3.0 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Volcano Area of the Big Island This Afternoon

Magnitude 3.0
Date-Time
Location 19.380°N, 155.243°W
Depth 3.7 km (2.3 miles)
Region ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Distances
  • 8 km (5 miles) S (186°) from Volcano, HI
  • 16 km (10 miles) SW (229°) from Fern Forest, HI
  • 19 km (12 miles) SW (229°) from Eden Roc, HI
  • 40 km (25 miles) SSW (204°) from Hilo, HI
  • 344 km (214 miles) SE (128°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Parameters Nph= 31, Dmin=2 km, Rmss=0.1 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=2
Source
Event ID hv60397926

Big Island Police Charge Hilo Man in Burglaries and Possession of Firearm

Hawaii Police Department charged a Hilo man in connection with an investigation into burglaries, as well as the possession of a firearm.

Kawika Larinaga-Napihaa

Kawika Larinaga-Napihaa, Male 22, of Hilo, was charged with two counts of Burglary 1st Degree, two counts of Theft II Degree, and two firearms charges, bail set at $96,000.

Larinaga-Napihaa was initially arrested in a business parking lot off of Makaala Street in Hilo on Wednesday, September 13, 2012 at approx. 2:30 pm along with two other suspects after it was discovered that they were in possession of a firearm within a vehicle. A second firearm reportedly stolen in a Hilo burglary was also recovered from the vehicle, along with a laptop stolen in a Kona burglary.

Car Flips Off Highway 130 – Pau Hana Traffic Snarled

I just pulled up on this accident on Highway 130 about 15 minutes ago:

The police and fire department were not on the scene yet.

There was at least one male in the car at the time of the accident and he was squiggling his way out of the car when I got on the scene.

I wasn’t about to stick around and wait for the cops to show up.  I did notice that a fire truck was heading towards the scene a few minutes after I made sure there was no immediate injuries.

Big Island Police Charge Honoka’a Man for August Break-In

Police have charged a Honokaʻa man for a break-in that occurred in August of this year in Honokaʻa.

Sam Ryelan Perez

Today at 10:45 a.m. (September 14, 2012) after conferring with prosecutors, Sam Ryelan Perez was charged for one count of first degree burglary and one count of second degree theft. Bail for Perez was set at $35,000.00 and he is being held at the police cellblock pending his initial appearance on Monday.

On August 23, 2012 shortly before 4:00 p.m., a 57-year-old Honokaʻa woman called police and reported that upon returning home, she discovered that her residence was entered and several items were missing.

Police learned that a neighbor observed a male running through adjacent yards and recognized Perez.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section continued the investigation and Perez was identified as the suspect.

Police have recovered a portion of the stolen property allegedly taken by Perez.

Police ask that anyone with information on recent burglary activities to call either Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or email him at jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-8810 or email him at rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.

North Hawaii’s $125,000 Federal Grant at Risk

North Hawaii will lose $125,000 in federal funds unless $30,000 needed for matching operational funding can be secured by the end of the month, according to North Hawaii Drug-Free Coalition (NHDFC), a project of Five Mountains Hawaii.   This tenth and final year grant is scheduled to begin on September 30.  NHDFC was recently notified that Five Mountains Hawaii was not able to secure sufficient funds needed to continue operations through the entire grant cycle, required by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health  Services Administration (SAMHSA).

“It would be such a shame to have it all come to an end—especially for our youth,” said Coalition member Holly Algood of North Kohala.  “The money is used for many things, including capacity-building, which this island really needs.  For example, when the Coalition sponsors North Hawaii youth to attend national training, they learn to identify key issues and develop strategic, targeted plans to address those issues in their own communities.  They come home with a plan of action.”

“With $30,000 in community support by the end of September, we’ll be able to accept the award for more than four times that amount in federal funds,” said Five Mountains Executive Director Robin Mullin.  “Of the $187,500 of matching funds required, we are able to secure the majority from in-kind donations and volunteer activities and provide partial operational cash, but we are currently $30,000 short even after revising the budget.”

