Counterfeit Bills Being Circulated in Puna – Bogus

Last night I went into the 7-11 store to take out cash from the cash machine and all of a sudden I hear the clerk saying really loud… “That’s a counterfeit bill… I can’t take that!”

Would you be able to tell this is a fake bill?

Would you be able to tell this is a fake bill?

I got up to the cash register and asked the clerk what just happened and she said someone tried to pass off another counterfeit $5.00 bill onto the store.  I said “another” and she turned to the other clerk on duty and he said it was like the second one that has been tried to be passed onto the store in the last week.  They also mentioned that even $1.00 bills were being counterfeited.

I asked the clerk if they called the police and she said no… the company doesn’t call the police as there is just too much paperwork to be filled out every time someone tries to pass one off.

I thought about this and then went to Paul’s Gas Station at the end of Pahoa Town and while I was paying for my gas there… I noticed they had a $5.00 bill taped to the wall.  I asked the lady at Paul’s Gas Station if they had also had any counterfeit bills being passed onto them… and she said yes.  Recently they have had quite a few people trying to pass on bogus bills and one even got through.

The clerk uses a pen to mark the bill to see if it is a fake bill.

The clerk uses a pen to mark the bill to see if it is a fake bill.

So if stores like 7-11 and Paul’s Gas Station are being targeted… I can only imagine what might be going on elsewhere.  I can only imagine a place like the Maku’u Farmers Market being a prime place for these folks to pass on these bogus bills to unsuspecting folks… and then perfectly innocent folks get caught up in trying to purchase something with them legally.

You can purchase pens that detect counterfeit bills online.

You can purchase pens that detect counterfeit bills online.

Be vigilant and realize that folks are passing $5.00 bills and $1.00 bills that are bogus around Pahoa right now and if you are a merchant… you may want to invest in a pen that can detect bogus bills.

 

State and County Team-Up to Tackle Hazardous Albizia Trees

The State’s Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Public Works are teaming up February 26-28 to remove invasive albizia trees along Upper Puna Road.

Albizia

State and County crews are working in coordination with the Big Island Invasive Species Committee’s (BIISC) Albizia Demonstration Project in Keau’ohana State Forest Reserve and Black Sands Subdivision, of lower Puna. Albizia trees within 100 ft. of the road, endangering motorists, will be cut down, then chipped and returned to the forest or, for larger trees, removed. BIISC will follow-up by applying herbicide to stumps and nonhazardous trees using methods developed with the University of Hawai’i extension program and the US Forest Service.

By teaming up, crews will be able to cover both County and State right-of-ways and synchronize their efforts. “This project demonstrates how all stakeholders, government, private sector, and residents, can work together to manage the albizia problem in more cost effective ways,” said BIISC Manager Springer Kaye.

The State and County tree work will be done from 8:00am-2:00pm, starting from the intersection of Upper Puna Road and Highway 130, extending 0.3 miles along Upper Puna Road. Motorists are advised to expect intermittent delays on Upper Puna Road during these times and to take the alternate route of One`Ele`Ele Road to access Black Sands Subdivision.

According to Ecologist Flint Hughes, with the U.S. Forest Service, ”Albizia, or Falcataria moluccana, is a statewide ecological and public safety problem. Albizia’s rapid and pervasive growth destroys native forests by shading out native plants and improving conditions other invasive flora, such as strawberry guava. On top of that, the tree’s brittle branches and shallow roots easily break in wind or rain, then fall on homes, roads, and power lines.”

The 500-acre Albizia Demonstration Project area in Puna includes trees overhanging homes and roads, as well as in native lowland forest. Kaye explains “Stakeholders identified this area of Puna as a case study to showcase the wide range of issues in albizia control, develop best management practices, and empower communities to limit the spread of these menacing trees in their own neighborhoods.”

Since December, BIISC has held three Community Training Workshops, where the public learned how to safely and effectively use herbicide to kill albizia trees not threatening infrastructure. The next Community Training Workshops will be held during the Hawai’i Invasive Species Awareness Week, from 9:00am-2:00pm, at various locations in East Hawai’i.

