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Big Island Police Searching for 17-Year-Old Kona Girl Missing Since August

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kona girl who was reported missing.

Summer Steenolsen

Summer Steenolsen was last seen in Waimea on August 10.

She is described as 5-foot-7, 135 pounds with blond hair and green eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Coast Guard Searching for Possibly Two People Off the Big Island – One Wanted By Police

The Coast Guard is searching for two possible persons in the water off of the Big Island, five miles north of Kawaihae and the Kohala district, Sunday.

The Coast Guard received a report of an unmanned, adrift dinghy found offshore of the Big Island, five miles north of Kawaihae and the Kohala district, Dec. 4, 2016. The dinghy has evidence of recent use with two fishing rods, tackle box and fresh fish in the cooler aboard. (Courtesy photo/Released)

The Coast Guard received a report of an unmanned, adrift dinghy found offshore of the Big Island, five miles north of Kawaihae and the Kohala district, Dec. 4, 2016. The dinghy has evidence of recent use with two fishing rods, tackle box and fresh fish in the cooler aboard. (Courtesy photo/Released)

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and the crew of the USCGC Ahi (WPB 87364) have been launched to search the surrounding areas.

Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received notification from the Hawaii County Fire Department Sunday morning regarding a 12-foot Zodiac dinghy found adrift offshore by a mariner. Reports were also received of a man and a woman seen by fellow campers using a dinghy matching the description of the one found.

The dinghy has evidence of recent use with two fishing rods, tackle box and fresh fish in the cooler aboard. Owner of the Zodiac is thought to be Derek Liu (SEE BELOW). He is believed to own a green Nissan truck with a trailer that has been left at the campsite.

dinghy-truckAnyone with information that may help locate the owners of the dinghy is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.

Weather conditions on scene are reportedly 8 mph winds with waves at 2 feet and approximately 8 miles of visibility.


Media Release:

12-02-16 Wanted: Derek Liu

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 52-year-old Honokaʻa man who is wanted for violating terms of bail.

Derek Liu is described as 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

derek-liu

Derek Liu

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for 16-Year-Old Girl Missing Since October

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Kamuela girl who was reported missing.

Alexia Galeon

Alexia Galeon

Alexia Galeon was last seen in Honokaʻa on October 21.

She is described as 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-3, 150-160 pounds with brown eyes and long brown hair. She may be in Captain Cook.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 17-Year-Old Hilo Boy

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing.

George Price-Apo

George Price-Apo

George Price-Apo was last seen in Hilo on October 19.

He is described as Hawaiian, 6-foot-1, 140 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Search Called Off for Missing Hawaii Air National Guardsman

A Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) Airman who went missing at Tarague Beach, Guam, last week, has been identified as Master Sgt. Greg Ramos from the 154th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 154th Wing.

Master Sgt. Greg Ramos with his brother, Sraff Sgt. Gavin Ramos while at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on April 14. Photo By: Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing

Master Sgt. Greg Ramos with his brother, Sraff Sgt. Gavin Ramos while at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on April 14. Photo By: Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing

Ramos was temporarily assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, supporting a HIANG KC-135 tanker rotation.  Ramos was swept out to sea and search and recovery efforts were called off after five days with no evidence of death or remains being found.

In a message to HIANG Airmen this morning, Brig. Gen. Gregory Woodrow, 154th Wing Commander asked “that you keep Greg, his family, and the LRS in your thoughts and prayers”.

Information regarding memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Big Island Police Searching for 16-Year-Old Girl Missing Since August

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing.

Kailee-Ann Santiago

Kailee-Ann Santiago

Kailee-Ann Santiago was last seen in Hilo on August 22.

She is described as Puerto Rican, 5-foot, 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown shoulder-length hair.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 16-Year-Old Kailua-Kona Boy

11/17/16 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Kaleb Boyd of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing.  He was found Wednesday afternoon (November 17) in Kailua-Kona.

