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Three Arrested on Multiple Charges in Hilo

August 2, 2017, 5:15 PM HST
* Updated August 2, 5:18 PM
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Tyler Leopoldino. HPD photo.

The Hawaiʻi Island police task force has located a Hilo man wanted for outstanding warrants.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Hawai‘i Police Department’s stolen vehicle task force tracked down 23-year-old Tyler Leopoldino on Kano‘elehua Avenue in Hilo.

He was arrested for the warrant, promoting a dangerous drug and resisting arrest.

Two other occupants of the vehicle, 25-year-old Clinton Souza and 26-year-old Rose Peace, were arrested for hindering prosecution after being previously warned by police that Leopoldino was a wanted person.

They were also arrested for promoting a dangerous drug.


The vehicle, which was not reported stolen, was recovered and taken to the Hilo police station for further investigation.


All three suspects were taken to the Hilo cellblock where they remain while investigators with the task force continue with this investigation.

Anyone who may have information of this incident or individuals involved is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Sgt. James Correa at (808) 961-2272 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

This information was provided by the authorities; individuals are considered innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.

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