Albizia Clean-ups

For more information on Community Training Workshops, please contact BIISC at 933-3340.

 

Maps of Old Puna Surface Courtesy of Ho’okuleana

The following maps were posted on my Facebook site by Peter Young of  Ho’okuleana LLC after I raised a question about the Old Government Rd. that follows the coastline from Puna into Hilo.

This is a map of 1902 Puna:

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This is a map of the Puna District of Hawaii from 1875:

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Big Island Police Still Conducting Marijuana Raids in Puna

One man has been charged and another released following their arrests during the execution of a marijuana search warrant last week in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna.

1/28/14 UPDATE: Vice officers served the search warrant Friday morning (January 24) at a home on Road 1 and recovered 51 marijuana plants [corrected number] (ranging in height from 1 to 3 feet), 168.5 grams of dried processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Raymond Eastridge

Raymond Eastridge

Two 45-year-old residents, Raymond Eastridge and John Holloway, were arrested at the scene and taken to the South Hilo police cellblock while Vice detectives continued the investigation.

After conferring with prosecutors, Holloway was released without charges. Eastridge was charged with second-degree promoting marijuana, second-degree promoting a detrimental drug, third degree promoting a detrimental drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

His bail was set at $7,250. He remained at the cellblock until his initial court appearance Monday afternoon (January 27).

Big Island Police Open Investigation Stemming from Attempted Murder Incident in Puna Last Night

Hawaiʻi Island police have opened an attempted murder investigation stemming from an incident Thursday night (December 19) in Puna.

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At 4:42 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a call of a disturbance at a home off Auliʻi Street in Keaʻau.

Upon arrival, police encountered a 58-year-old man who was brandishing two edged weapons and was also wanted by police for a separate assault incident that occurred the previous day. The suspect refused to comply with several verbal commands given by police and allegedly threw one of the weapons at one of the officers, who managed to avoid being struck.

At 5:20 p.m., Joseph Feliciano was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, resisting arrest, second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. He is being held in the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Neither officer sustained injuries during the incident. One officer, age 41, is a seven-year veteran of the department. The other, age 26, has been with the department for nearly three years.

 

Big Island Police Arrest Man in Connection With Stabbing in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing in Puna on Tuesday afternoon (November 5).

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At 3:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing victim on Pilo Street in the Eden Roc subdivision. They arrived to find an unresponsive 32-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

Police took a 34-year-old man into custody but were not immediately able to verify his identity. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and initially taken to the Hilo police cellblock. He was then transferred to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or duyetake@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or jfield@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 Three Suspects in Puna Home Break-In While Residents Were Sleeping

Hawaiʻi Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects who entered a Puna home last night (September 16, 2013) while the occupants were asleep.

At about 10:30 pm last night, police received a call from a 54 year-old woman who reported that while she and her 63 year-old husband were asleep in their North Kulani Road residence, they were awakened by noises in an adjacent room. Her husband went to check and discovered three male suspects, who ran when confronted by the occupant.

The suspects ran out of the residence with two of the three suspects running towards Ihope Road.

Ihope Rd

The other suspect ran towards Route 11.

Neither occupant was not injured nor was nothing taken from the residence.

Responding officers conducted checks in the nearby area and were not able to locate the suspects.

Two of the suspects were described only as being about 5’6 to 5’7” while the third suspect was described only as being about 5’9” tall.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as an First Degree Unauthorized Entry into a Dwelling.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case to call Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or email at rpserrao@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.

Domestic Dispute Between Father and Son in Puna Leads to Man Pointing Rifle at Police

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a domestic dispute that sent a 24-year-old Mountain View man to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

HPDBadgePuna patrol officers responded to Keola Place in Mountain View at 8:30 p.m. Monday (September 2) for an affray between a father and his adult son. When officers arrived, the son ran into the forest. He came out at 11 p.m. with substantial bodily injuries and was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated and released. After his release, police arrested him on two unrelated bench warrants for contempt of court.

