Archive | September, 2016

Gary A. Simpkins

Puna man arrested and charged twice this week

A 22-year-old Puna man who was charged with robbery earlier this week has been arrested again on unrelated charges of violence within 48 hours after “bonding out” on the robbery offense.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, September 30, 2016

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Puna Geothermal Venture. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29)

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday September 29 at 10:15 p.m. This is an information update to the Puna Geothermal release of steam that was reported earlier today. Based on all available data from air quality monitoring, there continues to be no threat to the public. This is the final update. This is […]

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Shown here are three of the main volcanic cones (center and right) that make up the Kamakaiʻa Hills on Kīlauea Volcano’s Southwest Rift Zone. Findings from a study of the Kamakaiʻa Hills that is currently underway by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will likely revise the known geologic history of this remote area on Kīlauea and provide new insights on past and future eruptions along the volcano's Southwest Rift Zone. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Kamakaiʻa Hills: what are they and why are they there?

Visitors to the Jaggar Museum and Kaʻū Desert struck by the appearance of three dark, symmetrical volcanic cones on the western slope of Kīlauea, often ask “what are they?” and “why are they there?”

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 29, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between 20 m and 36 m (66–118 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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Shawn Kaawa

Furlough inmate misses check-in at Hale Nani

Extended furlough inmate Shawn Kaawa failed to report to the Hale Nani Reintegration Center for his scheduled check-in last night. State Sheriffs and Hawaii Police were notified. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at various times throughout the month.

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Willie Dennis Eriksson

Police are searching for a man reported missing in 2007

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a man reported missing in 2007. Willie Dennis Eriksson was last seen in the evening hours of November 7, 2007, at a general store in the Mountain View area of Puna. Police have not ruled out foul play in his disappearance. Eriksson is described as […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about an incident that sent a Puna man to the hospital in critical condition.

On July 25, police received a 10 p.m. report of a man found unconscious on the side of Upper Puna Road in Kalapana.

The 44-year-old Puna man was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition, where he was treated for serious injuries to his head.

The case is being investigated as a first-degree assault.

Police seeking info about assault on Puna man in July

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about an incident that sent a Puna man to the hospital in critical condition. On July 25, police received a 10 p.m. report of a man found unconscious on the side of Upper Puna Road in Kalapana. The 44-year-old Puna man was taken […]

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Isemoto Contracting will be doing paving work tomorrow, Thursday, September 29th on the Māmalahoa Highway  from Shiraki’s Dry Cleaners to the Nāpō‘opo‘o Intersection.  Motorists are advised to expect delays with additional drive time of 30 – 60 minutes, as there will be traffic back-up due to alternating lane closures necessary for the paving work.   Work is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting.  Isemoto Contracting and the Department of Public Works thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

Paving work Thursday (Sept 29) at Napoopoo Junction in Kona

Isemoto Contracting will be doing paving work tomorrow, Thursday, September 29th on the Māmalahoa Highway from Shiraki’s Dry Cleaners to the Nāpō‘opo‘o Intersection. Motorists are advised to expect delays with additional drive time of 30 – 60 minutes, as there will be traffic back-up due to alternating lane closures necessary for the paving work. Work […]

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Lieutenant Jefferson A. Grantz

Grantz is promoted to Lieutenant in police department

Chief Harry Kubojiri has promoted Jefferson A. Grantz to the rank of lieutenant. Lieutenant Grantz is assigned to the North Hilo District in Laupāhoehoe. Grantz joined the Hawaii Police Department in 1990. As a patrol officer, his assignments took him to the districts of Kaʻū, Puna, South Kohala, Hāmākua, and North Hilo.

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Ulika weakens to a tropical storm

Ulika’s is well east southeast of Hawaii and is forecast to weaken to a remnant low system by the time it closes in on Hawaii.

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Ulika rapidly intensifies to a hurricane

Ulika is a tiny hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).

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DPW to convert some streetlights to LED in Kona this week

The Department of Public Works, Traffic division will be conducting streetlight work on Wednesday, September 28th along Hualālai Rd. from the intersection of Kuakini Hwy. and Hualālai Rd. and then along Ali’i Dr. from the intersection of Hualālai Rd. and Ali’i Dr. heading in the southern direction. Streetlight work will continue on Thursday, September 29th […]

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Gary A. Simpkins

Police charge Puna man with robbery

A Puna man has been charged with robbery in connection with a confrontation September 20 in Pāhoa. A 19-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he had been waiting for a ride at the southern intersection of Highway 130 and Pāhoa Village Road when a car with two male occupants approached him. One of them assaulted the […]

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