Archive | July, 2017

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Coast Guard continues to enforce the temporary Kamokuna Lava Delta Safety Zone

Several large cracks have developed in the lava delta, running parallel to the coastline and spanning the width of the delta.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of July 29 to August 4, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA (HWY 190) — 1) PUUANAHULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions between Mile Marker 20 and Mile Marker 22, over a twenty-four hour period, seven days […]

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Three arrested in Kailua-Kona drug bust

Area II Vice Officers served a search warrant on a residence on Loloa Dr., Kailua-Kona, and recovered marijuana, marijuana concentrate, prescription pills, heroin, and ammunition. Three individuals at the residence were arrested and charged.

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Two men arrested in Kona on various charges

On Wednesday (July 26), Area II vice officers arrested and charged Michael Anthony Ventrella with two counts of promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree, two counts of promoting dangerous drugs in the third degree, two counts of promoting a harmful drug in the fourth degree,

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Kohanaiki Beach Park ocean activities suspended due to bacteria levels

The Department of Health Clean Water Branch reports water samples from Kohanaiki Beach Park, Kona exceed normal water quality levels for enterococci (364 per 100 mL). Posted advisories remain in effect until results no longer exceed 130 enterococci per 100 mL threshold.

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Police warrants list for Friday, July 28, 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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Police seek info for Puna shooting Friday (July 28)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred (July 28), in Puna. At 12:24 a.m., police responded to reports of gunshots on Highway 11 in Kurtistown. Investigators determined that a 59- year-old Hilo woman was driving in the Volcano direction on Highway 11 when she passed a sedan stopped on the shoulder near […]

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Police charge woman in auto theft case

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s task force charged a woman in connection with a stolen Hyundai sedan that was taken from a Pāhoa residence on (June 17). On (July 7), officers were responding to report of an active vehicle theft with the suspect vehicle heading into Hilo at a high rate of speed, recklessly

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Police make two arrests in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates burglary

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested an Ocean View man and woman following an investigation into a residential burglary. On (July 25), officers working in the Kaʻū District arrested 31-year-old Mario Espino and 26-year-old Jayleen Kahele, both of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, following a reported burglary in the 92-1400 block of Aloha Boulevard in the Hawaiian Ocean […]

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Cabatu is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for July

Officer Jared Cabatu (a 9-year police veteran) has been named as the East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer of the Month for (July). On (May 23), a Hilo resident reported that a theft had occurred at their home. Neighborhood checks produced a witness who gave a description of the men involved as well as a […]

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‘Cop on Top’ fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawaii underway at Hilo and Kona Wallmart

Once again, the Hawai‘i Police Department is proud to sponsor the 14th annual “Cop on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. This event will be held in East and West Hawai‘i at the Hilo and Kona Walmart Stores on (August 17), 7 a.m., to (August 19), 3 p.m.

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At 7:01 a.m. HST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 a 5.3 magnitude quake struck the south flank of Mauna Loa. USGS Graphic

Volcano Watch: Largest Hawaiian earthquake in a decade reminds us to be prepared

On June 8, 2017, many Island of Hawai‘i residents were awakened by a sharp jolt just past 7 a.m. This 5.3 magnitude natural wake-up call was the largest quake to strike Hawaii in over a decade.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 27, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level was relatively stable, ranging 25–30 m (82–98 ft) below the vent rim, with fluctuations in concert with summit inflation and deflation.

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Police are searching for a Hilo man in connection with a robbery

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 23-year-old Hilo man in connection with a robbery that occurred (July 24), on Highway 19 near Pepeʻekeo. At 3:20 p.m., police received a call of a traffic accident near the Old Onomea Road intersection involving a sedan and a Toyota truck. As officers responded to the […]

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