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Public’s help sought after handguns stolen from shipping container on Hawaii Island


Hawaii News Digest, 11 August 2017, 23:55 hrs, UTC, Post #15420.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/08/11/publics-help-soought-after-hand-guns-stolen-from-shipping-container-on-hawaii-island/

Accessed on 11 August 2017, 23:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii Island police report another large theft along the Hamakua Coast.  This time, thieves broke into a shipping container on a vacant Paauilo Road property and took a red portable Honda generator, several collectible Smith & Wesson, Colt, and AMT revolvers, and some semi-automatic pistols.

Those with information on this case should call police:

“Anyone who may have witnessed the theft or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Jesse Kerr of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2377 or Jesse.Kerr@hawaiicounty.gov.”

“Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 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 does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.”

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Task Force arrests woman for auto theft, chase


Hawaii News Digest, 28 July 2017, 20:45 hrs, UTC, Post #15374.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/task-force-arrests-woman-auto-theft-chase

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Accessed on 28 July 2017, 20:45 hrs, UTC.

Comment:

The Hawaii Police Department’s task force has pulled in another law breaker.  This time, police arrested and charged 24-year-old Mele Gasaloga for auto theft and resisting an order to stop.  Following a high-speed chase on Komohana Street, police arrested Ms. Gasaloga at a home on Ocean View Drive.  Bail for Ms. Gasaloga has been set at $20,000. She will appear in court today.

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3 charged with murder of a malnourished Hilo girl.


Hawaii News Digest, 15 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #15324.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/07/14/breaking-news/3-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-severely-malnourished-9-year-old-big-island-girl

Accessed on 15 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

A very sad and tragic story that almost defies description.

“The Honolulu Star-Advertiser” provides this abstract from the official Hawaii Police Department press release:

“The charges stem from the girl’s June 28 death, following reports of an unresponsive child at a Kinoole Street home.”

“First responders were confronted with what appeared to be a severely malnourished and unconscious young girl lying on the floor within the home,” the Hawaii Police Department said in a statement. “She was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where she died a few hours later.”

“The three defendants are being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $100,000 bail each, pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.”

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Motorists cautioned to expect runners in race between Hilo and Hapuna | Hawaii 24/7


Hawaiʻi Island police are advising the public to be aware of large numbers of runners on major highways between Hilo and South Kohala on Friday and Saturday (October 14 and October 15). The runn…

Source: Motorists cautioned to expect runners in race between Hilo and Hapuna | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/14/motorists-cautioned-to-expect-runners-in-race-between-hilo-and-hapuna/).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 16:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The runners are participating in the Ragnar Relay Race, which began on Friday and is scheduled to run through today (Saturday, 15 October 2016).

The 200-mile relay race began at the Hilo Bayfront Highway and will end at the Hapuna Prince Hotel.

Police are reminding motorists to be aware of both runners and their support vehicles on roads and highways between Hilo and Waikoloa.


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Furlough violator gets 10 years for armed confrontation with police | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A 27-year-old prison furlough violator who was apprehended last December after an armed confrontation with police in Hilo was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Source: Furlough violator gets 10 years for armed confrontation with police | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/furlough-violator-gets-10-years-armed-confrontation-police).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 15:25 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

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Comment:

Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara ordered a 10-year prison sentence for 27-year-old Joshua Lopes-Keli, which will run “consecutively to the 10-year-term he’s serving for a 2010 robbery conviction.”  Keli will have to serve a minimum of 40 months before becoming eligible for parole.  In the furlough-jumping case, police arrested Keli for first-degree terroristic threatening and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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Two men arrested and charged in Puna burglary | Hawaii 24/7


Police have arrested two men in connection with a burglary August 7 in the Ainaloa subdivision in Puna. On that date, a house on Ainaloa Drive was entered and personal items were removed. The…

Source: Two men arrested and charged in Puna burglary | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/14/two-men-arrested-and-charged-in-puna-burglary).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 14:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii police have arrested and charged 51-year-old Derek F.S. Liu of Honokaa and 45-year-old John B. Hatori of Pahoa with the 07 August 2016 burglary of an Ainaloa Drive home.  Bail for both suspects has been set at $25,000.  Hatori will make his initial court appearance Monday, 17 October 2016.


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Former cop indicted for crash that killed cyclist | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A former police officer who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in what the Hawaii Fire Department called a hit-and-run collision last year in South Kohala has been indicted by a Kona grand jury.

Source: Former cop indicted for crash that killed cyclist | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/former-cop-indicted-crash-killed-cyclist).

Accessed on 14 October 2016, 15:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

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Comment:

A Kona grand jury has indicted former Hawaii police officer Joey Buddemeyer with “first-degree negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence and making a false report to law enforcement authorities.”

According to a follow up investigation, Buddemeyer was on duty and driving east on Waikoloa Road on 01 March 2015 when his vehicle hit and killed 63-year-old Jeffrey C. Surnow.

Buddemeyer was arrested the same day on suspicion of negligent homicide and released from custody pending further investigation.

According to reporter John Burnett, Buddemeyer “was terminated from the department for removing physical evidence from a crime scene and providing false information after being involved in a traffic collision.”


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