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HPD Seeking Three Puna Men Wanted on Bench Warrants

April 23, 2018, 10:23 AM HST
* Updated April 23, 12:22 PM
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The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating three Puna men who are wanted for outstanding bench warrants and for questioning in connection with numerous other crimes.

Joseph Branco. HPD photo.

Joseph “JP” Branco is a 32 year-old Kurtistown man who is described as 5-foot-7-inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  He has a no-bail warrant of arrest for violating his terms and conditions of his release.

Shilo Brent. HPD photo.

Shilo Brent is a 41 year-old Mt. View man who is described as 5-foot-7-inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  He is wanted on a $2,000 criminal contempt of court warrant.

Jardin Tavares. HPD photo.

Jardin Tavares is a 31 year-old Mt. View man who is described as 6-foot-1-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a no-bail warrant of arrest for violating the terms and conditions of his probation.

All three men are known to frequent the Fern Forest and Eden Roc subdivisions.

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Anyone who may have information about their whereabouts is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Aaron Carvalho of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2272 or [email protected].

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This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 

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