Archive | January, 2018

Mei Tanaka

Police are searching for a woman wanted on warrants

Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for 26-year-old Mei Tanaka. She is wanted on 3 Criminal Contempt warrants totaling $150,000.00. She is also wanted for questioning in connection with an unrelated Unauthorized Entry Dwelling case. She is described as, 5-feet, 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts […]

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Teodolfo Pascubillo

Police are searching for a man wanted on assault charges

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Teodolfo Pascubillo who is wanted on assault charges as well as terrorist threatening. He is 38-years-old, 5-feet-8-inches, 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Pascubillo is considered to armed and dangerous. Do not approach him, instead call the police department at (808) 935-3311 […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of January 22-28, 2018

During the week of January 22, 2018, through January 28, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 78 DUI arrests […]

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Police urge motorists to drive safely, especially in school zones

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about the dangers of speeding, disregarding stop signs, disregarding red lights, and flashing pedestrian lights while in a school zone. Children and School Crossing Guards have encountered numerous “near misses” during morning and afternoon hours in crosswalks fronting Elementary Schools Islandwide.

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Shawn Christopher Vasquez

Police charge Kailua-Kona man with sexual offenses

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 36-year-old Kailua-Kona man with sexual offenses in connection with an incident reported on (January 27). On (January 29), at 9:35 a.m., Shawn Christopher Vasquez was charged with kidnapping in the first-degree and two counts of third-degree sexual assault for the incident which is said to have occurred in the […]

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Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui

Lieutenant Governor Tsutsui to resign Wednesday (Jan 31)

Shan S. Tsutsui announces his resignation as Lieutenant Governor, effective January 31, 2018. He will be returning to Maui and will be joining Strategies 360, a public affairs, strategic communications and research firm with offices in Hawaii, 11 other Western states and Washington D.C as a Senior Vice-President. His statement follows:

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Moses Libero

Police charge man with attempted murder in Ka‘u stabbing case

Hawaiʻi Police detectives have charged a suspect with attempted murder for a stabbing incident that occurred in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on Friday, (January 26). On Friday, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Kau Patrol Officers responded to a property located in the 92-1600 block of Kona Drive in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision for a […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 8.9 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 8.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.66/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Hikers swept into Wailuku River by flash flood, woman still missing

Fire/rescue responded to a 6:04 p.m. alarm Friday (Jan 26) to the Piihonua Falls area in Hilo for a hiker swept away in a flash flood. A male and female were hiking above Piihonua Falls when a flash flood swept both into the quickly rising Wailuku River. The male was able to make it to […]

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Fire burns vacant home in Puna Friday morning (Jan 26)

Fire/rescue responded to an 11:01 a.m. alarm Friday (Jan 26) to 16-1962 Uilani Drive in Puna for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a vacant single-story home on fire with the front 25 percent of the home burning with flames in the entrance and front room.

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Moses Libero

Police investigate stabbing in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates

Hawaiʻi Police are investigating a stabbing that took place in Hawaiian Ocean View at a residence near the 1600 block of Kona Drive. Police responding to the incident that occurred at 12:10 p.m. today, (January 26), learned that a 31-year old male was involved in a confrontation with a Moses Libero a 39-year-old male. During […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, January 26, 2018

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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(L-R) Retired Captain James Sanborn, Officer Murray Toledo, AC Mitchell Kanehailua

Toledo is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for December 2017

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Murray Toledo on Thursday, (January 25), as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for (December 2017).

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Cazanova Turner

Police arrest trespassers squatting in Ocean View home

Hawaiʻi Police received a complaint of individuals trespassing in residence at the 8400 block of Koa Lane in Ocean View on, (January 25), at 10:30 a.m. Police learned that a caretaker discovered evidence of someone living in a residence he was caring for without permission and asked the police for assistance in checking the property.

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