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HPD Searching for 87-Year-Old Woman

The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 87-year-old Maryann Dowsett of Kamuela, Hawaiian Homes Subdivision.

Dowsett was last seen off of Ainahua Ala Nui Street in the Hawaiian Homes Subdivision Saturday, March 3, 3018, at about 11:30 a.m. She was last seen wearing beige jeans, cut off below the knees, white sweater with gray stripes and glitter. She was last wearing blue slip on sneakers. Dowsett frequents Waimea town.

Anyone with information on Dowsett’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hawai’i Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

HPD Searching for Elderly Male

The Hawai’i Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating an elderly male who was last seen north of Waikoloa Elementary School on Kapunakane Place in Waikoloa. He was last seen at this location yesterday, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at about 4 p.m.

Danny Windsor

Danny Windsor age 77, is described as being 5-feet-9, 145 lbs, with salt and pepper short hair. He was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, dark Levi jeans with slippers. Windsor is in need of treatment and medication.

Anyone with information on Windsor’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hawai’i Police Department’s non emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

HPD Searching for Missing Man

The Hawai‘i Police Department is searching for 48-year-old Gerald Ragsdale.  He is reported to be 5-feet-1, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Gerald Ragsdale. HPD Photo.

He was last possibly seen at Walmart in Hilo on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at 10 p.m.

Hawai‘i Island Missing Person: Donald McKay

Donald Linn McKay has been reported as missing from the Kohala Hospital area.

He is a 69-year-old Caucasian male described as 5-feet-7-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with white hair and a short white beard.

He was last seen wearing a black hat, blue jacket, blue jeans and a multi-colored aloha shirt.

If you have information to regarding the location of McKay, call the police non-emergency number: (808) 935-3311.

Search for Chicago Nurse Extended

Kelly Mrowinski. Courtesy photo

The search for Kelly Mrowinski, the traveling nurse from Chicago, entered it’s seventh day today.

Mrowinski was swept down the Wailuku River following a flash flood on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

Family and friends remain hopeful that her body will be recovered. They ask that any donations be sent to the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation.

Hawai‘i Fire Department Captain Brent Matsuda said the search would be called off at the end of the day after the search was extended two days upon the request of the family.

HPD Seeking Missing Woman Last Seen in Pāhoa

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Krystina Marie Crume who has been reported as missing. She was last seen in Pāhoa.

Krystina Marie Crume

She is described as being 5-feet-8-inches, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

If you have information on her whereabouts please contact the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

HPD Searching for Puna Man Missing Since August

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is searching for a 29-year-old Puna man reported as missing.

Garret Jenks

Garret Jenks was last seen in early August. He is described as 5-feet-8-inches, 140 pounds, thin build, light complexion, with hazel eyes and short blonde hair.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Officer Branden Watanabe at the Puna Police Station (808) 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

HPD Searching for Walbert LeeLoy

The Hawaii Island Police Department has reported that Walbert LeeLoy is missing. He is described as a 62 year-old Hawaiian male, 5’10”, 190 lbs, brown eyes, grey hair and has a tan complexion. He as last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Walbert LeeLoy

LeeLoy was last seen at his Hilo residence on Friday, December 22, 2017 at about 6:30 pm.

Police are concerned for his well being and if he is seen, ask the public to notify police on the non-emergency number 935-3311.

HPD Searching for 16-Year-Old Captain Cook Boy

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is searching for a 16-year-old Captain Cook boy who was reported missing.

Jonathan Ruiz-Valdovinos

Jonathan Ruiz-Valdovinos was last seen in Captain Cook on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

He is described as Hispanic, five foot 10 inches, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Keaʻau Boy, 16, Reported Missing

Ashton-Gage Demorales-Moniz. Courtesy photo.

Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old Keaʻau boy who was reported missing.

Ashton-Gage Demorales-Moniz was last seen in Keaʻau on Oct. 2, 2017.

He is described approximately 5-feet 5-inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

Police ask anyone with any information on his whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 35-Year-Old Puna Woman

Update: Hawai’i Island Police have located Heather Rose Brooks who was reported missing earlier this afternoon (November 4). She was located in good condition in Kailua-Kona.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 35-year-old Puna woman who has been reported as missing.

Heather Brooks

Heather Rose Brooks was last seen in the Pāhoa area (October 21).

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6, 130 pounds, has a thin build, brown eyes, and dark hair. She is known to wear bright colored wigs, has facial piercings, and sometimes speaks with a British accent. She also suffers from a medical condition and requires medication.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Officer Shawn Ibarra at the Kau Police Station at (808) 939-2520 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 27-Year-Old Puna Woman

UPDATE:  Hawaiʻi Island police have located Sadie Ditus who was reported as missing earlier today (October 9).  She was found in good condition in Hilo at 11:00 a.m.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 27-year-old Puna woman reported as missing.

Sadie Ditus

Sadie Ditus, was last seen in Hilo (October 3).

She is 5-feet-8-inches, 115 pounds, thin build, pale complexion, with blue eyes and shoulder-length curly light-brown hair.

She is known to frequent and lives in the Pāhoa area.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Officer Terrance Scanlan at the Puna Police Station (808) 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for 65-Year-Old Man

UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located Robert McNabb who was reported missing, (October 5).  He was found in good condition earlier today (October 9).

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 65-year-old missing man.

Robert McNabb

Robert R. McNabb was last seen in the Hilo area on October 5, 2017.

He is described as part Hawaiian, 5’ 10”, 145 lbs, grey shoulder length hair, brown eyes, tan complexion, he was last seen wearing black colored jean pants and a black short sleeve shirt, carrying a back pack.

He resides in Honokaa.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Detective Kayne Kelii at (808) 961-2378 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300.

