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Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted program


jensen-mcperson-hamptonThe most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” highlights two men featured before who have yet to be found, and a woman wanted for contempt of court and violating probation.

The new episode begins airing Friday, October16.

In it, police ask for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old William Tory Jensen, who is wanted on an assortment of bench warrants, including one for meth trafficking.

He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, about 130 pounds with brown eyes and short brown hair. He has no permanent address but has been known to frequent the Kailua-Kona area.

The television program also asks for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for questioning for terroristic threatening, harassment and identity theft. He identifies himself as 48-year-old Bernard Joe McPherson but police believe he has assumed that identity. He is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-1, about 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last known to live in the Glenwood area of Puna and is considered dangerous.

In this edition of “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted,” the host, Sergeant Melvin Yamamoto, also asks for help in locating 45-year-old Joann J. Hampton of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted on a one-thousand-dollar warrant of arrest for violating probation after being convicted of abuse of a family member. She is also wanted on a 300-dollar bench warrant for contempt of court. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 124 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these wanted persons call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo and 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.

“Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.”

The program airs on Na Leo O Hawai’i Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.

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