Police searching for island’s most wanted

Hawaii Island police are asking the public’s help locating a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with a murder investigation, a man wanted for questioning about two thefts and a burglary, and an unidentified man wanted in a Hilo robbery.

Boaz David Johnson, 23, is still at large and wanted in connection with the strangulation death of his girlfriend, Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found May 28 in the ocean off Kalapana, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. Johnson is described as Caucasian, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds with a slim build and a fair complexion. He was last seen unshaven and with medium-length brown hair. He has a tattoo of the upper body of a horse near the right side of his abdomen. He is considered dangerous.

Thomas J. Desimone, 43, of no permanent address, is wanted for questioning about two thefts and a burglary in Puna, according to police. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with blue eyes, brown hair, a mustache and goatee.

Police are also seeking the identity of a suspect in a Nov. 4 Hilo robbery. A 43-year-old Hilo woman reported that between 9 and 9:30 a.m., she was walking with a bicycle on Mililani Street between Piilani and Hualani streets when she was approached by a man who demanded money, threatened her and fled with cash, according to police. The victim was not injured in the encounter.

The suspect is described as “local,” between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall with a muscular build, dark brown eyes, very short black hair and a tan complexion, according to police. He was wearing surf shorts and a dirty blue tank top.

Anyone with information should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

The cases are being featured on the latest edition of “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted,” a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo Inc. It airs on Na Leo O Hawaii Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.