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Police SRT deployed to Fern Acres home after man with rifle makes threats

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on Tuesday morning (December 11) after a male party with a rifle threatened a female victim during a verbal dispute, refusing to allow her to leave the property.

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Woman with rifle dies after being shot by police during warrant arrest

This morning, (December 11), at approximately 7:45 am, Puna District Police Officers stopped to check on a car parked with its hazard lights activated on the shoulder of Kahakai Boulevard near the intersection with Kikoʻu Street. An officer made contact with a female and lone occupant of the vehicle and subsequently determined she had an […]

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Aerial view of Lava Tree State Monument on right with Kilauea Eruption lava flow crossing Pohoiki Road on the left on June 21, 2018. Image courtesy of DLNR.

Lava Tree State Monument reopens today (Dec 6)

Today (Dec 6) at 7:45 a.m. the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months.

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Lava approaching Isaac Hale Beach Park on July 30, 2018. Photo courtesy of HCCD

Isaac Hale Beach Park to reopen at 12 noon today (Dec 6)

The Department of Parks and Recreation will open the gate at the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12 noon today. A blessing will be held at 1 p.m. The Department of Public Works will open the emergency road to the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12:00 noon for access into the park. Be advised you […]

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Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting Tuesday (Nov 27)

Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man shot and killed in the officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday, (November 27), as 42-year-old Bert E. Mercado of Hawaiian Beaches. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, (November 30), to determine the exact cause of his death.

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Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Isaac Hale Beach Park and Pohoiki to reopen to public on Thursday (Dec 6)

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki Beach Park, will reopen at 1 p.m., on December 6, following a blessing ceremony. The public is invited to attend the blessing ceremony. This new park created is dedicated as a safe and peaceful place […]

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Police open murder case after body is found next to road in Fern Acres

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon (November 24), patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres subdivision after receiving a report of a resident hearing multiple gunshots in the area of Anthurium Street. While officers were responding to the scene a passing motorist reported seeing a body on the side of the road on Anthurium Street. […]

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Man drowns at Kehena Beach Saturday afternoon (Nov 17)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:59 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 17) to Kehena Beach in Puna for a reported drowning. Crews arrived to find bystanders performing CPR on a man in his 30s found on a black sand beach tucked away in a cove at the bottom of Kehena cliffs near the water’s edge.

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Covered play courts and baseball fields to reopen at Pahoa District Park Monday (Nov 19)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the covered play courts and upper baseball fields at Pāhoa District Park will reopen on Monday, November 19, 2018. The public is invited to a blessing ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. on November 19 at the covered play courts. Once the blessing ceremony is complete, […]

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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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Pahoa Community Aquatic Center

County taking bids to work on restoration of Pahoa Community Aquatic Center

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces an Invitation For Bid has been released for proposals to complete restoration work at the Pāhoa Community Aquatic Center. This work is necessary as a result of the eruption and seismic activity that occurred in the lower East Rift Zone from May through August of this […]

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Leaking propane tank left next to highway shuts down traffic in Keaau

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:29 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 23) to an area about 200 yards east of the Keaau Transfer Station on Keaau-Pahoa Road (Route 130) for a leaking propane tank alongside the roadway.

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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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UPDATED: Police locate a stolen backhoe from the Fern Forest area, suspects sought

Hawaii Police are asking for the publics help in identifying suspect(s) in a stolen CASE backhoe with a hydraulic hammer. The backhoe was recovered but suspect(s) are being sought in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Kennanlee Ouranitsas of Puna Patrol at 808-965-2716 or the police non-emergency number 808-935-3311. Persons wanting […]

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