Warrant Sweep 5 06/18/99

PHONE: 961-2345
JUNE 18, 1999


Big Island police officers and state deputy sheriffs served 47 warrants Friday (June 18, 1999) as part of their week-long sweep to reduce the number of outstanding warrants.

The joint state-county operation brought the number of warrants served during the five-day sweep to 247.

On Friday, 22 warrants were served in South Hilo, four in Puna and 21 in Kona.

There are more than 4,000 outstanding warrants on the Big Island, and the deputy sheriffs arrived to help Big Island police officers make a sweep of the South Hilo, Puna and Kona Districts to reduce the backlog.

The sweep resulted in 146 warrants being served in South Hilo, 56 in Puna and 95 in Kona.

Major David Kawauchi of Area I Field Operations said the Police Department intends to hold similar sweeps in the future to keep the backlog of outstanding warrants at a reduced level.

The Police Department is urging residents who know there is an outstanding warrant on them to turn themselves in to the nearest police station. Doing so will avoid being served a warrant at their residence or place of work.

Residents who want to find out if they are wanted on an outstanding warrant should call 961-8805 in Hilo or 326-4646 in Kona.

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