Big Island Police Searching for Hilo Man Who May Be Armed and Dangerous

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 35-year-old Hilo man who is wanted on bench warrants for contempt of court and failure to appear.

Jacob W. Umemoto

Jacob W. Umemoto

Jacob W. Umemoto is described as 6-feet tall, 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Police urge the public not to attempt to approach him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

Instead, anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Sergeant James Correa at 961-2213.

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.

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