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Missing teen: Kahele (update) 05-26-11

Hawai‘i Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gilbert Gaspar
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230
May 26, 2011
Report No. C11007075

Close-up image of Kahele

Vernon Kahele...missing since Christmas

Media Release (update)

Big Island police are renewing their request for help in locating a 16-year-old Miloli‘i boy, who was reported missing.

Vernon Kahele was last seen on Christmas Day (December 25). He is described as Samoan-Hawaiian, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, 135-150 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer Robert Sakata at 326-4646, extension 276, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.