At 7:09 a.m. Tuesday (September 3), while police were at the scene securing the scene, the father, Jonathan P. Rodrigues Sr., emerged from the house and pointed what appeared to be a rifle at police officers.

Police later recovered an air rifle.

Rodrigues was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault for the domestic incident and first-degree terroristic threatening for the incident with the weapon. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section continue the investigation.

 

Big Island Police Investigating Puna Assault and Car Robbery

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery and auto theft early Tuesday morning (August 20) in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna.

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A 41-year-old man reported that sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. he was assaulted outside his house on Maile Street and a car was stolen from the driveway.

The attacker is described as a local male, average height and weight with medium-length dark hair and a “local accent.” The car is described as a blue 2005 Kia Optima four-door sedan, license plate ZAT 755.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@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.

 

Puna Father and Son Charged in Assaulting Police Officer

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Puna man and his son in connection with what started as a case of domestic abuse in Pāhoa.

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Top: Christopher Thomas Gonsalves Bottom: Gordon A.E. Gonsalves

When Puna patrol officers responded to the abuse report on Saturday (August 10), the suspect, identified as 48-year-old Christopher Thomas Gonsalves of Pāhoa, struck and threatened an officer and then fled the scene.

Gonsalves was located and arrested Sunday and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gonsalves was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, assaulting a police officer and abuse of a family/household member. His bail was set at $22,000.

In addition, detectives arrested 21-year-old Gordon A.E. Gonsalves of Pāhoa Tuesday morning and charged him at 1:30 p.m. with second-degree hindering prosecution for using force against an officer to allow his father to get away. His bail was set at $500.

Both men are being held at the cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (August 14).

 

Squatters in Paradise… Dogs on the Loose – What is the Solution?

Mahalo to Pahoa Community Police Officer Pacheco for helping to secure this building that has been an ongoing problem with squatters, homelessness and drugs here in Pahoa for the last few years.

BEFORE:

Photo by Sean King

Photo by Sean King

AFTER:

After the police secured the building

After the police secured the building

We have a serious problem here in Puna and that is that folks are just taking over houses that are foreclosed and there is nothing the local police can do.  Here is an example of a recent letter I received with some things cut out to ensure their privacy:

Aloha Neighbors,

I know everyone is quite busy, so I will keep this as concise as I can.

I thought I would keep you abreast of a few issues that have happened in your neighborhood.  BTW, thank you for keeping me in the loop with other concerns happening in our neighborhood, past or present.

#1.  There has been squatters that have moved in the house on Kula Street. Some of you may know this as (edited) old place.

What I can tell you is this:

-They have established electricity

- The police can not do anything since it is a civil matter, not criminal.

-Chase Bank owns the house, and is paying the taxes on it.

- The Leilani Community Association can not do anything to help in this regard per advise of there consult with an attorney.

-The owner is the only one who can order these people to leave.

-Chase bank is not very forthcoming about taking possession of the house since there are at lease $40k in liens against the property. (btw, formally foreclosed in 2009 by the court system).

-There are several people that come and go all hours of the day/night.

-I do not want to pursue calling in a drug suspicion, as I do not want any retribution…

-Charlie Stanton, Leilani resident, has been kind to patrol the streets of Leilani as Neighborhood Watch, and knows of this matter and has even taken photos of a few cars as they have drove by and decided not to stop at the house as he was present.  Thank you Charlie.

Has anyone else been faced with this kind of issue or maybe can shed some light on this matter? Maybe an elected official?

And,

#2.  On Friday, June 7th, (EDIT) roughtweiler attacked my dog in our front yard. I have asked her repeatedly to keep her dog restrained.  I have filed a police report in regard to this issue and my dog will need an expensive surgery to walk normal again.  The police have filed this as a vicious dog claim. The officer who reported to the call is Officer C. Arnold. He said to call the Humane Society every time I see the dog out of the owners yard.  The Humane Society said that every photograph of the violation will result in a fine. As many of you may know, this is not the first time I have had to deal with a vicious dog issue on my property.

