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Big Island Police Seek Suspect Caught on Video

July 24, 2021, 10:13 AM HST
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Unnamed male suspect wanted by HPD.

The Hawai‘i County Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify a man who is being sought for questioning in connection with a stolen moped and other property crimes occurring in the Ocean View area of Ka‘ū.  His image was captured on video surveillance.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, police were called to the 92-8600 block of Paradise Parkway in Ocean View, for a report of a man trespassing onto the property and causing damage to a window screen. The suspect reportedly left the area on a moped.

At approximately 2 a.m. the following morning, police recovered a moped on Highway 11 near Tiki Lane in Ocean View that matched the description of the one leaving the Paradise Parkway scene. Police learned the moped had been stolen two months ago from a residence on Easement Road in the Ocean View Ranchos subdivision.

Investigators determined that a man riding the stolen moped had been at a Lotus Blossom Lane shopping complex in Ocean View at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, when his image was captured on video surveillance.

Anyone who recognizes the man, or who may have information about these incidents, is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Officer Russ Fiesta of the Ka‘ū Patrol Division at (808) 939-2520.

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Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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