Archive | September, 2016

During the week of September 19, 2016, through September 25, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 788 DUI arrests compared with 774 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of September 19-25, 2016

During the week of September 19, 2016, through September 25, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 788 DUI arrests compared with 774 during the same period last year, an increase […]

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Police charge man in Hilo robbery

At about 3:30 a.m., Saturday (September 24), a 24-year-old Paʻauilo man reported that shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, he was accosted by two men at the rear of a business on the 300 block of Kīlauea Avenue. The two suspects reportedly assaulted the victim and removed several items from him before fleeing the area. The […]

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Police search for Kona girl reported missing, last seen in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 15-year-old Captain Cook girl who was reported missing. Jade Yamashita was last seen in Hilo on August 27. She is described as Native American, 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at […]

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Free prediabetes education class at North Hawaii Community Hospital

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 86 million American adults – 1 out of every 3 – has prediabetes, with only 11% of individuals aware they have the condition. Without intervention, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. In an effort to curb these numbers and promote healthy living, […]

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Chief Harry Kubojiri, Deputy Chief Paul Ferreira and Lieutenant Gregory Esteban pose with HSLEOA Officer of the Year Derek Morimoto

Morimoto receives state Officer of the Year award

Detective Derek K. Morimoto was selected as the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2016 Hawaiʻi State Law Enforcement Officials Association (HSLEOA) “Officer of the Year. Morimoto, an 18-year veteran of the department, was honored for his exceptional investigative work as a detective assigned to the Area I Criminal Investigations Section.

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Kubojiri is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for September

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Jeremy Kubojiri on Thursday (September 22) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for September. Kubojiri was honored for saving the life of a 71-year-old man who had fallen off a balcony several days earlier. On August 23, Officer Jeremy Kubojiri and another Community Policing […]

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Paul K. Asuncion Jr.

Police are searching for a man wanted for abuse

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 42-year-old man wanted for abuse. Paul K. Asuncion Jr. has no permanent address but frequents West Hawaiʻi. He is described as 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Mandy Alicuben

Puna woman charged in connection with stolen vehicles

Hawaiʻi Island police charged a 35-year-old Puna woman last week with offenses stemming from two separate stolen vehicles. After conferring with prosecutors, Mandy Alicuben was charged Thursday (September 22) with two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. Her bail was set at $20,000 and she was held in the Hilo police cellblock pending […]

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Leilani Torres

Police are searching for a Hilo woman wanted on a bench warrant

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 26-year-old Hilo woman wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Leilani Torres is described as 5-foot-4, 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a butterfly tattoo on her left ankle, and “Lei” tattooed on her back. She is also wanted for […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 5.3 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 11:03 a.m. alarm Sunday (Sept 25) to an upper waterfall of Makahiloa Stream on the Hilo side of Maulua Gulch for a climbing accident.

A 21-year-old man was rappeling down a 135 foot waterfall and fell the last 25 feet. The man sustained a leg injury in the fall. Due to the steep valley wall and dense jungle rescue crews used Chopper One to airlift the man via a longline attached to a litter. The victim was then taken via an ambulance to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.

Man falls while rappelling down waterfall Sunday (Sept 25)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 11:03 a.m. alarm Sunday (Sept 25) to an upper waterfall of Makahiloa Stream on the Hilo side of Maulua Gulch for a climbing accident. A 21-year-old man was rappeling down a 135 foot waterfall and fell the last 25 feet. The man sustained a leg injury in the fall. Due […]

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Results of the BIIF cross country meet at HPA Saturday (Sept 24)

Results of the cross country meet held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy including teams from Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu.

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Umauma Bridge construction. July 12, 2015. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of September 24-30, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Milepost 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, seven […]

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Strong 6.9 magnitude quake near Fiji Islands, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 11:29 a.m. HST on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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