The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a man wanted for a scam that preys on unemployed construction workers, a man wanted for auto theft and a man wanted for burglary.
The new episode began airing Friday, April 8.
In it, police ask for the public’s help in locating a 44-year-old man who offered construction jobs to persons willing to travel to the mainland. He asked for advance payment for union dues and air transportation and then disappeared with the victims’ money without providing the jobs. Orlando J. Paez, also known as Kimo Manu, is described as 5-foot-9, 260 pounds with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. His last known addresses were in Oregon and Honolulu but he may be recruiting victims here or on other islands.
The television program also asks for help in locating a 23-year-old Puna man wanted for outstanding warrants. Jason Shawn K. Chang of Mountain View has two warrants for contempt of court. In addition to the warrants, he is wanted for questioning in connection with an auto theft case. Chang is described as part Chinese and Hawaiian, about 5-foot-8, 140 pounds with short black hair and a light mustache. He has numerous tattoos.
In this latest edition of “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help in locating a 21-year-old Puna man wanted on an arrest warrant in connection with a burglary. Maika W. Tilton of Kea‘au is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-9, 155 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Police ask that anyone with information about any of these cases call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.
“Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo O Hawaii Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.