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

Kaleb Boyd

Kaleb Boyd

Kaleb Boyd was last seen September 1 in Kailua-Kona.

He is described as 5-foot-10, 150 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Coast Guard Searching for Helicopter Near Molokai

The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue helicopter with two persons aboard near the south side of Molokai, Wednesday.

A Coast Guard C130

A Coast Guard HC130

Multiple Coast Guard air and surface crews and a Maui Fire Department aircrew are currently searching in the area.

Crews currently engaged in the search are:

  • HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point.
  • Crews of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB-87316) homeported in Honolulu, was diverted from operations off Maui.
  • Air1 helicopter crew from Maui Fire Department.

The helicopter was reported overdue by the owner’s employee at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday. The employee called 911 and dispatch notified the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center personnel who in turn relayed the call to the watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Rescue Communications Center in Honolulu. The black, privately owned helicopter reportedly departed Honolulu Tuesday evening with two people aboard and did not arrive to a private helicopter pad on Molokai as expected.

An urgent marine information broadcast requesting assistance from mariners in the southern Molokai area has been issued.

Anyone with information that may help locate the helicopter or crew is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.

Weather conditions are currently reported as 21 to 23 mph winds, partly sunny with showers.

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Chinese Mariner

The Coast Guard suspended the active search Wednesday evening for a Chinese mariner who was unreported while sailing his 97-foot super trimaran across the Pacific.
 guo-chuan
Guo Chuan, 50, remains missing.
“Mr. Chuan was a professional mariner with a deep passion for sailing,” said Capt. Robert Hendrickson, chief of response, Coast Guard 14th District. “Our thanks to our Navy partners who helped us search for this vessel in a timely manner so far from shore in an attempt to locate Mr. Chuan. Our deepest condolences go out not only to his family and friends but also to his racing team and the sailing community.”
Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules crews conducted six search patterns in the vicinity of the Quindao China and its charted course following notification of the situation Tuesday and into Wednesday. The USS Makin Island deployed an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter Wednesday once they were in range to attempt contact with Chuan. Their hails over the radio went unanswered and weather conditions prevented safe deployment of a rescue swimmer to the vessel. They followed up by deploying a rigid-hulled inflatable boat and crew to conduct a boarding of the trimaran Wednesday afternoon. The boatcrew confirmed Chuan was not on the vessel although his life jacket remains aboard.
Weather on scene was reportedly 23 mph winds, seas to 5-feet with good visibility and scattered clouds.
On-scene assets searched a total area of more than 4,600 square miles over the two-day period.
Involved in the search were:
  • HC-130 Hercules airplane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
  • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) homeported out of San Diego
  • Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crew attached to the USS Makin Island
The Quindao China remains adrift, the mainsail has been doused and the vessel has been marked. A broadcast notice to mariners alerting vessel crews in the area to the potential hazard to navigation has been issued. Chuan’s racing team is making arrangements to recover the vessel.
Tuesday morning, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received notification from Maritime Rescue Coordination Center China personnel that the vessel Qingdao China, with one person aboard, had not been heard from for 24 hours prompting the response.
The Makin Island is an amphibious assault ship attached to the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit that departed Naval Station San Diego for a scheduled deployment, Oct. 14, to provide maritime security operations, crisis response capability, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the Pacific.

Coast Guard Searching for Man Trying to Set a Non-Stop Solo Trans-Pacific Sailing Record

The Coast Guard is searching for a 50-year-old Chinese man reported overdue while sailing his 97-foot super trimaran from San Francisco to Shanghai, Tuesday.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point (CG 1720)/Released)

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point (CG 1720)/Released)

Missing is Guo Chuan.

An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched to search for the mariner along with vessels in the area.

Tuesday morning, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received notification from Maritime Rescue Coordination Center China personnel that the vessel Qingdao China, with one person aboard, had not been heard from for 24 hours.

The Qingdao China is actively transmitting on an automatic identification system which showed the vessel’s position at the time 620 miles northwest of Oahu.

