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Kalani Puu

Police locate man reported missing Sunday (Oct 27)

Missing Person Kalani Puu M-22 has been located

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Tropical Storm Flossie causes power outages in Puna (UPDATE July 29, 2 p.m.)

Hawaii Electric Light Company has announced that fallen trees caused by gusty winds from Tropical Storm Flossie are causing power outages throughout the lower Puna area. At this time, approximately 5,000 customers are without power.

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Boaz D. Johnson

Alaska man wanted in connection with murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 22-year-old Alaska man who was reported missing. Boaz D. Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska, last spoke to his family at noon on May 27. Johnson is also wanted for questioning in connection with the death of 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found May 28 […]

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Boaz D. Johnson

Alaska man wanted in connection with murdered woman found floating off Kalapana

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 22-year-old Alaska man who was reported missing. Boaz D. Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska, last spoke to his family at noon Monday (May 27). Johnson is also wanted for questioning in connection with the death of 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found Tuesday (May […]

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Police identify woman found dead in waters off Kalapana

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the victim whose body was found Tuesday (May 28) in waters off Kalapana in the Puna District. She was identified Thursday (May 30) through fingerprints as 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, who had recently moved to Kalapana. Her last known permanent address before the move to Hawaiʻi was in Tustin, California.

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Woman found floating off Kalapana determined to have been strangled to death

Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a coroner’s inquest case to a murder in connection with the discovery of a body Tuesday (May 28) in waters off Kalapana in the Puna District. An autopsy conducted Wednesday (May 29) determined that the female victim died of strangulation and that the manner of death was homicide.

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Woman’s body found in ocean off Kalapana

UPDATED: 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 MEDIA RELEASE Police are investigating the discovery of a body in waters off Kalapana in the Puna district. At 6:28 a.m. Tuesday (May 28), personnel from the Police Department and Fire Department responded to a report of a body caught in a fishing line from a nearby fishing boat […]

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Hiker who died out on lava flow hike is identified

A Canadian man who died Tuesday afternoon (May 7) while hiking across a lava field has been identified as 57-year-old Riccardo Scagliati of Victoria, British Columbia. Scagliati and a companion set out from the Kalapana viewing area Tuesday morning. On their return trip they got lost. Scagliati became disoriented and overheated and fell to the […]

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Man dies after hike across Kalapana lava field Tuesday (May 7)

Fire/rescue units responded to a 3:02 p.m. alarm Tuesday (May 7) to the lava fields near the Kalapana lava viewing area in Puna for a lost hiker in distress. A friend of the hiker told rescue crews they had been hiking all day and his 56-year-old friend was in physical distress out on the lava […]

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Japanese visitor reported missing, car found in Kalapana at lava viewing area parking

Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 51-year-old Japanese National. Hiromichi Yoshino was last seen in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Wednesday (February 13) at approximately 8:57 a.m. Yoshino’s rented vehicle, a burgundy colored Kia four-door sedan was found unlocked and unattended at the end of Route 130 […]

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A Puna man apparently drowned Sunday morning in waters off Kalapana.

The victim was identified as 44-year-old Henry Kaawakoa of Pāhoa.

Puna Patrol Officers responded to a 10:22 a.m. report of a drowning victim on a boat at sea.

According to witnesses, Kaawakoa was diving off the boat when he was seen floating. His companions took him aboard the boat until Fire Department personnel retrieved his body. He was officially pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center at 1:30 p.m.

Pahoa man who apparently drowned off Kalapana is identified

A Puna man apparently drowned Sunday morning in waters off Kalapana. The victim was identified as 44-year-old Henry Kaawakoa of Pāhoa. Puna Patrol Officers responded to a 10:22 a.m. report of a drowning victim on a boat at sea. According to witnesses, Kaawakoa was diving off the boat when he was seen floating. His companions […]

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Big Island police have initiated a terroristic threatening case in connection with reports of a woman with a gun Wednesday afternoon (February 22) in Puna.

Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a woman pointing a rifle at passersby near the end of  Highway 130 in Kalapana. Officers located and arrested 34-year-old Welo Kuuipo Dela Cruz of Kalapana without incident and recovered the weapon, which was determined to be an air rifle.

Woman arrested for pointing rifle at people in Puna

Big Island police have initiated a terroristic threatening case in connection with reports of a woman with a gun Wednesday afternoon (February 22) in Puna. Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a woman pointing a rifle at passersby near the end of Highway 130 in Kalapana. Officers located and […]

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Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery early Saturday morning in Kalapana.

A 19-year-old man was asleep in a white sedan parked on the ocean side shoulder area of Route 137 about 200 to 300 feet north of the turnaround area.  He reported that he had attended an event held at a local establishment earlier in the evening.

Police investigating Saturday morning robbery in Kalapana

Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery early Saturday morning in Kalapana. A 19-year-old man was asleep in a white sedan parked on the ocean side shoulder area of Route 137 about 200 to 300 feet north of the turnaround area. He reported that he had attended an event held at a local establishment […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:12 a.m. alarm Wednesday (July 27) for a two-story home on fire on Oceanview Parkway in the Blacksands Subdivision in Puna.

Fire crews found the first floor of the home engulfed in flames with the fire spreading to the second floor. Firefighters witnessed a large explosion of a 100 gallon propane tank which blew the roof off part of the garage.

Fire destroys home in Puna Wednesday morning (July 27)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:12 a.m. alarm Wednesday (July 27) for a two-story home on fire on Oceanview Parkway in the Blacksands Subdivision in Puna. Fire crews found the first floor of the home engulfed in flames with the fire spreading to the second floor. Firefighters witnessed a large explosion of a 100 gallon […]

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