Archive | May, 2016

Jason K. Lindsey

Police charge Kona man with offenses after the break-in of a car

A Kona man has been charged with four offenses stemming from the break-in of a car in the parking lot of a “big-box” store in Kailua-Kona. At 2:38 p.m. Tuesday (May 24), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that a backpack had been stolen from a car parked in a parking lot on Henry […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo boy reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 14-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. Koltan Yago was last seen in Hilo on March 20. He is described as Japanese, 5-foot-6, 114 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Because of Western Week festivities in Honokaʻa, Māmāne Street will be closed to traffic from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday (May 27) between Koniaka Place and Lehua Street.

On the same date, a Western Week parade will close all of Akia Street and portions of Lehua Street, Māmāne Street and Puakalo Street from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Parking will be available at the Honokaʻa Park and Sports Complex.

Western Week festivities to affect streets in Honokaa Friday (May 27)

Because of Western Week festivities in Honokaʻa, Māmāne Street will be closed to traffic from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday (May 27) between Koniaka Place and Lehua Street. On the same date, a Western Week parade will close all of Akia Street and portions of Lehua Street, Māmāne Street and Puakalo Street from 4 […]

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military convoys between Hilo and PTA, beginning Friday (May 27)

Service members are scheduled to convoy between Keaukaha Military Reservation in Hilo, and Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA), beginning Friday. The scheduled convoy times are from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., May 27-June 3. Convoys will use Hilo Airport Road, Kanoelehua Avenue (Highway 11), West Puainako Street, Komohana Avenue, Puainako Extension Route 2000, and […]

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A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Lanikaula Street from Friday, May 27, through Wednesday, June 15, weather permitting.

Traffic will flow in the mauka, or westerly, direction only on Lanikaula Street, between Kinoʻole Street and Kalili Street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Temporary one-way traffic on Lanikaula due to construction beginning Friday (May 27)

A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Lanikaula Street from Friday, May 27, through Wednesday, June 15, weather permitting. Traffic will flow in the mauka, or westerly, direction only on Lanikaula Street, between Kinoʻole Street and Kalili Street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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Honomu Community Association meeting (May 26)

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation and County Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter invite the public to a Honomu Community Association meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Honomu Gymnasium. Poindexter will be joined by Springer Kaye of the Big Island Invasive Species Committee, along with the area’s community policing officer, Jayme […]

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‘Scandal’ and ‘Tremors’ at Big Island Film Festival (May 26-30)

MEDIA RELEASE In a good way, celebrity guests at Big Island Film Festival may stir up scandal and create tremors over Memorial Day Weekend at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii. Acclaimed actress and singer Bellamy Young currently stars as “First Lady Mellie Grant” on ABC/Shonda Rhimes’ Peabody Award-winning series, “Scandal,” which Rolling Stone Magazine described as […]

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Free health care in Ka’u, Puna (May 31-June 11)

MEDIA RELEASE An innovative training program by the U.S. Department of Defense will bring nearly 150 military reservists to Ka’u May 31-June 4 and Keaau June 4- 11 to provide free medical care in clinics open to the public. Tropic Care 2016 will run three clinics, at Ka’u High & Pahala Elementary School, the Ocean […]

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Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava breakouts still active, not advancing much Wednesday (May 25)

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the two new lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remain active but have not advanced significantly.

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Michael John David

Police are searching for a Pahoa man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 64-year-old Pāhoa man who was reported missing. Michael John David was last seen in Kalapana on May 20. He is described as 5-foot-10, 135 with gray hair and brown eyes.

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DLNR seeks ID of man seen on camera who is suspected of placing rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road

Anyone who may have witnessed or have knowledge of rocks being placed on the Mauna Kea Access Road, late afternoon, on May 16, 2016, is asked to contact the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).

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New lava breakouts spill out of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Tuesday (May 24)

A lava breakout at Puʻu ʻŌʻō began Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 just before 7 a.m., HST. The breakout originated on the northeast flank of the cone, at the site of the vent for the ongoing June 27th lava flow.

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Hawaiʻi Island police remind motorists that right turns are to be made from the roadway and not from the right shoulder.

Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma said some motorists wrongly believe it is safer to travel onto the right shoulder before turning, to allow traffic to pass on the left.

Police remind public to not use right shoulder of the road as a right turn lane

Hawaiʻi Island police remind motorists that right turns are to be made from the roadway and not from the right shoulder. Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma said some motorists wrongly believe it is safer to travel onto the right shoulder before turning, to allow traffic to pass on the left.

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During the week of May 16, 2016, through May 22, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 446 DUI arrests compared with 385 during the same period last year, an increase of 15.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of May 16-22, 2016

During the week of May 16, 2016, through May 22, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 446 DUI arrests compared […]

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