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Puna man wanted in connection with domestic abuse case found


Big Island police are looking for a 41 year-old Puna man in connection to a domestic abuse case.

Gregory Kalani Santa-Isabel

Gregory Kalani Santa-Isabel

Gregory Kalani Santa-Isabel is being sought for questioning for an abuse of a family/household member and terroristic threatening investigations stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at a residence in Kurtistown on January 16, 2011.

The 27 year-old female victim was not seriously injured in the incident.

Santa-Isabel is described as a part Hawaiian male, about 5’5” tall, weighing about 185 pounds, brown eyes, and bald. He has numerous tattoos, consisting of “Hiilani” on his upper chest, a tattoo of a lion’s head on his chest, the Hawaiian island chain near his left eye, and numerous tattoos on the back of both hands and outer wrists.

Santa-Isabel may be armed and considered dangerous and police are cautioning the public against approaching him and instead to call police.

Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this investigation to call Detective Royce Serrao at (808) 961-8810 or Detective John Rodrigues, Jr. at (808) 961-2382. Callers who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 in East Hawaii or (808) 329-8181 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


Big Island police have located 41-year-old Gregory Kalani Santa-Isabel, who was wanted in connection with a domestic abuse case.

He turned himself in at the Hilo police station at 10 p.m. Sunday (January 23) and was arrested on suspicion of abuse of a family/household member and second-degree terroristic threatening. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while police continue the investigation.

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