Big Island Police Searching for Missing 35-Year-Old Puna Woman

12/1/14 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 35-year-old Misty Fuga of Keaʻau who was reported missing. She returned to her Hawaiian Paradise Park home unharmed Friday night (November 28).

Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 35-year-old Puna woman who was reported missing.

Misty Fuga

Misty Fuga

Misty Fuga was last seen in Hawaiian Paradise Park by her family on Wednesday evening (November 26). Her family is concerned about her safety.

She is described as a Hawaiian, about 5-foot-6, about 130 pounds with brown eyes and long brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or duytetake@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who to prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime stoppers information is kept confidential.

Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Boater

The Coast Guard is continuing its search today for a missing boater who placed a mayday call Thursday at 8:03 a.m. saying his vessel was taking on water and in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona.

HC-130 Hercules

HC-130 Hercules

The Coast Guard has identified the mariner as 67-year-old Ron Ingrahm and is believed to be the sole person aboard the 25-foot sailing vessel Malia which departed Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai, to Manele Bay, Lanai.

A friend of Ingram called Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center Friday and sited Tuesday as the last time he spoke with him.

Currently searching are an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Ahi is no longer part of the search due to sever weather.

Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu Command Center received a mayday call over VHF radio channel 16 from a distressed mariner at 8:03 a.m. Thursday. The mariner reported flooding on his boat and provided a GPS position approximately 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona near Alenuihaha Channel before communications were lost.

Current on scene weather conditions are 35-mile per hour winds with eight to 15-foot seas.

Big Island Police Still Searching for Jeff Meek

Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing their search for a missing 44-year-old Keaʻau man.

Jeff Meek

Jeff Meek

Thursday (November 13), detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, Vice Section and Juvenile Aid Section continued their search for Jeffrey Everett Meek, who was last seen in the Pepeʻekeo area last Saturday (November 8). The efforts included both ground and aerial searches, which were aided by use of a Hawaiʻi Fire Department helicopter.

Search efforts continued along the shoreline Friday morning (November 14), again aided by the Fire Department’s chopper.

Detectives have recovered items that are believed to belong to Meek but his whereabouts remain unknown. News reports about “pinging” the location of his cell phone were based on the family’s use of a website that has a disclaimer stating that the information may not be accurate. Police are using more reliable methods to track the location of the phone.

Meek is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-8, 185 pounds with blue eyes and balding brown hair. He usually wears a white cowboy hat and blue jeans. He was last seen operating a 1986 faded blue Ford pickup truck, which police have since recovered.

Police ask anyone who may have seen Meek and his truck on November 8 or who may have information or know his whereabouts 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 Crime Stoppers 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 With Medical Condition

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 40-year-old Kealakekua man who was reported missing.

Aron Makani Beshore

Aron Makani Beshore

Aron Makani Beshore was last seen July 17 in Kainaliu. He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet tall, 250 pounds with brown eyes and brown buzz-cut hair.

He has a medical condition that requires medication.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, extension 262, or ssmith@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 Missing 16-Year-Old Keaau Girl

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

Zeana Chong

Zeana Chong

Zeana Chong was last seen in Hilo on May 23. She is described as 5-foot-2, 180 pounds with brown eyes and black 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 the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for 42-Year-Old Missing Kea’au Man

UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 42-year-old Brian Willis of Keaʻau, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed Friday in Hilo.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 42-year-old man who was reported missing.

Brian Willis

Brian Willis

Brian Willis of a Keaʻau address was last seen in Hilo on March 10. He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet tall, 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

He may be on foot in the Hilo or Puna District and frequents the Keaʻau and Pāhoa town areas.

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

Big Island Police Searching for 16-Year-Old Kona Girl Reported Missing AGAIN

UPDATE 4/9/14 Hawaiʻi island police have located 16-year-old Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion of Kona, who was reported missing. She was found April 3.

Hawaiʻi island police are searching for a 16-year-old Kona girl who was reported missing… AGAIN.

Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion

Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion

Shellsea Gouveia-Asuncion was last seen in Kealakekua on February 24. She is described as 5-foot-5, 100 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair in a Mohawk cut. She has a pierced tongue and wears gauges in both earlobes.

She was last seen wearing baggy black jeans, a black shirt printed with the word “Diamond,” a tan belt and black shoes.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 72-Year-Old Woman

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 72-year-old woman who was reported missing.

HPDBadgeCarol Westbrook, who has no permanent address, was last heard from by her family during the first week of February.

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with gray or graying hair.  She may be in Hilo or Puna and she may be operating a white Subaru Legacy with front-end damage.

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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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Big Island Police Searching for Missing 77-Year-Old Puna Man

1/27/14 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 77-year-old Johannen Poche of Pāhoa, who was reported missing.   He returned home Friday afternoon.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 77-year-old Puna man who was reported missing.

