Big Island Police Searching for 16-Year-Old Boy Missing Since January

Big Island police are searching for a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing.

Wayne Huihui

Wayne Huihui was last seen January 31 in Kailua-Kona. He is described as 5-foot-8, about 140 pounds, with brown eyes and wavy black hair. He was last seen wearing dark jeans, a black T-shirt, a black Volcom hat and a blue, gray and purple Billabong backpack. He may be in the Ocean View or Kona areas.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts 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.

Wordless Wednesday – Is Pele Awakening? Volcano Area Shaking for the Last 24 Hours

MAP 1.8 2012/02/23 01:58:37 19.419 -155.324 4.1 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.4 2012/02/23 01:39:27 19.417 -155.328 3.3 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.2 2012/02/22 19:08:07 19.422 -155.321 5.0 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.3 2012/02/22 18:07:46 19.137 -155.562 35.9 8 km ( 5 mi) NNE of Naalehu, HI
MAP 1.9 2012/02/22 17:16:28 19.426 -155.327 3.4 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.9 2012/02/22 17:00:57 19.421 -155.326 3.7 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.6 2012/02/22 16:59:01 19.419 -155.323 4.1 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 3.2 2012/02/22 16:55:34 19.430 -155.319 4.0 9 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.5 2012/02/22 16:35:48 19.422 -155.323 4.4 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.1 2012/02/22 15:53:09 19.424 -155.327 3.2 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.0 2012/02/22 15:33:36 19.424 -155.323 3.5 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.1 2012/02/22 15:17:18 19.431 -155.326 3.1 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.0 2012/02/22 15:14:09 19.428 -155.324 3.1 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.7 2012/02/22 14:29:50 19.415 -155.323 4.5 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 3.0 2012/02/22 13:57:33 19.425 -155.321 4.3 9 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.9 2012/02/22 13:42:13 19.408 -155.495 11.5 23 km ( 14 mi) N of Pahala, HI
MAP 1.8 2012/02/22 13:35:06 19.422 -155.326 3.6 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.6 2012/02/22 13:32:04 19.428 -155.324 0.0 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.1 2012/02/22 13:16:51 19.426 -155.323 3.6 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.7 2012/02/22 12:44:53 19.427 -155.329 2.8 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.7 2012/02/22 12:43:24 19.399 -155.274 1.0 7 km ( 4 mi) SW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.9 2012/02/22 12:31:39 19.428 -155.325 3.5 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.9 2012/02/22 12:23:37 19.426 -155.329 2.8 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.2 2012/02/22 11:56:43 19.422 -155.324 3.7 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 1.8 2012/02/22 11:29:53 19.426 -155.325 3.4 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI
MAP 2.2 2012/02/22 11:19:41 19.424 -155.324 3.4 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Volcano, HI

Big Island Police Looking for 25-Year-Old Man Wanted in Connection with Sexual Assault of Minor

3/1/12 UPDATE:

Big Island police have located 25-year-old Thomas Elijah Cummings IV of Laupāhoehoe, who was being sought.

He was arrested Tuesday afternoon (February 28) in Hāmākua on suspicion of continuous sexual assault of a minor.

After conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section released him Thursday morning (March 1) pending further investigation.

Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 25-year-old Laupāhoehoe man wanted for questioning in connection with the sexual assault of a minor.

Thomas Elijah Cummings IV

Detectives are seeking Thomas Elijah Cummings IV, who was last known to be living in the Laupāhoehoe Point area. He is described as part-Hawaiian, 5-foot-4, 212 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes, a large build and a fair-to-lightly-tanned complexion.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective James Gusman at 961-2278 or 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.

Big Island Police Searching for Kea’au Woman Wanted on Outstanding Bench Warrant

Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a Keaʻau woman wanted for an outstanding bench warrant.

Shayna Michele Piilani Pili

Shayna Michele Piilani Pili, also known as Michele Pili, is 20 years old. She is described as part Hawaiian, approximately 5-foot-5, about 100 pounds, with straight brown hair, brown eyes and a tan complexion.

