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BODY OF WOMAN FOUND FLOATING IDENTIFIED
Hawaii PoliceÂ Department Detectives have identified a woman found floating near the Hilo breakwater on December 28, 2008.Â She has been positively identified as 56-year-old Debra Giamario ofÂ Hilo. On Thursday, January 8, an acquaintance of Giamario’s initiated a missing person report stating that the woman had not been seen since December 25.Â Investigators quickly came to realize that the reported missing person was likely the woman found dead in December.Â The decedent’s family was notified and a family member assisted in identifying the woman.Â Final autopsy findings are pending toxicology analysis. A fisherman reported finding the body floating near the breakwater just outside Hilo Bay shortly before 11 a.m.Â on December 28.Â HawaiiÂ Fire Department personnel airlifted the body to theÂ Hilo pier. Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehailua at 961-2252 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
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39 CITATIONS ISSUED AT WEEKEND CONCERT
MOLOA’A – Kaua`i police issued 39 citations at a Reggae concert held Sunday night on private property in Moloa’a. The property was identified as One Love Gardens. Police responded to a number of complaints regarding the concert at around 6:11 pm. Among the citations issued were the following: disorderly conduct; obstructing traffic; parking within six feet of a driveway; expired safety check; expired tax; defective tail light; no insurance; obstructed license plate; no front license plate; and facing flow of traffic. Police are continuing their investigation and the dispositions are pending.
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161ST HPD RECRUIT CLASS GRADUATION
The Honolulu Police Department’s (HPD) 161st recruit class will graduate this Thursday.Â The commencement marks the end of a six month training academy.Â On average, only 5-10 percent of those who apply are accepted; of those who become recruits, just over 60 percent complete training.Â New officers begin their one-year probation by patrolling Waikiki and Chinatown with seasoned partners.
CHATTY SUSPECT DRIVES STOLEN CAR TO POLICE STATION
A 25-year old male was charged with Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle on January 12, 2009. His bail is set at $11,000. According to police, the suspect and his 17-year old passenger drove to the Pearl City Police Station on January 11, 2009, and then while inside the station talking on a cell phone, the 25-year old admitted he was driving a stolen car. An officer, who had observed the pair drive in, also overheard the cell phone conversation. The male and his 17-year old passenger were subsequently arrested for UCPV and Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle respectively.
TWO MEN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Two men aged 35 and 40-years old are charged with Robbery and Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. The arrests and charges are the culmination of an investigation into the robbery of a Waipahu man at his home by two men claiming to be police officers. On December 29, 2008, the victim reported the two males, who stated they were conducting a drug investigation, robbed him at gunpoint, struck him with a gun, and demanded money and drugs. The suspects then fled on foot. Both men were eventually identified, arrested, and charged. Suspect #1, a 35-year old male was charged on January 9, 2009. His bail is set at $25,000. Suspect #2, a 40-year old male, was charged on January 10, 2009. His bail is set at $15,000.
MAN CHARGED IN MAPUNAPUNA BANK ROBBERY
A 33-year old male was charged with first degree robbery on January 11, 2009. The charges stem from an investigation into a bank robbery that occurred on January 2, 2009 at a Mapunapuna Bank. During the robbery a male presented a hand written demand note to a teller asking for money and indicating he was armed. No weapon was seen. The teller complied with the robber’s demands by handing over an undisclosed amount of cash. The male then fled and was last seen heading south on Mapunapuna Street. A suspect was arrested on January 9, 2009 in Kalihi. He is being held without bail awaiting trial.
(Posted by Wendy Osher:Â Tuesday, January 13, 2009)