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Lisa Ann Pindara

Police have located a Florida woman who was reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 49-year-old Lisa Ann Pindara of Florida, who was reported missing. She was found in Hilo on Monday (July 20).

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:05 p.m. alarm Tuesday (March 24) to the area near Wainaku Bridge in Hilo for a woman who was injured and unconscious after falling down the river embankment onto rocks at the river's edge.

Woman rescued after falling down Wainaku River embankment Tuesday (March 24)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:05 p.m. alarm Tuesday (March 24) to the area near Wainaku Bridge in Hilo for a woman who was injured and unconscious after falling down the river embankment onto rocks at the river’s edge.

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Police reclassify death of Wainaku woman three years ago to a murder

Police have reclassified a death that occurred three year ago from a coroner’s inquest case to a murder. On September 20, 2011, police were called to a Wainaku residence for a report of a woman found lifeless in the laundry room area of the home. Upon arrival, police discovered the body of 20-year-old Sommer Ferreira. […]

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Police identify woman’s body found along Wainaku shoreline

A body found in Hilo over the weekend has been identified as 48-year-old Jodi L. Masutomi of Hilo. She was identified through fingerprints during an autopsy conducted Tuesday (April 29). The autopsy revealed that her injuries were consistent with a fall from a height. The cause of death is being deferred, however, pending a toxicology […]

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Keaau man is dead after tractor falls over cliff

A Puna man died Wednesday (February 19) after a tractor he was operating fell off a cliff and into a stream. He has been identified as 25-year-old Jose Luiz Hernandez-Miranda of Keaʻau. Shortly after 11:26 a.m., police responded to a property on Mailekea Road, which is off Kaiwiki Road in the Wainaku area of Hilo.

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Paulo Vakautafefine

Police locate 68-year-old man who was reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 68-year-old Paulo Vakautafefine of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was found a short distance from his Wainaku home at 3:55 p.m. Friday. After paramedics examined him, he was returned to his family.

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Samuel J. K. Delosantos

Hilo man charges at police with shovel and knife Monday (Nov 19)

Big Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man with a variety of offenses following his arrest Monday (November 19) in Hilo. Around 6 p.m. Monday, police received a report of a trespasser on the property of a business on Wainaku Street in Hilo.

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Big Island police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a body discovered in Hilo. 

Tuesday (October 18) shortly after 4 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to upper Kaiwiki Road area to investigate a report of an unattended vehicle. Upon arrival, police discovered that the registered owner of the Volkswagen convertible was an 84-year-old Kaiwiki man, who could not be accounted for.

Police investigating death of 84 year-old man found in ravine Tuesday (Oct 18)

Big Island police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a body discovered in Hilo. Tuesday (October 18) shortly after 4 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to upper Kaiwiki Road area to investigate a report of an unattended vehicle. Upon arrival, police discovered that the registered owner of the Volkswagen convertible was an 84-year-old Kaiwiki man, […]

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Search crews found the body of a man at the bottom of the Maili Stream bed mauka of the Kaiwiki Road wooden bridge.

Missing person found dead in Wainaku’s Maili Stream Tuesday (Oct 18)

Search crews found the body of a man at the bottom of the Maili Stream bed mauka of the Kaiwiki Road wooden bridge.

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for a Hilo burglary in February.

A black Honda 110 cc dirt bike and a Suzuki 50 cc quad all-terrain vehicle were stolen from a home on Kaiwiki Road on February 13.

Police seeking public’s help in February burglary in Wainaku

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for a Hilo burglary in February. A black Honda 110 cc dirt bike and a Suzuki 50 cc quad all-terrain vehicle were stolen from a home on Kaiwiki Road on February 13.

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Randall Chong, 46 year-old man, reporting missing, left home in Wainaku on Tuesday (June 28) in the morning hours and has not returned. Party takes medication and is in the need of medical assistance. He is 5'6", 220 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. If located contact Police.

Police searching for Wainaku man reported missing

Randall Chong, 46 year-old man, reporting missing, left home in Wainaku on Tuesday (June 28) in the morning hours and has not returned. Party takes medication and is in the need of medical assistance. He is 5’6″, 220 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. If located contact Police.

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A 25-year-old Hilo  man was safely taken into custody Friday afternoon (July 16) following an approximately three-hour standoff with police. 

Around 9 a.m. Friday, South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a home in the Wainaku area of Hilo for a landlord/tenant type call. There, officers were confronted with a man wielding a knife who had suicidal ideations. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the apartment.

Man taken into custody after standoff with police Friday (July 16)

A 25-year-old Hilo man was safely taken into custody Friday afternoon (July 16) following an approximately three-hour standoff with police. Around 9 a.m. Friday, South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a home in the Wainaku area of Hilo for a landlord/tenant type call. There, officers were confronted with a man wielding a knife who had […]

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Firefighters responded to a brushfire just before noon Saturday (Feb 20) mauka of Clem Akina Park on Wainaku Street in Hilo.

Crews found a fire involving an acre of bamboo forest. Firefighters had the fire under control in an hour and out at 2:30 p.m.

Bamboo forest burns in Wainaku fire Saturday (Feb 20)

Firefighters responded to a brushfire just before noon Saturday (Feb 20) mauka of Clem Akina Park on Wainaku Street in Hilo. Crews found a fire involving an acre of bamboo forest. Firefighters had the fire under control in an hour and out at 2:30 p.m.

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Fire near the Wailuku 'singing' Bridge shuts down Hwy 19

Fire near the Wailuku ‘singing’ Bridge shuts down Hwy 19

MEDIA RELEASE Fire/rescue responded to a 7:56 p.m. alarm Friday (Oct 9) for a fire north of the Wailuku River Bridge (the singing bridge for those who have driven over it). Crews found an improvised shack like structure engulfed in flames with the fire spreading to nearby brush. The unoccupied structure was in a vacant […]

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