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Police have located a correctional facility escapee

UPDATED (5:44 p.m. on 4/30/2015)

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 20-year-old Railee Keoni Santos of Mountain View, who reportedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility on February 16.

A Puna Patrol officer located him in Mountain View at 4:45 p.m. Thursday (April 30) and arrested him on suspicion of escape.

Santos will be held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.


Railee Keoni Santos

Railee Keoni Santos

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 20-year-old Puna man, who reportedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility.

Railee Keoni Santos of Mountain View was last seen at the correctional facility the evening of February 16.

He is described as 5-foot-5, 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He had a tattoo of the word “Respect” on his left forearm and tribal type tattoo on his right forearm.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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.

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