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Multiple brushfires south of Waikoloa Village. Photo courtesy of Andrew Cooper

Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 190) closed due to multiple brushfires south of Waikoloa Road

The Hawai’i Police Department reports a road closure between Kaiminani Drive on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) to Waikoloa Road and part of Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) due to a brush fire.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a suspicious device found Wednesday (February 10) at a charter school in Kaʻū.

At 10:15 a.m. police received a call reporting a “pipe bomb” found in the possession of a student at the Kaʻū Learning Academy on the 94-1500 block of Kalua Circle in Discovery Harbor. Responding officers learned that school officials had found the suspicious device in the backpack of a 9-year-old boy.

Police arrest 9-year-old boy at Ka‘u school for suspicious device

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a suspicious device found Wednesday (February 10) at a charter school in Kaʻū. At 10:15 a.m. police received a call reporting a “pipe bomb” found in the possession of a student at the Kaʻū Learning Academy on the 94-1500 block of Kalua Circle in Discovery Harbor. Responding officers learned that […]

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Scottie I.K. Yanagawa

Second officer involved shooting in a week leaves one dead in Hilo Tuesday (Feb 9)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday night (February 9) at a shopping center located off Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo. At approximately 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, police initiated a traffic stop of a Toyota mini-van known to be operated by a sought-after fugitive who was known to […]

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Justin D. Eaton

Police locate a Hilo man reported as missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 28-year-old Justin D. Eaton of Hilo, was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Hilo at 12:20 p.m. Thursday (February 11).

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A 36-year-old man died Monday (February 8) after jumping off a cliff into waters off Kailua-Kona. 

He has been identified as William H. Holman of Auburn, Washington. 

In response to an 11:38 a.m. call, police learned that Holman jumped into the ocean at Lekeleke Bay, also known as "End of the World," and then cried out for help before disappearing into the water.

Washington man dead after cliff jumping into ocean in Kailua-Kona

A 36-year-old man died Monday (February 8) after jumping off a cliff into waters off Kailua-Kona. He has been identified as William H. Holman of Auburn, Washington. In response to an 11:38 a.m. call, police learned that Holman jumped into the ocean at Lekeleke Bay, also known as “End of the World,” and then cried […]

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During the week of February 1, 2016, through February 7, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 112 DUI arrests compared with 100 during the same period last year, an increase of 12 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of February 1-7, 2016

During the week of February 1, 2016, through February 7, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 112 DUI arrests compared with 100 during the same period last year, an increase […]

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Scottie I.K. Yanagawa

Man wanted in Honolii shooting case, Hale Nani escapee, considered armed and dangerous

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 29-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting in the Honoliʻi area on January 31. Scottie Yanagawa is described as 5-foot-5, 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He may now be clean shaven. He is also wanted for escaping from the Hale Nani correctional […]

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Benjamin Fleming

Two men arrested and charged with drug offenses in Kona

Two men were charged with drug offenses Sunday (February 7) following their arrest Friday (February 5) in Kona. Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Area II Vice Officers observed 50-year-old Benjamin Fleming of Captain Cook to be an occupant of a sports-utility vehicle being operated by 52-year-old Richard Castro, who has no permanent address.

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Stolen boxing gloves

Police seek info in theft of autographed boxing gloves in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a pair of Everlast boxing gloves that have the signatures of numerous boxers and referees who participated in the 1984 Olympic Games. The gloves were removed from a home in Hawaiian Beaches, possibly in mid-January.

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An autopsy conducted Wednesday (February 10) determined that a man who died Sunday (February 7) after being involved in a one-vehicle/pedestrian traffic collision on Kawaihae Road died from his injuries sustained in the accident.

He has been identified as 38-year-old Jacob Freebairn of Kamuela.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Waimea early Sunday morning (Feb 7)

An autopsy conducted Wednesday (February 10) determined that a man who died Sunday (February 7) after being involved in a one-vehicle/pedestrian traffic collision on Kawaihae Road died from his injuries sustained in the accident. He has been identified as 38-year-old Jacob Freebairn of Kamuela.

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Fed Cup 2016: Donation to renovate Old A tennis courts

Fed Cup 2016: Donation to renovate Old A tennis courts

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Four tennis courts will be renovated and youth tennis courts added at the county’s Old Airport Park, as a part of the USTA’s Fed Cup Legacy program. The program, started more than a decade ago, is designed to leave a lasting mark on the communities that host Fed Cup […]

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Leilani Torres

Police are searching for a Hilo woman wanted on warrants

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old Hilo woman who is wanted for several bench warrants. Leilani Torres is wanted for contempt of court, failure to appear, and has a warrant of arrest issued for her arrest. She is also wanted for questioning in connection with other investigations.

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