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Chinese visitor assaulted and robbed at Rainbow Falls Park Wednesday (Feb 6)


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Police are investigating a reported robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Rainbow Falls Park in Hilo.
On February 6, 2013 at about 3 p.m, police received a report that a 49-year-old male visitor from Beijing, China was assaulted by a male suspect and robbed of his belongings near the bathroom area at Rainbow Falls Park. The male visitor was part of a larger tour group but seperated himself while using the restroom.
The suspect was described as possibly in his 30s or 40s, about six feet tall, medium build, wearing a dark blue shirt with light colored white stripes, and dark colored pants.
Police ask that anyone with information on the identity of the suspect to contact police.
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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Police arrest 10 in connection with drug-related burglary ring




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Big Island police have arrested 10 individuals in connection with a drug-related burglary ring.
On September 12, police arrested 31-year-old Joshua Watan of Kealakekua. On September 14, detectives charged him with criminal trespassing, meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug and two counts of possessing illegal drug paraphernalia. While Watan was still in police custody he was rearrested and charged on September 15 with burglary, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing illegal drug paraphernalia and four counts of theft. His bail for all the above offenses was set at $428,000. In addition, he was arrested for discharge of sureties (for having a previous bail revoked) and for revocation of release on bail, which is an offense that doesn’t allow him to be released on bail.
Also on September 12, police arrested 51-year-old Nicole Adams of Captain Cook on suspicion of hindering prosecution for hiding Ryan Jeffries-Hamar, who was wanted for escape. On September 13, she was charged with that offense. Her bail was set at $2,000.
On September 13, police received a tip that 36-year-old Curtis Hoku Kehahuna of Kamuela, whom police were seeking, was at a home in the Kalaoa area. When police went to the property they found Kehahuna and methamphetamines at the scene. They arrested Kekahuna, 28-year-old Halatoa Fakatoumafi of Kailua-Kona and 22-year-old Gensyn Waltjen of Hilo on suspicion of drug offenses. While on the property, police located a vehicle that had been stolen from Hilo. A search warrant led to the recovery of two additional vehicles that had been stolen from Hilo and Kona.
Also on September 13, 39-year-old Jessica Tuifua of Kailua-Kona was arrested on suspicion of hindering prosecution (for hiding Kehahuna from police). She was charged with that offense on September 15 and her bail was set at $2,000.
Waltjen was released on September 15 pending further investigation.
Kehahuna was charged on that date with promoting a dangerous drug, possessing illegal drug paraphernalia and three counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. He was also arrested and charged on four outstanding warrants as well as for discharge of sureties and held without bail for the charge of violating terms of release on bail. His bail for the above charges was $83,000.
In addition, Kehahuna was charged with kidnapping, assault, terroristic threatening and burglary for an incident that occurred August 21 in Kailua-Kona. Those offenses added another $87,000 to his bail total.
Additionally on September 15, police charged Fakatoumafi with promoting a dangerous drug, possessing illegal drug paraphernalia, promoting a detrimental drug, two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and hindering prosecution (for hiding Kekahuna from police). His bail was set at $6,250.
On September 17, Sean Gregory of Kailua-Kona was arrested on suspicion of two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle in connection with a vehicle that was taken from Waikoloa in July and an all-terrain vehicle that was taken from the Kalaoa area on September 15. He remains in police custody at the Kona cellblock while police continue the investigation.
On Tuesday (September 18), Joseph Narzisi, who was already in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, was arrested and charged for a kidnapping case that occurred August 21 in Kailua-Kona in which a suspect forced his way into a 26-year-old man’s home, assaulted him and threatened him with a firearm, before forcing him into a vehicle, where the threats and assault continued until the victim was able to escape. The victim declined treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries. Police recovered a firearm in connection with that case. Narzisi’s bail for that offense was set at $87,000.
Also on Tuesday, 20-year-old Colvin Gaspar of Kailua-Kona was arrested on suspicion of hindering prosecution (for hiding Kekahuna). He was charged Wednesday morning (September 19) with that offense and his bail was set at $2,000.
And finally, on Tuesday, police arrested 24-year-old Daniel Estocado on suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle for a February 24 incident in Kona and on suspicion of burglary for an August 27 incident in Kealakekua. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation.
Lieutenant Sherry Bird said tips from the public played an important role in dismantling this burglary ring. “We are grateful to our community for helping to act as our eyes and ears,” Bird said. “Their help was critical in helping us solve this rash of crimes.”
Police are still searching for 24-year-old Joel Landsborough of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted for a $300 warrant for contempt of court. He is described as 5-foot-8 and about 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo of the Hawaiian islands on the right side of his chest. Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts 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.

