Police name island’s most wanted


Hawaii Island police are asking the public’s help locating three men, two of whom are wanted on warrants and one who has yet to be identified.

Rexford Milo, 47, is wanted for allegedly threatening a 64-year-old Leilani Estates man with a shotgun, knocking him to the ground, tying him up, and stealing cash, identification and credit cards before driving off in the victim’s pickup truck in August 2010 in Puna, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Milo is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Milo may be in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates area, according to police. The stolen truck is still missing. It is described as a dark green 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4×4. Police caution the public not to approach Milo, as he may be armed and dangerous.

David Botelho, 30, of Honokaa is wanted in an investigation into an alleged burglary, theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to police. He is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with short black hair and hazel eyes. He is also wanted on a $20,000 bench warrant.

Police are also asking for help locating an unidentified suspect in a theft case. A Hilo woman reported in April 2010 that cash was withdrawn from her account during an unauthorized ATM transaction, according to police. Investigators recovered surveillance video, which depicts a man using the victim’s bank card.

Anyone with information 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

The cases are being featured on the latest edition of “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted,” a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo Inc. It airs on Na Leo O Hawaii Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.