Missing children found 10-11-06

PHONE: 961-2254
OCTOBER 11, 2006
REPORT NO. C06031477


Big >Island> police have found two children who were reported missing after a visit with their birth father.

The birth father, Lebrado Cabanting Jr., 36, has been arrested on suspicion of custodial interference but has not been charged. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while police continue their investigation.

The boys’ mother reported that she dropped off Micah Cabanting, 10, and Lebrado Cabanting, 12, with their father Saturday morning (October 7). The mother said Lebrado Cabanting Jr. failed to return the boys at a pre-arranged time later Saturday evening.

Police found Cabanting and the two boys at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (October 11) in the Orchidland Estates subdivision in Puna. The children were in good health.

Police appreciate the public’s response to a request for help in locating the boys.

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