Big Island Police Charge Second Man With Numerous Offenses Related to Burglaries in Waiakea Area of Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a second man with numerous offenses related to burglaries in the Waiākea area of Hilo.

Keoni Mata

Keoni Mata

On Monday (December 15), 30-year old Keoni Mata of Hilo was initially arrested on a $500 bench warrant for contempt of court and for suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card. The card was removed during a burglary in the Waiākea area on December 2.

Mata was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while South Hilo patrol officers continued the investigation. While in custody, Mata was additionally arrested for burglary in connection with a Waiākea break-in on December 5 and for theft in connection with a Waiākea burglary on December 12.

Tuesday evening (December 17) police charged Mata with two counts of burglary, eight counts of theft, four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, three counts of identity theft and two counts of forgery. His bail was set at $185,000. He remained at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (December 18).

Kyson Dameron

Kyson Dameron

Last week, 18-year-old Kyson Dameron of Hilo was also arrested and charged with crimes related to these three burglaries, including the use of a stolen credit card.

 

Big Island Police Searching for 18-Year-Old Wanted Female Wanted in Identity Theft Investigation

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for an 18-year-old woman who is wanted on an arrest warrant for violating probation.

Kimberly Akina

Kimberly Akina

Kimberly Akina is described as Filipino, 5-foot-3, 200 pounds with brown eyes and long red hair. She is also wanted for questioning in connection with a variety of cases stemming from an identity theft investigation. She has no permanent address but she may be in Kona or Hilo.

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 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.

 

Waikoloa Woman Charged with Identity Theft and Other Offenses in Connection with 91-Year-Old Family Member

Big Island police have charged a 55-year-old Waikoloa woman with identity theft and seven other offenses in connection with the theft of various items from a 91-year-old family member.

South Kohala patrol officers responded to Waikoloa Village Monday (April 16) to a report that the suspect had stolen jewelry and cash from a 91-year-old woman who was visiting from California. When officers attempted to arrest the suspect, she allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer by striking him in the chest. The officer did not require medical attention.

Janice Feeney

Janice Feeney, who has no permanent address but lives in the Waikoloa area, was arrested and held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation. Detectives executed a search warrant Tuesday (April 17) at the condominium where Feeney had been staying and recovered additional property belonging to the victim.

At 7:10 p.m. Wednesday (April 18), detectives charged Feeney with second-degree theft, fourth-degree theft, identity theft, theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card, unauthorized possession of personal information, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. Her bail was set at $14,000.

She remained at the police cellblock until her initial court appearance Thursday (April 19).

Big Island Police Looking for Man Caught on Surveilance Using Stolen Credit Card

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card.

Wanted

A 33-year-old man reported that his wallet containing his credit cards was stolen from the Hilo area sometime between 9 p.m. September 23 and the early morning hours of September 24.

Police later recovered a video surveillance image of a man who used the credit card at various businesses in Kona on September 24.

He is described as Caucasian, possibly in his 30s, bald, approximately 6-feet tall with numerous piercings on his face. He was wearing dark shorts, no shirt and a white necklace during the transactions.

Police ask that anyone who may know his identity call Officer Donovan Kohara at 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 Man Busted in Connection With 19 Offenses of Stolen and Forged Checks

Big Island police have charged a Hilo man with 19 offenses in connection with stolen and forged checks belonging to a former employer.

Patrick John Lindsey

Patrick John Lindsey, 24, was arrested Wednesday (November 16) at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center, where he was being held on unrelated charges. He was charged Friday afternoon (November 18) with nine counts of theft, eight counts of forgery and two counts of ID theft. His bail was set at $160,000.

Lindsey is accused of cashing checks made out to himself that were reported stolen from a 26-year-old Hilo man.

He remains in custody at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center on the unrelated charges. His initial court appearance for the financial crimes is scheduled for next week.

Big Island Police Looking for Three Suspects in ID Theft Case

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating three suspects involved in an identity theft case. They used a stolen gift card to purchase various items in Kona and were captured on video.

ID Theft Suspects

ID Theft Suspects

The first suspect is described as a local woman, between 5-feet tall and 5-foot-6 with a heavy build and brown long straight hair. She was wearing a black skirt and top.

The second suspect is described as a local woman between 5-feet tall and 5-foot-6 with a heavy build with a heavy build and short brown hair. She was wearing a black top and jeans.

The third suspect is described as local male with a medium build, short dark hair and a mustache. He was wearing a white T-shirt with a logo and a baseball cap.

Police ask that anyone with information on their identities call Officer Severo Ines Jr. at 887-3082 or 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.