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Big Island Police Asking Public’s Help in Identifying Waikoloa Shoplifter

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in a theft case. Merchandise valued at $226 was stolen from a retail store on the 96-200 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive on April 8.

Shoplifter 4

Police ask anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the person pictured above 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 Asking for Public’s Help in Identifying Shoplifter

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted for shoplifting.

Have you seen this lady?

Have you seen this lady?

On March 27 at about 4:20 p.m. the unidentified woman removed items from a Hilo retail establishment without paying for them. She is described as Caucasian-mix, short with a large build and long dark hair.

Police ask that anyone with information on her identity or location 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.

 

Three Men in Custody Following Violent Shoplifting Incident in Hilo

Three men are in police custody in connection with a shoplifting incident on Tuesday (January 22) that turned violent.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a store at 325 Makaʻala Street in Hilo to a report of a robbery.

Store personnel reported that three men had concealed store items on their person and left the building without paying. When confronted by an employee outside the store, one of the men reportedly punched the male employee in the jaw, knocking him to the ground. The three suspects then ran from the area.

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Police located the suspects nearby. They were identified as 21-year-old Michael Thomas, 18-year-old and 19-year-old Ku Manuia. They were arrested and taken to the Hilo police cellblock pending further investigation.

Daniel Kapumau

Daniel Kapumau

On Wednesday (January 23), police charged Thomas and Kapumau with fourth-degree theft. Their bail was set at $250 each. Manuia was charged with second-degree robbery and fourth-degree theft. His bail was set at $5,250.

Ku Manuia

Ku Manuia

They remain at the cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday (January 24).

LA Tech Womens Basketball Player Busted for Shoplifting on Hawaii Trip

Louisiana Tech freshman guard Kiara Young was suspended indefinitely as she faces shoplifting charges.

La Tech Basketball Player Kiara Young

La Tech Basketball Player Kiara Young

Sports information director Malcolm Butler confirmed Tuesday that Young was charged with shoplifting during the team’s visit to Hawaii on Sunday. Specific details about the alleged theft were not released and team officials said they wouldn’t comment further until an investigation was complete.

Young scored six points and had three rebounds in 11 minutes as La. Tech beat Hawaii 89-71.