Big Island police are asking the public’s help in identifying three folks wanted in separate incidents:
- Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported break-in to a vehicle Monday (June 27) in the parking lot of a restaurant on Pauahi Street in Hilo.
After receiving a report and reviewing video surveillance, it was discovered that at approximately 2:54 p.m. Monday, an unidentified male entered a 40-year-old woman’s vehicle and removed an item. He then left the area in an unknown direction on a blue scooter or moped.
He is described as a younger “local” male with a slim-to-medium build. He was wearing a light shirt, light shorts, a white hat and a dark backpack. His image was captured on a surveillance camera.
Police ask anyone who recognizes his photograph or knows anything about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Tyler Jelsma at 961-2203.
- Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery that was reported on Tuesday (June 28) at a business on the 300 block of East Makaʻala Street in Hilo.
At approximately 5:32 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was observed to exit the store without paying for several selected items. When a 27-year old female store employee attempted to contact the woman outside the store, the woman became combative and struck the employee. The woman then ran into the parking lot and left the area in a white two-door sedan.
She is described as Caucasian, in her early 40s, about 5-foot-11 and 130 pounds with dark eyes and short dark hair. She was wearing a white long-sleeved dress. Her image was captured on a surveillance camera.
Police ask anyone with any information on the identity of the woman in the photograph or any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Tyler Jelsma at 961-2213.
- Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone involved in a break-in at a Hawaiʻi County facility on Railroad Avenue.
The break-in occurred early on the morning of May 18. A generator was removed from the facility. Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect and a suspect vehicle.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident, the person or vehicle shown, or persons in possession of the stolen generator to call Officer Jacob Obermiller at 961-2213 or 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.