Prior to 2003, four task forces in North Kohala, Waikoloa, Waimea and Hamakua were working hard on grass roots efforts to address the impact of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) in their communities.  In 2003, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded NHDFC $125,000 per year for ten years through its Drug Free Communities Continuation Grant program.  With federal funding, the four core groups joined forces and became North Hawaii Drug-Free Coalition in order to increase capacity—which has proved very successful.

“In the past nine years, we have sponsored over a million dollars of SAMHSA funding into the drug free coalition initiative in North Hawaii and always raised needed matching funds, but unfortunately that is just not the case this year,” said Robin Mullin.  “And even though NHDFC was awarded the year ten grant, we may lose this $125,000 for its final year unless we move quickly.”

Without community support this month, NHDFC will have to decline SAMHSA’s 10th year grant – losing a primary funding vehicle for drug and alcohol-free preventive messaging in the North Hawaii communities.

Affiliate/partner programs include:

Arc of Kona
Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC)
Children’s Research Triangle
Hamakua Youth Foundation Inc.
Ka Hana Noeau

Lokahi Treatment Centers
Lifeplan Institute Hawaii
Mama’s House Thrift Store
Roots Advocates for Youth
Waikoloa Skate Park

“We have secured in-kind support as required by the Grant,” said Mullin.  “And we have reached out to numerous community stakeholders and our political leader for support and any assistance possible and have received a couple of small pledges already.  But with only two weeks until the end of the grant year, we felt it was important to give the community a chance to step forward and help us continue our work.”

Here’s how you can help.  Make a Pledge for a tax-deductible donation of any size to support the North Hawaii Drug Free Coalition by September 29th and if we meet our goal of $30,000, we will ask for the pledged funding by October 30.  You may find a pledge form template on the website at: http://fivemountains.org/.  Forms can be mailed to: Five Mountains Hawaii, P.O. Box 437200, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743 or dropped off at the Five Mountains office at the Carter Professional Building (across from (across from Waimea Elementary School), 65-1230 Mamalahoa Highway, #D20a.  If the full required amount of $30,000 is raised, you will be notified and asked to make payment on your pledge by October 30.  For more information, please contact Robin Mullin at 887-1284 or Deanna Kackley at 887-0756, dkackley@fivemountains.org.

Tomorrow – Hollywood Comes to Hilo

Have you ever wondered how the special effects are done on Hollywood blockbuster movies? Have you ever thought about what it takes to produce a network television series? Have you ever thought what a cinematographer and his or her team do in pre-production to prepare themselves for a feature film or television project? Are you interested in a career in film production or digital media and wonder what it takes to get from The Big Island to Hollywood?

The answers to these and many more questions about production in Hollywood today will be provided at an upcoming “not to be missed” seminar at the Palace Theater in Hilo, “Hollywood Comes to Hilo: A Cinematography Master Class,” on tomorrow, September 15 from 10 am to 3 pm. This program is being sponsored by The Big Island Film Office and The Palace Theater.

The seminar will feature presentations by three Academy and Emmy Award winning cinematographers who are also members of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers, the ASC.

Richard Edlund, ASC, known as the “father” of modern special effects, will talk about his effects work on such classic films as “Star Wars,” one of the most influential Hollywood movies ever made and for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and other epics, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Return of the Jedi.” Clips from these films will be screened to go along with the discussion.

Ron Garcia, ASC, is the host and organizer of this impressive and unique program. He is a Cable ACE Award winner for his work on “El Diablo,” and has received two Emmy Award nominations and four ASC nominations for best cinematography. He was also one of the cinematographers during the first season of “Hawaii Five 0,” now in its third season filming on Oahu. Ron will talk about network television production and how the camera team must function and perform to produce successful network television week-to-week.

The third presenter will be Bob Primes, ASC, who is a winner of the ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography and a two time Emmy Award winner for Best Cinematography for his work on the mini-series “Sleeper Cell,” and the series, “Felicity.”  Bob has also been very active on many ASC and industry technical standards committees, and he will share results and findings from the seminal camera study, “The Great Camera Shootout,” which compared 24fps/HD/ DSLR cameras vs. HD/Digital Motion Picture cameras.

