Big Island Police Capture Hale Nani Escapee

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 46-year-old Kona man on suspicion of escaping from the Hale Nani correctional facility early Thursday morning (August 21).

Sean Duyser

Sean Duyser

South Hilo Patrol officers arrested Sean Duyser of Kailua-Kona in Hilo at 11 a.m.

He had last been seen at 2 a.m. Thursday at Hale Nani, where he was serving a sentence for a misdemeanor theft conviction. The escape was reported at 3:34 a.m.

Big Island Police Searching for Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 36-year-old Papaʻaloa man who is wanted on two bench warrants for contempt of court.

Timothy John Nacis

Timothy John Nacis

Timothy John Nacis is also wanted in connection with a terroristic threatening and criminal property damage incident that occurred Saturday morning (August 2) in Hilo. He is described as 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a light-colored Lexus sedan, license plate GTR 462.

He is considered armed dangerous.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts not to approach him but 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Four Wanted for Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for three men and a woman who are wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card.

The card was stolen Wednesday (July 23) from a car on Kuakini Highway and then used at a Kailua-Kona business three times.

Colvin Gaspar

Colvin Gaspar

Colvin Gaspar, 22, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-6, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is also wanted on eight bench warrants with bail totaling $300,000.

Theodore "Kahui" Casuga

Theodore “Kahui” Casuga

Theodore “Kahui” Casuga, 39, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-8, 245 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is also wanted for reckless endangering, reckless driving and resisting an order to stop.

Luke Kaniaupia

Luke Kaniaupia

Luke Kaniaupia 21, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-6, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Leilani Parent

Leilani Parent

Leilani Parent, 26, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-5, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Man Caught Using Stolen Credit Card On Video

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person captured on video surveillance while using a stolen credit card.
Credit Card Thief 3

The credit card was in a purse stolen August 25, 2013, from a business in downtown Hilo. The card was used the next day at two convenience stores in Hilo.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity of the person in the surveillance image to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or wcarter@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Asking Public’s Help Identifying Couple Suspected of Theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman suspected of a theft from a department store on Puainakō Street in Hilo on Wednesday (July 16).

Unknown Couple

Unknown Couple

Unknown Woman

The woman shown was wearing a distinctive scorpion-design bracelet, as shown.

Unknown BraceletThe pair was seen leaving in a light-color pickup truck, as shown.
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Police ask anyone with information about this case 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Man Wanted on Six Warrants

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 46-year-old man wanted on six warrants for contempt of court.

Pio Kapeli Jr.

Pio Kapeli Jr.

Pio Kapeli Jr. is also wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation.

He is described as 5-foot-10, 215 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair and numerous tattoos. He has no permanent address but frequents the Puna area.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Need Help Identifying Composite Drawings of Robbery Suspects

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying robbery suspects shown in composite drawings.

Composite Sketch

Composite Sketch

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At 2:20 a.m. on June 27, Kona Patrol officers responded to a reported robbery near the intersection of Highway 190 and Loloa Drive in Kalaoa.

The victim, a 27-year-old Kailua-Kona man, had been hitchhiking at the intersection of Palani Road and Henry Street in Kailua-Kona when two men in a dark Jeep Cherokee picked him up. Near the intersection of Highway 190 and Loloa Drive, the Jeep pulled off the road onto an access road to the Department of Water Supply’s pump station. The driver then reportedly exited the vehicle, went to the rear passenger door armed with a knife and robbed the victim of an undisclosed amount of cash. While the victim was walking away from the Jeep, the driver attacked him, causing a stab wound to his right arm and a laceration to his chest.

The victim was able to flee the area and call 911. He was taken to Kona Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Following the victim’s lengthy recovery, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section were able to work with a Police Department forensic artist to produce composite sketches of the suspects. The driver was described as a local male, 6-feet tall, 200 pounds in his early 30s. The passenger, who was only seen from the rear, was described as a heavy-set local male with long hair in a pony tail that had several dark bands.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or the suspects’ identities to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Levon Stevens at 326-4646, extension 275, or lstevens@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Hilo Man Wanted on Two Bench Warrants

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 29-year-old Hilo man who is wanted on two $50,000 bench warrants for violation of probation.

Bryce Dustin Feary

Bryce Dustin Feary

Bryce Dustin Feary is described as 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Hilo Woman Wanted on Two Bench Warrants

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 31-year-old Hilo woman who is wanted on two $50,000 bench warrants for violation of probation.

Jaclyn Kanani Kama

Jaclyn Kanani Kama

Jaclyn Kanani Kama is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Man Wanted for Questioning in Connection to a Burglary

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 26-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary.

On June 1, cash and electronic devices were reportedly removed from a home on the 100 block of Kimo Place in Hilo.

Brandon Torres

Brandon Torres

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section want to question Brandon Torres, who has no permanent address but frequents Hilo. He is described as 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with brown eyes, short black hair, a mustache and goatee, and tattoos on his neck and right forearm.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective John Rodrigues at 961-8222 or jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Man and Woman Wanted in Theft Case

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman wanted for questioning in a theft that occurred on May 6 in Hilo.

Have you seen this couple?

Have you seen this couple?

Police ask anyone with information about the persons in the surveillance image 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Seeking Help Identifying Pahoa Theft Suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for theft in Pāhoa.

Have you seen this guy?

Have you seen this guy?

