Puna Woman Arrested Following Drug-Related Explosion That Sends Man to Hospital

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 28-year-old Puna woman in connection with a drug-related explosion that sent a man to the hospital with severe injuries.

Savannah Maloof of Keaʻau was arrested Monday afternoon (December 30) on suspicion of first-degree promotion of marijuana, second-degree promotion of marijuana, first-degree promotion of a harmful drug, promotion of a detrimental drug and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Vice Section continue the investigation.

At 8:16 p.m. Saturday (December 28), police responded to a report of a loud explosion at a home on 17th Street in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna. When officers arrived, Fire Department personnel were already at the scene, where smoke was present but not flames.

The blast had knocked out windows, melted plumbing fixtures and blown the doors off cabinets.

The sole occupant at the time, a 30-year-old Keaʻau man, was initially taken to the Hawaiian Paradise Park fire station by private vehicle. He was then taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center with third-degree burns. He was later transferred to a hospital on Oahu.

Maloof, who also lives at the house, was not home at the time of the explosion.

Butane honey oil. (Wikipedia Photo)

Butane honey oil. (Wikipedia Photo)

Police recovered 102 marijuana plants from an indoor growing operation, more than an ounce of butane honey oil (a marijuana byproduct) in several stages of manufacture, three e-cigarettes and components associated with the manufacture of butane honey oil.

Police ask anyone with information about any butane honey oil lab to 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.

 

Sign-Ups Being Accepted for January HI-PAL Basketball Event in Kona

The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League will hold its 24th Annual HI-PAL Hope Chapel 3-on-3 Basketball Jam in Kona during the weekend of January 18-20. Sign-ups are being accepted now until Monday, January 10.

Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at a HI-Pal Tournament

Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at a HI-Pal Tournament

Divisions are as follows: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 12 under girls, and 14 under girls. December 31, 2013, is the age cut-off date for this tournament.

Team rosters are limited to five players. Due to the limited space, teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All interested teams should call the West Hawaiʻi HI-PAL office at 326-4646, extension 258, or Officer Randy Morris at 936-2789.

 

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

2/18/14 UPDATE:
Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Desiree Tolentino-Awai of Hilo, who was reported missing.  She was found unharmed Friday afternoon (February 14) in Hilo

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

Desiree Tolentino-Awai

Desiree Tolentino-Awai

Desiree Tolentino-Awai was last seen in Hilo on September 20. She is described as 5-foot-4, 120 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.

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 16-Year-Old Hilo Girl Missing Since November

2/3/14 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones of Hilo, who was reported missing.  She was found in good health Friday (January 31) in Puna.

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

Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones

Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones

Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones was last seen in Hilo the afternoon of November 18. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with green eyes and long 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 Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Asking Public’s Help in Identifying Two Folks Caught on Surveilance Attempting to Burglarize Fast Food Restaurant

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons captured on surveillance video during an attempted burglary at a fast food restaurant in Hilo.
Fast Food Thief
The attempted burglary on the 200 block of Waiānuenue Avenue took place in the early hours of October 8.

Fast Food Thief 2

The suspects did not make entry but caused damage to a security screen door.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity of the individuals in the photos to contact Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or gtodd@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.

 

Gun Threat Reported at UH Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect and vehicle wanted in connection with a reported threat incident Monday morning (December 9) at a college campus in Hilo.

UH Hilo Moniker
At about 10:06 a.m. Monday, police received a report from 25-year-old male employee of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo that at about 9 a.m., while he was near the upper campus, he was accosted by a local male who allegedly brandished a firearm and pointed it at him before fleeing the area in a black Toyota pickup truck.

The victim left the campus and went home to Puna before calling police to report the threat. He was not injured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a local male in his 30s with a dark complexion and a neatly trimmed beard with long sideburns to his chin. He was wearing black sunglasses. The truck was described as a lifted black Toyota Tacoma with black rims and dark black tint and a white “NSPYR” sticker near the gas fill cover.

Police advise the public not to approaching the truck, as the operator may be armed and is considered dangerous.

Instead, anyone who has information about this case or the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2384 or cdavies@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.

 

Big Island Police Renewing Search for Kamuela Man Wanted for Questioning in Connection With Theft Investigation

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 24-year-old Kamuela man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation.

HPDBadge
Brandon Kelii Paulino-Pawai is also wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court.

He is described as 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, which may have a lighter tint. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Levon Stevens at 326-4646, Ext. 275, or lstevens@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.

Big Island Police Looking for Missing Man Who Uses Wheelchair for Mobility and Requires Medication

UPDATE:
Hawaiʻi Island police have located 70-year-old John Richard Strange of Hilo, who was reported missing.

He was found Wednesday morning unharmed in Pāhoa.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 70 year-old Hilo man.

