Police searching for man wanted on bench warrants


Big Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Pahoa man who is wanted on bench warrants for violating the terms and conditions of his probation.

Airiel Rhodes Jost, also known as Ariel Jost, is also wanted for questioning in two unrelated robbery investigations, according to the Hawaii County Police Department.

He is described as being of Caucasian descent, about 6 feet tall, weighing 145 pounds with blue eyes and red hair, however, he may have changed his hair color, according to police.

Police urge the public not to attempt to approach him.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts 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 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.