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

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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.

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.

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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