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Police seek info on Kapoho burglary suspects

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in multiple burglaries of a Kapoho business in the Puna District. The two suspects were captured on surveillance. Police ask anyone with information on the identities of these suspects to call Officer Bryson Pilor at the Pāhoa Police Station number (808) 965-2716 […]

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The Kīlauea eruption has forever destroyed the Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District

The loss of Waiopae is extremely significant. The East Rift Zone Eruption event is keeping two State parks closed and a forest reserve closed and is adding new acreage to what is now State unencumbered land.

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Police arrest driver who breached a roadblock as the lava flow approached their escape route

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a motorist after he disregarded and sped through a traffic control checkpoint on Government Beach Road just north of the intersection with Hwy. 132 as an active lava flow approached. The suspect is identified as an Allan Bartels, a 62-year-old male with a residence in Kapoho. On Saturday, (June 2), […]

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Search for missing Canadian in Kapoho is suspended

The Coast Guard suspended the search for a possible person in the water in the vicinity of Champagne Ponds, Big Island, Hawaii, Tuesday. Logan Whitfield of Canada, 31, remains missing. “We express our deepest sympathy to the Whitfield family and friends,” said Chief Warrant Officer Gene Miller, a command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector […]

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Search underway for possible missing swimmer in Kapoho

The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in the vicinity of Champagne Ponds, Big Island, Hawai’i, Sunday. Missing is 31-year-old Logan Whitfield of Canada. Whitfield is described at 5’10”, 170 lbs, with short black hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing black swim trunks, a black t-shirt, water […]

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Vandalism at Kapoho cemetery damages gravesites

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever was responsible for causing damage to numerous grave monuments and concrete vase holders at the Kapoho Zairyumin Kai Japanese Cemetery on Kapoho Lighthouse Road. On April 21, a cemetery caretaker discovered that the monuments and concrete vase holders had been tampered with or […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have released the man who was arrested for a fatal shooting Monday (March 7) in the Kapoho Beach Lots subdivision.

Seventy-two-year-old Richard R. Edwards of Kapoho was arrested at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder and was being held at the Hilo police cellblock. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released him at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday (March 9) pending further investigation.

Police release man involved in fatal Kapoho shooting

Hawaiʻi Island police have released the man who was arrested for a fatal shooting Monday (March 7) in the Kapoho Beach Lots subdivision. Seventy-two-year-old Richard R. Edwards of Kapoho was arrested at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder and was being held at the Hilo police cellblock. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released him […]

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Coast Guard seeks owner of green kayak found off Kapoho Bay

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an adrift green kayak spotted 19 miles southwest of Kapoho Bay, Big Island, Tuesday. The kayak remains adrift at this time, to be recovered later as crews continue their existing searches. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the […]

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Rescue crews continue search for missing freediver in Puna

The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department are continuing the search Monday for 33-year-old Amber Savant of Kona presumed swept out to sea while free diving Sunday near Kapoho Bay, Big Island.

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Papaya trees destroyed on Kapoho farm

MEDIA RELEASE Police have initiated a criminal property damage case in connection with the destruction of papaya trees at a farm in Puna. Sometime between 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) and 6:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 27), 100 papaya trees were cut down in Kapoho off Highway 132 near the 4-mile marker. The trees were 3- […]

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Police are searching for David Smith reported to be missing from his Kapoho residence since July 23, 2012.

Smith is described as a 70 year-old Caucasian male, 5'9" tall, 210-215 pounds, has brown-gray bushy hair, a long gray beard and hazel eyes. Smith may be operating a brown, 1979 Chevy pick-up truck, license plate number HNU 401.

Police are searching for a Kapoho man reported missing since July

Police are searching for David Smith reported to be missing from his Kapoho residence since July 23, 2012. Smith is described as a 70 year-old Caucasian male, 5’9″ tall, 210-215 pounds, has brown-gray bushy hair, a long gray beard and hazel eyes. Smith may be operating a brown, 1979 Chevy pick-up truck, license plate number […]

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Reward of up to $30K offered in Puna papaya destruction cases

Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in helping farmers protect their crops. On June 30, 2010, and again on July 19, 2011, many acres of papaya trees were cut down on Alohilani Road in the Kapoho area. Police have received a lot of information about these cases, but not enough that would […]

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Responding to an 11:11 p.m. call Wednesday (April 18) at a home near the 7-mile marker on Route 132 in Kāpoho, arriving officers discovered a 28-year-old Kāpoho man with a severe head wound and lacerations, a 25 -year-old Kāpoho woman with a severe laceration to her upper body, and a 45-year-old Kāpoho woman with a minor injury being treated by Fire Department rescue personnel.

Two in serious condition after stabbing in Puna Wednesday (April 18)

Responding to an 11:11 p.m. call Wednesday (April 18) at a home near the 7-mile marker on Route 132 in Kāpoho, arriving officers discovered a 28-year-old Kāpoho man with a severe head wound and lacerations, a 25 -year-old Kāpoho woman with a severe laceration to her upper body, and a 45-year-old Kāpoho woman with a […]

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Big Island police have initiated an arson investigation in connection with a fire at a Puna beach park early Monday morning.

Sometime between 1:15 a.m. and 1:27 a.m. unknown persons set fire to three portable toilets at Ahalanui Beach Park in Kāpoho, rendering them unusable. Fire Department personnel extinguished the flames. Damages were estimated at $3,100.

Arsons burn and destroy three portable toilets at Puna beach park Monday (March 19)

Big Island police have initiated an arson investigation in connection with a fire at a Puna beach park early Monday morning. Sometime between 1:15 a.m. and 1:27 a.m. unknown persons set fire to three portable toilets at Ahalanui Beach Park in Kāpoho, rendering them unusable. Fire Department personnel extinguished the flames. Damages were estimated at […]

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