Picture Released of Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

Media Release:

Big Island police have acquired a current photo of 50-year-old Richard Broyles and ask for the public’s help in determining his location. Broyles is wanted for attempted murder.

Richard Broyles

On March 25 around 1:20 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a report of an assault at Glenwood Park off Route 11. Police and Fire Department Rescue personnel discovered that a 46-year-old Volcano man had sustained a stab wound to his chest. Rescue personnel took him to Hilo Medical Center, where he required surgery.

Broyles, who is also known as “Rick,” is described as Caucasian, about 6-foot-2 and 275 pounds. He was last seen leaving the scene in a light-colored 1999 Plymouth Voyager van, license plate KAC 934, and headed in the Volcano direction on Route 11.

Police caution the public not to approach Broyles, who is considered dangerous. Instead, police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 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.

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12th Annual Waimea Healthy KeikiFest

Media Release:

The 12th Annual Waimea Healthy KeikiFest will be held from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 23rd at the Parker Ranch Shopping Center.

The annual celebration of keiki health and safety will feature more than 30 exhibitors with hands-on activities for keiki, ages 3 to 12. While keiki have fun learning about growing up safe and healthy, they’ll earn credits they can use for a free turn in a bouncer and a free t-shirt from the Parker Ranch Store (supply limited to first 300).

Tutu's House

Over the past 12 years, hundreds of community members from Hawai`i Island and Oahu have taken the time to provide fun, interactive learning experiences for the Hawai`i Island keiki community. KeikiFest is organized by Tutu’s House. For more information, call 885-6777.

Tutu’s House is a project of Friends of the Future, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which facilitates community-led change, perpetuates cherished cultural anchors, and improves health-related quality of life for the Hawai`i Island community. For the Friends of the Future Annual Report and information about its programs visit the web at fofhawaii.org or call 885-8336

*UPDATE* Police Confirm Rhonda Beaulieu From Canada IS SAFE!

The missing woman from Alberta, Canada is safe.

She just posted the following on her facebook account:

To all my friends and family I am soooo sorry for putting y’all thru hell over the last week!!! I am safe and still in Hawaii and will be home hopefully this next week,..i will call u mom

And then followed up by:

I LOVE YOU ALL AND WILL CALL WHEN I GET A ROOM IN KONA,..,AM SOBER AND GOING FOR A WALK TO CLEAR MY MIND,..I’M SO SORRY TO Y’ALL FOR WORRYING YOU AND I LOVE YOU MY BABIIEZ AND FAMILY PLEASE FORGIVE ME

UPDATE: The Big Island Police Department has released the following statement:

Big Island police have located 34-year-old Rhonda Beaulieu of Alberta, Canada, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday in Captain Cook, South Kona.