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Wanted: Kuhia and Carvalho-Kuhia 10-02-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C13020766


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a couple wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery.

At 3 a.m. on August 6, a 26-year-old Hilo man was reportedly assaulted in the parking lot of Coconut Island and had his pickup truck stolen. The truck, a white 2006 Toyota Tacoma (license plate KYM 755) has not been located.

Police want to question 30-year-old John Curtis K. Kuhia and his wife, 36-year-old Shanna Y. L. Carvalho-Kuhia. Kuhia is described as 5-foot-9, 188 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Carvalho-Kuhia is described as 5-foot-9, 300 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Their last known address was in Mountain View.

Police ask anyone with information on there whereabouts or the location of the truck to contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.