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Police seeking driver in Ka‘ū hit-and-run that critically injured pedestrian

Hawai‘i Island police are searching for the driver involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run traffic collision in Ka‘ū that left a 26-year-old female with life-threatening injuries.

Police seek wanted Kaʻū woman Kira Lazar

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Police continuing investigation into Ocean View shooting

Responding to a shooting on Aloha Boulevard reported around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Ka‘ū patrol officers made contact with a 43-year-old male victim, also from Ocean View. The victim reported that while sleeping in a tent on his property he was approached by an unidentified female asking for assistance with her vehicle.

Hilo man charged with attempted distribution of methamphetamine, more

Following the execution of a narcotics search warrant on Delos Santos’ vehicle, VICE officers recovered 265.97 grams – or over a half pound – of methamphetamine, which was broken down into nine separate packets each containing approximately one ounce of methamphetamine.

Hawai‘i police seek three wanted individuals

Irvin Tysen Agres, age 41, is wanted on two outstanding warrants of arrest, as well as for questioning relative to numerous other felony investigations. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Agres is known to frequent the Hilo and Puna areas and is also known to be armed and dangerous.

‘End of the World’ murder: Captain Cook man sentenced to life in prison

Asagra had been found guilty of the second-degree murder of drug dealer Joey Richmond and arson in the first degree for setting fire to Richmond’s BMW motor vehicle.

Update: Puna woman out on bail and scheduled to appear for preliminary hearing

Responding to 24th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision for a reported active domestic dispute, Puna patrol officers determined that Lewis was involved in a verbal argument with a 26-year-old male within a vehicle on the roadway.

Police: woman struck by arrow at Hāpuna Beach Park on Big Island

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, South Kohala patrol officers responded to the area of Kawaihae and Akulani Road after a 31-year-old female victim reported she had been shot.

Hawai‘i County outstanding warrants as of Aug. 19, 2023

This list is comprised of people with a last name that begins with C and is only a fraction of the more than 4,000 outstanding warrants in the county.

Thief steals 9 Polynesian Voyaging Society specialty license plates in Kona

On Aug. 5, police responded to nine theft reports in the Kona area of Polynesian Voyaging Society specialty license plates. No suspects have been identified.

Hawaiʻi Island police looking for Hale Nani work furlough inmate who failed to return

Work furlough inmate Michael Saragosa-Galon failed to return from a furlough pass to the Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Panaʻewa by his deadline of 2 p.m. Friday.

Escaped inmate from Hilo’s Kūlani Correctional Facility caught 50 minutes later

A 31-year-old inmate at Kūlani Correctional Facility escaped from the Hilo facility, but he was on the lam for only 50 minutes before being caught.

Police arrest Captain Cook man in Ocean View robbery and assault investigation

Upon entry into the second business, officers discovered a masked man, later identified as Derick Camacho, making verbal threats and physically dragging a 61-year-old male victim into a back room.

Police arrest and charge Volcano man for drug, firearms and theft offenses

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on June 22 at 7:10 p.m. in the drive-thru of a Kea‘au business, in which an off-duty police officer observed a pickup truck strike a pole in the drive-thru.

Puna man charged with attempted distribution of fentanyl, attempted possession of fentanyl and PCP

Guy Lawrence Harper is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Hilo District Court on Monday afternoon. He remains in custody in lieu of $85,000 bail.

Hawaiʻi County outstanding warrants as of June 23, 2023

The Hawaiʻi Police Department provided the following random list of 25 people with outstanding misdemeanor or traffic warrants as of June 23, 2023. It is just a fraction of the 4,000 outstanding warrants in the county.

2 men charged with Merrie Monarch Festival office burglary, squatting at closed business

Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged two men for breaking into the Merrie Monarch Festival office in Hilo and stealing numerous items valued at more than $2,700, including eight replica medals of King Kalākaua.

42-year-old homeless woman missing in Kaʻū since June 4

A 42-year-old homeless woman with an outstanding bench warrant was reported missing on June 4 in Ka‘ū on the Big Island.

Hawai‘i police charge mother, son with array of offenses

Keoni Sanderson was the subject of a previous media release asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.

King Kalākaua replica medals stolen during break-in at Merrie Monarch Festival office

Hawai‘i police are investigating a break-in at the Merrie Monarch Festival office in Hilo where several items were stolen, including replicas of King David Kalākaua medals.
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