John Richard Strange

John Richard Strange

John Richard Strange was last contacted by a caretaker on December 3, 2013 and has not been seen since.   Strange is described as a Caucasian male, about 5’8” tall, weighing about 160 pounds, tan complexion, brown eyes, and wavy grey medium length hair and a full beard. Strange has several tattoos on both inner forearms. He uses a wheelchair for mobility and also requires medication.

Strange’s family is concerned for his safety and well-being.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case or may know the whereabouts of Strange to call Lieutenant Gregory Esteban at 961-2252 or email at gesteban@hawaiicounty.gov.

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 Asking Public’s Help Finding Information About Recent Fires

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone who may have information about the cause of half a dozen recent suspicious fires over the past two weeks.

The fires were located south of Puʻuanahulu along Hawaiʻi Belt Road, also known as Route 190, in the areas between the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (New Saddle Road) and the 14-mile marker.

Waikoloa Fire
Last Monday (November 25) at approximately 3:33 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire on the mauka side of Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the area of the 14-mile marker in Kona. Upon arrival, they discovered that the fire had spread north from the mauka side of the roadway toward the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, approximately four miles east and approximately two miles south along Hawaiʻi Belt Road.

Last Tuesday (November 26) at 3:54 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire on the mauka side of Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the area of the 16-mile marker in the area of Puʻuanahulu. Upon arrival, they discovered that the fire had spread from the mauka side of the roadway and headed south in the direction of the Puu Lani Ranch subdivision, burning approximately 150 acres of vacant land.

As emergency personnel were working to extinguish that fire, another brush fire was reported in the area of the 23-mile marker, also on Hawaiʻi Belt Road. Fire personnel were able to quickly extinguish that fire, which burned approximately a quarter of an acre.

Last Thursday (November 28) at 5:50 a.m., police and firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire on the mauka side of Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the area of the 16-mile marker in the area of Puʻuanahulu. Upon arrival, emergency personnel were able to extinguish that fire, which burned an undetermined amount of vacant land.

This Monday (December 2) at 4:23 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire on the makai side of Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the area of the 24-mile marker in the area of Puʻuanahulu. Upon arrival, emergency personnel were able to extinguish that fire, which burned approximately 2,000 square feet of vacant land.

This Wednesday (December 4) at 6:28 a.m., police and firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire on the mauka side of Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the area of the 17-mile marker in the area of Puʻuanahulu. Upon arrival, emergency personnel were able to extinguish that fire, which burned approximately 4,800 square feet of vacant land.

No structures have been damaged nor were any in close proximity to any of the fires. The total extent of the burned property has yet to be determined.

Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigations Section, along with Hawaiʻi County fire inspectors, have deemed the fires as suspicious in nature and continue to investigate their cause.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department asks members of the public who frequent Hawaiʻi Belt Road, especially in the areas between the Daniel K. Inouye Highway and the 24-mile marker, to be aware of the recent fires and to report any suspicious activity in the area immediately to police at 935-3311. In addition, anyone with any information about the cause of the fires is encouraged to contact Detective Levon Stevens, at 326-4646, extension 275, or lstevens@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.

 

Big Island Police Release Sketch of Suspect from October Robbery

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in Hilo on October 31.

At about 8 p.m. on that date, police responded to the Waiākea Villas after receiving a report from a 49-year-old Hilo man that while walking in the complex toward his vehicle in the parking lot, he was accosted by a man who brandished a weapon and demanded money. After the victim refused the demand, the suspect fled the area. The victim was not injured in the robbery attempt.

Sketch of the wanted man

Sketch of the wanted man

The suspect is described as a local male in his late 20s, about 5-foot-10, about 200 pounds with a light mustache. He was wearing a black T-shirt, dark shorts and a cap embroidered with the words “BJ Penn.”

Police are releasing a composite drawing of the suspect with hope that someone will recognize him. Anyone who may know the identity of the suspect or who has any information on this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or to contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or deuytetake@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.

 

Update on the Kona Fires

On Monday (November 25) at approximately 3:33 p.m., Patrol Officers from the Kona and South Kohala districts and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a brush fire on the mauka side of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 190) in the area of the 14 mile marker in Kailua-Kona.

Waikoloa Fire

Upon arrival emergency personnel discovered the fire spread north from the mauka side of the roadway towards the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, approximately four miles east and approximately two miles south along Hawaiʻi Belt Road.

On Tuesday (November 26) at 3:54 p.m., Kona Patrol Officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a brush fire on the mauka side of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 190) in the area of the 16 mile marker in the area of Puanahulu.

Upon arrival emergency personnel discovered the fire spread from the mauka side of the roadway and headed south in the direction of the Puulani Estates Subdivision, burning approximately 150 acres of vacant land. As emergency personnel were working to extinguish this fire, another brush fire was reported in the area of the 23 mile marker, also on Hawaiʻi Belt Road. Fire personnel were able to quickly extinguish that fire which burned approximately a quarter of an acre.

No structures were damaged as a result of the fires and the total extent of the burned property has yet to be determined.

Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fires. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Levon Stevens, at 326-4646, extension 226.

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 Man Who Shoplifted From Mall

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a recent theft case. On Monday (November 25), merchandise valued at $329 was stolen from a retail store located at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on East Puainako Street in Hilo.

Do you recognize this man?

Do you recognize this man?

Police ask anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the person pictured above to contact Officer Jon Carvalho of South Hilo Patrol at 961-2213 or to 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 15-Year-Old Hilo Girl

(11/27/13 UPDATE) I have heard that she is now safe at home.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing.

Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador

Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador

Ashlyn Cruz-Labrador was last seen on Wednesday (November 20).

She is described as 5-foot-1, 115 pounds with brown eyes and long dark hair. She also has piercings in her nose, lip, tongue and belly and a tattoo on her right foot.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Vernon Ferreira at 961-2279 or vferreira@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.

Big Island Police Searching for Kamuela Man Wanted in Connection with Theft Investigation

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 24-year-old Kamuela man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft investigation.
HPDBadgeBrandon Kelii Paulino-Pawai is described as 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, which may have a lighter tint. He also has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Levon Stevens at 326-4646, Ext. 275, or lstevens@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.

 

Big Island Police Investigating Sex Assault at UH Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a sexual assault in Hilo on Tuesday (November 19).

The attack occurred in a women's restroom at UH Hilo

The attack occurred in a women’s restroom at UH Hilo

An adult female was reportedly attacked in the bathroom of a state facility in the Waiākea area of Hilo around 4:30 p.m. The victim was able to fight off her attacker, who fled in a 2003-2006 red Ford Expedition with tan or gold on the bottom.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, 6-feet tall, 160-180 pounds with a thin build, curly blond hair and facial acne. He was wearing a white tank top and black surf shorts.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-8883 or jkerr@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.

 

Big Island Police Searching for 16-Year-Old Last Seen in Hawaiian Acres Yesterday

11/19/13 UPDATE: Missing Person Annie Chung-Pacheco has been located.

Big Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old female who was last seen in Hawaiian Acres.

Annie Chung-Pacheco

Annie Chung-Pacheco

Annie Chung-Pacheco has long brown hair, brown eyes, is 5’1″ tall and 14o lbs  with unknown clothing. She was last seen Saturday, November 16 in Hawaiian Acres.

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 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.

One of Hawaii’s Most Wanted from November Show Has Been Located

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 22-year-old Airiel Rhodes Jost, who was wanted on bench warrants for violating terms and conditions of his probation.

Airiel Jost

Airiel Jost

He was arrested Thursday (November 14) in Kalapana. Police thank the public for their assistance.

Hilo Woman Reports Robbery From Last Week

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery in Hilo that was reported Tuesday but occurred last week.

A 43-year-old Hilo woman reported that between 9 a.m and 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4, she was walking with a bicycle on Mililani Street between Piʻilani Street and Hualani Street when she was approached by a man who demanded money, threatened her and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim was not injured in the encounter.

Wanted alien

Police sketch of wanted man

The suspect was described as a local male between 5-foot-10 and 5-foot-11 with a muscular build, dark brown eyes, very short black hair and a tan complexion. He was wearing surf shorts and a dirty blue tank top.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the person depicted in the forensic artist’s composite drawing to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line or contact Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or gtodd@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.

 

New Episode of “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” Begins Airing Tonight

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 23-year-old man still wanted in a murder investigation, a man wanted for questioning in connection with sexual assaults and a man wanted on bench warrants and for questioning in other cases.

The new episode begins airing Friday (November 8).

In it, police again ask for help in locating 23-year-old Boaz David Johnson, who is still at large and wanted for the strangulation death of his girlfriend, Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found in the ocean off Kalapana on May 28.

Boaz D. Johnson

Boaz D. Johnson

Johnson is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-7, about 150 pounds with a slim build and a fair complexion. He was last seen unshaven and with medium-length brown hair. He has a tattoo of the upper body of a horse near the right side of his abdomen. He is considered dangerous.

The television program also asks for help in locating 45-year-old Rudolfo Gomoban Rios Jr.—also known as Rudy Rios—who has no permanent address.

Rudy Rios Jr.

Rudy Rios Jr.

He is wanted for questioning in an investigation into multiple sexual assaults involving minors. Rios is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

In this latest edition of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help in locating 22-year-old Airiel Rhodes Jost—also known as Ariel Jost — of Waikoloa, who is wanted on three outstanding bench warrants and for questioning in two unrelated robbery investigations.

Airiel Rhodes Jost

Airiel Rhodes Jost

He is described as 6-feet tall, 145 pounds with strawberry-blond hair and blue eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these men call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. 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 Searching for Kaʻū Woman Again

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 40-year-old Kaʻū woman wanted for abuse of a family/household member.

Sharon Hui

Sharon Hui

Sharon Hui is described as 5-foot-3, 130 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 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.