Lighting magician John Buckley will also join the presenters. John is a member of IATSE Local 728 electrical branch, and has worked on many award winning features and television shows including “Avatar,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Hawaii Five 0,” and others too numerous to mention as Chief Lighting Technician.

And if this is not enough, representatives from professional camera manufacturer Canon will be on hand to talk about Canon’s new DSLR C300 and C500 cameras in “hands on” sessions during a long lunch break in the lobby of the theater. Digital cameras like the ones Canon will demo are revolutionizing the way movies are made at the top professional level. All participants will be available for Q&A at the end of the program.

This seminar is a “must” for the professional film community on The Big Island, film students, and those from the general community who just want to learn more about how Hollywood movies are made by hearing and seeing the masters “who make the movies” in person.

Tickets are $20 for students and $35 for adults. A box lunch is included with the program fee. Call 323-4705 for more program information. Tickets will be available at the door.  Cash or check made out to The County of Hawaii accepted.

Big Island Police Charge Former Pepeʻekeo Man in Break-In Earlier This Year

Police have charged a former Pepeʻekeo man for a break-in that occurred in February of this year in Pepeʻekeo.

Ralph Curtis Riveira

On September 12th, after conferring with prosecutors, Ralph Curtis Riveira, 54, of no permanent address, was charged for one count of first degree unauthorized entry into a dwelling. Bail for Riveira was set at $5,000.00 and he is scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon.

On February 17, 2012 at about 10:35 a.m., a 59-year-old Pepeʻekeo man called police and reported that while at home, he discovered an unknown male in his home. The male suspect fled the area after being confronted by the home owner.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section continued the investigation and Riveira was identified as the suspect.

Police ask that anyone with information on recent burglary activities to call either Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or email him at jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-8810 or email him at rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.

Rapper J-Diggs Arrested and Charged with Assault and Attempted Murder After Bar Fight in Waikiki

J-Diggs has broken his silence about his weekend arrest in Oahu, Hawaii, revealing he and his associates were just trying to defend themselves from burly locals.

The Thizz Entertainment president, real name Jamal Diggs, and three members of his entourage were arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder after allegedly attacking security men outside the Big Kahuna bar in Waikiki.

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In a statement obtained by WENN, he writes, “Me and 3 of my entourage got kicked out of BIG KAHUNA bar and grill. The security punched one of my dudes in the Jaw as the police were pulling up, so we went across the street and posted on the strip.

“Four large island security guards came across the street demanding us to get off the strip and that’s when it turned into an all-out brawl on Waikiki beach… I was charged with slapping and beating a 6 foot 4, 320 pound security (guard) and his friend with a board… Another dude’s throat is cut… And three out of the four went to the hospital with major head back and neck wound…

Full Article here:  Rap Mogul Speaks Out After Weekend Assault In Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE:

Most notably known as the youngest American Gangsta on BET’s notorious series, Thizz Entertainment President J-Diggs and three members of his entourage were arrested over the weekend and charged with assault and attempted murder on security personnel, after they were thrown out of a Big Kahuna bar & grill on the island of Waikiki. Although witness testimony confirms the rapper and crew were acting in self-defense, they were the only ones arrested. The rapper, who was recently released after posting his $150,000 bail, claims they are being railroaded because they are not from the islands and were only protecting themselves from the over sized, overzealous security guards.

In the following statement he explains the incident; “Me and 3 of my entourage got kicked out of BIG KAHUNA bar and grill. The security punched of my dudes in the Jaw as the police were pulling up, so we went across the street and posted on the strip. Four large island security guards came across the street demanding us to get off the strip and that’s when it turned into an all-out brawl on Waikiki beach… I was charged with slapping and beating a 6 foot 4 320 pound security and his friend with a board… Another dude throat is cut… And three out of the four wet to the hospital with major head back and neck wounds. The dudes wrote statements against us and we were all charged”.

