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Police seek help with 2022 homicide case after finding decomposed body in Big Island residence

Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the publicʻs help with a 2022 murder case that involves the discovery of a decomposing body following a report of a foul odor coming from a residence.

Big Island Now Poll No. 30: Have you seen your concerns addressed after attending a Coffee with a Cop event?

The popular event provides the opportunity for community members and police to have candid conversations and ask questions over a simple cup of joe about topics ranging from sharing personal stories to discussing neighborhood issues.

Nāʻālehu family’s SUV shot by arrow in July

The arrow left a small puncture hole in the driver’s side passenger door but did not pierce all the way through. Fortunately, no one was injured in the Big Island incident.

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.

Hawaiʻi Police Department’s backpack drive collects 275 for keiki

The Hawai‘i Police Department collected more than 275 backpacks for keiki from the community during its drive in June and July.

Teenaged girl airlifted to O’ahu hospital in critical condition after 2-vehicle crash in Hilo

A two-vehicle traffic crash that occurred on Wednesday night on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the 9-mile marker in Hilo caused injuries to four people, including an 18-year-old female who was airlifted to an O’ahu hospital in critical condition.

Big Island police remind public about rules for service animals

A service animal is described as any dog specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other disability.

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.

Woman injures child with knife; brandishes knife at officer while barricaded in Pāhoa home

Calla Renata Grace Mae Weddington, 34 of Pāhoa, was arrested and charged with multiple offenses that include inflicting minor knife wounds on a female 9-year-old and brandishing a knife at a Hawaiʻi Island police officer.

24-year-old critically injured in hit-and-run by Ford F-150 pickup truck in South Kona

A 24-year-old man from Captain Cook suffered critical injuries on Saturday from a hit-and-run collision on Highway 11, near the 110-mile marker in South Kona in the area of Arthur Greenwell Park.

Hawaiʻi police looking for woman with dollar sign tattoo on cheek wanted for stabbing

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 28-year-old Shanice Ogata-Staudinger, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection with a stabbing in Pāhoa.

44-year-old charged with attempted murder after firing rifle at woman in Ocean View

Rilson Rodrigues, 44 of Ocean View, was arrested and charged with a series of offenses, including attempted murder, following a domestic dispute on April 2 in Ocean View during which he fired a rifle multiple times at a 40-year-old woman trying to escape in a car.

73-year-old man from Hilo has been missing since Feb. 26

Danny L. Ostlund, 73, was last seen on Banyan Drive in Hilo on Feb. 26, 2023.

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.

Update: Missing 15-year-old in Hilo found in good health

Uilani Ahuna was located in Hilo on May 11.

56-year-old ‘at risk’ man missing in Hilo

Mervin Nihau was last seen on Amau Road in Hilo at 7 a.m. on March 11 and is in need of medication.

Update: 13-year-old missing girl has been found in good health in Hilo

Kailea Kekipi was located in good health in Hilo on the Big Island.

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.

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.  
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