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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident involving the theft of several handguns from a shipping container in the Hāmākua District.

On Tuesday (August 8), police were called to a vacant Paʻauilo Mauka Road property after a caretaker noticed that a door on the shipping container was pried opened. In addition to a red portable Honda generator, the victim, a 78-year-old Alaska man, told police that several collectible Smith & Wesson, Colt and AMT revolvers and semi-automatic pistols were taken from the container.

Handguns stolen from shipping container in Paauilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident involving the theft of several handguns from a shipping container in the Hāmākua District. On Tuesday (August 8), police were called to a vacant Paʻauilo Mauka Road property after a caretaker noticed that a door on the shipping container was pried opened. In addition to a red portable […]

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Police remind public to register firearms within five days of ownership in Hawaii

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds firearms owners that after obtaining the proper permit to purchase a firearm (both pistol and long gun) and after the firearm has been purchased, it is the owner’s responsibility to register it within five days. Likewise, a firearm brought into the State of Hawaiʻi must be registered within five days.

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Hakalau man arrested in connection with gunshots heard in Hawaiian Paradise Park

East Hawaiʻi detectives arrested a 50-year-old Hakalau man late Thursday afternoon (January 26) as part of their investigation into a firearms incident earlier in the day in Puna. John Rodrigues Jr. was arrested on suspicion of three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and six firearms violations. After conferring with prosecutors, police released Rodrigues pending further […]

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New one-time firearm registration fee in effect

Because of a new state law, a new one-time fee is required for anyone who registers a firearm. Effective January 1, 2017, all firearms permit applicants (including prior firearms applicants, out-of-state firearms applicants, and law enforcement officers with personal firearms), will be assessed a $42 one-time fee. No fee will be charged for subsequent permits […]

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Beginning October 1, the fingerprint processing fee will be reduced for persons applying for a first-time firearm permit or a first-time importation of a firearm into the state.

The new fee will be $12, reduced from $14.75. Payment must be made by money order or cashier’s check only, payable to Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center.

Fingerprint processing fee for firearms registration is reduced

Beginning October 1, the fingerprint processing fee will be reduced for persons applying for a first-time firearm permit or a first-time importation of a firearm into the state. The new fee will be $12, reduced from $14.75. Payment must be made by money order or cashier’s check only, payable to Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center.

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Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service.

Hawaii becomes first state to use a centralized firearms registering system

Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service.

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Police seeking information in firearms theft in Kona

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a burglary at a hunting supply store last month. At 4:23 a.m. on December 18, Kona Patrol officers responded to the 73-5500 block of Kauhola Street in Kaloko Industrial Park, where it was reported that someone broke into Blue Water Hunter and […]

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North Hawaii men arrested after trying to sell sawed-off shotgun online

Two Big Island men have been charged with felonies after an illegal weapon was offered for sale online. Undercover police officers responded to an ad offering a firearm for sale and were informed by the seller that the weapon was a sawed-off shotgun. The undercover officers arranged for a meeting with the seller.

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Procedures for registering firearms

MEDIA RELEASE As an ongoing safety measure, the Hawaii Police Department reminds persons registering firearms to adhere to the following procedures: Before coming to the police station (at home or at the gun dealer’s establishment): * Unload your firearm. Transporting a loaded firearm is against the law. * Prepare your firearm by having it “open” […]

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Governor signs bills relating to taxation, firearms

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed one bill relating to tax deductions resulting from donations to charitable organizations and two bills related to law enforcement. HB430 (Relating to Taxation) exempts charitable deductions from the itemized state income tax deduction caps. “With the state economy and revenue picture greatly improved since I took office, we […]

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Police charge Hilo man with burglary, theft and firearms violations

Hawaii Police Department charged a Hilo man in connection with an investigation into burglaries, as well as the possession of a firearm. Kawika Larinaga-Napihaa, 22 years-old, of Hilo, was charged with two counts of Burglary first degree, two counts of Theft in the second degree, and two firearms charges. Larinaga-Napihaa’s bail set at $96,000.

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Police reminding hunters about illegal firearms use

Police reminding hunters about illegal firearms use

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai’i Police Department is reminding Big Island residents that hunting or possession of a firearm is NOT permitted on privately-owned, agriculture-zone land in the County of Hawai’i without written permission from the landowner. Only persons traveling to and from public hunting areas on legal hunting days are allowed to be in possession […]

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UPDATED: Police caution public on illegal use of firearms and arrows in residential areas

UPDATED: Police caution public on illegal use of firearms and arrows in residential areas

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE (April 22, 2009) The Hawai’i Police Department wishes to clarify a statement made Tuesday (April 21) about crossbows and bows and arrows. The use of such items is not illegal in residential areas unless it puts members of the public at risk of injury or death. A Hilo family reported that on […]

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