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Man wanted in Puna shooting incident: Walter Gomes III (Update)

Via Hawaii Police Department Media Release: Hawaiʻi Island Police are continuing their investigation into an assault which occurred in Kailua-Kona on Wednesday, (March 20), where an adult woman sustained a single gun-shot wound. Investigators, acting on a combination of leads and community tips, focused their efforts in the North Kohala District mid-day, Thursday, (March 21). The suspect was seen in his vehicle and refused to surrender to police, which lead […]

todayMarch 22, 2019

Breaking News

Fugitive Continues to Elude Authorities in North Kohala

Kohala Information Update for March 22nd, 2019: The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) continues their search and manhunt for wanted suspect Walter Gomes III, who is wanted in connection to an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred in the Kaloko Industrial Area early Thursday Morning (March 22nd). The investigation had lead HPD to the North Kohala district where officers had located the White Cadillac Escalade, which Gomes was reported to have been […]

todayMarch 22, 2019 1

Breaking News

North Kohala Manhunt Continues

After a day-long manhunt, Big Island officers came up empty-handed in their search for a 41-year-old suspect who’s wanted in connection with two separate shootings, including one involving officers. Police identified the suspect as Walter Gomes III, of Kona, and say he should be considered “armed and dangerous.” Walter Gomes III (Image: Big Island Police Department) They believe he’s hiding out in Hawi, though the search ― on land and […]

todayMarch 21, 2019

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More Police for Puna & Kaʻū?

(via: BIVN) – The need for more police in Puna and Kaʻū was detailed in emotional testimony on Tuesday during a Hawaiʻi County Council Public Safety Committee meeting in Hilo. Councilmember Matt Kanealiʻi-Kleinfelder introduced a resolutionrequesting an increase in the ratio of police officers per resident in the Puna district “to reduce risk and response times for police officers attempting to help those in need of assistance.” Mayor Harry Kim has […]

todayMarch 13, 2019 2

Hawaii Police Department

Terroristic Threat: Wiamea Middle School

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a threat made on social media that was received from a student at Waimea Middle School. Police are investigating the matter as a terroristic threatening in the first degree. As a precautionary measure police presence will increase on campus today, Monday, (February 25). Police encourage the public to notify them regarding any suspicious activity or threats made toward any school. Reports can be made to […]

todayFebruary 25, 2019


Police Prepare for TMT Protests

Via West Hawaii News — While law enforcers are preparing a response to anticipated protests of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea, Mayor Harry Kim is talking to stakeholders, has assembled a committee of Hawaiian cultural leaders and released his vision statement for the mountain’s future. Protesters in 2015 “I don’t think there’s anything more important than us resolving this in a good way … meaning that it benefits the […]

todayFebruary 5, 2019

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Three North Kohala residents charged with drug and weapons offenses

Via HPD Media Release: Three North Kohala residents were arrested and charged with a variety of narcotics and weapons offenses. On Wednesday (January 23) officers from the Area II Vice section, Area II Special Enforcement Unit and North Kohala Patrol and Community Policing sections served a search warrant at a residence in the 53-4000 block of Akoni Pule Highway.  During the search, officers recovered 2.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 17.4 […]

todayJanuary 25, 2019

Hawaii Police Department

Warden Called To Court 6 Times For Flubs

Via: West Hawaii Today— Over the course of 12 months, the warden of Hawaii Community Correctional Center was ordered before a judge six times to show cause on erroneous releases and failed transports to Kona’s courthouses. Last week, West Hawaii Today made a records request to the Department of Public Safety for statistics from January 2018 to date for erroneous releases from HCCC as well as times inmates were not […]

todayJanuary 16, 2019 3