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Hilo man dies in Highway 130 crash in Keaau

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died Sunday (April 6) from injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision on the Keaʻau-Pāhoa Road (Route 130) between the 3- and 4-mile markers in Keaʻau.

He was identified as 26-year-old Matthew S. Therrien of Hilo.

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Darren K. Ornellas

Police seek Hilo man wanted for suspicion of burglary

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an 18-year-old Hilo man wanted for suspicion of a burglary that happened yesterday (Thursday) in Puna.

Darren K. Ornellas is described as a local male, 5’5” tall, weighing about 135 pounds, tan complexion, short brown hair, and a light mustache. He is known to operate a brownish colored 1992 Honda 4 door sedan with dark colored rims with a chrome finish ring, bearing license plate HLS-049.

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Composite sketch of suspect

Pahoa woman threatened with knife, police release sketch of suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a report of a woman being accosted by a male in a vehicle in the Puna District in early February 2014.

On February 5, 2014 at about 9:12 p.m., police contacted a 19-year-old Pahoa woman who reported to police that earlier in the evening and while walking along Kahakai Boulevard near Da Store, a dark colored sedan pulled

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County installing sidewalks along Ainaloa Blvd in Puna

New sidewalks are being constructed along both sides of Ainaloa Blvd in Puna. The sidewalks will connect to Highway 130. The County of Hawaii, Department of Public Works Highway Maintenance Division is constructing these sidewalks. They are excavating the roadway shoulders in increments of 500-feet to 1,000-feet, and closing lanes to allow for equipment. The alternating lane closures are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sidewalk completion is scheduled for mid-April 2014 weather permitting.

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Fallen tree brings down utility lines in Puna, temporarily closes Route 132 Monday (March 24)

Hawaii County Police report Route 132 (Pahoa-Kapoho Road) is now open to traffic in all directions. The road had been closed due to a fallen tree and downed utility lines.

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Fire burns woodshop in Fern Acres Monday morning (March 17)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7:52 a.m. alarm Monday (March 17) to 11-3592 Hibiscus Street in Puna.

Crews arrived to find a single story garage type structure engulfed in flames. Crews contained the fire to the structure to prevent it spreading to a home. Firefighters used 8,000 gallons of water to extinguish the 22-by-20 foot wood working workshop on fire. The fire was reported to be under control at 8:26 a.m. and out at 8:45 a.m.

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Danielle Caron

Police have located a Puna woman reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police located 48-year-old Danielle Caron, who was reported missing in March 2014. She was found in Honokaʻa in good health.

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Weak 2.5M quake strikes Puna Friday (March 14)

A weak 2.5 magnitude earthquake centered in the Eden Roc subdivision area shook the Big Island at 2:10 p.m. Friday (March 14). Earthquakes this small are unlikely to cause damage.

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Brian Willis

Police locate Keaau man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 42-year-old Brian Willis of Keaʻau, who was reported missing.

He was found unharmed Friday in Hilo.

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Peter Johnston-Riveira

Police arrest and charge a Puna man after firearm threat

A Puna man has been charged with five offenses in connection with a gun incident early Monday morning in Puna.

In response to a 2:24 a.m. call Monday (February 17), Puna patrol officers responded to 28th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision, where it was reported that an acquaintance had brandished a rifle and threatened to shoot a 50-year-old man after the two got into an argument in the victim’s home.

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Kiel Brende

Police charge Puna man with assault

A Puna man has been charged with assault after his neighbor went to the hospital with substantial injuries to his face and body.

at 2:49 a.m. Monday (February 17), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to Hilo Medical Center, where a 47-year-old man was being treated for injuries reportedly received by his neighbor at the victim’s Waa Waa home on Pakala Road shortly before midnight Sunday.

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Police are searching for men involved in Puna koa wood theft

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men wanted for a theft in Puna last week. On January 29 at about 11:40 p.m., police received a call from a 60-year-old homeowner reporting two suspicious vehicles and at least four male suspects who were on his property in Mountain [...]

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