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Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about a county ordinance that gives officers the discretion to have vehicles towed at the operator’s expense for certain driving offenses.

Hawaiʻi County Ordinance No. 11-102, also known as “Aliyah’s Law,” permits the towing of vehicles of motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, without a valid driver’s license or with fraudulent license plates or registration emblems.

Police can have a motorist’s vehicle towed for DUI and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about a county ordinance that gives officers the discretion to have vehicles towed at the operator’s expense for certain driving offenses. Hawaiʻi County Ordinance No. 11-102, also known as “Aliyah’s Law,” permits the towing of vehicles of motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, without a valid […]

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Kanoelehua Avenue (Highway 11) between Lanikaula Street and Leilani Street is now open.

Crash closed some north-bound lanes of Kanoelehua Ave. in Hilo, now open

Kanoelehua Avenue (Highway 11) between Lanikaula Street and Leilani Street is now open.

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Members of the Senate Committee on Water, Land and Agriculture today voted to pass Senate Resolution 46.

SR46 requests the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to engage in negotiations with the current land owners of the makai lands of Kapua to acquire the lands on behalf of the state or to lease those lands in perpetuity on behalf of the state.

Legislators pass resolution to acquire makai lands of Kapua

Members of the Senate Committee on Water, Land and Agriculture today voted to pass Senate Resolution 46. SR46 requests the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to engage in negotiations with the current land owners of the makai lands of Kapua to acquire the lands on behalf of the state or to lease those […]

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Thompson is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for May

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Mike Thompson as “Officer of the Month” for May in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (May 4) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Thompson was honored for an act of kindness his supervisor described as “far beyond compassion.” On December 19, 2015, an 88-year-old woman called 911 just after noon […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 a.m. alarm Tuesday (May 3) to assist the Coast Guard in rescuing a man and his sailboat about 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island.

Fire department rescues sailor in distress 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 a.m. alarm Tuesday (May 3) to assist the Coast Guard in rescuing a man and his sailboat about 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island.

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Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller said he would then go to the house to collect the money.

Police warn public about IRS phone scam

Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller […]

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During the week of April 25, 2016, through May 1, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 366 DUI arrests compared with 318 during the same period last year, an increase of 15.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of April 25-May 1, 2016

During the week of April 25, 2016, through May 1, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 366 DUI arrests compared […]

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awaiʻi Island police are searching for a 70-year-old man who was reported missing.

Edmond Rodrigues was last seen in Hilo at noon Monday (May 2). His family is concerned about his well-being.

He is described as 5-foot-9 with an average build with salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. He has a tattoo of a dragon on his right lower leg and a tattoo of the name “Nainoa” on his left lower leg. He was last seen wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt. He may be operating a 1994 white Toyota 4Runner.

Police are searching for a man reported missing, last seen in Hilo

awaiʻi Island police are searching for a 70-year-old man who was reported missing. Edmond Rodrigues was last seen in Hilo at noon Monday (May 2). His family is concerned about his well-being. He is described as 5-foot-9 with an average build with salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. He has a tattoo of a dragon on […]

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Vandalism at Kapoho cemetery damages gravesites

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever was responsible for causing damage to numerous grave monuments and concrete vase holders at the Kapoho Zairyumin Kai Japanese Cemetery on Kapoho Lighthouse Road. On April 21, a cemetery caretaker discovered that the monuments and concrete vase holders had been tampered with or […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Monday morning (May 2) in Hilo.

At 6:15 a.m., a 27-year-old Hilo man was assaulted near the corner of Keawe Street and Haili Street and his wallet and cell phone were taken.

The suspect is described as a local male, about 5-foot-10, 125-130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt.

The victim declined treatment for his injuries.

Police are investigating a robbery in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Monday morning (May 2) in Hilo. At 6:15 a.m., a 27-year-old Hilo man was assaulted near the corner of Keawe Street and Haili Street and his wallet and cell phone were taken. The suspect is described as a local male, about 5-foot-10, 125-130 pounds with black hair and […]

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Police are searching for a Kalapana shoplifter

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a shoplifting case last month. Just after midnight on April 21, an unidentified man was observed removing a pair of sunglasses, valued at $15.59, from a display rack and proceeding out of a store in Kalapana without paying. He is described […]

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The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.

Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.

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