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Police urge public to have a safe Halloween night

The Hawai’i Police Department would like Halloween night to be a safe one for everyone enjoying the candy, costumes, and festivities. Tragically according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drunk driving fatalities are on the rise. From 2012 to 2016 there were 168 drunk driving fatalities on Halloween night. 44 % of all people […]

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Police urge pedestrians and motorists to be safe in downtown Hilo

As the Holiday season approaches, Hawaiʻi Island Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists alike to stay alert and practice pedestrian safety. “With an increase in pedestrian traffic in the areas of Downtown Hilo by both residents and visitors, police have witnessed near collisions with motorists,” said Captain Greg Esteban, Commander of the South Hilo Patrol […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 22-28, 2018

During the week of October 22, through October 28, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-two (22), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 913 DUI arrests compared with 950 during the same period last year, a […]

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Police are seeking the owner of a gun safe found in a dumpster

On Thursday (October 25), South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a report of a gun safe which was discovered within a trash dumpster on Pauoa Way located off of Mauna Lani Bay Drive in the Waikoloa area. Upon arrival, officers discovered that between October 19 and October 25, 2018, someone discarded a full-sized Bunker Hill […]

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Drew Camacho

Police locate a Kona man wanted for a Monday morning assault

Hawaiʻi Island Police have located a 34-year-old male who was wanted for outstanding bench warrants and as a suspect in a Kona stabbing incident. At 9 a.m., Sunday morning, (November 4), police located and arrested Drew Camacho without incident.

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Curtis Brown

Police locate Puna man wanted on warrants

Hawaiʻi Island Police have located a 25-year-old Puna man who was wanted for outstanding warrants. At 8 a.m., Friday morning, (October 26), police arrested and charged Curtis Brown without incident. Brown was apprehended in Pahoa Village for his 2 outstanding no-bail warrants. Brown was further arrested and charged for Promotion of a Dangerous Drug 3 […]

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Police receive complaints about dangerous drivers overtaking on Daniel K. Inouye Highway

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received complaints of drivers overtaking other vehicles in an unsafe manner on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200/Saddle Road). One of the concerns has been that drivers are dangerously overtaking other vehicles in areas where two lanes of traffic are headed one direction and a third headed in the opposite […]

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Lindsey King Rego

Man arrested in connection with property damage cases in North Hawaii

A 41-year-old male has been arrested by South Kohala Patrol officers following investigations into three criminal property damage investigations. On September 7, 2018, officers working in the South Kohala District received a report of criminal property damage that occurred at the Waimea Ball Park. Officers responded to the scene and discovered that two picnic tables […]

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Hawaii Police Chief Paul Ferreira with "Top Cop" recipient, Officer Joseph Passmore

Passmore is named Hawaii Island’s ‘Top Cop’ for 2018

Officer Joseph Passmore was named the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2018 “Top Cop” by the Law Enforcement & Security Coalition of Hawaii. Passmore, a 12-year veteran officer who is assigned as a patrol officer in the Puna district, was nominated by Major Samuel Jelsma based on two noteworthy incidents, one of which displayed his valor and […]

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Officer Wyatt Kaili-Leong with Aloha Exchange Club Member James Sanborn. Kaili-Leong is Officer of the Month for September 2018.

Vargas and Kalili-Leong are East Hawaii’s Officers of the Month for July and September

The Aloha Exchange Club recognized two officers at today’s (October 25) East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” luncheon. Officer Melvin Vargas was honored as the July “Officer of the Month” following a nomination by Sergeant BJ Duarte. Sergeant Duarte credits Officer Vargas’ diligent efforts and keen observation with the arrest of two burglary suspects and […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, October 26, 2018

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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Police arrest two in Kona for drug offenses

In response to complaints received from the public about possible narcotics distribution at a scooter rental business off of Aliʻi Drive, on Tuesday (October 23), at approximately 9:15 a.m., Area II Vice officers executed search warrants at the scooter rental business and a residence off of Kupuna Street in Kailua-Kona.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 15-21, 2018

During the week of October 15, through October 21, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 891 DUI arrests […]

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Police are seeking info on a stolen Toyota pickup truck in Puna

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a stolen Toyota, Tacoma truck and two-wheel trailer removed from a parking lot in the Keaau area on September 28, 2018. The truck has a bug guard on the hood and a silver “bull” type bar on the front-end. The trailer is described as […]

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