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06-21-17 Missing Teen: Leilani Alvarado

Hawai`i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area II Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: 808-326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C17012327 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Hawai`i Island police are searching for a 17-year-old girl who was reported missing. Leilani Alvarado was last seen in Kailua-Kona on (May 3) She is described as Caucasian, 4-feet-11-inches, 95-pounds with brown hair with red highlights, and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 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 does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID Service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

06-21-17 Missing Teen: Leilani Alvarado (Update)

Hawai`i Police Department Juvenile Aid Section Sergeant/Detective Calvin Delaries, Jr. Phone: 808-326-4646, Ext. 304 Report No. C17012327 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Hawai`i Island police are searching for a 17-year-old girl who was reported missing. Leilani Alvarado was last seen in Kailua-Kona on (May 3) She is described as Caucasian, 4-feet-11-inches, 95-pounds with brown hair with red highlights, and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 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 does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID Service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

06-21-17 Missing Teen: Kahli Akau

Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Officer Christopher Sugimoto Phone: 961-2213 Report No. C17012507 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Kahli Akau was last seen in South Hilo, in the Olu street area on (May 4). She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-4-inches, 115-pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes, and a fair complexion. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 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 does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID Service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

06-19-17 (Update) Wanted man located: Keanu Krause

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report C17013136 Media Release Update Hawai’i Island police located a 21-year-old Puna man who was wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in other incidents. At 4:25 pm Friday afternoon (June 16), officers arrested Keanu Krause at a residence on 29th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. He was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Division continued the investigation. Just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening (June 17), detectives charged Krause with seven offenses relating to motor vehicle thefts, and one count each of third degree theft and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. His total bail has been set at $160,500. He remains at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $160,500 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon (June 19), in South Hilo District Court. Police apprecia..

06-19-17 Wanted man located: Keanu Krause (update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report C17013136 Media Release Update Hawai’i Island police located a 21-year-old Puna man who was wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in other incidents. At 4:25 pm Friday afternoon (June 16), officers arrested Keanu Krause at a residence on 29th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. He was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Division continued the investigation. Just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening (June 17), detectives charged Krause with seven offenses relating to motor vehicle thefts, and one count each of third degree theft and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. His total bail has been set at $160,500. He remains at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $160,500 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon (June 19), in South Hilo District Court. Police apprecia..

06-19-17 Wanted man located : Keanu Krause (update)

Hawai’i Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: 961-2252 Report C17013136 Media Release Update Hawai’i Island police located a 21-year-old Puna man who was wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in other incidents. At 4:25 pm Friday afternoon (June 16), officers arrested Keanu Krause at a residence on 29th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. He was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Division continued the investigation. Just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening (June 17), detectives charged Krause with seven offenses relating to motor vehicle thefts, and one count each of third degree theft and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. His total bail has been set at $160,500. He remains at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $160,500 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon (June 19), in South Hilo District Court. Police apprecia..

06-19-17 July 4 road closures

Hawaiʻi Police Department Community Policing Lieutenant Robert Fujitake Phone : 961-2350 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to inform all motorist of the July 4th festivity road closures. Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waiānuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street will be closed (July 4), from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Motorists may use Kamehameha Avenue as an alternate route. Lihiwai Street will be closed (July 4), from 2:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this holiday celebration.

06-16-17 Bronze Medal of Merit: Officer Joshua Baumgarner

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Officer Joshua Baumgarner was presented with a Bronze Medal of Merit yesterday (June 15) by Hawaiʻi Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira. The Officer’s wife and daughter were by his side to share his special moment. On September 23, 2016, Officer Baumgarner and Officer Roberto Segobia responded to a report of a home accident in the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision in the District of Puna. Upon arriving, the victim’s husband reported that his wife was bleeding extensively from several lacerations on her right forearm and upper arm. Officer Baumgarner saw that the victim was pale and laying in a pool of blood. Using his knowledge as a Combat Medic in the Hawaiʻi National Guard, he quickly and calmly applied direct pressure to the victim’s bronchial artery to control the bleeding and elevated her feet to prevent shock. He reassured her tha..

06-16-17 Hawaii Police Department 85th Recruit Class Graduation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Office of the Chief Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira Phone: (808) 961-2244 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Congratulations are in order to the 85th Recruit Class of the Hawai`i Police Department who were honored yesterday (June 15) at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel surrounded by proud family, friends and colleagues. Graduates are Debney Jaramillo, Erica Carballo, Jarrin Okutsu, Bryson Arquitola-Takiue, Lawrence Yeung, and Adam Hanes. There were 14 who started out together, but only six made it through to the end under the watchful eyes of Sergeant Paul Fukuda, Sergeant Duffy Duldulao and Officer Daniel Rances. Two of the graduates are female and four are males. The Master of Ceremonies was Sergeant Reynold Kahalewai. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain George Kamakahi and speakers included Keith T. Morioka (Police Commission), Dabney Jaramillo (Class President) and Tracey Wise (Department of Health, Adult Mental Health Division. Mr. Ka..

06-14-17 Public Safety

Hawaii Police Department 349 Kapiʻolani St. Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Lieutenant Juergen Canda Phone: (808) 961-8849 Media Release The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to remind motorists to increase their awareness when operating their vehicles in parking lots where approximately 22% of traffic accidents occur. The major cause of these accidents is because are vehicles backing up. Another cause is motorists rushing to get to an open stall. Inattention increases during these periods. Motorist should check their surrounding carefully before reversing their vehicles and be aware of pedestrians going to and from other vehicles. Vehicles entering parking areas should proceed slowly and be alert to reversing vehicles and pedestrians in the area. Pedestrians should use caution, especially when accompanied by children. By being vigilant and increasing awareness of our surroundings, we can reduce accidents and injuries.

