Archive | June, 2016

During the week of June 20, 2016, through June 26, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 538 DUI arrests compared with 482 during the same period last year, an increase of 11.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of June 20-26, 2016

During the week of June 20, 2016, through June 26, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 538 DUI arrests compared […]

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Police investigate Hilo home invasion

Police investigate Hilo home invasion

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported “home invasion” Sunday night (June 26) in Hilo. At about 7:41 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to an apartment complex on the 200 block on Haili Street after receiving a report that an 81-year-old man’s apartment was entered by female and male suspects at about 7:15 p.m. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that operating a farm vehicle, such as a tractor, on county roadways or state highways is prohibited and in violation of numerous equipment and regulatory offenses.

Police warn public not to use farm vehicles on roadways and highways

Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that operating a farm vehicle, such as a tractor, on county roadways or state highways is prohibited and in violation of numerous equipment and regulatory offenses.

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Siren testing in West Hawaii Wed-Thurs (June 29-30)

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing on Hawaii Island on WEDNESDAY, June 29 and THURSDAY, June 30, 2016. Testing will be between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations…

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Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 66-year-old woman who was wanted for questioning.

Terry Chesnut was located Tuesday (July 5) in Kailua-Kona.

Police have located a 66-year-old woman wanted in theft & sex assault case

Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 66-year-old woman who was wanted for questioning. Terry Chesnut was located Tuesday (July 5) in Kailua-Kona.

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Woman wanted in murder case is arrested in Las Vegas

A 54-year-old Mountain View woman wanted on Hawaiʻi Island was taken into custody on the mainland Monday morning (June 27). Patricia Wong, also known as Patricia Hanoa, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Las Vegas. Wong was wanted on a grand jury indictment charging her with second-degree murder in the 2009 death of […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Cedricah Pila-Hoopai was last seen in Hilo on May 10. She may now be on Oahu. She is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-6, 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii climb 0.9 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Kahana Drive Bridge, in Ahualoa, closed during repairs which begin Monday (June 27)

The Kahana Drive Bridge No. 46-9 located mauka of Highway 19 on Kahana Drive, is scheduled for repair work starting on Monday, June 27, 2016. The bridge will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and weekends. Motorists will be able to use the Old Māmalahoa Highway and Kalehua […]

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Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service.

Hawaii becomes first state to use a centralized firearms registering system

Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service.

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Patricia Wong

Police are searching for a Mountain View woman wanted for murder

Police are seeking a 54 year-old Mt. View woman who is wanted for a 2009 murder in Puna. Patricia Wong also known as Patricia Hanoa was indicted by a grand jury for second degree murder. The charge stems from the 2009 murder of Kaycee M. Smith, who was found in her Orchidland residence with an […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 24, 2016

The eastern breakout lava flow is 3.2 miles long, and the flow front was about 330 feet from the northern boundary of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. Over the past week the flow front has advanced at a rate of roughly 330 feet per day.

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2016 Mayoral candidates forum in Kona Wednesday (June 22)

Eight candidates running to be the mayor of Hawaii County take to the stage in Kona to answer questions about how they would run things.

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Governor Ige to hold town hall meeting in Kona Friday (June 24)

Governor David Ige’s Community Connection town hall meeting will be held at 6-8 p.m. Friday (June 24) at the Hawaii Community College Palamanui campus at 73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Highway. This is an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with the governor and members of his administration on issues that are important to the West Hawai‘i […]

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