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Body found in South Kohala was result of homicide, police identify victim

The human remains found in South Kohala on Monday have been identified through dental records as 37-year-old Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder of Kailua-Kona, who had been reported missing.

Ryder’s family reported on January 17 that they had not heard from him since Thanksgiving 2013.

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Autopsy ordered for human remains found in South Kohala

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with human remains found in South Kohala.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 10) detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section located human remains on vacant land between Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and Puakō Beach Drive.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death and the identity of the deceased.

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Police report hazardous driving conditions due to heavy rains

Hawaii Police Department is asking the public to drive use caution when traveling in the South Kohala District due to heavy rains and run off. There is a slow moving storm system in the area that is expected to last several hours. Please drive carefully on Saddle Road between the 47-49 mile markers (above Waikii Ranch) and Highway 190 between the 6-9 mile markers (between Saddle Rd./Hwy 190 junction and Waikoloa Rd.) due to heavy rains, occasional flooding and heavy run off.

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Two people unconscious after pool heater exhaust fails at South Kohala home

Fire/rescue units responded to an 11:09 a.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 27) to a Mauna Kea Properties residence in South Kohala for two unresponsive people at a possible hazardous material (Hazmat) scene.

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California woman apparently drowns off Puako Thursday (Nov 15)

A California woman apparently drowned Thursday (November 15) in waters along the South Kohala coast.

The woman has been identified as 70-year-old Eileen Melville of Midvalley, California.

South Kohala patrol officers responded to Waialea Beach (aka. Beach 69) in Puako after receiving a 12:08 p.m. call reporting an unresponsive snorkeler.

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Texas woman determined to have died due to near drowning

An autopsy has determined that 71-year-old Sokoon Yu of Flour Mound, Texas, died from asphyxia due to near drowning.

Yu was snorkeling with a tour group in waters along the Kohala Coast on June 26, when she became unresponsive.

She was taken to North Kohala Community hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Autopsy reveals man who died snorkeling in June did not drown

An autopsy has determined that 50-year-old Paul S. Tsang of San Francisco died from cardiac arrest not from drowning.

Tsang was snorkeling in waters in South Kohala on June 13, when he was found unresponsive.

He was taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Fire hydrant test to be conducted on Kawaihae Road Sunday (July 22)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test at a hydrant in Waimea on Sunday, July 22, 2012 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and to store a container of water for their drinking needs until the supply of water is restored to normal.

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Police investigate theft of siding and roofing material in Kawaihae

Big Island police are investigating the theft of siding/roofing material in South Kohala.

Some time after Monday (June 11) approximately 400 sheets of iron siding/roofing were removed from the Kawaihae Industrial Area. The value of the material is estimated at more than $50,000. It is described as 24-gauge iron siding/roofing, 24-feet by 4-feet. Some sheets are blue and others are white.

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Waimea police station to get new mailing address in July

The mailing address for the Police Department’s South Kohala District station in Waimea will change from a post office box address to a physical address beginning next month.

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Hamakua man turns himself in, is arrested in sex assault case

On Wednesday (December 28, 2011) during the early morning hours an adult female reported being sexually assaulted at a South Kohala public beach.

Big Island police arrested 27-year-old Eagle Adam Tobin of Honokaʻa, for Sexual Assault.
Tobin turned himself in to police on January 5.

He was released pending further investigation.

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Police report pest control scam in South Kohala

Big Island police are warning the public about a likely scam involving insecticide services being performed without prior authorization.

On November 28, police responded to a report that an 86-year-old South Kohala man had paid thousands of dollars to two unknown men after they supposedly protected his home from insects.

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