Thank you for taking the time to read over the information in this email. If you have insight or know of a good resources to tap for more info to move either of these issues forward, I would be very happy to hear about them.  Also, if you would like to connect this email to others in our neighborhood who may want to know about this matter, please do so.

Stay safe and have a fantastic Friday!

So with that being said… does anyone have any advice?

Big Island Police Arrest 20-Year-Old in Connection with Burglary in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a burglary in Puna earlier this month.

A home on Oahu Road in the Nanawale Estates subdivision was broken into on July 4 sometime between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Kainoa Santos

Kainoa Santos

Investigation by detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section led to the arrest Sunday (July 21) of Kainoa Santos of Hilo. Santos was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

At 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (July 23) detectives charged him with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. His bail was set at $35,000. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court hearing scheduled for Wednesday (July 24).

 

Three Purebred German Shepherds Stolen From Puna Kennel

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of three purebred German shepherd dogs from a Puna kennel in May.

Kujo

Kujo

On May 6, a kennel was broken into at a home on the 15-1500 block of 2nd Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

Max

Max

The dogs—two males named “Kujo” and “Mondavi” and a female named “Max”— were removed from the property.

Mondavi

Mondavi

The dogs are valued at $2,500 each.

Police ask anyone with information about the theft or the location of the dogs 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 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 16-Year-Old Girl Last Seen in Puna

*UPDATE* she was located in good health this morning.

Big Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old Puna girl who was reported missing.

No picture released yet

No picture released yet

Ashley Hancock  is described as 5’8″ and 130 lbs with light brown hair and  hazel eyes.  She was last seen wearing a bright blue T-shirt, brown pants and was last seen near Pohaku Circle and Hwy 130 in Puna.

Big Island Police Charge Puna Man With Five Offenses in Connection Armed Robbery in May

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Puna man with five offenses in connection with an armed robbery in May.

John Krause

John Krause

On May 28, several suspects approached a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision brandishing handguns. A 36-year-old man was hit on the arm with the butt of a firearm and was injured. The suspects then entered the house without permission, held four occupants at gunpoint while demanding valuables, and then fled with the valuables in a vehicle.

At 11:15 a.m. Wednesday (July 10) police arrested 44-year-old John Krause of Kurtistown and held him at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation. Krause was charged at 1:45 p.m. Thursday with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening. His bail was set at $21,000.

He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday.

 

Big Island Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Puna Man in Connection with Knife Incident in Pahoa

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested an 18-year-old Puna man Wednesday (July 10) in connection with a knife incident in Pāhoa.

Cordell Studley

Cordell Studley

Responding to a 5:12 p.m. call at a business establishment at 15-2875 Pāhoa Village Road in Pāhoa town, police located and arrested Cordell Studley of Pāhoa, who had allegedly threatened staff with several knives.

The victims reported that the suspect walked into their business and used a telephone without permission. When the staff members refused to allow him to use the phone a second time, he reportedly brandished two knives and threatened them.

No one was injured during this incident.

Studley was later charged with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $4,000 bail.

 

Voodoo and Human Trafficking in Puna? – “… But the Last Night On The Island I Fought For My Life…”

Ok, the other day I got a very strange email and I think I got sucked into something very mysterious.  I will be posting each of these emails in the order that  I received them.  I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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It all started out when I received this public comment on my website under the “Missing” tab:

My name is Kate. I am not 100% sure what happened to me, but the last night on the island I fought for my life. i think I almost got sucked into being taken without it being connected to these folks I got to know. I think they work in human trafficking. But I am not sure, but I think so. I think they have a guy on the island who they call in when they “have one” (a person who they might be able to take without much trouble) and then he uses voodoo to slowly capture them in a way that it goes unnoticed. I think the ring extends to CA and down into Mexico. I think they are very well funded and organized. I am scared to make accusations for a few reasons. But I also want to talk about it all. The first day I went around the island with the guy- Ms. Royal died that day and I was fed a Pig who was slaughtered that day and who there was a picture of. It WAS THE ODDEST DINNER I HAVE EVER BEEN TO.

