of the Month” Officer Christopher Jelsma

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 Media Release The East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club has named Officer Christopher Jelsma as the “Officer of the Month” for October. Officer Jelsma demonstrates going above and beyond in his duties with keeping our community safe by his relentless and proactive […]

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11-29-19 Hilo residential burglary (Surveillance Images)

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol, Area I Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: (808) 961-8112 Report No. 19-093405   Media Release Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for a burglary that took place at a Hilo residence on Wednesday, (November 27). The suspect was captured on video and […]

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