Big Island Police Scanner Log: Nov. 13–20

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The following incidents reported to the Hawai‘i Police Department were compiled from a digital scanner between Wednesday and Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 20, 2018:

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • A person was reported to be running around in a business randomly screaming at people in Kona.
  • A person was reported to be dancing with a bamboo stick on the side of the road in front of a business in Kona.
  • In Ka‘ū, a person called in a smell of smoke, unknown where coming from. But later determined to be a cooking (imu) fire.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • A complaint of a person urinating in public on the side of the road in Kona.
  • The Hawai’i Fire Department was asked to respond to a property in Hilo around 3 p.m. to assist with a “lift” of a patient weighing approximately 400 pounds.
  • A truck was reported to be fully engulfed in Fern Acres on Hibiscus Street at pole 60 around 3:15 p.m.
  • Medics are responding to Walmart for a person with an injured knee at 4:42 p.m.
  • Medics responded to a person with a hook stuck in his foot in Hilo.
  •  A group of people were screaming at visitors walking past them and creating a disturbance in Kona. All parties involved possibly intoxicated.
  • A  person was reported to be causing a traffic safety hazard on the side of the road, was reported to have caused a disturbance at nearby Kona businesses earlier.

Thursday, Nov. 15

  • A fire alarm was reported on Kīlauea Road in Hilo at 12:14 p.m.
  • A palm frond was reported to be causing arcing on an electric line in Orchidland at 12:18 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16

A person was running in and out of traffic wearing a motorcycle helmet in Kona.

Saturday, Nov. 17


A suspicious person was parked in the parking lot of a Kohala school and a person was dancing around the vehicle.

Sunday, Nov. 18

A person reported a female in their yard in Ka‘ū, randomly sitting under a tree and talking about all the stars and galaxies in the universe. The female was possibly intoxicated.


Monday, Nov. 19

  • HPD is responding to an incident around noon on North Peck Road where a customer is allegedly refusing to return a port-a-potty.
  • A report came in that an inmate was run over by a vehicle at Kulani Prison around 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

  • A two car accident was reported on Kino’ole Street in Hilo around 12:12 p.m. in front of Irie Hawai’i.
  • Medics responded to a person who poked themselves with a pencil through their clothing in Kona.
  • People were reported to be throwing a knife at a tree and then later towards a rooster in Kona.
  • Two young individuals with skateboards were reported to be hanging on to reporting parties vehicle in Kona.

Big Island Now Police Log Disclaimer: Big Island Now is not the originator responsible for this content. This weekly column is comprised of a sampling of information obtained from the HPD using a police scanner. This log is for informational purposes only and not an official report. The log does not infer that the events occurred as reported over the scanner or that a person or persons are officially involved, arrested, charged or guilty of a crime. A portion of this article was compiled from the Hawai‘i Island Radio Scanner Community.

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