Big Island Police Investigating Robbery at Carlsmith Beach Park in Keaukaha

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery at a public beach earlier in the month.

At 11:33 a.m. on February 14, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery two hours earlier in the parking lot of Carlsmith Beach Park in Keaukaha.

NUMBER 2: Carlsmith Beach Park in Keaukaha

NUMBER 2: Carlsmith Beach Park in Keaukaha

A 58-year-old Hilo man was reportedly loading his car after a swim, when a young man approached from behind and asked for help. When the victim turned around, the suspect punched him, grabbed his wallet and ran away. He may have gotten into a small white sedan heading toward Hilo.

He was described as a local male in his 20s, slim with a tan complexion, short black hair and unshaven. He was wearing dark surf shorts.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who knows the identity of the suspect 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 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.

Volunteers Needed to Malama Maunakea

The Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) is seeking community volunteers to participate in its monthly “Malama Maunakea” campaign to protect the mountain’s fragile resources.  Community members are encouraged to sign up for open volunteer days – Saturday, April 19; Saturday, June 7 or Saturday, July 26.

Volunteers work to help Malama Maunakea along with Office of Mauna Kea Management

Volunteers work to help Malama Maunakea along with Office of Mauna Kea Management

“Our overarching goal at the Office of Mauna Kea Management is to malama Maunakea. Taking care of 12,000 acres is a daunting task, but with collaborative community partnerships we can accomplish much,” stated OMKM Director Stephanie Nagata. “We are so thankful to the school groups, service organizations, Chambers, individual and families of volunteers who give of their weekend to take care of Maunakea.”

The invasive species weed pulls throughout 2013 proved to be quite successful with 236 participants volunteering 1,747 hours, pulling 363 garbage bags of invasive weeds on eight separate occasions and also planting 200 Maunakea silversword.

The Saturday weed pulls concentrate on eradicating the invasive fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) along the Mauna Kea Access Road and around Halepohaku at approximately 9,200’ elevation.  The fireweed pulls help keep this invasive species from being transported to the upper elevation areas of Maunakea and reduce habitat for invasive insects.

The Malama Maunakea volunteer day begins at 8 am.  For Hilo-based volunteers, transportation to and from Hilo is provided. For West Hawaii volunteers, OMKM will help coordinate ride sharing. Upon arrival at Halepohaku, the volunteers are given a project orientation and allowed time to acclimate to the high elevation. Invasive weed pulls focus on the area along the Mauna Kea Access Road near Halepohaku. A brief tour of Maunakea resources completes this fulfilling day on the mountain.

Who can help? Everyone, including families and kids under parent supervision, student groups 16 years of age and older, community members, visitors, are all welcome.  Space is limited. To volunteer or for more information contact OMKM Natural Resource Program Manager Fritz Klasner at 808-933-3194 or email: OMKMvolunteers-grp@hawaii.edu.

Big Island Police Searching for 34-Year-Old Man Wanted for For Abuse Cases

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 34-year-old Nathan AhLoo, who is wanted for four abuse cases. He is also wanted on a $2,000 bench warrant for contempt of court.

Nathan AhLoo

Nathan AhLoo

He is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, possibly shaved. He has no permanent address but frequents the South Kohala area.

Police ask anyone who knows his whereabouts not to approach him but, instead, 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 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 41-Year-Old Man Wanted for Abuse of Family/Household Member

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 41-year-old man wanted for abuse of a family/household member.

Hacha Carva

Justin S. Hollenbaugh aka Hacha Carva

Justin S. Hollenbaugh also goes by the name Hacha Carva. He has no permanent address but was last seen in Captain Cook. He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with green eyes and brown shoulder-length hair that may be worn in dreadlocks.

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 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 50-Year-Old Man Who Frequents Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 50-year-old man who is wanted on a $500 bench warrant. Cedric Pulgados is also wanted for questioning in connection with an unrelated case.

Cedric Pulgados

Cedric Pulgados

He is described as 5-foot-7, 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has no permanent address but frequents the Hilo area.

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 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 Man Last Seen in November in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 23-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

Philip Voelker

Philip Voelker

Philip Voelker was last seen near Orchidland in the Puna District sometime in November 2013.

He is described as 6-foot-4, 210 pounds with a thin build, a light complexion, brown hair, blue eyes and several tattoos. He is also wanted for several outstanding warrants.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Officer Eddie Cardines at 965-2716 or 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Suspect in Hilo Robbery This Morning

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Friday morning (January 31) in Hilo.

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Between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk on the mauka side of Kanoelehua Avenue near the intersection of Leilani Street when he was approached by a man on a bicycle who brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect then rode north with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim was not injured in the robbery.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, thin, in his mid 30s to early40s with long hair. He was wearing a white tank top, bright red or orange shorts and was carrying a light-colored messenger bag.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or who knows the identity of the suspect 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 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.

