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Police seek info about a Hilo arson case in January

The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating an arson case that occurred on Tuesday evening (January 30), in Hilo at Kalaniana’ole Avenue near the Carlsmith Beach Park (four miles). At approximately 6:45 p.m., a vehicle was observed to be engulfed in flames on the road. A person of interest was seen walking away from the vehicle. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man in connection with a burglary and arson investigation involving a break-in and intentionally set fire at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo. 

On Monday evening, (October 16), police and fire units responded to the old section of the facility off Waiānuenue Avenue. Arriving units found cells on the second floor of the building fully engulfed in flames. This portion of the facility was used as storage with the bottom floor utilized by maintenance personnel. It is a separate building from any other on the grounds used to house inmates. No inmates were in danger at any time therefor no evacuation was needed or conducted.

Police charge Hilo man after burglary and arson at HCCC

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man in connection with a burglary and arson investigation involving a break-in and intentionally set fire at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo. On Monday evening, (October 16), police and fire units responded to the old section of the facility off Waiānuenue Avenue. Arriving units found […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated arson investigations in connection with three out of four suspicious brushfires over the weekend in West Hawaiʻi.

All four fires were reported between 9:45 a.m. and 4:36 p.m. Sunday (April 10) between the areas of the 8-mile marker and the 26-mile marker off Highway 190 between Kailua-Kona and Waimea. Two are classified as third-degree arson, one is classified as fourth-degree arson and one is currently classified as a fire.

Police open arson investigation for West Hawaii brushfires

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated arson investigations in connection with three out of four suspicious brushfires over the weekend in West Hawaiʻi. All four fires were reported between 9:45 a.m. and 4:36 p.m. Sunday (April 10) between the areas of the 8-mile marker and the 26-mile marker off Highway 190 between Kailua-Kona and Waimea. Two […]

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Police charge a man and woman with arson of Kona courthouse

A man and a woman arrested this week on unrelated offenses have been charged with arson in connection with a deliberately-set fire at a Kona courthouse. At 8:45 a.m. Wednesday (March 16), detectives charged 22-year-old Kainoa Lindo of Hōnaunau with first-degree arson, conspiracy to commit arson, first-degree criminal property damage, unauthorized control of a propelled […]

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Police release photo of Kona courthouse arson suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a first-degree arson investigation in connection with a fire Thursday morning (March 3) at a Kona courthouse. At 6:59 a.m. Thursday, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at Big Island Drug Court on Halekiʻi Street in Kealakekua.

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Police charge man with arson in Ocean View structure fire

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged an Ocean View man with arson and other offenses in connection with a house fire Tuesday afternoon (February 2) in Ocean View.

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Police charge woman with arson and assault after Ocean View fire

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged an Ocean View woman with arson in connection with a fire Wednesday (September 2) at the house she occupied. At 9:20 a.m. Thursday (September 3), detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged 36-year-old Emily Smith of Ocean View with first-degree arson and third-degree assault.

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Arson investigation underway for Ocean View fire, woman arrested

Arson investigation underway for Ocean View fire, woman arrested

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an arson investigation in connection with a fire Wednesday morning in Ocean View. In response to a 6:02 a.m. call, police arrived at a house fire on the 92-8800 block of Reef Circle Mauka, where firefighters were on the scene. Damage to the structure was estimated at $175,000. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s helping in providing information about a suspicious fire at an unoccupied house in the Puna District.

In the early hours of June 12, police and firefighters responded to a house on North Glenwood Road in Kurtistown, one-tenth of a mile in from Route 11, to find the structure totally engulfed in flames. Upon further investigation it was determined that the house had been vacant for some time and was unoccupied.

Police conduct arson investigation for Glenwood house fire in June

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s helping in providing information about a suspicious fire at an unoccupied house in the Puna District. In the early hours of June 12, police and firefighters responded to a house on North Glenwood Road in Kurtistown, one-tenth of a mile in from Route 11, to find the […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a suspected burglary and arson at a Puna business that resulted in approximately $20,000 in property damage.

Puna Patrol Officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. call Thursday (May 21) reporting a structure fire at Verna’s Drive-In just off Highway 11 in the Mountain View area. Arriving officers found the front door open and a small fire burning inside.

Police are investigating a possible burglary and arson at Verna’s Too in Mountain View

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a suspected burglary and arson at a Puna business that resulted in approximately $20,000 in property damage. Puna Patrol Officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. call Thursday (May 21) reporting a structure fire at Verna’s Drive-In just off Highway 11 in the Mountain View area. Arriving officers found the front […]

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Ocean View man charged with arson for fire which destroyed home

An Ocean View man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire Friday (March 20) in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Kaʻū police responded to a 6:11 p.m. call Friday and arrived to find a two-story house on Pineapple Parkway partly engulfed in flames. Fire firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, which was […]

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Richard Paul Read

Captain Cook man charged with arson

Detectives have charged a 52-year-old Captain Cook man with arson stemming from a suspicious fire reported on Thursday morning (February 26) in Captain Cook. At 2:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 4) Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Richard Paul Read with one count of first degree arson and one count of first degree […]

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Police seek man on video at the scene of a suspicious Kona fire

Hawaiʻi Island police want to question a man whose image was captured on a surveillance video at the scene of a suspicious fire. At 6:10 a.m. Thursday (February 26), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Captain Cook. When they arrived, firefighters were on the […]

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Puna man charged with arson and other offenses

A Puna man was arrested this week and charged with arson and other offenses in connection with a domestic dispute. On Monday (November 24), police responded to a 3 p.m. report of a verbal argument in Hawaiian Beaches. When they arrived, they learned that a 25-year-old Puna man had reportedly gotten into a domestic argument […]

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