The mariner is regarded as a very experienced sailor and is reportedly in good health. He is attempting to set a non-stop solo trans-Pacific sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai. He departed San Fransisco Oct. 18. He had been in constant contact with MRCC China and family on the voyage and is not likely to miss scheduled calls.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old Captain Cook Boy

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Captain Cook boy who was reported missing.

Dante Blanchard

Dante Blanchard

Dante Blanchard was last seen in Captain Cook on October 4.

He is described as 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 22-Year-Old Kona Woman

11/14/16 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 22-year-old Jessica Tsibulski of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing.

She was found unharmed in Kailua-Kona on November 7.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was reported missing.

Jessica Tsibulski

Jessica Tsibulski

Jessica Tsibulski was last seen in Kailua-Kona on October 9.

She is described as a 5-foot-5, 100 pounds with blond hair, blue eyes and tattoos on both sides of her torso.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 36-Year-Old Woman

UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 36-year-old Bobbie Marie Delima of Hilo, who was reported missing.  She was found unharmed Friday morning (October 21) in Hilo.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 36-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing.

Bobbie Marie Delima

Bobbie Marie Delima

Bobbie Marie Delima was last seen in Hilo in July 2016.

She is described as 5-foot-2, about 90 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Mariner Near Lapaki State Park

The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday afternoon for a mariner who originally went missing when his 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately a half mile offshore of the Big Island, Saturday.

Charles Locklar, 26, remains missing.

charles-locklar“Our crews and partners saturated the area with assets in an effort to locate Locklar and despite our best efforts we were not successful in finding Charles,” said Capt. Michael Long, commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Speaking as a both a Coast Guard officer and a father, suspending a search is a decision that never gets easier. Our sincere condolences go out to Charles’ family and friends during this difficult time. We thank our partner agencies for their professionalism and continued support of search and rescue efforts around the main Hawaiian Islands.”

On-scene assets searched a total area of more than 2,878 square miles, 26 number of searches and deployed three self-locating datum marker buoys over four days.

Involved in the search were:

  • MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
  • Crews of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB-87316) and USCGC Kiska (WPB-1336) from Big Island
  • Air and surface assets with divers from the Big Island Fire Department
  • Navy MH-60 helicopter aircrews from squadrons at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay

Locklar was reported missing by his uncle after their skiff reportedly capsized prompting the search.

Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Big Island Man

Responders are continuing the search for Charles Locklar, 26, near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island, Monday.

  • Crews currently engaged in the search are:
    HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
  • Crews of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB-87316) from Honolulu and USCGC Kiska (WPB-1336) from Big Island
  • A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui
  • A Navy MH-60 helicopter crew from Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay
  • Air and surface assets with divers from the Big Island Fire Department
  • Weather in the area is reported as 27 mph winds with waves at 6 feet.

Locklar was last seen swimming toward shore with his uncle after their 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately a half mile offshore, Saturday.

Charles Locklar

Charles Locklar

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center.

locklar-rescue-areaAnyone with information that may help locate Locklar is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.

Coast Guard, Big Island Fire Department Search for Missing Boater Near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island

Coast Guard and Big Island Fire Department crews are searching for a missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island, in a case that began late Saturday.

Charles Locklar

Charles Locklar

Missing is 26-year-old Charles Locklar. Locklar was last seen swimming toward shore with his uncle after their 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately a half mile offshore.

At 9:50 p.m., an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point launched to conduct a search of the area and the crew of the USCGC Kittiwake (WPB-87316) operating off Maui was diverted. Air assets and ground crews from the Big Island Fire Department are also assisting in the search.

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center.

At 7:45 p.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a call from Big Island Fire Department personnel stating they received notification of the vessel capsizing in high winds with two people aboard and both men had reportedly swum for shore. One of the pair made it to shore, but called 911 when he could not find the other, his nephew.

Anyone with information that may help locate Locklar is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.

