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During the week of October 9, 2017, through October 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 907 DUI arrests compared with 863 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of October 9-15, 2017

During the week of October 9, 2017, through October 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 907 DUI arrests […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are conducting a burglary and arson investigation into a break-in and suspected intentionally set fire at the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center in Hilo. A 33-year-old male was arrested at the scene.

Police arrest Hilo man for a burglary and arson at HCCC

Hawaiʻi Island police are conducting a burglary and arson investigation into a break-in and suspected intentionally set fire at the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center in Hilo. A 33-year-old male was arrested at the scene.

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Police seek ID of suspect in theft at Pahoa 7-Eleven

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect from a theft that occurred in Pāhoa on (October 2). The male suspect is shown in the photo wearing a black ball cap, black T-shirt, and jeans. Police ask anyone with information on this individual to call Officer Terrance Scanlan at the […]

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Donald Kepner

Police are searching for a Puna man wanted in connection with a burglary

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating an 18-year-old Puna man wanted in connection with a burglary investigation. Sought is Donald Kepner, described as Caucasian, 5-feet-10-inches, 150 pounds, blue eyes and blonde hair. Kepner is known to frequent the Puna area. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the […]

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Jesse Coley

Police locate a Kapaau man wanted for sexual assault and warrants

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 30-year-old Jesse Coley who was wanted on outstanding warrants. He arrested this afternoon, (October 16), and taken into custody.

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Police charge Puna man in connection with a stabbing

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 32-year-old Puna man in connection with a stabbing in Puna. At 12:26 a.m., on (October 12), officers responded to a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision to a report of a man who had been stabbed by another man who shared the same home.

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A 49-year old Hilo man died following a 2 vehicle crash Saturday morning (October 14), in the district of Hāmākua. 

His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family.

Responding to a 7:21 a.m. call, police determined that a 2001 Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road), near the 38-mile marker when he was overtaking vehicles and struck a 2015 Honda Fit that was traveling eastbound.

A Hilo man is dead following a crash on Daniel K. Inouye Highway Saturday (Oct 14)

A 49-year old Hilo man died following a 2 vehicle crash Saturday morning (October 14), in the district of Hāmākua. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family. Responding to a 7:21 a.m. call, police determined that a 2001 Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway […]

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Fire/rescue responded to a 5:35 p.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 15) to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) near the 69 mile marker for a brush fire in South Kohala.

Crews arrived to find a 200-foot by 30-foot brush fire on the makai sie of the highway burning in strong trade winds at 25-40 mph. About 25 good samaritans had contained the fire using water bottles, soda, beer and fire extinguishers.

Good samaritans prevent South Kohala brushfire from spreading

Fire/rescue responded to a 5:35 p.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 15) to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) near the 69 mile marker for a brush fire in South Kohala. Crews arrived to find a 200-foot by 30-foot brush fire on the makai sie of the highway burning in strong trade winds at 25-40 mph. About […]

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 3:49 alarm Friday (Oct 13) to Hilo Bay for a swimmer in distress.

Fire dispatch received a call reporting a woman in her late 20s seen leaving the Wailoa River mouth heading towards a green channel marker about a mile off shore. The witness lost sight of the woman and became concerned about her welfare and called 9-1-1.

Swimmer rescued in Hilo Bay Friday (Oct 13)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 3:49 alarm Friday (Oct 13) to Hilo Bay for a swimmer in distress. Fire dispatch received a call reporting a woman in her late 20s seen leaving the Wailoa River mouth heading towards a green channel marker about a mile off shore. The witness lost sight of the woman and became […]

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This is a Civil Defense message. This is a High Surf and High Wind information message for Sunday October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind advisory for North, South, and East Hawaii Island, including the interior regions.

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a High Surf advisory for all shores of Hawaii Island.

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reports their work crews are responding to spot power outages in isolated areas. As in all severe weather conditions, expect possible interruptions in power, cable and telephone services.

High surf and high wind advisories for Hawaii Island

This is a Civil Defense message. This is a High Surf and High Wind information message for Sunday October 15 at 10:30 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind advisory for North, South, and East Hawaii Island, including the interior regions. In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a High Surf […]

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Peaman event at Kailua Pier in Kona.

Peaman events cleared of BLNR fines as former mayor Kenoi provides legal counsel to Pagett

The Board voted to dismiss the fine upon receiving assurances from Pagett’s counsel, former Hawaii mayor William Kenoi that Pagett will apply for a DOBOR permit, including obtaining required insurance coverage, for all future marine events he plans.

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This is a Civil Defense message.  This is a weather and surf information update for Friday October 13 at 3 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports unstable weather conditions to continue through today and into tonight for Hawaii Island.

Police report all roads are open at this time, but advise that driving conditions are poor because of occasional heavy downpours.

If lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.

Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island due to heavy rains and surf

This is a Civil Defense message. This is a weather and surf information update for Friday October 13 at 3 p.m. The National Weather Service reports unstable weather conditions to continue through today and into tonight for Hawaii Island. Police report all roads are open at this time, but advise that driving conditions are poor […]

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