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Police continue to seek info related to a murder case

Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request seeking information related to a murder investigation. On, (November 24, 2018), the body of 45-year-old Denton Freitas of Mountain View was found on Anthurium Road in Mountain View in the Puna District. This after patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision at about 1:45 p.m., after receiving […]

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Police sweep leads to more arrests in Leilani Estates

Hawaiʻi Island Police in the Puna District continued with enforcement efforts in the Leilani Estates area on December 28, 2018, and arrested and charged seven people wanted for outstanding warrants. In a continued effort to safeguard the neighborhood of Leilani Estates, police conducted another sweep in the area specifically aimed at unlawful occupancy of residences. […]

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David Kainoa Paio

Police arrest trespassers in Leilani Estates on Christmas Day

A 47-year-old man and his 47-year-old female accomplice were arrested by Hawaiʻi Island Police, (December 25), following complaints by the Leilani Estates residents of trespassers in a home on Maile Street. Police investigating the 11:18 a.m. incident near the 3500 block, found David Kainoa Paio and Tina Yoon in a vacant home. Police determined that […]

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How residents can request modifications to the lava field for temporary emergency access

The County of Hawai‘i has received numerous requests from residents affected by the recent Lower East Rift Zone eruption to allow them to create access to their property across the lava fields.

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Fire destroys structure in Eden Roc subdivision early Monday morning (Dec 17)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:10 a.m. alarm Monday (Dec 17) to Road 23 in Eden Roc Subdivision for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a 800 square-foot structure engulfed in flames. Crews had the fire under control by 1:46 a.m. and it was declared out at 3:27 a.m. There were no injuries reported, […]

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Zyan Rush

Police have located a 10-year-old Pahoa boy reported missing

Police have located Zyan Rush.

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Police SRT deployed to Fern Acres home after man with rifle makes threats

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on Tuesday morning (December 11) after a male party with a rifle threatened a female victim during a verbal dispute, refusing to allow her to leave the property.

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Woman with rifle dies after being shot by police during warrant arrest

This morning, (December 11), at approximately 7:45 am, Puna District Police Officers stopped to check on a car parked with its hazard lights activated on the shoulder of Kahakai Boulevard near the intersection with Kikoʻu Street. An officer made contact with a female and lone occupant of the vehicle and subsequently determined she had an […]

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Aerial view of Lava Tree State Monument on right with Kilauea Eruption lava flow crossing Pohoiki Road on the left on June 21, 2018. Image courtesy of DLNR.

Lava Tree State Monument reopens today (Dec 6)

Today (Dec 6) at 7:45 a.m. the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months.

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Lava approaching Isaac Hale Beach Park on July 30, 2018. Photo courtesy of HCCD

Isaac Hale Beach Park to reopen at 12 noon today (Dec 6)

The Department of Parks and Recreation will open the gate at the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12 noon today. A blessing will be held at 1 p.m. The Department of Public Works will open the emergency road to the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12:00 noon for access into the park. Be advised you […]

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Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting Tuesday (Nov 27)

Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man shot and killed in the officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday, (November 27), as 42-year-old Bert E. Mercado of Hawaiian Beaches. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, (November 30), to determine the exact cause of his death.

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Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Isaac Hale Beach Park and Pohoiki to reopen to public on Thursday (Dec 6)

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki Beach Park, will reopen at 1 p.m., on December 6, following a blessing ceremony. The public is invited to attend the blessing ceremony. This new park created is dedicated as a safe and peaceful place […]

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Police open murder case after body is found next to road in Fern Acres

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon (November 24), patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres subdivision after receiving a report of a resident hearing multiple gunshots in the area of Anthurium Street. While officers were responding to the scene a passing motorist reported seeing a body on the side of the road on Anthurium Street. […]

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Man drowns at Kehena Beach Saturday afternoon (Nov 17)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:59 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 17) to Kehena Beach in Puna for a reported drowning. Crews arrived to find bystanders performing CPR on a man in his 30s found on a black sand beach tucked away in a cove at the bottom of Kehena cliffs near the water’s edge.

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