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Puna man wanted in police investigations


Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 32-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with a recently reported sexual assault and marijuana growing operation investigation.

Oran Kita

Oran Kita

Detectives are seeking Oran C. Kita, last known to have lived in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. He is described as being of Japanese-Caucasian descent 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, a slim build and a fair to lightly-tanned complexion.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section and Vice Section are continuing this investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on Kita’s location call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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