Pili is also wanted for questioning in connection with an unrelated burglary investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call Detective Paul Fukuda at 961-2382, email him at pfukuda@co.hawaii.hi.us, or 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.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 16-Year-Old Puna Girl

Big Island police are searching for a 16-year-old girl reported as missing from Puna since February 15.

Munirah Mokihana Dewan-Fabian

Munirah Mokihana Dewan-Fabian is described as, 5-foot-5, about 110 pounds with long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing frayed blue jeans with a black T-shirt and carrying a black backpack.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Councilman Pete Hoffman on Perceptions, Credibility and Redistricting

Commentary by Councilman Pete Hoffman

The once-every-ten year convening of the County’s Redistricting Commission tends to cloud the significance and importance of its work. No one should underestimate the impact this commission’s decisions have on County politics. In some cases, the drawing of district boundaries causes little alteration, but as the recent commission’s efforts have demonstrated, profound changes can occur by ‘moving’ district boundaries only a few streets in one direction or the other. In a very fundamental sense, the determinations reached by the commission form the basis for the political structure the County will endure for a ten year period. If these determinations are questionable, public participation is likely to suffer, and the perception of a less than transparent County government affects all individuals involved.

The 2011 version of the Redistricting Commission provides a useful model to examine. In general, the commission performed outstanding work in fielding any number of potential boundary changes and in facing a variety of community generated complaints and suggestions. No one can argue that the commission failed to consider public comments. Overall public perception of the commission’s efforts I believe was positive, even in the face of criticism regarding the ‘last minute’ boundary change affecting the Hilo area. But it was just this incident that causes concern, particularly if this situation would have directly impacted the political opportunities of the commissioners personally.

Make no mistake; public perception of this process is extremely important. It is not to be treated lightly. While it would probably be impossible to eliminate all circumstances that would generate misperceptions regarding the validity and transparency of the redistricting process, anything that can be done to tackle obvious pitfalls should be wholeheartedly embraced. That forms the basis for my sponsoring Bill 192 which calls for a proposed Charter Amendment to be placed on the ballot in November of this year, prohibiting the members of the Redistricting Commission from running for County Council positions for one term (two years) after the redistricting plan has been adopted. This change, obviously, does not apply to the members of the recent redistricting effort but would affect future commissions.

This is not an original concept. Most municipalities (city and county) on the mainland have some restrictions for individuals who participate in redistricting programs. The State of Hawai’i currently mandates that members of its Reapportionment Commission (which draws the State Senate and State Legislature boundaries) can’t run for those offices for four years after they’ve served. I feel this might be too much of a restriction to impose on otherwise qualified individuals. The two year exclusion seems to me to be a better limit.

The restoration and maintenance of credibility in our County government are tasks for all elected officials and community leaders. Where we can take action without causing undue turmoil, we should. Bill 192 addresses only a small aspect of this effort, which is not currently addressed in any manner in our Charter. If approved for placement on the ballot in November, this measure affords the voters a chance to eliminate a perception that would impact adversely on the credibility of our County government.

PETE HOFFMANN

3.2 and 3.0 Magnitude Earthquakes Shake Volcano on the Big Island

Magnitude 3.2
Date-Time
Location 19.430°N, 155.319°W
Depth 4 km (2.5 miles)
Region ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Distances
  • 9 km (6 miles) WSW (255°) from Volcano, HI
  • 20 km (13 miles) WSW (257°) from Fern Forest, HI
  • 22 km (14 miles) WSW (237°) from Mountain View, HI
  • 39 km (24 miles) SW (218°) from Hilo, HI
  • 335 km (208 miles) SE (128°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Parameters Nph= 55, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.12 sec, Gp= 65°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
Source
Event ID hv60313131

Magnitude 3.0
Date-Time
Location 19.425°N, 155.321°W
Depth 3.9 km (2.4 miles)
Region ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Distances
  • 9 km (6 miles) WSW (253°) from Volcano, HI
  • 21 km (13 miles) WSW (255°) from Fern Forest, HI
  • 23 km (14 miles) SW (236°) from Mountain View, HI
  • 40 km (25 miles) SW (218°) from Hilo, HI
  • 335 km (208 miles) SE (128°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Parameters Nph= 57, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.13 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Source
Event ID hv60312951