Weather conditions are currently reported as east winds of 21 mph gusting to 31 mph. Waves are at a foot with a west-southwest swell.

The Kittiwake crew was previously engaged in another case off Maui. The USCGC Galveston Island (WPB-1349) has relieved the Kittiwake in the continuing search for missing free diver Josh Goodwin that began Friday. Responders from multiple agencies worked on that search throughout the day. The Galveston Island crew is continuing that search throughout the night and will be joined by additional crews at first light. Both Kittiwake and Galveston Island are homeported out of Honolulu.

World’s Largest Forensic Anthropology Laboratory is Completed on Oahu

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s (DPAA) Forensic Identification Laboratory recently reached construction completion at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Oahu, Hawaii. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the new $89 million laboratory will aid in the investigation, recovery and accounting of Americans lost during the nation’s past conflicts dating back to World War II.

pow-building-2

SmithGroupJJR served as architect, MEP engineer and laboratory planner and programmer of the new DPAA Laboratory, the world’s largest forensic anthropology laboratory.

The 136,497-square-foot facility consolidates operations that were previously dispersed on three military locations on Oahu. The goal of the new facility is to improve efficiency, productivity and support the DPAA mission, which is to “provide the fullest possible accounting for missing personnel to their families and the nation.”

By bringing all operations under one roof, the new three-story facility demonstrates the unique function and mission of DPAA by providing advanced investigation laboratories, a highly sustainable and flexible working environment for staff and appropriate spaces for the families of the deceased.

Primary laboratory spaces include the DPAA Laboratory, the Material Evidence and Life Support Investigation Lab, DNA lab and a complete forensic medicine facility.

The mission of the DPAA is to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing personnel to their families and the nation.

The mission of the DPAA is to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing personnel to their families and the nation.

“The process of designing this unique facility was a humbling one for our firm,” said Mark Kranz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, design director, SmithGroupJJR. “Having the ability to meaningfully impact DPAA’s mission was a professional honor.”

The design for the new DPAA facility acknowledges the architectural legacy of Hickam Air Force Base (now Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam), while creating a uniquely Hawaiian character. A three-story garden space with outdoor lanais provides a serene respite for staff, while a chapel-like space for family viewing hovers above. Structural concrete as well as pre-cast concrete panels, which were manufactured on the island and fashioned with an abstracted Hawaiian pattern, create the primary architectural aesthetic. A one a kind craftsman-like shade trellis welcomes families and visitors to this highly secure, yet public facility.

DPAA Laboratory

The DPAA Laboratory spaces within this facility occupy the third floor of the building including 70 tables for examination. Approximately half of the floor space is devoted to conducting laboratory procedures, while the remaining half consist of a family viewing room providing a serene meeting space for families to reunite with their deceased loved ones, as well as offices and administrative spaces for the DPAA Laboratory. The general design of the DPAA Laboratory conforms to Biological Safety Level Two in accordance with requirements set forth by the Center for Disease Control/National Institutes of Health.

“The unique island and Pearl Harbor setting, coupled with this significant national mission allowed for a truly one-of-a-kind facility of national significance,” Kranz added.

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

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

Santiago Santana was last seen in Kailua-Kona on May 5.

He is described as 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  (No image was released)

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 42-Year-Old Ka’u Woman

UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 42-year-old Ananda S. Chang, who was reported missing.

She was located in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on Tuesday morning (August 30).

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 42-year-old Kaʻū woman who was reported missing.

Ananda Chang

Ananda Chang

Ananda S. Chang was last seen in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on Thursday (August 25) in a red Chevrolet Cavalier four-door sedan.

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-5, 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Henry Ivy at 939-2520.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for 17-Year-Old Illinois Girl

UPDATE: Aleah March, a 17-year old female from Illinois previously reported missing has been located.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Illinois girl who was reported missing.

Aleah March

Aleah March

Aleah March was last seen in Illinois on July. She visited Hawaiʻi and was last heard from on August 19. She was believed to have been in the Pāhoa area.

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-4, 115 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.