Archive | May, 2017

Skydiving accident leaves man in critical condition after possible parachute malfunction

Fire/rescue crews answered a 11:04 a.m. alarm Sunday (May 28) to a vacant lot mauka of Upolu Airport for a skydiving accident. Fire dispatch reported that the victim was a 41-year-old solo skydiver who made a high speed crash landing and was suffering from multiple serious injuries. Medics stabilized the man who was then airlifted […]

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Partially decomposed body found at base of waterfall Sunday (May 28)

Fire/rescue responded to a 10:57 a.m. alarm Sunday (May 28) to the Honopue Valley area in North Kohala for the discovery of a dead body. Kayakers in the area found the partially clothed, semi-decomposed body of a male floating in a pool of water at the bottom of a large waterfall near the coastline south […]

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Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) between the 69-70 mile markers.

Mamalahoa Hwy has one lane closed in Ka‘u due to a crash

A motorcycle crash near Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) between the 69-70 mile markers has closed a portion of roadway on Monday (May 29). One lane is open, please avoid the area if possible. Exercise patience and be cautious of police and emergency personnel working in the area. Expect roadway congestion until about 3:45 p.m. Use […]

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Opihi picker rescued from rugged shoreline near Pepeekeo Saturday (May 27)

Fire department rescue crews responded to a 2:59 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 27) to the coastline just north of Kawainui Stream in the Pepeekeo area for a missing Opihi picker.

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Police and Goodwill Aina Keepers cover up graffiti in Hilo

South Hilo Community Policing Officers again partnered with Goodwill Aina Keepers to cover up graffiti on buildings in Hilo on May 26, 2017. One of the buildings that received a fresh coat of paint was the Kress Building located on Kalākaua St. Pictured at the Kress Building is: Officer Gregg Silva, along with the Goodwill […]

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Officer Kupono Mata

Mata is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for March 2017

Officer Kupono Mata (a 6-year police veteran) has been recognized as the Aloha Exchange Club Officer of the Month for March 2017. This is due to his outstanding performance both as a solo patrolman and more recently as a Field Training Officer. He serves as a “role model” for new officers by his consistent dedication […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, May 26, 2017

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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Officer Cala Arnold

Arnold is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for May

Officer Cala Arnold (a 10-year police veteran) has been named as the Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer of the Month for May 2017. Officer Arnold was selected for his apprehension of a suspect with a weapon in a residential/preschool area.

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Volcano Watch: Volcanoes, Landslides, and Angry Gods—A Pacific Northwest Connection

Both volcanoes and landslides are important for landscape evolution in Hawaii and worldwide. In Washington State, an old legend makes the connection between them.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 25, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Glenn S. Oyama

Police are still searching for a Honomu man reported missing in March

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in searching for a 59-year-old Honomū man who was reported missing on (March 20). Glenn S. Oyama was last seen in Hilo on March 19 at about 11:30 p.m. He has a condition that requires medication.

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Police arrest Pahoa man in connection with a vehicle theft

MEDIA MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a 24-year-old Pāhoa man Monday afternoon (May 22) in connection with motor vehicle theft investigation. On Sunday evening (May 21) at 10:32 pm, officers responded to a damaged gate at a business in the 15-1900 block on 33rd Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Employees reported that […]

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The natural-color image above is a composite built from two overpasses by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite on August 29, 2016. At the time, Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester were both hovering between category 3 and 4 storms. The bright streaks across the ocean surface (crossing Hawaii and Lester) are areas of sunglint, where sunlight reflected directly back at the VIIRS imager.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasts 5-8 tropical cyclones this year

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center the outlook for this year is 5-8 tropical cyclones. The Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

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Police to deploy DUI checkpoints over the Memorial Day weekend

With the approach of the long Memorial Day weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawai’i Police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Friday, May 26, and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The effort is part of a national […]

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