Archive | January, 2016

Aloha Exchange Club member Joey Estrella presents an 'Officer of the Month' award to Detective Grant Todd.

Todd is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for January

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Detective Grant Todd on Thursday (January 28) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for January. Todd was honored for his role as the lead investigator in a serious of investigations that resulted in the arrest of a man considered armed and dangerous.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 28, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level was relatively stable, varying between about 35 and 38 m (115–125 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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Fontes is charged with murder of Puna man

Detectives have charged the 34-year-old man who was arrested Tuesday for the murder of a man whose body was found over the weekend in Puna. The victim has been identified through dental records as 59-year-old Barton Allen Bumatay of Keaʻau. Bumatay had been reported missing since December 31. His remains were discovered Saturday (January 23) […]

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No new Dengue Fever cases, total remains at 241 Thursday (Jan 28)

As of 1 p.m. today (Jan 28) the Department of Health reported no new confirmed cases of Dengue Fever. The total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak remains at 241. These cases include 217 residents and 24 visitors. Currently there are three potentially infectious individuals.

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New PTA hunter check-in stations.

PTA to open Keamuku for bird hunting this weekend (Jan 30-31)

Army officials are opening the Keamuku Maneuver Area (KMA) for bird hunting, here, Jan. 30-31. KMA will be open for shotgun hunting of birds only, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All hunters must check in and check out at one of the Army check-in stations located at the following locations: Old Saddle Road Gate, […]

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Volcano Watch: A geological tour of the Hawaiian Islands: Hawaiʻi

As you likely already know, the Island of Hawai‘i is made up of five volcanoes. Less well known is a sixth volcano…

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The public is invited to participate in an anonymous Community Satisfaction Survey for the Hawaiʻi Police Department during the month of March.

Chief Harry Kubojiri said previous Community Satisfaction Surveys helped him identify actions the Police Department could take to increase community satisfaction.

Police requests public’s participation in Community Satisfaction Survey

The public is invited to participate in an anonymous Community Satisfaction Survey for the Hawaiʻi Police Department during the month of March. Chief Harry Kubojiri said previous Community Satisfaction Surveys helped him identify actions the Police Department could take to increase community satisfaction.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted robbery Wednesday evening (January 27) in Hilo.

In response to an 8:03 p.m. call, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the 70 block of Banyan Drive, where a 79-year-old woman reported that she had been walking alone on the entrance ramp to a hotel when a man pulled on her purse,

Police are investigating an attempted robbery in Hilo Wednesday (Jan 27)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted robbery Wednesday evening (January 27) in Hilo. In response to an 8:03 p.m. call, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the 70 block of Banyan Drive, where a 79-year-old woman reported that she had been walking alone on the entrance ramp to a hotel when a man pulled […]

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Police locate a woman reported missing

Police report that as of 4:42 a.m. Thursday (Jan 28) Tsusurue Osakai has been located.

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Four new Dengue Fever cases raises total to 241 Wednesday (Jan 27)

As of 1 p.m. today (Jan 27) the Department of Health reported four new confirmed cases of Dengue Fever. The total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak rises to 241. These cases include 217 residents and 24 visitors. Currently there are five potentially infectious individuals.

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A South Korean man is in police custody following a stabbing at a resort along the South Kohala coast.

At 8:12 a.m. Wednesday (January 27), officers from the South Kohala District responded to a report of a domestic dispute and possible stabbing in a hotel room on the 62-100 block of Kaunaoa Drive.

South Korean visitor arrested after stabbing man in chest and thigh

A South Korean man is in police custody following a stabbing at a resort along the South Kohala coast. At 8:12 a.m. Wednesday (January 27), officers from the South Kohala District responded to a report of a domestic dispute and possible stabbing in a hotel room on the 62-100 block of Kaunaoa Drive.

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Police officer arrested and charged with assault of 72-year-old man

A Hawaiʻi Police Department officer has been arrested in connection with a confrontation late Friday (January 22) while off duty at an apartment complex in Kailua-Kona. At 11:14 p.m. Friday, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a disturbance at an apartment building on the 75-5600 block of Kuakini Highway. Investigation revealed that 39-year-old […]

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Accolades for Waikoloa Beach Resort restaurants

MEDIA RELEASE Chef Allen Hess has teed off his new “Mai Grille” restaurant at Kings’ Golf Course. Well-known for his deliciously skilled preparations of what he calls “chef-driven, house made, farm-to-table comfort food,” Hess brings a fresh new energy and style to the table. “We’re striving for a modern clubhouse with hand-crafted locally-sourced foods,” said […]

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Man arrested for murder, decomposed body found in Puna has gunshot wounds

Detectives have arrested a 34-year-old man for the murder of an unidentified man whose badly decomposed body was found over the weekend in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna. An autopsy conducted on the unidentified human remains ruled the death as a homicide. The medical examiner concluded that the body was that of an […]

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