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Hilo theft suspect sought

November 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

Hilo theft suspect

Hawaii Island Police are investigating a theft that occurred at a retail store within the 300 block of Kilauea Avenue in Hilo

On Oct. 14, at approximately 4:15 p.m., an unidentified male entered the store, selected a watch from a display, and left the store in an unknown direction without paying for the item.

The male party is described as being Caucasian, possibly in his 30s, 5 feet-10 inches, 180 pounds, light to medium skin, light brown hair, possibly in a ponytail, with unknown tattoos, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants, a green or gray backpack, and gray shoes.

Police ask anyone with any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Tyler Jelsma at 935-3311 or email at

Road rage leads to alleged stabbing

Hawaii Island police are investigating a stabbing in connection with a road rage incident.

At 3:29 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, a 25-year-old Pahoa man told police he was stabbed in the chest by the driver of a light-colored sedan following an argument on Moho Road, (Road 8), in the Hawaiian Acres Subdivision.

The victim was driven by private vehicle to the Pahoa fire station then taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center where he was treated for a stab wound to the chest and later released. Police recovered the knife suspected to have been used.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 40s, about 6-feet tall, 170 pounds with shoulder-length blond hair. He was last seen wearing a gray or white T-shirt, blue denim shorts, and black slippers.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light colored Nissan Versa similar to the one depicted in the photograph. It was last seen driving in the Pahoa direction on Moho Road.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation that has been classified as a second-degree assault.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Tuck Loy Aurello of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2385 or

Public comment sought on plan

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), State of Hawaii, will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the Kaheawa Wind Power II Draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Amendment.

Based on monitoring data obtained since the start of operations, the incidental take of the Hawaiian hoary bat and nene is projected to exceed the currently permitted levels which requires an HCP Amendment increasing permitted take and adding additional mitigation.

The public is encouraged to comment on the draft HCP.

Info: Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813; (808) 587-0166.

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