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, […]
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...
My personal library has a small collection of books about the geology of Hawaii. The books all say the same thing: Oahu was created by two volcanoes: Waianae on the west and Koolau on the east. But that is not true. Most books still need to be updated to include...
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 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.
Investigators say man accused of setting fire to Waikiki surfboard racks was only one there when fire began
The man accused of setting the surfboard racks in Waikiki on fire was back in court on Monday where a judge ruled that there was enough evidence to put him on trial. Investigators told the judge that 48-year-old Glenn Helton was the only person in the area when the fire started.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The evidence is stacking up against three Honolulu police officers who are suspected of taking part in an improper chase that led to a horrific crash in Makaha last month. Newly released security camera footage shows a dark police SUV without its blue lights on in pursuit...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 30-year old Palolo woman remains hospitalized in a medically-induced coma after a brutal attack that one friend described as “tremendous torture.”. Lisa Miranda suffered head injuries, internal injuries and bruises all over her body, according to police reports ― which name her boyfriend, 26-year old Andrew...
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.
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...
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...
HONOLULU (KITV4) - CrimeSpotters and the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) are asking for the public's assistance in locating 20-year-old Jarenimo Irastos. Irastos is wanted on a $20,000 cash-only bench warrant for failure to appear for sentencing on 10/14/21. Back on January 13, 2020, at around 10:50 PM., an HPD officer...
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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 -- A second fire at the surf rack near the Honolulu Police Substation has some residents concerned over what they feel is a growing lack of safety in the Waikiki area. State Representative Adrian Tam covers the district and says many in the community are calling for Honolulu Police...
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...
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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.
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...
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) cited 12 Honolulu divers for possession of more than two dozen undersized fish and not having the required equipment. According to officials, six men were cited at Kahala Beach, and six other men were also cited...