Archive | October, 2016

Police DUI checkpoints and patrols to increase around Halloween

Hawaiʻi Island police will increase DUI checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in conjunction with anticipated Halloween events. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Sergeant Robert Pauole, head of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services Section, pointed out that drugs, alcohol speeding, and distracted […]

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Police are still searching for a Honokaa man wanted on a bench warrant

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about an 18-year-old Honokaʻa man wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. Kanen-Dean Ventura-Flores is described as 5-foot-10, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or […]

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Police charge Hilo man in connection with robbery at store

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Hilo man who was arrested in connection with a robbery Wednesday at a store in Hilo. At 1:23 p.m. Wednesday (October 26), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery outside a supermarket store on Kinoʻole Street. Police determined that a man had entered the store […]

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Fire destroys structure in Puna Wednesday morning (Oct 26)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:04 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Oct 26) to Kamaili Road in lower Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 20-by-20 foot structure engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4:45 a.m. and the fire was reported to be out at 5:30 a.m. There was nobody […]

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Police locate a Captain Cook boy reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 15-year-old Dante Blanchard of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. Blanchard was found unharmed in Smartsville, California, on November 17.

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Police have located a Kailua-Kona woman reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 22-year-old Jessica Tsibulski of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on November 7.

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Ocean View woman dies after South Kona crash

MEDIA RELEASE A 40-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Tuesday evening (October 25) in South Kona near the 102-mile marker of Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11). She has been identified as Denise Scott of Oceanview. Responding to a 10:16 p.m. call, police determined that Scott had been operating a 2006 Nissan pickup truck, and […]

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New 5-mile cat-proof fence protects endangered species from feral cats on Mauna Loa

Work is complete on what could be the largest cat-proof fence in the United States, designed to protect the federally endangered ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from the birds’ primary threat: feral cats.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 17-23, 2016

During the week of October 17, 2016, through October 23, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 889 DUI arrests compared […]

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Hawaii Public Radio HPR-2 channel to begin East Hawaii broadcasts Wednesday (Oct 26)

Hawaiʻi Public Radio announces the launch of its HPR-2 channel on 91.3FM on the east side of Hawaiʻi island. The estimated sign-on date is Wednesday, October 26, after 12 noon. This marks the completion of the nonprofit station’s long-held goal of a radio network spanning the major Hawaiian islands with both of its programming streams.

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Hilo woman dies after crash Sunday (Oct 23)

A 92-year-old Hilo woman died following a two vehicle crash Sunday afternoon (October 23) in Hilo. She was identified as Masako Okano. Responding to a 12:22 p.m. call, police determined that a 2000 Ford pickup truck was traveling south on Komohana Street and starting to make a left hand turn down Ponahawai Street when it […]

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Kailua-Kona man is charged with murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Kailua-Kona man with murder in connection with a body found last week off Hawaiʻi Belt Road. Shortly before noon Saturday (October 22), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of criminal property damage in progress in the Oʻoma subdivision in Kailua-Kona. Officers located 29-year-old Gafatasi Jorden Kaipo Napoleon of […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3.2 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.89/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Halloween Hilo Kids Party moved to Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces it has moved the Halloween Hilo Kids Party from Pana‘ewa Park to Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium located at 350 Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Open to all ages, the free event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31.

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