HPD Arrests Volcano Man on Gun, Theft, Drug Charges

April 5, 2021, 11:08 AM HST
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Edwin W. Lively
Edwin W. Lively was arrested by police on several charges. PC: HPD

Edwin W. Lively is in police custody and facing several charges.

Hawai‘i Island police charged the 42-year-old Volcano man with gun, theft, and drug offenses after an incident in Glenwood last week.

Responding to a noise complaint on Leila Road in the Fern Forest subdivision in Glenwood on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 5:30 pm, Puna patrol officers observed two men standing near two parked vehicles.

When officers approached the two men, one of them fled the area in one of the vehicles and the other fled into the bushes leaving his parked vehicle, according to a police report. Officers observed a firearm within the vehicle in plain view, as well as ammunition on the ground near the vehicle.

While officers waited with the vehicle, the man, later identified as Edwin W. Lively, of Volcano, exited the bushes and was arrested without incident.


Lively was held at the police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section continued investigation. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle yielding a stolen firearm, ammunition, and methamphetamine. After conferral with prosecutors, detectives charged Lively on April 3 with two counts of place to keep a firearm, two counts of ownership/possession prohibited, promotion of a dangerous drug, and first degree theft.


His bail was set at $96,000 and he remains at the police cellblock until his preliminary hearing, which is scheduled for Monday April 5, 2021.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the second man and vehicle involved in this incident to contact Detective Blaine Morishita at (808) 961-2385 or [email protected].

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