Big Island Police Searching for 17-Year-Old Kailua-Kona Boy

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kailua-Kona boy who was reported missing.

Naython Perry was last seen in Captain Cook on (August 7).

He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet, 145 pounds with short brown hair, fair complexion, and brown eyes. Last seen wearing dark colored sweatpants.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 43-Year-Old Woman

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 43-year-old missing woman.

Colleen Pabre

Colleen Pabre was last seen in the Keaʻau area in (August 2017).

She is described as Caucasian, 5-feet-9-inches, 150 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

She has been known to reside in the Puna district.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Officer Sean Phelan at (808) 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 35-Year-Old Woman Last Seen in Kalapana

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 35-year-old missing woman.

Parker Godwin

Parker Godwin was last seen in the Kalapana area on (August 6).

She is described as Caucasian, 5-feet-10-inches, 145 pounds, brown shoulder length hair, blue eyes and a “Led Zeppelin” tattoo on her lower back.

She primarily resides in the Hilo district.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Officer Robert Keffer at (808) 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Coast Guard Saves 6 People Off Maui

The Coast Guard rescued six people from a 27-foot vessel taking on water off Maui, Saturday.
Coast Guard Station Maui launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and arrived on scene at 3:10 p.m. took the Makali’i in a stern tow and the crew aboard. They were safely towed to Kihei boat ramp where a post search and rescue boarding revealed no violations.

The Coast Guard rescued six people from taking on water in their 27-foot pleasure craft off Maui, September 9, 2017. Coast Guard Station Maui launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium safely towing the vessel to Kihei boat ramp where a post search and rescue boarding revealed no violations. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo/Released)

“This crew did everything right to be prepared and assist responders.” said, Petty Officer 1st Class William Cusic, search and rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “They called in as soon as they began taking on water, donned their lifejackets and deployed their anchor. We also recommend anytime you are on the water you take provisions and you leave word with family or friends about your voyage.”

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received a report via VHF radio channel 16 from the master of the vessel around 1:30 p.m. The master reported they were taking on water at an unknown rate and the Makali’i’s crew was bailing water by hand in addition to the on board dewatering pumps. The water level was neither increasing nor decreasing.

Sector Honolulu issued an urgent marine information broadcast notice to mariners and directed the launch of the Station Maui RB-M.

On scene weather was reported as east winds approximately 11 mph with waves less than one-foot .

Big Island Police Searching for 32-Year-Old Hilo Woman

9/7/17 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 32-year-old Luci Palik of Hilo, who was reported missing.  She was found unharmed in the Puna area on Wednesday (September 6).

Hawai’i Island police are searching for a 32-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing.

Luci Palik

Luci Palik was last seen on Tuesday (August 29), at about 1:00 p.m., in Hilo.

She is described as Micronesian about 5-feet-five, 140 pounds with brown eyes, shoulder length brown hair and a medium complexion wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans pants.

She may be in the Hilo or Puna area.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 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 Searcing for Missing 15-Year-Old Puna Girl

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Puna girl reported as missing.

Tanika Nihipali-Franchey

Tanika Nihipali-Franchey was last seen at her residence (July 18). She is described as 4-feet-9-inches, 115 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Officer Kenneth Ishii at the Puna Police Station (808) 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. 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.

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Five Missing Army Aviators

The Coast Guard suspended the active search at noon Monday for five Army aviators who went missing Tuesday night approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point returns from a first-light flight to refuel and continue searching for five Army aviators Aug. 17, 2017. An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point, Oahu, Aug. 16, prompting the joint search effort. (U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur/Released)

“A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact and I know I speak for the entire Coast Guard when I say our thoughts and prayers are with Army helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing,” said Rear Adm. Vincent B. Atkins, commander, Coast Guard 14th District. “Our Coast Guard crews relied on their training and professionalism in this dynamic environment to mount the best response possible and I want to thank all our partners, the Navy, Army, the Hawaii Department of Natural Resources, Fire, Police and Ocean Safety for their extraordinary efforts. As we suspend the search we stand ready to support any future operations the Army conducts, and continue to provide any comfort we can for those suffering from this tragic loss.”

On-scene assets searched a total cumulative area of more than 72,575 sq. nautical miles (96,110 sq. statute miles) in more than 132 separate searches. The search area began off of Ka’ena Point, Oahu, but extended west beyond Kauai and Ni’ihau based on drift models.

Involved in the search were:
* Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) and crew from Honolulu
* Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364) and crew from Honolulu
* Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349) and crew from Honolulu
* Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Barbers Point
* Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point
* Navy P-3 Orion aircrew from Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay
* Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crew from Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay
* Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Station Honolulu
* Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Station Kauai
* UH-60 Black Hawk from Wheeler Army Airfield
* CH-47 Chinook helicopter aircrew from Wheeler Army Airfield
* Shore patrols and a helicopter crew from Honolulu Fire Department
* Shore patrols from Kauai Fire Department
* Crews from Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services
* Crew from the Hawaii Department of Land of Natural Resources
* Shore patrols from the Army and Coast Guard Sector Honolulu
* Residents of Ni’ihau Island

The search began late Tuesday following notification to the Coast Guard from personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield stating they lost communication with one of their UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews. The missing aircrew was reportedly engaged in night time training operations between Ka’ena Point and Dillingham Airfield.

The safety zone remains in effect extending out in a five nautical mile (5.75 statute miles) radius from the point 21-27.919N 158-21.547W, geographically located roughly two miles northwest of Ka’ena Point, established by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Wednesday. No vessels or persons are authorized to enter this zone without prior approval from the Captain of the Port. A broadcast notice to mariners has been issued. Ka’ena State Park trails remain closed at this time.