I then received the following comment on my site but quickly deleted thinking it was a repeat of the above comment… but now realize it was a different comment:

My name is Kate Ellen Nicholson. I experienced intense trauma on the Big Island in Hawaii. The police were involved but were not helpful, more so they inflicted more trauma. I wanted them called both times, as I was fearing for my life, and I never have before. I am 30 years old. I maintain that the island has a major issue with NOT recording by the police. All across the Unites States cop cars must record the situation via voice and video. On your island, there is none of that. I find it highly odd and problematic.
The island is like all of the world, it is controlled by a few, who are connected to a bloodline. I am a geographer who went to the George Washington University, I work with demographics. The situation in Hawaii is analogous to the apartheid when it comes to the ethnic stats- when it comes to the minority ethnicity ruling. I have a story to tell and am not ready to tell it. Damon Tucker is harassing me and being extremely rude as he wants to get himself all involved and wants the story. He has treated me with intense disrespect, threatening to post my IP address, when I have already stated I have PTSD and do not feel safe. He is threatening and harassing. And he swore at me. Please find it in your hearts to send me positive vibrations and to be kind and understanding. Thank you for your time and understanding. May peace and joy be in your hearts.
Sincerely,
Kate

I didn’t really think of anything… and just allowed the first comment on my site… then I got bombarded with the following emails to my personal email address:

Hi. My name is Kate. I am 30 and from vt. I was on Big Island for month and a half. I think I escaped a human trafficking capture but it was very very complicated and I barely escaped and I think it gets into this: they have a guy on the island with REALLY STRONG vooodoo powers. control thoughts, actions, words and electronics. I think they are very careful.

just wanted to reach out.

-k

My reply to her initial email:

Did you report this to the police?

Damon Tucker

Here is reply after I sent her this question:

I got the police involved yes. I am not even 100% positive that is what they were trying to do. They drugged me I think….it was a week long spiral into confusion.  I am sorry I can’t elaborate right now. It’s too emotional for me.
Do you ever catch wind of voodoo cults on the island, down near the lava flow>? By voodoo I do mean magic and voodoo. I never believed in it, but I do now. They messed with me so much I don’t even know what happened. I don’t know if he was a good spiritual guide or he was going to take me. I decided on the last night that the situation was that they had their ducks in a row to take me and not get blamed so I pre-emptively fought him and got dna on me and ate necklaces around our necks (he gave me mine) and got those beads in my stomach. I will say, from an intuitive stand point, he changed at that point as thought I had really shifted the situation. He had a lady staying with her. She was very odd and even though he asked for more help holding me down etc she seemed to work with me. The cops were eventually called by her (but a car came in between, i had run into the woods at that point and was leaving hair dna. I NEVER AGREED TO ANY DRUGS. and i think they put something in the tea. she was making it, he said it was the best on the island. then she said o I forgot to make u a cup. but she had. i took two tiny sips. which might have helped me. he was a very very powerful man with powers i did not believe existed. he fist the description of a pscyho/sociopath PERFECTLY.  I am looking at the face of a girl missing in CA that I am trying to consider was with them when I first saw the, The lady introduced her as her daughter but they didn’t look anything alike and when the Ms. Royal was found there was some wierd conversations about it. He actually said “is that your daughter, did you hear about it, have you heard from her.” i watched her response. it was twilight zone-like. 
i have been following articles from the puna area. one is notable to me: a guy is involved in a house where people are getting raped- or so he says as he leaves the court room. i was in that area and i think they scout for people, capture them and it’s all S&M from there. slave sex trafficking. I think the reason they do it is for the money. I also have a suspicion that the victims are used to grow marijuana in hawaii and n/ CA. 

sorry for the ramble.  thanks for the response. 
one of the few people i am talking about this too.

i know it’s a very odd complicated story.
i went to GWU in DC. I am educated & bright. I acknowledge the story is difficult…I can’t even make sense of it and again, GWU 3.73GPA. Voted most likely to succeed and most organized in HS.  Very clever girl here.  not willing to go through emotional distress of the psychward or police report as I know where others are at mentally. I must make some headway first. Part of that was writing on your page and seeing if anyone responded with something that might help me– even though my ultimate hope would be to be able to help others. 

thanks you for your time.
-Kate

At this point I really didn’t know what I had on my hands so I started CC’ing Tiffany Edwards Hunt some of the email correspondences that we were having and my next reply was:

Send me a police report number.  Which officer did you talk to.  This all sounds very suspicious and very “Rumorish”.

