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New Episode of ‘Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted’ Airs Friday

February 27, 2015, 10:27 AM HST
* Updated February 27, 10:31 AM
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Three Big Island men will be featured on the newest edition of “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted,” scheduled to air Friday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. on Na Leo O Hawai’i Community Television Channel 54.

A 20-year-old Puna man wanted for escape, a 38-year-old Ka’u man wanted for abuse, and a 36-year-old Hilo man who is wanted for questioning in a reckless endangering case will each be highlighted.

Railee Keoni Santos, 20, of Mountain View is being sought after by the Hawai’i Police Department for escape. On Feb. 16, while serving a terroristic threatening sentence he escaped from Hale Nani Reintegration Center. Police describe him as 5-foot-5 and 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. A tattoo of the word “Respect” can be seen on his left forearm and he has a tribal tattoo on his right forearm.

Benjamin Acasio. HPD photo.

Benjamin Acasio. HPD photo.

Thirty-eight-year-old Benjamin Acasio is also being sought after by police for an abuse incident. He was last seen driving a red Acura two-door sedan with white rims. Police have described him as 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police are also seeking 36-year-old Albert Espaniola Jr. for contempt of court and for questioning in a reckless endangering case. Police say he is last known to have lived in Hilo. He has been described as 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.

Albert Espaniola. HPD photo.

Albert Espaniola. HPD photo.

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Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of any of these men should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. Crime Stoppers keeps information confidential and anonymous. Calls are not recorded and they do not subscribe to caller ID.

The television show “Hawai’I Island’s Most Wanted” is a project by Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., a partnership between the business community, media, and police hosts. The show is inspired by the national television show “America’s Most Wanted.”

Viewers can watch the show Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 5 p.m.

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