Man Wanted in Connection With Robbery Involving Hatchet Arrested

A a Kaʻū man who was being sought in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet has been arrested.

Kainoa Kahele-Bishop

Kainoa Kahele-Bishop

Kaʻū patrol officers arrested 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Ocean View Thursday morning (January 30). He was taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

The arrest stems from a report Sunday (January 26) that a 47-year-old Discovery Harbor woman walking near her parked car on South Point Road had been threatened with a hatchet by another woman who got out of a white Toyota sedan.

The two women scuffled and the victim was able to take the hatchet away and throw it into the brush on the side of the road. During the scuffle, the victim suffered a bite on the right forearm. A man then exited the Toyota, reached into the victim’s car and removed a bag containing a laptop, a cellular telephone and a wallet.

The male suspect fled in the Toyota after a passerby stopped to intervene. The female suspect entered the victim’s car and unsuccessfully attempted to start it. She then ran into the bushes.

Trinety Crapser

Trinety Crapser

Police investigation led to the identity of the suspects. The woman, 25-year-old Trinety Crapser of Ocean View, was arrested Monday (January 27) and charged Tuesday (January 28) with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.

Woman Arrested Man Sought in Robbery Incident Involving Hatchet

A Kaʻū woman has been arrested and a Kaʻū man is being sought in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet.

In response to a 9:22 a.m. call Sunday (January 26), Kaʻū patrol officers received a report that a 47-year-old Discovery Harbor woman walking near her parked car on South Point Road had been threatened with a hatchet by another woman who got out of a white Toyota sedan.

The two women scuffled and the victim was able to take the hatchet away and throw it into the brush on the side of the road. During the scuffle, the victim suffered a bite on the right forearm. A man then exited the Toyota, reached into the victim’s car and removed a bag containing a laptop, a cellular telephone and a wallet.

The male suspect fled in the Toyota after a passerby stopped to intervene. The female suspect entered the victim’s car and unsuccessfully attempted to start it. She then ran into the bushes.

Trinety Crapser

Trinety Crapser

Police investigation led to the identity of the female suspect. Monday afternoon (January 27), police arrested 25-year-old Trinety Crapser of Ocean View and took her to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

Tuesday (January 28), detectives charged Crapser with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle. Her bail was set at $62,000. She remained at the cellblock pending her initial court appearance Wednesday morning (January 29).

Kainoa Kahele-Bishop

Kainoa Kahele-Bishop

Police also want to question 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Ocean View about this case. He is described as 5-foot-8, 160 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 935-3311 or contact Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, extension 262, or ssmith@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 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’s Latest Most Wanted List

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights an unidentified man wanted in an attempted bank robbery, a Hilo man wanted on warrants and for questioning, and a Kona man wanted for abuse.

The new episode begins airing Friday (January 24).

Seen this guy?

Seen this guy?

In it, police ask for help in identifying a suspect in an attempted bank robbery in Hilo. Just before 6 p.m. on January 10, he entered the Territorial Savings Bank branch on Makaʻala Street and produced a note demanding money. He then left the bank without any money and was last seen running toward Pōhaku Street. The suspect was described as a Caucasian, in his mid-to-late 20s, about 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2, about 185 to 200 pounds with short wavy black hair and acne. He was wearing jeans, a blue-and-black striped pullover, and black shoes with red laces.

Keahi Calvin Sale

Keahi Calvin Sale

The television program also asks for help in locating a 25-year-old man wanted on no-bail warrants and for questioning in unrelated investigations. Keahi Calvin Sale is described as 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has no permanent address but frequents the Hilo area. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Moala Kuahuia Kaupu

Moala Kuahuia Kaupu

In this latest edition of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help in locating a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for abuse of a family/household member. Moala Kuahuia Kaupu is described as 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown eyes and short curly black hair. His ears are pierced and he has a scripture tattoo on an inner forearm.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these men call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.

“Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.

Big Island Police Arrest Puna Man Wanted Since 2008 for Sexual Assault of Female Minor – Suspect Fled to Mexico

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 33-year-old man who has been wanted since 2008 for the sexual assault of a female minor.

Mauro Martin Ortiz

Mauro Martin Ortiz

Mauro Martin Ortiz, formerly of the Puna District, was brought back to Hilo from Mexico by U.S. Marshals and was arrested Thursday (January 23) on the strength of a bench warrant and charged with kidnapping, seven counts of first-degree sexual assault and five counts of third-degree sexual assault. His bail was set at $1 million.

The sexual assault occurred early on the morning of June 21, 2008, in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna.

On July 10, 2008, a grand jury indicted Ortiz but police were unable to locate him. Police put out several media releases asking for the public’s help in finding him and he was featured for five months on the public television show “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted.”

He was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon (January 24).

Wanted – Dogs Killing Albatrosses

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is asking for the public‘s help in identifying the owner(s) of two dogs recently seen attacking ground-nesting Laysan albatrosses in Moloa’a, Kauai.