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Puna man is charged with murder in missing man case

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Claude Keone Krause

Claude Keone Krause
Hawai’i Island police have charged 30-year-old Claude Keone Krause of Puna in connection with the disappearance of 44-year-old Dante Peter Gilman of Hawaiian Acres, who was reported missing on January 10.
Krause was charged at 11:20 a.m. Saturday (January 19) with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, two counts of ownership/possession of a firearm prohibited, and use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony. He remains in police custody with no bail pending his initial court appearance.
Another suspect, Kawena Krause, who was arrested Friday (January 18), also remains in custody while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

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Burglary, forgery and various theft charges for Pahoa man


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Dennis Duane Lipps Jr.

Dennis Duane Lipps Jr.
Big Island police have charged a 20-year-old Pāhoa man with burglary and several financial crimes for an incident that occurred last month.
On July 15, at about 5 p.m., a couple residing in Nanawale Estates reported that someone had entered their home and removed several items, including personal checks.
On August 13, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section arrested Dennis Duane Lipps Jr. He was held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.
At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (August 15), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Lipps with one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft, two counts of second-degree forgery, one count of second-degree identity theft, one count of third-degree identity theft and one count of third-degree theft.
His bail was set at $101,000. He was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon (August 16).

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FBI manhunt intensifies for Hawaii fugitive couple

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John and Julieanne Dimitrion

John and Julieanne Dimitrion
Vida G. Bottom, Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking the public’s help in providing information leading to the location and arrest of fugitive husband and wife, John and Julieann Dimitrion. The couple will be featured this week on the world premier of the new CNBC program, “American Greed: The Fugitives.” The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to their capture.
In April 2009, the Dimitrions pled guilty to operating a fraud scheme in which they used their companies to convince distressed homeowners to relinquish their homes with the promise of improving the victims’ financial position. They promised to invest the proceeds of the home sales, but, instead, the Dimitrions used the victims’ money to fund their own lavish lifestyles. Multiple Oahu families lost their homes as a result of the Dimitrions’ crimes.
Julieanne and John Dimitrion
Julieanne and John Dimitrion
The Dimitrions were scheduled to be sentenced in Honolulu U.S. District Court on Tuesday July 6, 2010, but they failed to appear at the sentencing. Warrants were immediately issued for their arrests, and an FBI fugitive manhunt is underway.
The Dimitrions were last seen by witnesses on the evening of Friday July 2, 2010, at church services held at the Mililani Recreation Center. The FBI suspects that they have joined a domestic extremist group affiliated with the Sovereign Citizen’s Movement who arranged for the couple to be flown to the U.S. mainland on a private jet to escape justice. They were last known to have been hiding in Alabama in 2011. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
According to CNBC, “American Greed: The Fugitives” explores the inside world of active white-collar crime cases, telling never-before-heard stories. Each episode features interviews with law enforcement, prosecutors, and financial crime victims, all sharing the goal of bringing these fugitives to justice. “American Greed: The Fugitives” takes viewers on the hunt to catch the most wanted white-collar fugitives.
The Dimitrions episode of “American Greed: The Fugitives” is titled “Mr. & Mrs. Mortgage Fraud” and will air on CNBC at the following times (all times below are Hawaii Standard Time):
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. HST
Sunday, August 5, 2012, at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. HST
John Michael Dimitrion is 34 years old, 5’7” tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to have expensive tastes in sports cars, clothing, and jewelry. He is an enthusiast for high-end personal electronics and falsely claims to be an expert in international high finance.
John and Julieanne Dimitrion
John and Julieanne Dimitrion
Julieanne Baldueza Dimitrion is 32 years old, 4’11” tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is also known to enjoy the material trappings of the ultra-rich. During the fraud investigation, the FBI noted that she spent tens of thousands of dollars on lingerie from expensive boutiques and actually sought to declare this lingerie as a “business expense” on her taxes. At the time of her arrest on the original fraud charges, the FBI discovered closets filled to capacity with designer purses and shoes.
Anyone recognizing the Dimitrions or having information as to their current location is asked to call the Honolulu FBI at 808-566-4300.

