Big Island Police Arrest 24-Year-Old Hilo Man in Robbery that Involved Gun

Hawaiʻi Police are investigating a robbery reported early Friday morning (June 1) in Hilo.

Chase K. Tam

At about 12:30 a.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a hold-up alarm at a service station on Kekuanaoa Street. A male suspect brandished a gun demanding money from the employee and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency. The employee did not sustain any injuries during the ordeal.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Section, Officers from South Hilo Patrol and Community Policing through their investigation identified a male suspect, 24-year-old Chase K. Tam of Hilo.

At about 12:30 p.m., Police arrested Tam at his residence for Robbery, Terroristic Threatening (2 counts), Shoplifting, and Theft. He is being held at the Hilo Police Station pending further investigation.

Big Island Police Asking Public’s Help in Finding Grandfather Clock

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a grandfather clock that was removed from a residence off of Road A, in Hawaiian Acres, between September 18, 2011 to October 02, 2011.

Photo Odyssey Curio Clock

This grandfather clock is a Klockit-brand, Odyssey Curio Clock, approximately 6-foot-2 in height, made of mahogany, with three-glass shelves below the clock head.

Police ask anyone with information on this grandfather clock 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 13-Year-Old Keaau Boy Missing Since Early May

*UPDATE* Big Island Police have located 13-year-old Benson Maddison of Keaʻau, who was reported missing.

He was found unharmed in Puna on June 2.

Big Island Police are searching for a 13-year-old boy reported missing from his Keaʻau home since May 4.

Benson Maddison

Benson Maddison is described as 4-feet tall, 70 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Police ask that anyone with information or his 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 our community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record any calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Councilman Yagong’s Daughter Chelsea Files Nomination Papers for District 1 County Council Seat

I just read the following from Chelsea Yagong, the daughter of Hawaii County Councilman Dominic Yagong (who is resigning his seat to run for the Hawaii County Mayor position the following):

Chelsea on the left (Photo from her Facebook album)

It is official…today I filed papers to run for Hawaii County Council, District 1.

This is the perfect time to get involved with government. With all the technological advancements, more and more people are paying attention and holding their elected officials accountable. I would love to be in a position where I can effect positive change for our community.

It is also very important that we, the younger generation, step up to the plate and get involved with government. We need to be part of the process. All the decisions being made today, are effecting our tomorrow. Let’s be proactive, get educated and make a difference.

I would really appreciate your support in this up coming primary election, on August 11, Saturday. REMEMBER you must be a registered voter to participate in the election…I have attached a link to the voter registration forms. Please fill out the form and send it in by JULY 12!! That is the deadline to register to vote in the primary election.

If you have any questions, or would like to support my campaign…please feel free to give me a call at 808-333-0528, or email:

Thank you!!