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Officer Carvalho honored for apprehending two wanted felons with long rap sheets

For his “tenacious investigations” that led to the apprehension of two wanted felons with a slew of prior arrests, Hawaiʻi Island police officer Jayce Carvalho was honored as the East Hawaiʻi Officer of the Month for November 2022.

Hawaiʻi Island Police: Be on the lookout for a stolen tractor

A tractor was stolen from a property off of Highway 130 just outside of Pāhoa on March 12, 2023, between 8:45 a.m. and 1:40 p.m., according to Hawaiʻi Island police.

Man from Hilo indicted for stealing 3 Toyota Tacomas, trying to steal ATM

The indictments of Wayne Emch, 41, stem from incidents that occurred within the Districts of South Hilo, Waimea, and North Kona between Feb. 9 and March 2, 2023. 

UPDATE #2: Manhunt continues for attempted murder suspect; second person in stolen car killed by police

Police kill driver of stolen car during search for armed and dangerous attempted murder suspect, Ronald Kahihikolo, who was last seen near mile 40 marker on Highway 19 in Hāmākua District.

Hawaiʻi County outstanding warrants as of March 10, 2023

Hawaiʻi Island police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on this outstanding warrants list to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.

Puna woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for methamphetamine charges

At the time of the commission of the possession and attempted distribution of methamphetamine, Sheena Andrews, 37, was on probation for felony drug crimes. 

23-year-old wanted for stealing a 1997 pickup truck, crashing into police car in Pāhoa

Harrison Duadua-Apao, who is wanted for stealing a truck, is about 5 feet 8 inches and 155 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, a medium build and tan complexion.  

Man with ‘greed’ tattoo on cheek sought in shooting of 42-year-old woman on Big Island

The attempted murder suspect is 5 feet 7 inches and 215 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has a distinctive tattoo on his right cheek near his eye that reads “greed”. 

Mountain View man charged with 12 drug and firearms offenses

Hawaiʻi Island police officers executed a vehicle narcotics search warrant and recovered approximately 12 ounces of methamphetamine and two P80 framed, unserialized, and unregistered handguns from the vehicle of Daniel Keith Kia‘i Tavares.

800 attend Big Island cockfight; four men charged with firearms, drug offenses

Four men were arrested for firearms offenses on March 4 while at a cockfight in Kealakekua, where drugs and illegal firearms were recovered, along with U.S. currency and two vehicles for forfeiture, according to Hawaiʻi Island police.

Hawaiʻi Island outstanding warrants as of Feb. 17, 2023

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has put out a list of people who have outstanding warrants as of Feb. 17, 2023.

Man arrested for smashing girlfriend’s car with axe; school locked down as precaution

While police were looking for the suspect, the nearby Waimea Elementary School went into lockdown at 1:51 p.m. on Feb. 15 out of an abundance of caution.

21-year-old with schizophrenia indicted for murdering grandparents in their Hilo home

Cheryl Ho called Hilo police and told them her 21-year-old schizophrenic son Joshua was having an episode and yielding a knife, but by the time Hawai’i Island police arrived it was too late.

Ocean View man injures two Big Island police officers during arrest for outstanding warrant

Samuel Imaizumi, 47, was charged with felony assault of the two police officers and resisting arrest.

43-year-old’s bomb threat causes evacuation of Hilo shopping center

A man, identified as 43-year-old Ebn Wandell of Hilo, walked into a management office and stated he had a bomb in the bag he was carrying, police said.

Kona man charged after punching female gas station clerk, stealing cash

John Bull Macomber, 51 of Kona, was arrested and charged with robbery, assault and drug offenses.

Ocean View man charged with stealing a Jeep and possessing methamphetamine

Benjamin Kawika Jerin-Kealoha, 46 of Ocean View, was charged with stealing a Jeep rental car, resisting an order to stop and methamphetamine possession following his arrest on Jan. 21 in Kona.

Tire and rim stolen from state-owned backhoe on Big Island

The theft occurred on the mauka (west) shoulder of Highway 19 between Laupahoehoe Gulch and Kaʻawaliʻi Gulch in Hāmākua.

21-year-old Joshua Ho charged with killing his grandparents in Hilo

Joshua Ho, 21, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder, and is in custody with a bail set at $2.75 million.

Hawaiʻi Police outstanding warrants list for Jan. 13, 2023

The Hawai‘i Police Department releases weekly list of outstanding warrants as of Jan. 13, 2023.
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