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.
DEC. 27, 2013
Emry Tisa, 28, Mountain View or Hilo
Harry Tisa, 27, Hilo
Hoku H. Tobin, 22, Honolulu
William Tobin, 64, Anderson Island, Wash.
Leland K.H. Toki, 48, Mountain View
Petueli Toki, 24, Honolulu or West Jordan, Utah
Ronald Y. Tokunaga, 68, Unknown
Sherilynn M. Toledo, 29, Keaau
Thomas N. Tolle, Unknown, Pahoa
William F. Tolliver, 33, Kailua-Kona or Waimea
Andrew Tom, 32, Anchorage, Alaska
Bernie Ton, 23, Pepeekeo
Zco Tongatoutai, 29, Hilo
Chevy N. Tongia, 27, Keaau
Kenison K. Topich, 34, Mountain View or Hilo
John Torrealba, 34, Hilo or Waikoloa
Ashley L. Torres, 27, Kapaau
Betty A. Torres, 50, Keaau or Hilo
Brandon Torres, 26, Hilo
Cherish S.K. Torres, 24, Hilo or Mountain View
Daniela Torres, 31, Keaau
Felicia Torres, 42, Ocean View
Jessie C.K. Torres, 40, Hilo
Michael A. Torres, 44, Pahoa or Kapaau
Jose I. Torresbenitez, 26, Mountain View