South Hilo Crime Report: June 22–July 6, 2018

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Hawai‘i Police Department’s South Hilo Community Police responded to nine burglaries, four vehicle thefts and five vehicle break-in over the 14-day period from Friday, June 22, through Thursday, July 6, 2018.

Of the four vehicles reported stolen, none were recovered by the time this report was published.

The complete list of crime locations and dates are as follows:


  1. Between June 29 at 5:30 p.m. and July 2 at 8 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a business on Wiwo‘ole Street and removed miscellaneous tools without permission. The tools were on a shelf that was located within an open bay of the business.
  2. Between June 29 at 6:15 p.m. and June 30 at 1 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a business on Po‘okela Street through the roof. Unknown suspect(s) located and entered a safe, removing U.S. currency.
  3. Between June 29 at 10 p.m. and June 30 11 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 400 block of Kukuau Street and removed credit cards and cash. Entry was made through the unlocked, rear patio sliding door.
  4. On June 30 between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 1500 block of Elama Road. Entry was made through the rear screen door, which was unlocked. Various baby items were removed from within the residence.
  5. Between June 30 at 6 p.m. and July 7 at 11 a.m., unknown suspects entered a business on Waianuenue Avenue through the front door which was left unlocked and removed U.S. currency.
  6. Between July 1 at 9 p.m. and July 2 at 2:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) reached through an locked accordion-style gate and removed multiple fruit items off a cart within a business located on Furneax Lane.
  7. Between July 1 at 4 p.m. and July 4 at 12:40 p.m., unknown suspect(s) gained entry into a church located on the 800 block of Kīlauea Avenue. Suspect(s) entered an unlocked door then forced entry into the church’s kitchen. No items removed.
  8. On July 3 between 1 and 5 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered an open carport in the 2300 block of Kīlauea Avenue and removed an Apple iPhone.
  9. Between July 5 at 5 p.m. and July 6 at 7 a.m., unknown suspect(s) forcefully entered the business on Keawe Street. Suspect(s)then forcibly entered a small safe that was in a back room and removed U.S. currency.


  1. On July 2 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., unknown suspect stole a 2009 Toyota Tacoma
    pickup bearing license plate HTM220 which was parked fronting a business on Po‘okela Street.
  2. On July 5 between 12:02 and 12:30 p.m., a vehicle (license # PDJ693) was stolen while parked fronting the gate at Kolekole Beach Park.
  3. Between July 1 at noon and July 2 at noon, unknown suspect(s) removed a black and blue 2009 Yamaha Zuma 50cc PCMC, license # 888HNV, from within a carport located in the 1600 block of Alu Street.
  4. Between July 5 at 2 p.m. and July 6 at 12:50 a.m., unknown suspect(s) a removed a vehicle bearing license # HBM417 from the American Savings parking lot located at 100 Pauahi St.


On June 30 between 5:45 and 7:10 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a Nissan truck, at the downtown McDonald’s through unlocked driver door and removed multiple items.

On July 1 between 1:15 and 1:20 p.m., unknown suspect entered a unlocked Ford SUV while it was parked at the Hilo Safeway parking lot.

On July 1 between 2:30 and 3:40 p.m. while the vehicle was parked unattended on Lihikai Street, unknown suspect(s) shattered the front, passenger-side window and removed several items.


On July 1 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., while the vehicle was parked unattended on Old Māmalahoa Highway (Onemea scenic route), unknown suspect(s) broke into the rear, driver-side window and removed multiple items.

On July 3 between 5:30  and 5:45 p.m., while the vehicle was parked at the Hilo Home Depot, unknown suspect(s) removed a backpack from the front passenger seat.


The Hawai‘i Police Department asks motorists to drive safely..


The HPD also asks residents and visitors alike to take the role as an observer: Watch for suspicious activity and notifying the police. You can make a difference!

Anyone wanting to start or be part of a neighborhood watch in their area should contact one of the South Hilo Community Police officers at (808) 961-8121.


  • Emergency: 911
  • Non Emergency: (808) 935-3311
  • Crime Stoppers: (808) 961-8300
  • Vice/Drug tip hotline: (808) 934-VICE (8423)

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