Have seen these dogs in the Moloa`a area …

Have seen these dogs in the Moloa`a area …

They were photographed and the image is posted on fliers that are being distributed in the community, starting Friday.

Since December, a string of albatross killings has been reported at two coastal properties on the northeast shores of Kauai.  A total of 17 birds were found mauled to death at Moloaa by dogs this season.

Moloaa Bay Albatross Kill Flier

The total number of albatross killed on Kauai this season is 26 birds. The other deaths (9 birds) are from another property nearby.

Any person with who recognizes the dogs or knows who the dogs’ owners are, is asked to  please call the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife at 274-3521 or 274-3433.  After hours, weekends and holidays, please call the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) Hotline at 1-808-453-6780.

Please help protect Kauai’s seabirds by keeping your pet dogs on leash or kenneled. Stay on walking paths and observe seabird nesting signs.

Falko Property Moli Massacre

Falko Property Moli Massacre

Big Island Police Searching for 51-Year-Old Wanted for Theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 51-year-old man wanted for theft.

Benjamin Fonseca

Benjamin Fonseca

Benjamin Fonseca of Hilo is described as 6-foot-1, 250 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or wcarter@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.

Big Island Police Searching for 28-Year-Old Hilo Man

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 28-year-old Hilo man wanted on two outstanding $50,000 bench warrants.

Bryce D. Feary

Bryce D. Feary

Bryce D. Feary is described as 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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 22-Year-Old Woman… AGAIN

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old woman wanted on five outstanding $50,000 bench warrants.

Shaylyn Araw

Shaylyn Araw

Shaylyn Momi Araw is described as 5-foot-3, 110 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

She may be in Hilo or Pepeʻekeo.

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 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 Looking for Man Who Robbed Hilo Bank on Friday

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for the attempted robbery of a bank in Hilo.

Just before 6 p.m. Friday (January 10), police responded to a reported robbery attempt at the Territorial Savings Bank branch on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. Responding officers learned that at about 5:53 p.m., a lone male had entered the bank and produced a note demanding money. He fled the bank without any money and was last seen running toward Pōhaku Street. No one was injured during the robbery attempt.

Bank Robber 1

The suspect was described as a Caucasian, in his mid-to-late 20s, about 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2, about 185 to 200 pounds with short wavy black hair and facial acne. He was last seen wearing a blue-and-black striped pullover, jeans, and black shoes with red laces.

Bank Robber 2
The suspect appears to be the same individual who entered the bank earlier in the day to inquire about banking there.

Police recovered bank surveillance video and still images.

Police ask anyone with information on this incident or who may know the identity of the suspect to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or deuytetake@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.

Big Island Police Searching for 25-Year-Old Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 25-year-old man wanted on no-bail warrants and for questioning in connection with unrelated investigations.

Keahi Calvin Sale

Keahi Calvin Sale

Keahi Calvin Sale is described as 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has no permanent address but frequents the Hilo area. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts not to approach him but 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 Kona Man Wanted for Abuse of Family/Household Member

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for abuse of a family/household member.

Moala Kuahuia Kaupu

Moala Kuahuia Kaupu

Moala Kuahuia Kaupu is described as 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown eyes and short curly black hair. Both his ears are pierced and he has a scripture tattoo on an inner forearm.

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 Two on Unrelated Cases

Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for a 25-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning in an unrelated case.

Kainoa BlackKainoa Namaka Black is wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in an unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle case.

He is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and a missing front tooth. He has no permanent address but frequents the Kona and South Kohala districts. He may be operating a tan 2004 Mazda pickup truck, license plate HEB179.

Hawaiʻi Island police are also looking for a 36-year-old man wanted on a warrant and for questioning.

Chad Simmerman

Chad Simmerman

Chad Simmerman, who has no permanent address but frequents the South Kohala and Kona areas, is wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with violation of order and criminal property damage investigations.

He is described as about 5-foot-9, 145 pounds with brown eyes and light brown or blond shoulder-length hair.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts not to approach him but 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 Three Men Wanted in Unrelated Cases – Considered Armed and Dangerous

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating three men wanted on outstanding warrants.

Jack Toribio Casuga

Jack Toribio Casuga

Jack Toribio Casuga, 31, of Kailua-Kona is wanted on a no-bail warrant of arrest for violating parole. He is described as Filipino, 5-foot-6, 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

William P. Holbron-Kealoha

William P. Holbron-Kealoha

William P. Holbron-Kealoha, 29, of Kailua-Kona is wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court. He is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Martin Frank Booth

Martin Frank Booth

Martin Frank Booth, 55, of Kawaihae is wanted on a warrant of arrest in connection with a Grand Jury indictment for second-degree assault. He is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-1, 230 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.

All three men are also wanted for questioning in unrelated cases. They are considered armed and dangerous.

Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these men to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Levon Stevens at 326-4646, extension 275, or lstevens@co.hawaii.hi.us, or Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 238, or wahmow@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.