I suggest you take it up w/ Tiffany Edwards Hunt to see if she knows anything about it.

This type of thing really isn’t my type of story.

Sincerely,

Damon Tucker

Her response was the following:
I would never interact with a Hunt. You should learn who the Hunts are.

sorry to add another layer. but i know who the Hunt brothers are and I know their connection to the zionists and pedophilia. I went to GWU and I study the world and have many aquintances from powerful families.

I then started to suspect this lady may need her meds and replied to her the following:
Ok… now your just sounding a bit off!!!
Aloha,

Damon Tucker

Tiffany then interjected the following:
I am definitely not involved in zionism or pedophilia. What is going on here?
And then Tiffany followed up with:
Hi Kate,
 
If you believe you can trust me, I am happy to talk with you and take a drive to try and figure out where you were taken. 
 

Were you given ayahuasca?

Kate then replied to Tiffany:
i don’t trust u and i don’t want to talk to you.
i know the Hunt brother story etc.
i live in the town with Heny G Jarecki;s son
i don’t mingle with people from your bloodline
you scare me.
I then replied to Kate and Tiffany:
Kate… I’m not sure what you are talking about the “Hunt” Brothers… But I will vouch that Tiffany is not involved w/ any Hunt Brothers that you may have come across in the past.

She is an independent reporter here on the island and she is probably the best one to get your story out to.  (If you haven’t seen her website it is http://www.bigislandchronicle.com )

I’m not an investigative journalist the way she is.

Trust Tiffany to give you your side of the story w/out any corporate or police influence.

I’m out of this story… I only blog as a hobby.  Some folks like to play games online for a hobby… I like to be a newshound.

Wish you the best Kate,

Sincerely,

Damon Tucker

I then received the following from Kate:

This is called harassment and I will take you to court. Leave me alone. And I did not give you permission to post anything. LEAVE ME ALONE.

I then reply:

I wish you would trust Tiffany to tell your story.

I will now be posting what you have sent to me on my website to see if anything comes up from folks that know what is up.

I will also be using your name as a the person that sent this to me.

I gave you the option to tell your story to Tiffany…

I will now be piecing together the things you sent to me and will publish it as a commentary I received via e-mail.

You have until tomorrow morning to respond to this.

Please understand that I think you are mistaking Hunt family for someone not even related to her…. for that matter do you know how many “Tucker’s” there are on the Big Island alone that I get associated with.

I will be posting your name and IP address to the email you sent me if you do not follow up on this email I’m sending you now.

Those that know me… know I don’t put up w/ shit or rumors.

Sincerely,

Damon Tucker

She then responded:
If you post my IP address that puts me in danger and you will be held accountable in COURT. That is absolutely what the laws are about. You cannot post my personal information. This is WHY I don’t talk to people. You are rude and you are attacking me, dont you see that? I was willing to talk to you. You lost my trust entirely by contacting Ms. Hunt. I maintain and I will continue to maintain I do not TRUST THE HUNT FAMILY nor their associates. I went to the GWU and I am not stupid.

Good luck figuring out what’s going on around you.
And consider being nicer.

Kate Ellen Nicholson

I then told her:

Shut up already…. your digging yourself in a hole.

She then sends me the following:

You are mean.

I hope you gain a sense of accomplishment.

Good luck trying to make the world a better place. You’re not headed in the right direction.

