Wanted: Au and Carenio 02-03-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section/Area I
Lieutenant Gregory M. Esteban
Phone:  808-961-2252

Media Release

Big Island detectives are searching for two subjects wanted for questioning in connection to an incident that occurred on Wednesday (February 1, 2012) fronting a local business in Hilo.

Yesterday (February 2, 2012) shortly after 3:00 pm, the 20 year-old male victim from Hilo reported that on Wednesday evening (February 1, 2012) shortly before midnight, he was contacted outside of a restaurant in the 1500 block of Kamehameha Avenue by one male subject known to him and entered a vehicle that stopped in front of the restaurant.  Once inside the vehicle, a second male subject physically restrained the victim who was then assaulted by both men.

The victim managed to break free and escape from the vehicle, which was last seen leaving the parking lot and onto Kamehameha Avenue.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are looking for the driver of the vehicle, identified as Waylen Keone Carenio, Jr., 21-years-old whose last known address was in Kamuela.  He is described as about 5’7” tall, weighing about 150 pounds, medium build, fair complexion, with short brown hair and brown eyes.  He has several tattoos, including both arms fully tattooed from shoulders to both wrists, “KEONE” on his abdomen, and “FBI” in cursive on his lower back.

Carenio Jr. was last seen operating a light colored 4 door sedan, possibly an import with an unknown license plate.

The second subject is identified as Turner Kaimana Au, 24-years-old of Hilo.  Au is described as part Hawaiian, about 5’10”, weighing about 180 pounds, green eyes, medium build, with short brown hair that is sometimes dyed blonde.  He also often wears a mustache and a goatee.  Au has several tattoos, including a scantily clad female on his back, “Harley Jane” on his left chest, intertwined black strands and a skull on his right forearm, and Polynesian designs on his left forearm.

The subjects may possibly be armed and should not be approached.  Instead, police are asking that anyone seeing either party to immediately call 911 or the police non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or his email at ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (808)961-8300 in East Hawaii or (808)329-8181 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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