Pahoa Man Arrested for Multiple Crimes of Violence

Big Island detectives charged a 25-year-old Pāhoa man with multiple crimes of violence stemming from two separate incidents in Pāhoa.

Michael Dwayne Carvalho

Wednesday (December 7) at 1:10 p.m., detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Michael Dwayne Carvalho with one count each of third-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening.

These charges were the result of a confrontation in Pāhoa between Carvalho and a 32-year-old Pāhoa man on December 3 around 6:49 p.m. Carvalho allegedly assaulted the victim and threatened him with a sharp instrument. The victim was not seriously injured.

Carvalho was also charged with three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, three counts of kidnapping and one count of third-degree assault.

Those charges were related to an incident that reportedly occurred on December 4 around 9:30 a.m. at a home in Nanawale in which Carvalho allegedly threatened a 19-year-old woman, a 41-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man with another edged weapon and prevented them from leaving the home. The victims managed to escape after Carvalho was distracted. They subsequently reported the incident to police. The 19-year-old woman sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

Carvalho’s combiled bail for both incidents was set at $58,000. He was held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance Thursday (December 8) in South Hilo District Court.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Appearing on The Rosie Show Tomorrow

DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER stars Duane & Beth Chapman will be appearing on THE ROSIE SHOW tomorrow, as guests of their long-time friend, host Rosie O’Donnell, as follows:

Duane & Beth Chapman on THE ROSIE SHOW (OWN)
Friday, December 9, 2011
Premiering at 7:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Central/5:00 p.m. Hawaii
Repeat airings scheduled.  Check your local listings.

Dog and his wife Beth, Courtesy of A&E Television Network

“Dog” and Beth share news about Season 8 of DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER (A&E), and the latest in their personal lives.

“We had a blast,” said Beth Chapman. “Chicago was chilly, but it was beautiful and we had so much fun!!”

“We hope all of our fans tune in,” said Duane Chapman.  “I think they’ll really enjoy the show.”

O’Donnell has been a fan of DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER since it debuted, and often referenced the show in past television appearances.  She Tweeted last week, “I’m watchin last nite’s Hawaii 5-0 it’d be cool to see Dog and Beth roll up and pull the bad guy out of the truck.”

THE ROSIE SHOW airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. Central (5 p.m. Hawaii Time).  See more at

The world’s most famous bounty hunter, Duane “Dog” Chapman, comes back in Season 8, premiering January 4, 2012, to give fans action-packed, high-stakes hunts from Hawaii to Colorado, tracking down fugitives alongside his wife Beth and fearless family-based posse.  DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER Season 8 will air 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. Central on A&E.

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Female College Student Thwarts Robbery Attempt at UH Hilo

Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery Tuesday night in Hilo.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo campus to a report of an incident near the theater. A 24-year-old woman was reportedly accosted by a lone male suspect, who attempted to forcibly steal items she had in her possession. The woman managed to thwart the attempt by striking the suspect, who then fled on foot.

The victim, a student of the college, suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned, thin male, approximately 5-foot-8, wearing a black “hoodie” and jeans.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation into this incident, which is classified as a robbery.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident call Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385, Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 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.

Is the County of Hawaii Website Collecting Personal Data From Folks?

Recently, the County of Hawaii changed the look of it website and with it lost a few sites that I liked to visit like the Department of Finance, Purchasing Division, and Professional Services Awarded website.

According the Hawaii Tribune:

“It’s a work in progress,” Tsuchiya said. “We do have some work to do to make sure all the information on the previous site is there.”

The site still has a lot to improve before it becomes what I would consider a user friendly and valuable service to the public website.

The thing that kind of concerns me as a person that doesn’t believe the government should be compiling internet data of residents of that our in there districts is the privacy statement on the website and some of the statements said there:

Thank you for visiting the County of Hawaii web site. This web site is provided as a public service. You can visit our home site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We do not sell, exchange, or otherwise make available information gathered by our site to others.

My question then would be… what type of information is being gathered? Further down on the privacy statement it says:

We may gather certain non-personal data from web site visits that will enable us to later determine usage trends such as which pages are visited most often, what hours of day experience the greatest use, session duration, etc. None of this information identifies you personally. We use the information in aggregate only to enable us to improve our web site and make it more informative.

So as you see it states allegedly that “None of this information identifies you personally“… but then if you read all the way down at the very bottom of the privacy statement you get this statement:

Should a situation arise where we are required by law or legal process to provide information that we may have about you, we must cooperate.

So I guess I don’t really have too much personally to worry about… but is there really a reason for Hawaii County’s Website to be collecting any data on people in general?