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New ‘Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted’ to Air Friday

February 4, 2016, 10:28 AM HST
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A new episode of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” will air on Friday.

In the episode, a man and two women are sought by authorities.

Ronald Barawis Jr. HPD photo.

Ronald Barawis Jr. HPD photo.

The Hawai’i Police Department seeks to locate 38-year-old Ronald Barawis Jr. of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted for violating parole and failure to appear.

Barawis is also wanted for questioning in another investigation.

Authorities describe Barawis as 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds. He has brown eyes, dark brown hair, and a large tattoo on the right side of his face.

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Barawis is considered armed and dangerous, and the public is urged not to approach him.

Melody K. Familar. HPD photo.

Melody K. Familar. HPD photo.

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In addition, 45-year-old Melody K. Familar of Hilo will be featured in the program

Familar is wanted on a $50,000 warrant for violating probation. She is also wanted for questioning in another investigation.

Police describe Familar as 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.
Officer Bryan Tina also asks for the public’s assistance on the program in locating 33-year-old Chanel Mariani of Hilo.

Chanel Mariani. HPD photo.

Chanel Mariani. HPD photo.

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Mariani is wanted for violating probation and for violating release on bail. She is also wanted for questioning in an unrelated case.

HPD describe Mariani as 5-foot-6 and 142 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

There’s a possibility that Mariani may be in Puna.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of any of the individuals who will be featured on the episode should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or the Big Island Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

“Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., airs on Na Leo O Hawai’i Community Television Channel 54 on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.

The show was inspired by the national television show “America’s Most Wanted.”

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