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The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received numerous calls from island residents reporting robo-calls, or spoofing. These are thieves trying to fool you into thinking you owe money to the IRS, power company or that you your auto warranty has expired. These telephone calls are designed to trick you into giving them sensitive and private information to take your money.

Police report high number of scam robo-calls to residents

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received numerous calls from island residents reporting robo-calls, or spoofing. These are thieves trying to fool you into thinking you owe money to the IRS, power company or that you your auto warranty has expired. These telephone calls are designed to trick you into giving them sensitive and private information […]

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As Americans hit the road this holiday season to celebrate with family and friends, it’s important that we all drive safely and safe driving means sober driving. The Hawaiʻi Police Department will participate in a National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign, (December 13-31), to raise public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. During the Campaign, officers will increase DUI Checkpoints and roving patrols looking for drunk drivers.

Police stepping up DUI checkpoints during the holiday season

As Americans hit the road this holiday season to celebrate with family and friends, it’s important that we all drive safely and safe driving means sober driving. The Hawaiʻi Police Department will participate in a National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign, (December 13-31), to raise public awareness of the dangers of drunk […]

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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.

Police warrants list for Friday, December 15, 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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Update on state highways projects for Hawaii Island

Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Deputy Director for Highways, Ed Sniffen, provided an update today, Dec. 14, 2017, on high visibility current and upcoming highways projects statewide.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man in the Kaʻū district.

At about 7:37 p.m., Tuesday evening, (December 12), police received a call of an unresponsive man located within a residence located on Catamaran Lane in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. Upon arrival to the scene, medics with the Hawaiʻi Fire Department determined the male was deceased. The man sustained several injuries that appeared to be suspicious. Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

Police investigate Ka‘u man found dead Thursday (Dec 14)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man in the Kaʻū district. At about 7:37 p.m., Tuesday evening, (December 12), police received a call of an unresponsive man located within a residence located on Catamaran Lane in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. Upon arrival to the scene, medics with the Hawaiʻi […]

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Police arrest suspect in Honokaa stabbing

Hawai‘i Island police arrested a Hāmākua man in connection with a stabbing incident in Honoka‘a. At 8:24 p.m., Tuesday, (December 12), police responded to the Hale Ho‘ola Hāmākua Emergency Room after a Honokaʻa man arrived by private vehicle with apparent stab wounds to his body. The 34-year-old victim told police he and his assailant were […]

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Police are searching for a Puna man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 24-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Keoni Brian Paulino is described as 5-feet-6-inches, weighing about 180 pounds with hazel eyes, short black hair and a tan complexion. Paulino is known to frequent both the Puna or Kona areas and was last heard from […]

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A fire burned a third floor unit at 270 Ululani Street in Hilo Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire in Hilo burns third floor apartment, displaces residents

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Dec 12) to 270 Ululani Street in Hilo for an apartment fire. Crews arrived to find a third floor apartment with its bedroom engulfed in flames. The fire sent flames into the attic of the three-story apartment building over the neighboring unit.

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Police are still seeking a Captain Cook girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are still searching for a 16-year-old Captain Cook girl who was reported missing. Irene Hernandez was last seen in Hilo on (December 8, 2016). She is described as Hispanic, 5-feet-one-inch, 150 pounds, stocky build, tan complexion, with shoulder length brown hair and hazel eyes.

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Police are still searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island Police are still searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Sariah Paaluhi was last seen at her Pāpaʻikou residence on January 8, 2017. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-2, 90 pounds with brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes and a light complexion. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts […]

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During the week of December 4, 2017, through December 10, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

So far this year, there have been 1,091 DUI arrests compared with 1,039 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of December 4-10, 2017

During the week of December 4, 2017, through December 10, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. So far this year, there have been 1,091 DUI arrests compared with 1,039 during the same period last year, an increase of 5 percent.

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Police charge Puna man after threatening a person with handgun

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 20-year-old Puna man in connection with a terroristic threatening incident involving a firearm. At 5:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon (December 9), officers were called to an address on 37th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Police determined that following an argument, a male suspect pointed a handgun at an […]

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Police arrest and charge two in Kona drug bust

The Area II Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) concluded a month-long narcotics-related and community nuisance-type investigation which stemmed from numerous community complaints of suspected narcotic use and narcotics-related activities occurring at a Kalaoa residence.

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The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Kupuna Place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

Fire hydrant flow test in Hilo Tuesday (Dec 12)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Kupuna Place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

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