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Autopsy reveals Holualoa man drowned Wednesday (April 16) at Kua Bay

A 54-year-old man died Wednesday (April 16) in waters off Kua Bay in Kona. He has been identified as Robert Gregory Osborne of Hōlualoa.

At 1:25 p.m. on April 16, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man had been pulled from the water at Kua Bay.

Officers obtained information that the he had been observed floating and was pulled to shore by bystanders, who attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Fire Department personnel arrived and took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Derwin Breithaupt

Kona man charged with meth trafficking

A Kona man has been charged with meth trafficking and other offenses after being found with crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, officers from the Area II Vice Section made contact with a man and a woman in a car in Kailua-Kona during the course of a drug investigation. After searching the car, police recovered 248.5 grams of a crystalline substance, a small amount of a dried green leafy substance, paraphernalia associated with meth distribution and $2,200 in cash for forfeiture.

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Gunshots fired in Kona leads to arrest of 39-year-old shooter

At approx. 12:05 p.m. on Saturday (April 5) Kona Patrol Officers responded to a report of gunshots fired by a man in the parking lot of a resort off Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Upon arrival, a 39 year old man was taken into custody without incident after being determined to be the responsible person. There were no reported injuries or damages.

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Kona police station experiences telephone problems

The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to inform the public that the Kona Police station is experiencing telephone trouble. The public is advised to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 if they need to contact a Kona officer or dial 911 if it’s an emergency.

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Two stabbed in Kailua-Kona Thursday (April 3)

Big Island police are investigating a stabbing incident involving three people that resulted in two of them being sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Responding to a 10:10 p.m. call Thursday (April 3) at the intersection of Alii Drive and Kahakai Road across from the Coconut Grove Shopping Complex, arriving officers discovered a 43-year-old Kailua-Kona man with a laceration to his abdomen and back, and a 38-year-old Kailua-Kona man with a laceration to his abdomen being treated by Fire Department rescue personnel.

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Police to hold community meeting in Kona Tuesday (April 15)

The date of the Police Department’s Kona community meeting has been changed to Tuesday, April 15.

The meeting will take place from 12-2 p.m. at the Kona police station.

The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss concerns with the police chief and commanders who oversee police operations in the Kona District.

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Kimi Keani Bento

Police charge Kona woman in credit card fraud case

On January 8, 2014 a 37-year-old Kealakekua man reported to police that his wallet had been stolen and that several unauthorized transactions were conducted with the victim’s credit card that was in the wallet. Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation and identified a suspect in the case.

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Randi-Keli K. Banagan

Kona woman is charged with attempted murder

Detectives have charged a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman for several offenses stemming from the attempted murder of a Kona man.

On March 31 (Monday) at 6:45 p.m. detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Randi-Keli K. Banagan with attempted murder in the second degree, assault in

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Police arrest Kona woman on suspicion of attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an investigation of a shooting Friday morning (March 28) in Hōlualoa. Randi-Keli K. Banagan was arrested at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday (March 29) at a residence off of Captain Cook Road.

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Holualoa man shot in attempted murder Friday (March 28)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shooting Friday morning (March 28) in Hōlualoa.

At 7:47 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim on Waiono Meadows Road. They found a 26-year-old Hōlualoa man with a gunshot would to his chest who reported that he and his girlfriend had been walking down Waiono Meadows Road when they encountered an acquaintance driving up the road. After the victim and the woman in the car got into a confrontation, the woman in the car reportedly shot him with a rifle.

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Alii Drive only one-lane near Laaloa Ave due to dry well construction

Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd will work an additional two hours on weekdays, until 5:30 PM to complete installation of seven dry wells in Kona. Three dry wells are done.

The proposed dry wells are on the lower half of La‘aloa Avenue from Ho‘olaupa‘i Street to the Ali‘i Drive intersection. Dry well installations will also take place on Ali‘i Drive.

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Alii Drive roadway painting starting today (March 20)

To increase visibility for the pedestrians and bicyclists on Ali‘i Drive, in Kona, the Department of Public Works, Traffic Division is increasing the size of the shoulder marking on both sides of Ali‘i Drive from four (4) inches to eight (8) inches. The striping starts today (March 20) from the Keauhou Shopping Center entrance on Ali‘i Drive. The crew will work in the northern direction.

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