Police are searching for a Ka‘u wanted in abuse case


Benjamin Acasio

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 38-year-old Kaʻū man who is wanted for abuse.

Benjamin Acasio of Nāʻālehu is described as 6-foot-2, about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a red Acura two-door sedan with white rims.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.