Still waiting to bail out a member of his entourage who has a hold on his bail, Diggs has a court date today to see if/when he will be allowed to leave the island. The rapper was in Hawaii preparing for the release of his album titled “Izm 101 with Philthy Rich” as well as filming a pilot for his reality TV show detailing behind the lives of Diggs and the Dirty girls, and shooting footage for his DVD DIGGS DOIT MOVING

I had to check out his tweets from the night that things broke out until now and here is his twitter feed:

Goodby Hawaii… See us Sundaynight… I’LL B BACK (terminator voice @ Honolulu International Airport (HNL) http://instagr.am/p/Pj_gw_Q-3-/ 

Packed up and headed to the airport… BAYAREA here I come… @ Secret Location Waikiki http://instagr.am/p/Pj8-4tQ-2R/ 

15h j diggs j diggs@jdiggsthizz

I’m hard at word in Hawaii @ Vibe Asylum Studios http://instagr.am/p/PivDvfQ-3h/ 

Sittin on the Rock blowin a BACKWOOD watchin the Dolphins Play… Laterally @ Dolphin Quest http://instagr.am/p/PiK7neQ-9D/ 

Just bailed my nigga out… We goin swimmin wit the Dolphins gotdamit

Smokin the Best Weed in the World and the flyest hotel in Hawaii @ Kahala Hotel and Resort http://instagr.am/p/PiG-OGw-6D/ 

This where I go to swim wit the Dolphins.. Me and @smurflucci @ Kahala Hotel and Resort http://instagr.am/p/PiGt7rw-51/ 

RT @LAtotheBay @jdiggsthizz you still gonn make it to Anderson after laying down some cutthroat shit on dem giants pimp? #CCC ..FASHO

Nd thats Real ! Just Wait Till We Get Our Stuff 2gether We Really Fina Do This ! #FightingCases #TeamDiggs @jdiggsthizz pic.twitter.com/c6H6rflt

Got to give a S/O to the people that’s by my side no matter what Diggs go thru..u know who u are, and trust me when I say I Reconize

@jdiggsthizz Anytime, Promises, I just want you >>>>> can relate to them like THAT #thankyou

Make no mistake about it I’ll b at my show Friday in Fairfax http://img.ly/ngis  And back in Hawaii for court Monday..

This is what a Hawaiian Mc Donald’s breakfast menu look like.. @ McDonald’s http://instagr.am/p/PgML8SQ-7N/ 

What else would I do after a night in jail!! Duh!! @ Ruth’s Chris Steak House http://instagr.am/p/PgLlN4w-66/ 

This shit is crazy… I need a BACKWOOD, a GOOD MEAL, and a STIFF DRINK..I’m headed to The Beach for peace and some Eats

Ima need my FANSUPPORT on this BULLSHIT… CLICK THE LINK FOR STORY Check out this newsletter: http://mad.l http://instagr.am/p/Pf9SsOQ-z6/ 

@TheThizzler Ima need my FANSUPPORT on this BULLSHIT… RT Check out this newsletter: http://mad.ly/c27513  via @madmimi

Ima need my FANSUPPORT on this BULLSHIT… RT PLEASE IM STUCK IN HAWAII Check out this newsletter: http://mad.ly/c27513  via @madmimi

GOT COUT IN HAWAII IN 30 mins… I’ll explain later.. Y’all ain’t gone believe this shit

Big Island Police Looking for 22-Year-Old Mt. View Man Reported Missing

Police are looking for a 22-year-old Mt. View man who was reported missing.

Paul Moses Abiley

Paul Moses Abiley is described as a Portuguese male, about 5’9” tall, weighing about 175 pounds, with short brown hair, brown eyes, and a fair complexion.

Abiley was last seen at a bed and breakfast in the Volcano area yesterday (September 13, 2012) at about 12:00 p.m. He was last seen wearing surfer shorts and a cap, was bare backed, and carrying a black backpack.

Abiley has a medical condition that requires medication.

Police ask that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Abiley call Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or email him at dmorimoto@co.hawaii.hi.us. Callers may also call the police 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.

Freaky Friday – The Wild Hawaiian Experience Hawaii Aloha

“The Wild Hawaiian Experience Hawaii Aloha” is something that was posted today on youtube by Kapono.

It features professional poetry slammer “Kealoha” in it.

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