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Big Island | Bench Warrants | 5-30-14

June 1, 2014 - 12:05am

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.

MAY 30, 2014

Paul F. Barracliffe, 28, Pahoa or Tacoma, Wash.

Gilberto H. Barrientos, 34, Kailua-Kona

Michael C. Barriere, 27, Hilo

Anibal B. Barrios, 43, Unknown

Marco A. BarriosJacobson, 32, Hilo

Josiah K. Barros, 33, Papaikou

Awson Barrozo, 20, Pahoa

Patrick Barry, 24, San Francisco or Pahoa

Kyle Bartczak, 23, Kailua-Kona

Maxwell G. Bartlett, 58, Captain Cook

Carl J. Bason, 49, Hilo

Verleen K. Basque, 32, Mountain View

Timothy W. Bates, 46, Captain Cook

Stephanie S. Battisnill, 29, Seward, Alaska

Frederick Batty, 45, Santa Clara, Calif.

Ryan C. Baxter, 24, Hilo

Joanne Bayer, 35, Pahoa

Merney K. Baysa, 74, Kurtistown or Hilo

Bevan Beauchamp, 30, New Zealand

Anthony K. Beaudet, 49, Captain Cook

Amy M.K. Beck (or Amy Portillobeck), 26, Kealakekua

Eaton N.K. Beck, 23, Pahoa

Scott R. Beckley, 60, Hilo

Mathew B. Beckstrand, 53, Kailua-Kona

Sheron L. Bee, 33, Keaau or Hilo