New episode of “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” airs tonight 10-17-14

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


Media Release

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 34-year-old man considered armed and dangerous, a 37-year-old woman wanted for extortion and a 23-year-old woman wanted for bail jumping.

The new episode begins airing Friday (October 17).

In it, police ask for help in locating 34-year-old Abraham Verece of Keaʻau, who is wanted for domestic abuse, terroristic threatening and firearms offenses. He is described as 5-foot-8, 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a medium build and has at times had his hair cut very short. He is known to frequent the Puna area. Police caution the public not to approach him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

The television program also asks for help in locating 37-year-old Pauline Elizabeth Fuentes of Hōlualoa, who is wanted for extortion and contempt of court. She is described as 5-foot-1, 175 pounds with blond hair and brown eyes.

In this latest edition of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help in locating 23-year-old Josephine Miranda, who is wanted for bail jumping and contempt of court. She is described as 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with brown eyes and long black hair. She has no permanent address but frequents the Kailua-Kona area.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these persons to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo. 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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