Wanted man sought on bench warrants


Big Island police are searching for a 47-year-old man sought on bench warrants for contempt of court and failure to appear in court.

Franklin John Rivera Sr., who has no permanent address, is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to 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.