Archive | March, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a pedestrian a week ago Saturday.

About 11 p.m. on March 19, Kaʻū patrol officers responded to a report of a traffic accident involving a pedestrian on Hawaiʻi Boulevard, in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision.

Police seek driver and vehicle involved in Ocean View hit-and-run

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a pedestrian a week ago Saturday. About 11 p.m. on March 19, Kaʻū patrol officers responded to a report of a traffic accident involving a pedestrian on Hawaiʻi Boulevard, in the Hawaiian […]

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Police arrest two found with stolen vehicle

Two people have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection with a stolen vehicle. On Saturday (March 26) a Toyota 4Runner was taken from 19th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna. On Monday, Officers spotted the Toyota on Saddle Road and followed it to Hilo, where a man and a woman […]

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An autopsy conducted on the body of a shooting victim determined that the fatal injury was self-inflicted.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section were informed by the medical examiner that the autopsy determined that the gunshot wound sustained by the juvenile male was a self-inflicted wound. Foul play has been excluded in this incident, which is classi

Boy killed by gunshot in Puna determined to be suicide

An autopsy conducted on the body of a shooting victim determined that the fatal injury was self-inflicted. Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section were informed by the medical examiner that the autopsy determined that the gunshot wound sustained by the juvenile male was a self-inflicted wound. Foul play has been excluded in this […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the woman killed Monday (March 28) after being struck by a vehicle on Route 130 in the Puna District.

Police identify woman struck and killed by pick-up truck Monday (March 28)

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the woman killed Monday (March 28) after being struck by a vehicle on Route 130 in the Puna District.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery early Tuesday (March 29) in Puna.

A 28-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was robbed around 3:50 a.m. while he was hitchhiking on Highway 130 in the area of Kaloli Drive. Following the robbery, the victim was able to flee from the car on foot when it pulled over near Makuʻu Drive.

The vehicle is described as a light-colored four-door sedan. It had several occupants.

Police investigate Puna robbery Tuesday (March 29)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery early Tuesday (March 29) in Puna. A 28-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was robbed around 3:50 a.m. while he was hitchhiking on Highway 130 in the area of Kaloli Drive. Following the robbery, the victim was able to flee from the car on foot when it pulled […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a property damage complaint at one of the astronomy facilities on the summit of Mauna Kea on Tuesday morning (March 29).

Officers responded to a 9:30 a.m. report of a traffic accident involving a disorderly man at the summit of Mauna Kea. Further reports indicated that the man then attempted to forcibly enter one of the facilities.

Kailua-Kona man arrested after attempt to break into astronomy facility on Mauna Kea

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a property damage complaint at one of the astronomy facilities on the summit of Mauna Kea on Tuesday morning (March 29). Officers responded to a 9:30 a.m. report of a traffic accident involving a disorderly man at the summit of Mauna Kea. Further reports indicated that the man then attempted […]

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As of 1 p.m. Tuesday (March 29) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

No new Dengue Fever cases Tuesday (March 29)

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday (March 29) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

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During the week of March 21, 2016, through March 27, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 275 DUI arrests compared with 225 during the same period last year, an increase of 22.2 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of March 21-27, 2016

During the week of March 21, 2016, through March 27, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 275 DUI arrests compared with 225 during […]

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Kalanikoa Street in Hilo fronting Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Temporary one-way traffic on Kalanikoa Street due to Merrie Monarch Festival March 30-April 3

In conjunction with the 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly direction on Kalanikoa Street between Piʻilani Street and Kuawa Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will remain in effect […]

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As of 1 p.m. Monday (March 28) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

No new Dengue Fever cases Monday (March 28)

As of 1 p.m. Monday (March 28) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

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Big Island detectives are investigating a fatal firearms related incident that occurred Friday (March 25) in Puna.

On Friday at 8:09 a.m., police and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of a male juvenile who sustained an injury from a BB gun.

Upon their arrival at a residence off of Oshiro Road in Mountain View, medics learned that the victim sustained an actual gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.

Child dies Saturday (March 26) after sustaining gunshot wound in Puna

Big Island detectives are investigating a fatal firearms related incident that occurred Friday (March 25) in Puna. On Friday at 8:09 a.m., police and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of a male juvenile who sustained an injury from a BB gun. Upon their arrival at a residence off of Oshiro Road in […]

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An unidentified woman was killed Monday (March 28) after being struck by a vehicle on Route 130, .1 mile south of Kaloli Drive in Keaʻau.

A 22-year-old Hilo man came to the Hilo Police Station on Monday morning at about 1:00 a.m. and reported that he may have been involved in a traffic collision in the area of Route 130 and Kaloli Drive.

Woman dies after being struck by pick-up truck in Puna Monday (March 28)

An unidentified woman was killed Monday (March 28) after being struck by a vehicle on Route 130, .1 mile south of Kaloli Drive in Keaʻau. A 22-year-old Hilo man came to the Hilo Police Station on Monday morning at about 1:00 a.m. and reported that he may have been involved in a traffic collision in […]

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Police are reminding the public about scams involving phone calls from people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding payment and stating that if payment is not made, then fines of over $1000 will be issued.  These scammers usually demand payment in the form of a money order.

Police warn public about phoney IRS scam

Police are reminding the public about scams involving phone calls from people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding payment and stating that if payment is not made, then fines of over $1000 will be issued. These scammers usually demand payment in the form of a money order.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.7 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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