58 Year Old Man Busted for Dealing Meth and Other Offenses

Media Release:

A North Kohala man has been charged with methamphetamine trafficking and other offenses.

Kenneth Tomomitsu

On Friday (April 1), officers from the Area II Vice Section served a search warrant at the Kapa’au home of 58-year-old Kenneth Tomomitsu. Officers recovered 94.7 grams of packaged methamphetamine and associated paraphernalia, including digital scales and associated paraphernalia. They also recovered $10,920 in cash for forfeiture.

Tomomitsu was arrested and charged with first-degree meth trafficking, second-degree meth trafficking, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia. He was held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $69,000 bail pending his initial court appearance on Monday (April 4).

Derek Kawakami Appointed as New Member of Hawaii House of Representatives

Replaces Hermina Morita who stepped down to become PUC Chair

Media Release:

Derek Kawakami, former Kauai County Councilmember, has been appointed as the newest member of the Hawaii House of Representatives.

Derek Kawakami

Kawakami was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to fill the vacant seat of former Representative Hermina Morita, District 14 – Hanalei, Anahola, Kealia, Kapaa, Waipouli, with a term expiring November 6, 2012.  Morita stepped down after the Governor appointed and the State Senate confirmed her as the Public Utilities Commission Chair.

“I am pleased to welcome Derek Kawakami to the House of Representatives,” said Speaker of the House Calvin K.Y. Say.  “Mr. Kawakami joins the legislature during a critical session, with our main focus on balancing the budget and revitalizing the economy.  He has already proven his dedication to the public good through his service on the Kauai County Council.

Rep. Kawakami’s committee assignments will be set later this week.  He can be reached at the State Capitol in Room 314, 808-586-8435, repkawakami@capitol.hawaii.gov.


Police are Searching for a 34-year-old Canadian Woman Rhonda Beaulieu

Media Release:

*April 6th Update* SHE HAS BEEN FOUND

Big Island police are searching for a 34-year-old Canadian woman reported as missing.

Rhonda Beaulieu of Alberta, Canada, was last seen Saturday (April 2) at the Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kailua-Kona.

Rhonda Beaulieu of Alberta, Canada from her Facebook account

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-3, 130 pounds with straight black shoulder-length hair, brown eyes and a mole above her left eyebrow. She was last seen wearing a purple tank top and blue denim shorts.

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.

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From her Facebook Account:

is going for a quick run,…going to try to scuba today,…waters were too rough yesterday couldn’t go out,..just laid on the beach and then walked around the island,..got some sun and everyone was lil tired and red
Friday at 5:47am ·
it’s 5:00am in hawaii and i’m up all alone,..so quiet nd peaceful time for reflection, prayer and growth. We have to leave this morning at 6:30am looking forward to sharing this experience with my sonny,..he absoulutely loved swimming in the ocean waves yesterday,..theres nothing like seeing that look of excuberance and discovery on your childs face,..thank you for all your many blessings!!!
awake again at 2am haha,…just gonna have a green tea and then try to sleep again,..another big day today,..scuba diving,…

Monday Question – Weed Control… How Do I Get Rid of This?

So I have this weed that is just driving me crazy.  I don’ t know how to get rid of it other then hard manual labor.

This grass grows very fast and I’ve tried everything in the book to get rid of it including the dreaded “Round Up”.

I’ve tried to use a weed whacker on the buggah but it just gets all tangled up in the vinyl line.

My wife typically whacks it down with a sickle and then lays the grass over it to prevent it from growing back for a little while… but it always comes back.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of this?