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Hilo man is wanted on bench warrant


Josiah Konanui

Josiah Konanui

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 35-year-old man wanted on a $1,000 bench warrant for contempt of court.

Josiah Ikaika Konanui has no permanent address but frequents the Puna area. He is described as 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

He is also wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.

UPDATED (3:56 PM on 10/9/2014)

Konanui has been located:

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