I want something posted with what you are posting::

My name is Kate Ellen Nicholson. I experienced intense trauma on the Big Island in Hawaii. The police were involved but were not helpful, more so they inflicted more trauma. I wanted them called both times, as I was fearing for my life, and I never have before. I am 30 years old. I maintain that the island has a major issue with NOT recording by the police. All across the Unites States cop cars must record the situation via voice and video. On your island, there is none of that. I find it highly odd and problematic.
The island is like all of the world, it is controlled by a few, who are connected to a bloodline. I am a geographer who went to the George Washington University, I work with demographics. The situation in Hawaii is analogous to the apartheid when it comes to the ethnic stats- when it comes to the minority ethnicity ruling. I have a story to tell and am not ready to tell it. Damon Tucker is harassing me and being extremely rude as he wants to get himself all involved and wants the story. He has treated me with intense disrespect, threatening to post my IP address, when I have already stated I have PTSD and do not feel safe. He is threatening and harassing. And he swore at me. Please find it in your hearts to send me positive vibrations and to be kind and understanding. Thank you for your time and understanding. May peace and joy be in your hearts.
Sincerely,
Kate

Then the last message I sent to her:
LADY…. YOU ARE A TRIP!

DT

She then replied:

I need to let you know that I am altering my email so as to not receive anymore emails from you email. Should you send me an email from another account, that is harassment I do believe. I am perfectly comfortable using the website you set up as a forum. We can discuss this on there in front of everyone. I will not be put in a corner by you or Ms. Hunt, you are threatening and rude. You can express yourself on your website in front of others rather than in personal direct communication with me.  
Thank you for putting time and effort into caring for missing people Damon. 
I think what you are doing is very important. 
Keep up the good work in that regards.

Kate

Tiffany then politely rounded out our conversation with the following:

Kate,
 
I find it interesting you judged me based on my last name alone, and treated me with contempt, based on my last name, yet you are making a public plea for positive vibrations. You are a mirror, and you projected a good deal of animosity, just in my brief interaction with you. Maybe you have come to the Big Island to delve a little bit deeper into some self reflection beyond your degree and “expertise.”

Enveloping you with white light,

Tiffany Edwards Hunt

 

Commentary – Drunk and Disorderly in Pahoa

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Last night (Thursday) I drove through Pahoa about 10:30. Drunks were literally staggering all over the street and I had to stop so as not to hit them. More deadbeats were using the covered sidewalks in front of closed businesses as their personal flophouse and urinal. Where are the police? Why are places like Luquins, Black Rock, and Cash and Carry not being fined for serving those who are clearly too far gone to walk let alone drive. For those of us who live in Lower Puna, it’s police tolerating this sort of antisocial behavior that gives our area such a bad rep. We need some crusading exposé journalism demanding police presence in town and not just in their comfy new headquarters!!!

The new Pahoa Police Station

The new Pahoa Police Station

BTW, when I went to the Pahoa police station today to complain about this THERE WAS NO ONE THERE. That’s right. The station was completely unmanned. I rang the bell, called, no one there. It was lunchtime so I guess that took priority. The reason Puna is “lawless” is because the law is AWOL. Surely something can be done.

Amanda Claiborne

Puna Man Charged with Attempted Murder Following Spear Gun Incident

After conferring with prosecutors, Hawaiʻi Police Department detectives have charged a 49-year-old Puna man for shooting a spear gun at a 20 year old Puna man in the Leilani Estates Subdivision the night of June 25, 2013.

George Robert Curnutt

George Robert Curnutt

George Robert Curnutt of Leilani Estates was charged at 6:45 p.m. Thursday (June 27) with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, he is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $500,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.

Big Island Police Charge Puna Woman in Connection With Burglary Last Month

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 24-year-old Puna woman in connection with a burglary last month in Puna.

Cherish Shay Kualilani Torres

Cherish Shay Kualilani Torres

On May 12, caretakers for a Pāhoa resident reported that upon returning home, they discovered the house had been entered and several items had been stolen. A fleeing vehicle was linked to a suspect, identified as Cherish Shay Kualilani Torres of Pāhoa. She was arrested early Tuesday morning in Ainaloa.

At 11:40 a.m. Tuesday (June 18), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Torres with first -degree burglary. Her bail was set at $5,000. She was scheduled to make her initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon (June 19).

Police encourage the public to be aware of suspicious activity in their neighborhood and to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 to report any suspicious persons or vehicles.