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Police charge Keaau woman for forgery and various theft offenses

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Levon Kahee

Levon Kahee
Big Island police have charged a 32-year-old Keaʻau woman with six offenses in connection with various financial crimes that allegedly occurred in Hilo.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, after conferring with prosecutors, charged Levon Keala Kahee with two counts of second-degree forgery, one count of second-degree theft, one count of second-degree attempted theft, and two counts of second-degree identity theft. Her bail was set at $90,000.
She was also arrested for an unrelated bench warrant for contempt of court.
She was being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending her initial court appearance today.
At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, police responded to a check cashing business on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo after receiving information that Kahee had allegedly attempted to cash a check stolen from a residential mailbox in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna.
Police also determined that Kahee had also allegedly cashed another stolen check at the same business on a previous date.

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Hilo woman charged in December burglary

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Rose Peace

Rose Peace
A 21-year-old Hilo woman is in police custody after being charged with two crimes for a burglary reported last year.
Jewelry valued at more than $2,000 was taken from the Alae Street home of a 49-year-old Hilo man on December 5, 2011.
Police investigation led to the identity of the suspect, Rose Peace, who was arrested Friday (July 20) and charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.
She is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $7,000 bail pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (July 23).
Police ask that anyone with information on recent burglary activity contact either Detective John Rodrigues Jr. by phone at 961-2384 or by email at jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Royce Serrao by phone at 961-8810 or by email at rpserrao@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

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HSUS encourages reporting wildlife crimes
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In the wake of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s ongoing investigation into the illegal deer smuggling on to the Big Island and transport of mouflon sheep to Maui – both to provide living targets for hunters – The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust urge Hawaii residents to report wildlife crimes, including illegal wild animal transport or abandonment.
Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes.
In January, HSUS set up a confidential, toll-free tipline for the Department of Land and Natural Resource’s Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement, 1-855-DLNR-TIP, to report information on wildlife crimes.
In June, Gov. Neil Abercrombie enacted Senate Bill 3001; Act 144, sponsored by Sen. Gil Kahele and supported by The HSUS, DLNR and others, to explicitly prohibit the possession, transport or release of wild deer.
As a result of continued federal and state efforts to stop wildlife crimes in Hawaii, two individuals were recently brought to justice.
A pilot who illegally transported wild animals and the owner of the Maui-based Arrow One hunting ranch, who received the animals, pleaded guilty earlier this week to misdemeanor violations of the federal Lacey Act – which prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported or sold.
The ranch owner also pleaded guilty to guiding a hunter without a state hunting license.
“We commend the Pacific Region of USFWS for their efforts to bring animal smugglers to justice,” said Inga Gibson, Hawaii state director for The HSUS. “Abandoning wild animals in our fragile environment or illegally transporting wild animals for unauthorized release for sport-hunting operations is irresponsible and we encourage Hawaiians to report these crimes.”
DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. said, “We’re very pleased that our federal partners in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement and U.S. Attorney’s Office were able to successfully investigate and prosecute the illegal transport of axis deer to the Big Island dating back to 2009 and hold those parties accountable for their previous irresponsible acts.”
Aila continued, “With the passage of Act 144, the State now has stronger laws and stiffer penalties to prohibit this type of unauthorized activity. The Department will vigorously investigate and prosecute anyone attempting to illegally transport and release deer between the islands in the future. The Department has the responsibility to do what we can to prevent the introduction of deer to the Big Island and avoid the damage that would occur to our agriculture, watersheds, and public safety.”
Facts:
* Under the new state law, first time violators face a misdemeanor charge with a mandatory fine of not less than $10,000 and payment of any costs incurred in the eradication of any deer and the deer’s progeny who has been possessed, transferred, transported, or released after transport, or by imprisonment of not more than one year, or both.
* Under the federal Lacey Act, violators can face either a misdemeanor charge with up to 1 year in jail and a $100,0000 fine or a felony charge with a maximum fine of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years, or both, and civil penalties of up to $10,000.
* Anyone with information on illegal animal transport or release is asked to call the HSUS/DLNR reward tipline at 1-855-DLNR-TIP or the USFWS Enforcement hotline at 1-808-861-8525. Residents on the Big Island are asked to report deer sightings to 808-443-4036.
— Find out more:
www.humanesociety.org/hawaii_r…

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Police arrest second Puna man for murder in disappearance case
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Kawena K. Krause
Kawena K. Krause
Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a second Puna man in connection with the disappearance of 44-year-old Dante Peter Gilman of Hawaiian Acres, who was reported missing on January 10.
At 10:37 a.m. Friday (January 18), 19-year-old Kawena K. Krause of Kurtistown was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.
He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.
Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@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.

