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Big Island police request assistance with identifying theft suspect

The suspect is described as a male with a medium build and light complexion.

Police renew request for leads in July 2021 murder of elderly Puna man

On July 31, 2021, local fishermen found the body of 76-year-old Michael Rosenbaum below the sea cliffs at MacKenzie State Recreation Area in Puna.

Police request public’s assistance identifying theft suspect

The suspect is described as a male with a medium build and complexion, 40 to 50 years old, with short black and gray colored hair. He was last seen wearing a light green long sleeve shirt and blue jean pants.

Police arrest female teen following stabbing in Kona on Halloween

At 7:40 p.m., on Oct. 31, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a community park in the Pualani subdivision in Kailua-Kona. As officers were attempting to break up a crowd, they received a second report of another disturbance on the street fronting the community park.

Two men charged with theft of Acura Integra

Revilla and Perreira-Thompson were both charged with Theft in the First Degree (obtained or exerted unauthorized control over another person’s motor vehicle), and Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle in the First Degree.

Puna man charged with sexual assault of an elderly woman

Troy Young was charged with Sexual Assault in the First Degree (knowingly subjected to sexual penetration, a person who was mentally defective) and Attempted Sexual Assault in the First Degree.

60-year-old man from Keaʻau charged with sexual assault of an elderly family member

Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 60-year-old Troy Ashley Young of Kea’au with sexual assault of an 88-year-old female family member who is mentally incapacitated.

Honokaʻa man charged with shooting an arrow into a woman at Hāpuna Beach parking lot

A man from Honoka’a has been arrested and charged with shooting an arrow into the arm of a woman while she was walking to her car on Sep. 6 at Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area on the Big Island.

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.
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