HPD Seeks Public Help Finding Wanted Ka‘ū Man

March 14, 2022, 12:32 PM HST
* Updated March 18, 5:30 PM
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Pohakea Lipe

UPDATE: The Hawai‘i Police Department said in a media release Friday, March 18, that Pohakea Lipe of Ka‘ū, who was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in connection with other criminal investigations, was arrested Friday and charged for two bench warrants, one arrest warrant and one count of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

His bail was set at $15,150 and he remains in police custody at the Kona Police Station pending his initial court appearance Monday, March 21, in Kona District Court.

Police thanked the the public for its assistance in locating Lipe.

Authorities are seeking the public’s help locating a Ka‘ū man wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in connection with other criminal investigations.

Thirty-two-year-old Pohakea Lipe is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. He is known to frequent Nā‘ālehu and Kona. Hawaiʻi police remind the public that harboring or concealing a wanted person can result in criminal charges.


Anyone with information on Lipe’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Donovan Kohara at 808-326-4646 ext. 267; or via email at [email protected]. They may also contact the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.


Citizens who wish to remain anonymous can make an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300 and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers does not record any calls or subscribe to caller ID.

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