Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted 05-16-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Administrative Services Section
Major Samuel Thomas
Phone: 961-2265


Media Release

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights three men who were highlighted before but are still wanted.

The new episode begins airing Friday (May 17).

In it, police ask for the public’s help in locating a 47-year-old man wanted for a violent crime in Puna in August 2010. Rexford Milo is wanted for threatening a 64-year-old Leilani Estates man with a shotgun, knocking him to the ground, tying him up, stealing cash, identification and credit cards and then driving off in the victim’s pickup truck. Milo is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, 145 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He may be in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates area. The stolen truck is still missing. It is described as a dark green 4×4 2009 Toyota Tacoma. Police caution the public not to approach Milo, as he may be armed and dangerous.

The television program also asks for help in locating an unidentified suspect in a theft case. A Hilo woman reported in April 2010 that cash was withdrawn from her account during an unauthorized ATM transaction. Investigators recovered surveillance video, which depicts a man using the victim’s bank card to make withdrawals.

In this latest edition of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help locating a Honokaʻa man wanted in an investigation into burglary, theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. Thirty-year-old David Botelho is described as 5-foot-5, 150 pounds with short black hair and hazel eyes. He is also wanted on a $20,000 bench warrant.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these men call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.

“Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo O Hawaiʻi Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.

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    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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