Big Island Police Searching for 22-Year-Old Wanted on Five Warrants

Big Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Puna man wanted on five $5,000 warrants.

Justin Gryde

Justin Gryde of Pāhoa is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo with the name “Gryde” on his neck.

Detectives also want to speak with him in connection with a burglary.

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 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.

Police Catch Kona Crime Spree Suspect

Media Release:

Big Island police have arrested a 19-year-old Kona man for 17 offenses in connection with a series of crimes in the Kailua-Kona area during October and November.

Detectives in the Area II Criminal Investigations Section have confirmed that between October 14 and November 14, Justin M. J. Gryde was responsible for entering at least four homes and one business in the Kailua-Kona area. In some instances, vehicle keys were taken from the homes and the vehicles were subsequently stolen.

Gryde’s crime spree also included breaking into vehicles and stealing mopeds. Police have recovered all of the vehicles and mopeds, along with two personal credit cards, jewelry, a retired police officer’s retirement badge and a large number of keys to houses, condominiums and cars.

Gryde was charged with four counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, three counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, five counts of residential burglary, one count of commercial burglary, one count of possessing personal/confidential information and three counts of second-degree theft.

His bail has been set at $50,000. He remains at the Kealakehe police cellblock pending his initial court appearance.