Update: Police found runaway from Kurtistown in good health

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Thirteen-year-old Arieana R.K. Balbin of Kurtistown. Photo Courtesy: Hawai‘i Police Department

Updated on Feb. 16: Hawai‘i Island police report that 13-year-old Arieana R.K. Balbin, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located in Puna on Feb. 15 in good health.

Original post: Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Arieana R.K. Balbin of Kurtistown, who was reported as a runaway.
Balbin was last seen in the 16-2400 block of Ainaloa Drive in Kurtistown, on the afternoon of Saturday, Febuary 4, 2023. 
She is described as Polynesian with a fair complexion and a thin build, 4 feet 6 inches tall, 90 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Police ask anyone with information on Balbin’s whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Officer Sean Phelan at [email protected].


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