Johannen Poche

Johannen Poche

Johannen Poche of Hawaiian Beaches was last seen in Pāhoa town at 8 a.m. Friday (January 24).

He is described as 5-foot-9, 150 pounds with white-silver hair and brown eyes. He walks hunched over and was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved sweater, dark blue sweat pants and a hat.

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

Big Island Police Searching for 38-Year-Old Kohala Man with Medical Condition

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 38-year-old Kohala man who was reported missing.

Jonathan Riveira

Jonathan Riveira

Jonathan Riveira was last seen at a Hawi home Sunday afternoon (January 12). He has a medical condition that requires medication.

He is described as 5-foot-9, 145 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Dayton Tagaca at 889-6540.

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.

Commentary – Family Looking for Missing Big Island Man Last Seen in Fern Forest July of 2013

Phillip Ray Voelker has been missing since July, 2013.   

Phillip Ray Voelkner

Phillip Ray Voelker

His mother just filed a missing persons today with the police, but it wont be public until the detective goes to her home and investigates.

We’ve heard a lot of rumors regarding his whereabouts, the latest is that he is dead. His mother wants to know and we believe there has been foul play.

He is 23 years-old, 6’3 and about 200 pound, hair is sandy brown, and he has a large tattoo of the grim reaper on his neck.

Last known address was Fern Forest on the Big Island.

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Cruise Ship Crewmember

The Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday for a 34-year old male Filipino crewmember reported overboard from the cruise ship Grand Princess approximately 1,133 miles northeast of Hilo.

The Grand Princess

The Grand Princess

The SLDMB is used in search and rescue missions and is equipped with a GPS sensor. Upon deployment in the water, it transmits its location periodically to the Coast Guard to assist with developing search areas.

As part of the AMVER program, the container ship Horizon Reliance along with the Grand Princess’s sister ship Star Princess assisted in search efforts.

More than 4,900 square miles were searched.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu were notified at approximately 12 a.m. Tuesday that the 34-year old was overboard.

“Suspending a search is always an incredibly difficult decision to make,” said Lt. Justin Gear, a command duty officer of the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center. “It’s done with much deliberation and after a concerted effort to ensure that the Coast Guard has conducted a thorough search and saturated all probable locations for a survivor. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones.”

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 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 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 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.

Search Continues for Missing Surfer Kirk Passmore

The search continues Thursday for a missing surfer near Alligator Rock, south of Waimea Bay.

Kirk Passmore's Facebook Profile Picture

Kirk Passmore’s Facebook Profile Picture

The surfer, Kirk Passmore of Haleiwa, was last seen Wednesday. Passmore’s surfboard was located onshore.

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Air Station Barber’s Point and the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island searched through the night Wednesday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Honolulu joined the search Thursday. Galveston Island will search through Thursday night.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified of the missing man Wednesday by the Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety.

The Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety are also searching with air, land and ocean assets. They will suspend their search at sundown and resume searching at first light.

– See more at: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1963054/UPDATE-Search-continues-for-missing-surfer-on-North-Shore#sthash.QBz072Ld.dpuf

 

Coast Guard Searching the North Shore for Missing Surfer Kirk Passmore

The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety are searching for a missing surfer near Alligator Rock, south of Waimea Bay Wednesday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified of the missing man by the Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched from Air Station Barber’s Point at approximately 12 p.m. and the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island was diverted at 2 p.m. to assist in search efforts.

Kirk Passmore's Facebook Profile Picture

Kirk Passmore’s Facebook Profile Picture

The surfer, Kirk Passmore of Haleiwa, was last seen wearing black board shorts and no shirt. He is described as having red hair and in his early thirties. Passmore’s surfboard was located onshore.

The Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety are also searching with air, land and ocean assets. The Coast Guard will search throughout the night. Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety will suspend their search and sundown and resume searching at first light.

Any sightings of Passmore should be immediately reported to local authorities or Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600 or on VHF channel 16.

 

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Kayaker Dayne Ortiz

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing kayaker near Makaleha Beach Park, Sunday.

Dayne Ortiz Facebook picture

Dayne Ortiz Facebook picture

“The decision to suspend our active search efforts is always a difficult decision, but one that had to be made at this point in time,” said Capt. Shannon Gilreath, commanding officer for Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our hearts ache at the loss of this promising young man and our thoughts are with both the family and community that have shown how much he meant to them.”

The Coast Guard searched more than 720 square miles with Honolulu Fire Department boats and dive teams, the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi, a Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point.
Dayne Ortiz was last seen when his kayak had overturned at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday. His brother attempted to swim out to assist in righting the kayak but was unable to reach him and returned to shore. He was not wearing a life jacket.
The Coast Guard would like to remind mariners that maritime accidents can occur quickly and without warning. This tragic case reiterates the need for all mariners to understand the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times. For more information on types of life jackets and boating safety individuals can visit www.uscgboating.org.
For more information, contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Public Affairs Officer at (808) 842 2657