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New ‘Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted’ Aired

March 14, 2016, 10:27 AM HST
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Jon Garcia and Chanel Mariani. HPD photos.

Jon Garcia and Chanel Mariani. HPD photos.

A new episode of “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” started airing on Friday.

The newest edition of the program, which was inspired by the national television show “America’s Most Wanted,” featured two wanted Big Island residents.

Hawai’i Police Department Officer Bryan Tina asks for the public’s help in located Jon Garcia of Na’alehu. The 35-year-old is wanted for a line of issues, including promoting dangerous drugs, attempted meth trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of a firearm.

Garcia is described as 6-feet tall and 250 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

In addition, the show featured 33-year-old Chanel Mariani of Hilo. She is wanted for violating probation and for violating release on bail, as well as questioning in an unrelated case.


Mariani is 5-foot-6 and 142 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. Authorities say she may be in Puna.


Anyone with information on either Garcia or Mariani should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Those who wish to call confidentially should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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