Archive | August, 2017

Jack Larinaga

Police charge Hilo man after search reveals various drugs in Banyan Drive apartment

On Thursday (August 24), Officers, and Detectives from the Area I Vice Section executed a search warrant at an apartment building on Banyan Drive in Hilo. The search warrant was the result of an investigation into crystal methamphetamine distribution in the area, the drug commonly referred to as “ICE.”

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 24, 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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USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory field engineers begin the process of lowering a tiltmeter into a deep borehole on the west flank of Mauna Loa. The installation is guided by a custom-built apparatus that includes a 3-D printed jig. This tiltmeter will help monitor the currently elevated activity of Mauna Loa Volcano. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Creative engineering helps HVO monitor Mauna Loa Volcano

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has a long tradition of innovation when it comes to the tools that we use to monitor the status and activity of volcanoes. The staff has developed techniques and manufactured instruments that have been used worldwide for volcano monitoring.

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The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes).

Due to a significant level of overall compliance, water levels in the tanks have remained stable. The Department appreciates the community’s efforts to restrict water use during this time. Therefore, the following is an update on irrigation under the current Emergency Water Restriction.

North Kona emergency water restriction continues

The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes). Due to a significant level of overall compliance, water levels in the tanks have remained stable. The Department appreciates the community’s efforts […]

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Dyson Sarme-Medeiros

Police arrest a Mountain View man in connection with an auto theft

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 24-year-old Mountain View man in connection with an auto-theft from a Pāpa‘ikou business. On August 3, employees reported that a green Toyota pickup truck belonging to their business was stolen along the Old Māmalahoa Highway. Officers encountered the stolen truck on the side of Highway 11 in the Mt. […]

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Benson Maddison

Police arrest Keaau man in Hawaiian Paradise Park burglary cases

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested an 18-year-old Keaʻau man for several offenses stemming from two burglaries reported within 7-minutes of each other in the Hawaiian Paradise Park Subdivision.

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The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years.

The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been $162.58. The 3.4 percent increase – $9.9 million in annual revenue – will help pay for capital improvements including grid upgrades and extensive vegetation management work that is credited with reducing outages and their duration during storms.

HELCO rate increase approved, first base-rate increase in over six years

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years. The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been […]

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Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop event held in Hilo Tuesday (Aug 22)

On Tuesday (Aug 22), from 8-10 a.m., South Hilo Community Police Officers partnered with Zippy’s Restaurant in Hilo for Coffee with a Cop. The event allows members of the public to speak to officers in a relaxed setting, building partnerships between law enforcement and the community. Throughout the morning officers spoke to over 20 citizens […]

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During the week of August 14- August 20, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 727 DUI arrests compared with 666 during the same period last year, an increase of 9.2 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of August 14-20, 2017

During the week of August 14- August 20, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 727 DUI arrests compared with […]

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The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the traffic signals at the Kīlauea Ave. and Aupuni St. intersection, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

Traffic signal work at Kilauea Avenue and Aupuni Street Tuesday (Aug 22)

The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the traffic signals at the Kīlauea Ave. and Aupuni St. intersection, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

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Elliot Mills

Hilo native Mills named as Kamehameha Schools’ trustee

The state Probate Court has selected Elliot Mills as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. The vice president of operations for Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, and Disneyland Resort replaces former Trustee Janeen-Ann Olds and will begin his term on October 1, 2017.

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North Kona remains on emergency water restriction

This is an Emergency Water Restriction Notice for North Kona District customers for Monday, August 21 at 3 PM. Due to the recent failure of the Honokohau Deepwell, the North Kona emergency water restriction continues. North Kona Water Supply customers must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for […]

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Bronson Lee Ganigan

Police charge Honokaa man with various offenses

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 35-year-old Honoka’a man with a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred in Hilo Thursday evening (August 17).

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A 71-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was involved in a two-vehicle traffic casualty on (August 17), on Highway 190 at the 33-mile marker in Kailua-Kona.

She has been positively identified as Bernadette Chock.

Responding to a 2:40 p.m. call, police determined that a 2009 Nissan Frontier operated by a 48-year-old Kailua-Kona man had been traveling north on Highway 190 when he crossed left of center and struck head on with a 2007 Honda CR-V being operated by Chock who was traveling south on Highway 190.

Police identify Kailua-Kona woman killed in crash Thursday (Aug 17)

A 71-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was involved in a two-vehicle traffic casualty on (August 17), on Highway 190 at the 33-mile marker in Kailua-Kona. She has been positively identified as Bernadette Chock. Responding to a 2:40 p.m. call, police determined that a 2009 Nissan Frontier operated by a 48-year-old Kailua-Kona man had been traveling north on […]

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