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Police are searching for couple last seen in Hawaiian Paradise Park in 2012


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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a man and woman who were reported missing.
The woman, 21-year-old Anika Young-Adams, was reported missing in September. Her boyfriend, 27-year-old John Hamrick, was reported missing in December. Both were last seen when they moved out of their Hawaiian Paradise Park home in September.
Hamrick is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
Young-Adams is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-5, 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
They may be in a Silver 2004 Nissan Frontier and they may be living on the beach.
Police ask that anyone with information on their whereabouts 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.

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Police are searching for a Mountain View man wanted on a bench warrant

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Kyson P. Kaleiwahea

Kyson P. Kaleiwahea
Big Island police are searching for a 21-year-old Mountain View man who is wanted on a bench warrant for violating terms and conditions of a court order.
Kyson P. Kaleiwahea is described as 5-foot-8, 143 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts 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.
 
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Kona man is charged in December 2012 robbery case

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Jacob DeMasters

Jacob DeMasters
A Kona man has been charged with 11 offenses as the result of a robbery investigation.
On December 16, police responded to a 7:30 p.m. report of a robbery. Responding officers determined that the victim, a 36-year-old Ocean View man, was confronted by the suspect as the victim was coming out of a garage access area at Kona Plaza in downtown Kailua-Kona. The suspect grabbed cash from the victim’s hand and ran away.
The victim chased the suspect to the parking lot of Coconut Grove Marketplace, where the suspect began striking the victim repeatedly with a metal chain, causing minor injuries. The victim was able to gain possession of the chain and the suspect fled the area.
Investigation by detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section determined the identity of the suspect, 31-year-old Jacob DeMasters of Kailua-Kona, who was located and arrested Tuesday (January 15).
Wednesday (January 16), DeMasters was charged with robbery, assault and theft. He was also charged with three counts of promoting a dangerous drug, two counts of promoting a harmful drug, one count of promoting a detrimental drug and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia for items that were in the car he was in at the time of his arrest.
DeMasters was held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $18,750 bail until his initial court appearance Thursday (January 17).

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Police are searching for a Hilo boy reported missing

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Makananui Fejeran

Makananui Fejeran
Hawaiʻi County police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo boy reported as missing from Hilo since January 14.
Makananui Fejeran is described as Hawaiian, approximately 6-foot-2, 178 pounds with brown eyes and short dark hair.
Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts 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.
 
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Someone is shooting at dogs in Kona!
Posted by Victor Ap on Friday, 25 January 2013, at 1:35 p.m



My sweetheart just told me about this guy shooting dogs in Kona with hollow point bullets. Posted on Craigslist: "2 more dogs have been shot with hollowpoint exploding ammunition. If you have dogs in the 86 mile marker area of South Kona BEWARE! Someone must know the evil man who is doing this. Please contact Crimestoppers 329-8181. We have a detective already assigned to the case for the prior 2 dog shootings. See our posting dated Wednesday, 1/23. This deranged monster has flagged our previous postings. How you can help: KARES is a non-profit, 501(3)c. Report to KARES or Crimestoppers. If you can donate to KARES, earmark the donation to this case. Alii Vet has performed surgery on the 2 surviving dogs. 2 dogs died miserably. If you have connections to the media, now is the time to make this a BIG DEAL!! Our contact person is at KARES 333-6299. Location: S Kona 86mm area Posting ID: 3569864214 Posted: 2013-01-24, 7:01PM HST" http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/pet/3569864214.html

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Kona burglary, theft reports (Jan. 26-Feb. 1)



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Kona Community Policing staff compile a weekly listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers Jan. 26 to Feb. 2.
BURGLARIES
* On 1-28-13, a reported burglary in the 5900 Block of Kuakini Hwy. Electronics taken.
* On 01-30-13, a reported burglary in the 6800 block of Mamalahoa Hwy. Electronics taken
* On 01-31-13, a reported burglary in the 5900 block of Kuakini Hwy. A tool and currency taken.
UCPV (STOLEN VEHICLE)
* On 01-26-13, a reported UCPV in the 6100 HI Belt Rd. A silver 2013 Sym Moped with Lic# H34654.
UEMV(THEFT FROM VEHICLE)
* On 01-29-13, a reported UEMV at Kua Bay, a wallet with currency taken.
THEFT
* On 01-26-13, a reported theft in the 5800 block of Alii Dr. A wallet and an iPhone taken.
* On 01-28-13, a reported theft in the 1100 block of Ahikawa St. Currency and medication taken.
* On 01-31-13, a reported theft in the 1400 block of Hao St. Jewelry taken.
Kona Community Policing department may be reached at 326-4646 ext. 257
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