Archive | July, 2017

Police DUI stats for the week of July 17-23, 2017

During the week of July 17, 2017, through July 23, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 649 DUI arrests […]

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Police charge two in connection with an auto theft

MEDIA RELEASE On (July 21), the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s task force charged a 28-year-old Puna woman and a 28-year-old Puna man in connection with a stolen vehicle. On (July 19), police located Juanita Grammer and Bronson Oili within a stolen vehicle at a Hawaiian Beaches residence in lower Puna. Both were arrested for outstanding bench […]

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Police charge Hilo man for theft of ambulance

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 24-year-old Hilo man for 3 offenses in connection with the theft of an ambulance from the Hilo Medical Center (July 20). Hospital staff reported that a privately owned ambulance belonging American Medical Response was taken from the hospital. An extensive search by police and AMR personnel was […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2.8 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Cabin destroyed by fire in Fern Acres Saturday (July 22)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7:48 p.m. alarm Saturday (July 22) to a Fern Acres subdivision structure fire in Puna. Crews arrived to find a 20-by-20 shed-type cabin burned almost completely to the ground. The resident of the cabin was not on the property. Firefighters had the fire out by 8:30 p.m. using fire suppressant […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of July 22-28, 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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Police arrest man trying to hotwire a pickup truck

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 27-year-old man (July 20), in connection with the attempted theft of a vehicle from a Hilo apartment complex.

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Police locate man wanted in connection with an attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 37-year-old Nathan Cakin who was wanted in connection with an attempted murder incident that occurred (July 17), in Kaʻū.

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Fernanda continues to weaken, storm swells may boost King Tides flooding

Tropical Storm Fernanda continues to weaken and is expected to become a tropical depression by tonight.

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Police warrants list for Friday, July 21, 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 arrest Hilo man for theft of ambulance Thursday (July 20)

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 24-year-old Hilo man in connection with the theft of an ambulance from the Hilo Medical Center (July 20). At 1:43 p.m., hospital staff reported that a privately owned ambulance belonging American Medical Response (AMR)

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Police seek person caught on camera for assault case

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public for help in identifying the person whose image was captured on surveillance cameras in connection with an assault that occurred at a Hilo bar.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 20, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging 82–148 feet (25–45 m) below the vent rim.

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Kīlauea Volcano’s Kamokuna ocean entry photographed on May 23, 2017 (left) and July 13, 2017 (right) show how lava flowing from the tube has both widened and thickened the delta. Near the sea cliff, the delta appears to have doubled in thickness over the past seven weeks, creating a distinctly sloped surface from the base of the cliff to the sea. As of mid-July, the Kamokuna lava delta was estimated to be about 1150 feet (350 m) wide and about 6 acres in area. Large cracks on the delta indicate its instability and potential for collapse. USGS photos by L. DeSmither.

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s Kamokuna ocean entry reaches its one-year anniversary

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) July 26th marks the one-year anniversary of Kīlauea Volcano’s episode 61g lava flow reaching the sea. And at this time, there’s no indication that the Kamokuna ocean entry will soon end. The story began in late May 2016, […]

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