The incident took place in a market, where the 56-year-old victim briefly put his wallet down and an unknown man grabbed it.

The man is described as Caucasian, possibly in his upper 50s, with a medium build.

Police ask anyone with information on his identity or 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Men Involved in Puna Home Invasion

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion early Monday morning (June 1) in Puna.

Shortly after 3 a.m., officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Ala Heiau Road in the lower part of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision after receiving a report that two men, one armed and both wearing masks, had entered a house and confronted the occupants.

Composite Sketch

Composite Sketch

Police learned that a 68-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife had been at home at when the two suspects entered the residence through an unlocked door and started to remove items from a bedroom. One of the suspects struck and threatened the male victim.

The suspects then left from the rear of the house with electronic items.

Composite Sketch

Composite Sketch

This case is classified as first-degree burglary, first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree assault.

Police ask anyone with information on this case or anyone who recognizes the suspects from these composite drawings to contact Detective Grant Todd by phone at 961-2385 or by email at gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Seeking Identity of Man Wanted for Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. The card was used at a store in Hilo for charges totaling approximately $176.

Have you seen this guy?

Have you seen this guy?

The man’s image was captured on a surveillance camera. He is described as African-American, in his late 20s with a slim build.

Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Merchants are reminded to follow proper protocol when making credit card transactions and to be especially cautious when processing large purchases—especially if the credit card doesn’t swipe properly. When in doubt, check with the credit card company.

Two Men Arrested in Connection With Violent Robbery in Kona

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged one of the men arrested in connection with a violent robbery early Tuesday in Kailua-Kona.

Randall Todd

Randall Todd Chase

At 5 p.m. Wednesday (May 28), detectives charged 28-year-old Randall Todd Chase of Kailua-Kona with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, assault, two counts of third-degree theft, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug, and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $40,250. He was being held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday morning (May 29).

Nohea Gene Heinicke

Nohea Gene Heinicke

The other suspect, 43-year-old Nohea Gene Heinicke of Kailua-Kona, was released to the custody of the Department of Public Safety on a probation violation charge. Detectives are continuing their investigation into his role in the robbery.

At 1:57 a.m. Tuesday (May 27), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery outside a restaurant on the 75-1000 block of Henry Street.

Police determined that an acquaintance had reportedly approached a 25-year-old Kailua-Kona man and a 23-year-old Kailua-Kona man. He then reportedly struck the 25-year-old in the head, arms and legs with a blunt object and stole both their backpacks. The assailant then left the area in a black sedan being driving by a second man.

The 25-year-old victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital with serious head injuries and later transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where he remains in stable condition. The 23-year-old victim was not injured.

A short time later, police located a car matching the description of the suspects’ car and learned that the sole occupant, Heinicke, was wanted on a bench warrant. He was arrested and charged with violating probation and held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance on the bench warrant.

Later Tuesday both Heinicke and Chase were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Big Island Police Looking for Shoplifter Caught On Tape

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with a shoplifting case.

wanted48A surveillance camera captured an image of a suspect taking a cell phone case from a store at 50 E. Puainako Street on April 17.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity or whereabouts of the person in the photo 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Latest Episode of Big Island’s Most Wanted Now Airing

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 42-year-old man wanted for parole violation, a 21-year-old man wanted on three outstanding bench warrants and a 25-year-old man who is wanted on a warrant and for theft.

The new episode began airing May 16.

Dale Daniel Arruda

Dale Daniel Arruda

In it, police ask for help in locating 42-year-old Dale Daniel Arruda of Hilo, who is wanted for parole violation. He is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. He may have a goatee. He is known to frequent the Puna District.

Hakunaalii Kane

Hakunaalii Kane

The television program also asks for help in locating 21-year-old Hakunaalii Kane, who is wanted in the South Kohala area on bench warrants for contempt of court and two counts of violating probation. He is described as 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Kaina Namaka Black

Kaina Namaka Black

In this latest edition of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help in locating 25-year-old Kaina Namaka Black, who is wanted on a warrant for contempt of court and for questioning in a theft case. He is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and a missing front tooth. He has no permanent address but frequents the Kona and South Kohala districts.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these men not to approach them but to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.

“Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo O Hawaiʻi Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.

Big Island Police Looking for Man Wanted Caught on Surveilance Tape

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with a misdemeanor sexual assault investigation.

Have you seen this guy?

Have you seen this guy?

The man’s image was captured on a surveillance camera at a store in Hilo on April 13.

He is described as being between 50 and 60 with a medium build and a long beard that extends to the middle of his stomach. He was wearing khaki pants, a camouflage jacket and a cowboy hat.

Police ask anyone with information on his identity or his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-8843 or jkerr@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for 21-Year-Old Man Wanted in South Kohala Area

Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for a 21-year-old man who is wanted in the South Kohala area on three outstanding bench warrants.

Hakunaalii Kane

Hakunaalii Kane

Hakunaalii Kane, who has no permanent address, is wanted for contempt of court and two counts of violating probation.

He is described as 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts not to approach him but 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for 25-Year-Old Man Who Frequents Kona and Kohala Areas

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 25-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning in an unrelated case.

Kaina Namaka Black

Kaina Namaka Black

Kaina Namaka Black is wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in a theft case.

He is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and a missing front tooth. He has no permanent address but frequents the Kona and South Kohala districts.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts not to approach him but 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.