Bail Set at $61,500 for Hilo Carjacker Rios

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged Jeremy Todd Rios in connection with a carjacking incident Tuesday (July 30).

Jeremy Todd Rios

Jeremy Todd Rios

At 2:20 p.m. Wednesday (July) detectives charged him with second-degree robbery, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, resisting an order to stop, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, two counts of fourth-degree theft and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

He was also charged with second-degree assault and second-degree terroristic threatening for an incident that occurred shortly before the carjacking episode. In that case, a 55-year-old Hilo man received injuries to his face during an assault in the Wainaku area of Hilo.

Bail for Rios was set at $61,500. He was held at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center for an unrelated contempt of court warrant pending his court appearance scheduled for Thursday (August 1).

 

Carjacking Suspect Jumps in Bushes Near Mauna Kea Access Road

Hawaiʻi Island police have set up a roadblock at the entrance to Mauna Kea Access Road off the Saddle Road and are limiting access to Mauna Kea Access Road. The road is closed to the public until further notice while police search for a suspect in a carjacking.

Mauna Kea Access Road

Mauna Kea Access Road

The car stolen in the carjacking incident has been located off the Mauna Kea Access Road. The suspect, 31-year-old Todd Rios (corrected age),was seen fleeing into the brush. Police are searching the area with help from a county helicopter crew.

Jeremy Todd Rios

Jeremy Todd Rios

Police caution the public not to pick up hitchhikers on Saddle Road.

Rios is described as 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and numerous tattoos, including one on his throat/neck area depicting brass knuckles. He may be in possession of a firearm.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts 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 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 Searching for Jeremy Todd Rios After Carjacking in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a Hilo man wanted in a reported carjacking.

At 7:40 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to reports of a man flashing a firearm from a black Honda sedan while driving on Kinoʻole Street. Responding officers spotted the car in a parking lot on Kinoʻole Street near Kahaopea Street.

Kinoole Parking Lot
The car sped off onto Kinoʻole Street in the Hāmākua direction and turned right on Ohea Street, broadsiding a pickup truck at the intersection of Ohea Street and Kīlauea Avenue. He then exited the black Honda and stole a white Honda from a woman who was stopped in traffic because of the collision. The woman was not injured.

The suspect then drove away in the stolen Honda after striking another vehicle in traffic.

Jeremy Todd Rios

Jeremy Todd Rios

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Jeremy Todd Rios of Hilo. He is described as 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and numerous tattoos, including one on his throat/neck area depicting brass knuckles. He may be in possession of a firearm.

The stolen car is described as a white 2007 Honda Accord, license plate HHN 082, with front-end damage. It was last seen on Saddle Road in the vicinity of Mauna Kea Access Road.

Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rios or the stolen Honda 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 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.

“Al Capone” Arrested on the Big Island for Wednesday’s Carjacking Incident

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the man arrested in connection with a carjacking Wednesday night (July 17).

Alkapone

Alkapone Cruz-Balles

Alkapone Cruz-Balles, 19, who has no permanent address, was charged at 4:25 p.m. Friday (July 19) with first-degree robbery and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $12,000 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (July 22).

 

Big Island Police Arrest 19-Year-Old Man for Carjacking in Target Parking Lot

Police are investigating an apparent carjacking that occurred last night in a parking lot of a Hilo shopping complex.

Target

Target

Last night (July 17, 2013) at about 6:38 pm, police responded to the parking lot of Target on Puainako Avenue after receiving a report from a 24 year-old Hilo man that as he was about to enter his late model Hyundai sedan, he was accosted by a local male who brandished a weapon and threatened the victim. The suspect acquired the keys to the vehicle from the victim prior to fleeing the parking lot in the vehicle.

An island-wide bulletin was issued and the vehicle was located in the Pohoiki area late last night. A 19 year-old former Mountain View man was taken into custody and remains in the police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation, which is classified as a first degree robbery and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. A 14 year-old female who was with the suspect at the time of his arrest was interviewed by detectives and released to her parents.

Detectives are also reviewing video surveillance footage that was recovered from Target.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case or may have witnessed the robbery to call Detective Clarence Davies III at 961-2384 or by email at cdavies@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or email at gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.