06-21-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of June 12, 2017, through June 18, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 13 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers is under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 538 DUI arrests compared with 513 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.87 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: DUI Arrests by District District Weekly Total Year to Date Hāmākua 0 7 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 2 134 Puna 3 128 Kaʻū 0 6 Kona 8 233 South Kohala 0 28 North Kohala 0 0 Island Total 13 538 There have been 652 major accidents so far this year compared with 688 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.52 percent. To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 10 fatal cras..

06-14-17 DUI stats

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole Phone: 961-2305 Media Release During the week of June 5, 2017, through June 11, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 525 DUI arrests compared with 499 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.2 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: DUI Arrests by District District Weekly Total Year to Date Hāmākua 2 7 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 3 132 Puna 6 125 Ka’u 0 6 Kona 6 225 South Kohala 0 28 North Kohala 0 0 Island Total 17 525 There have been 632 major accidents so far this year compared with 663 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.7 percent. To date, there were 18 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 20 fatalities, compared with 9 fatal crash..

06-09-17 Missing Person: Justin Fergerstrom

Hawaiʻi Police Department 349 Kapiʻolani Street Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Lieutenant Juergen Canda Phone: (808) 961-8849 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance locating a 33-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing on (June 9). Justin Fergerstrom, was last seen in Hilo on (June 5), at about 9:00 a.m. operating a red Jeep Grand Cherokee, bearing license plate number HAL634, on Iloko St. He is described as a local Caucasian male, about 5-feet-6-inches to 5-feet-8-inches, 150-160 pounds, thin build, with short brown hair, brown eyes. He has a scar on the bridge of his nose, a tattoo of “Kaūmana” on his chest, tattoo of prison bars on his right shoulder, and tattoos of a star on both hands. Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the police department non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and..

06-09-17 Wanted Person Located: Gabriel Prudholm

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Puna Patrol Phone: 808-965-2716 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release The Hawaiʻi Island police department is no longer seeking the whereabouts of Gabriel Prudholm. He has been arrested and charged for the offense of Terroristic Threatening 1 and Assault 3.

06-07-17 South Kohala Incident (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Vice Section, Area II Lieutenant Royce Serrao Phone: (808) 326-4646 (x 226) Report No: C17015547 Media Release Jason Mattos, 30, of Keaʻau who was arrested on Monday (June 5) at the Daniel K. Inouye and Route 190 intersection has been charged for disorderly conduct and promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. Witnesses told police they thought they saw a gun in his vehicle, consequently, traffic at the location was diverted for several hours as a perimeter was established to protect the public. Mattos bail was set at $2,250.00. No firearm was located upon search of the vehicle. He was unable to post bail and was taken to court (June 7) for his initial court appearance.

06-08-17 Paauilo fatality (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Sergeant Clarence Davies Phone: (808) 961-2332 Report No. C17015745 Media Release (update) Police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in the 3-vehicle crash Wednesday (June 7) on Highway 19 near the 37-mile marker in Paʻauilo. He was identified as 32-year-old Jacob De Jesus of Paʻauilo. This is the 20th traffic fatality this year compared with 10 at this time last year. Police are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Clarence Acob at 961-2293 or email: Clarence.Acob@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

06-08-17 Hakalau: Woman Falls to her Death

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Miles Chong Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report No.: C17015847 Medical Release Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an unattended death after receiving a report of a 41-year-old falling to her death and whose body was found at the base of a cliff Thursday morning (June 8) in Hakalau. Her name is being withheld pending notification of her family. At 10:41 a.m. , the Hawaiʻi Fire Department received a report that the woman fell from a cliff near the old Hakalau Mill, and in an area frequented by fishermen. The victim was airlifted out of the area by helicopter, then transported by vehicle to the Hilo Medical Center where she was pronounced dead shortly after 1:30 p.m. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday morning (June 9) to determine the cause of her death. Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation. There was someone in the area who reportedly assisted after t..

06-08-17 Kona Crime Prevention Officer of the Month: Marco Segobia

Hawaiʻi Police Department Kona Vice Section, Area II Assistant Chief Mitchell Kanehailua Phone: (808) 326-4646 x 246 Congratulations to Kona Crime Prevention Committee Officer of the Month, Marco Segobia, for his work in the Vice Unit. Thanks to the work of Officer Segobia and his fellow vice officers, drugs including crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and prescription pills were taken off the street. Photo is at Huggo’s with Detective Scotty Lewis, Officer Segobia, and Assistant Chief Mitchell Kanehailua, (June 7) Photo: Courtesy of Sherry Bracken —

06-07-17 Wanted Persons

Hawaiʻi Police Department Lieutenant Allan Watanabe Puna Patrol Phone: (808) 965-2716 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of three fugitives wanted for outstanding bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other, however all have ties to the Puna District. Josh Kimbrell, 31-year-old male described as 6-feet-1-inch, 165 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair. David McMurren, 23-year-old male described as 5-feet-8-inches, 150 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair. Gabriel Prudholm, 43-year-old male described as 5-feet-9-inches, 250 pounds, brown eyes and bald. Police ask anyone with information on these individuals to call Officer Kenneth Ishii at the Pāhoa Police Station number 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eli..

06-08-17 Wanted: Keanu K. Krause

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area I Detective Aaron Carvalho Phone: (808) 961-2272 Report C17013136 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Hawai’i Island police are asking the public’s help in locating a 21-year-old Puna man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant of arrest in connection with a motor vehicle theft investigation. He is also being sought for questioning in similar investigations. Keanu Kaikala Krause is described as 5-feet-10-inches, about 145 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He is known to frequent the Hilo, Puna and Hāmākua districts. The public is advised not to approach Krause who police consider to be armed and dangerous. Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Aaron Carvalho, at 961-2272 or aaron.carvalho@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers nu..