Honolulu, HI Crime & Safety

Big Island hitchhiker charged with multiple offenses

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Big Island man told police that a hitchhiker threatened to kill him. Police arrested 33-year-old Lawrence Kekoa Botelho on Friday for threatening a man who picked him up on the side of the road in Hawaiian Paradise Park, which happened on Wednesday. The two men then went to a fast-food drive-thru, […]
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Alleged Hawaii crime boss seeks September trial date

The alleged leader of a Honolulu crime syndicate that used legitimate businesses to conceal drug dealing, murder, arson, fraud and other offenses is seeking a later start to his trial to allow his attorneys more time to review evidence and prepare a defense. Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser!. You're...
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New Video Allegedly Shows Honolulu Police Leaving Scene Of Makaha Crash

A newly released video allegedly shows three Honolulu Police Department vehicles leaving the scene of a crash at the conclusion of a police chase in Makaha on Sept. 12. The footage provided to Civil Beat by attorney Michael Stern was taken at a nearby 7-Eleven and shows a charcoal-gray 4Runner closely pursuing the Honda Civic operated by Jonaven Perkins-Sinapati with its lights off, Stern said.

Honolulu firefighters rescue injured hiker on Kaau Crater Trail in Palolo

Honolulu Fire Department emergency crews this afternoon rescued an injured hiker near the summit of the Kaau Crater Trail in Palolo. Emergency crew members responded to a 911 call at 12:31 p.m. and the department’s Air 2 helicopter made visual contact with the hiker about a half hour later, officials said.

Injured hiker rescued off Kaau Crater Trail

HONOLULU (KITV4) - The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 12:31 PM for an injured hiker on Kaau Crater Trail on Monday. The first firefighters arrived at the Palolo District Park at 12:38 p.m. to secure a landing zone and provide fire protection for Air 2 as preparations were made for an airlift extraction operation.

Waikiki arson suspect to go to trial

Man with history of violence accused in brutal attack that left victim ‘unrecognizable’. A 30-year old Palolo woman remains hospitalized in a medically-induced coma after a brutal attack that one friend described as “tremendous torture.”. Tensions over bicycle tours on Maui swell with some calling for added regulations. Updated: 5...

CrimeStoppers: 22 year old wanted for failure to comply with terms of probation

HONOLULU (KITV4) - CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) are asking for the public's assistance in location 22-year-old Keali'i Fernandez. Fernandez is wanted on a $20,000 warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation. Back on December 20, 2017, at around 3:55 PM., the complainant...

Puna man with criminal history faces new robbery, kidnapping charges

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Puna man with a criminal history faces new charges related to a string of offenses last week. Hawaii Island prosecutors said 33-year-old Lawrence Kekoa Botelho now faces six new charges including first-degree robbery, kidnapping, terroristic threatening, and drug offenses. Police said Botelho was hitchhiking when he...

Honolulu police seek suspect in knifepoint robbery in Kalihi

Honolulu police have opened a first-degree robbery investigation involving a male suspect who allegedly robbed a 51-year-old man at knifepoint in Kalihi Sunday. The robbery occurred at Lanakila District Park at about 4 p.m. Police said an unknown male suspect with a knife approached the victim, demanded his backpack, and...

Pahoa vehicle fire causes approximately $20,000 in damage

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Big Island firefighters extinguished a carport and vehicle fire in Pahoa that caused approximately $20,000 in damage on Sunday, Oct. 24. According to officials, the incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Nenue Street. Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 2:03 p.m. and found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, as well as a wood-framed and freestanding carport partially burning.

Vehicle, carport damaged in fire at a Pahoa property

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island firefighters put out a fire at a carport of a Pahoa home Sunday. The fire department said the flames burned through a vehicle and a 25′ by 25′ structure at a home along Nenue Street. It began just before 2 p.m. Sunday. Some 15 firefighters...