Big Island | Bench Warrants | 4-25-15
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.
Whenever an individual ignores a court summons or traffic citation, the court issues a bench warrant for that person’s arrest.
Although most people respond to bench warrants, some do not. Over time, the failure to respond has created a sizable backlog of bench warrants.
Although police can go out into the community and make warrant arrests in public areas or at places of employment, or in front of family or friends, the Hawaii County Police Department would prefer to have residents come to the police station and take care of their bench warrants.
Because a driver may have forgotten about the citation or may not even be aware a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest, the police department will submit to the news media each week a list of names of those sought on outstanding warrants.
The police ask anyone who recognizes a friend or family member on the list to call that person and have him or her call or stop at any police station. To allow speedy processing, if a person wanted on an outstanding warrant calls ahead, police will explain the bail amount on the warrant. For information on Kona warrants call 326-4646, ext. 253.
A name appearing on the warrant list does not mean a person is guilty of a crime, only that a judge has issued a bench warrant for failing to appear in court. It is also possible that a warrant on this list has already been served or may have been recalled. The list is accurate at the time it is compiled by police and the courts.
APRIL 25, 2014
Israel N.K. Amina, 34, Waimea
Makua J. Amituanai, 21, Kurtistown
Edward R. Amparano, 50, Kailua-Kona
Cherise K. Anakalea, 23, Hilo
Donna L. Anaya Tostado, 62, Keaau
Derek L. Ancheta, 43, Holualoa
Alstead S. Anderson, 44, Keaau
Alva G. Anderson, 40, Hilo
Chris L. Anderson, 44, Hilo
Jeffrey A. Anderson, 31, Kailua-Kona
Jordan K.C. Anderson, 24, Waimea
Kawika P. Anderson, 34, Pahoa
Linda J. Anderson, 59, Hilo
Melissa Anderson, 46, Holualoa
Nathan H. Anderson, 32, Unknown
Xia K. Anderson, 25, Hilo
Joshua Anderson-Latreta, 20, Hilo
Alfred J. Andrade, 23, Pahoa
Gable W. Andrade, 23, Captain Cook
Jacob D. Andrade, 22, Mountain View
Keenan M. Andrade, 37, Mountain View
Bradley H. Andrew, 40, Pahoa
Patricia Andrews, 49, Pahoa
Rodger D. Andrews, 43, Keaau
Ryan Andrews, 35, Ocean View
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Stephens Media LLC or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Stephens Media LLC is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.