*UPDATE* Missing Lady From Canada Responds… SISTER Gets Hostile To Me!

*UPDATE* I just learned that “Cleo” is not Rhonda’s brother… but younger sister.  (The mystery continues)

Well ugly…. get’s ugly… what the heck is going on?

I received the following direct message from the lady that went missing on the Big Island last week, Rhonda Beaulieu on my facebook account TODAY:

Good morning Damon i am not sure who you are or what you want from me,…but i am aware of your blog and the bullshit and absolute crap thats being posted there about myself and my family and most outrageously my deceased brother,…!!!!! like wth is wrong with y’all is this some kind of fricking joke to yous? No one knows anything about my family and I and we just want to be left alone and get on with it,..get it?

I’m turning back on the comments on all of my blog postings until I get some answers as to what really happened that night.  I think something is fishy!

This is in part because of the online threats I’m now receiving from her brother Sister “Cleo”.

I thought i wrote you yesterday morning asking you to erase all thre blogs of my sister. I see you haven’t and im not very happy abpout this, waking up and finding it still here. I am a relentless person and i obviously have to go to your boss or the cops for you to listen. You have till noon to get these erased and thats my time in b.c. canada!!! I am not happy that you have ignored my requests cause i know you got the messages.

Something is very fishy as the folks from that area obviously know them better then I ever could.

Just keeping it real… and if what your mother stated on my blog is true, then we need to catch the folks that did the following to you!

SORRY FOLKS IF U THINK THIS WAS “JUST A BENDER’” MISSING REPORT WAS WRONG I SPOKE TO MY DAUGHTER AND SHE WHEN MISSING FROM A LOUNGE WHERE SHE WAS LEFT WAITING FOR 4 HRS FOR DON TO PICK HER UP-SOME WOMAN BEFRIENDED HER AND SHE HAD SOMETHING GIVEN TO HER AND SHE BLACKED OUT NEXT THING SHE CAME TO ON A MOUNTAIN SOMEWHERE -HER WHOLE BANK ACCOUNT WAS CLEANED OUT AND AN SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY CLEANED OUT OF HER ACCOUNT-DON’T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS-GOD FORBID U GOOD FOLK OF HAWAII THIS EVER HAPPEN TO UR CHILD-WE IN CANADA WOULD NOT DISMISS THIS CASE SO QUICKLY AND NO FOLLOW UP-HOW DARE PEOPLE SPEAK B4 THEY KNOW THE WHOLE STORY—MY FAMILY WILL GLADLY PAY UR THE PEOPLE THAT “FOUND” HER -SHE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE WHERE UR GOOD CITIZENS HELD HER AGAINST HER WILL–

So come on… let’s come clean… we all want to know what happened and that our tourists visiting the Big Island are safe.

Or is this some whacked out scheme… whats going on???

USS North Carolina Holds Change of Command

Media Release:

Cmdr. Richard Rhinehart relieved Cmdr. Wes Schlauder as commanding officer of the Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) in a time honored change of command ceremony at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Thursday, April 14.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (April 14, 2011) - Cmdr. Wes Schlauder is piped ashore having been relieved as Commanding Officer of the Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) by Cmdr. Richard Rhinehart in a change of command ceremony held at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Thursday, April 14.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (AW) Sheldon Rowley / Released)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (April 14, 2011) - Cmdr. Wes Schlauder is piped ashore having been relieved as Commanding Officer of the Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) by Cmdr. Richard Rhinehart in a change of command ceremony held at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Thursday, April 14. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (AW) Sheldon Rowley / Released)

Guest speaker, Commander, Submarine Squadron 3, Capt. Daryl Caudle, praised Schlauder and his crew on their recent accomplishments on board North Carolina and on his Naval career.

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New Big Island Ziplines Under Construction

The new ziplines being built by KapohoKine Adventures at the Honoli’i Mountain Outpost are currently under construction in the Honoli’i area of the Big Island.

Zipline Platform

A Zipline Platform

It will be open after its finish being built, “…Testing and fine-tuning will take some time, and we will keep everyone posted as to the schedule for opening the course to tours.”

Zipline Waterfall

A waterfall at the new zipline course operated by KapohoKine Adventures

Permits back from the County means platforms can finally be mounted on the poles!  Things are moving along now as the hardware container arrived with our galvanized wire rope, pre-assembled platforms, and other necessary pieces.  Views from the platforms are simply stunning, with three gorgeous volcanoes…

…We had a great meeting with the Paukaa community and we look forward to continuing to build relationships with Paukaa and other communities around us.  Feedback on the project was positive…

You can view the entire post and see more pictures here – Zipline Update: Platforms and Permits

Police Seeking Man Wanted for Sexual Assault of a Female Minor Near Pohoiki

Media Release:

Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault of a female minor. The assault took place on March 12 between 6 and 6:25 p.m. in the warm pond near the Pohoiki Boat Ramp in the Puna District.

Artist's rendering of unknown man ...wanted for questing in sexual assault

Artist's rendering of unknown man ...wanted for questing in sexual assault

The man is described as Caucasian, 35-to-45 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, 175 to 200 pounds with a medium build, brown eyes, shoulder-length curly reddish-brown hair, clean shaven with a tan complexion. He was last seen wearing red-and-white flower print board shorts and black slippers.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on his identity and location call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

3.2 Earthquake Hits the Big Island of Hawaii This Morning

Well I slept right through this one!

Magnitude 3.2
Date-Time
Location 19.232°N, 155.414°W
Depth 37 km (23.0 miles)
Region ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Distances
  • 8 km (5 miles) ENE (65°) from Pahala, HI
  • 26 km (16 miles) NE (45°) from Naalehu, HI
  • 31 km (19 miles) SW (218°) from Volcano, HI
  • 63 km (39 miles) SSW (213°) from Hilo, HI
  • 342 km (212 miles) SE (132°) from Honolulu, HI

More Here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/hv60229906.php

Hawaii Five-O Says Adios to CBS… Aloha TNT

Wow… I’m amazed CBS would allow a show that is on fire like Hawaii Five-0 slip away to another network!

Hawaii Five-0

CBS Television Distribution has sold rookie drama Hawaii Five-0 to cable net TNT.

The market for the show was opened by a preemptive bid by an unidentified cable network, which immediately set prices at $2-plus million per episode. In the end, Hawaii Five-0 sold in the mid-$2 million range, on par with what two of the last big dramas – Warner Bros’ The Mentalist and CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles – each received.

The off-net deal begins on TNT in fall 2014. The deal also includes digital rights so that TNT can provide the show on demand and online to its subscribers via Time Warner’s TV Everywhere initiative.

More Here: TNT Snaps up “Hawaii Five-O” From CBS

The Police Department Will Hold a Community Meeting Tuesday April 19, in Waimea

Media Release:

The Hawai’i Police Department will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, April 19, from 12-2 p.m. at the Department of Hawaiian Homelands’ Kuhio Hale building in Waimea. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss concerns with the police chief and commanders who oversee police operations in the South Kohala District.

This event continues the Police Department’s district community meetings, which are rotated monthly throughout the eight police districts on the island of Hawai’i.

To aid police commanders in focusing on specific concerns, police request that participation be limited to persons who live or work in the South Kohala District.

Those interested in participating but unable to attend may e-mail their concerns or comments to jsanborn@co.hawaii.hi.us.

For more information, you may call Captain James Sanborn at 939-2520 or stop by the South Kohala police station in Waimea.