Puna woman located, charged

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Hawaii Island police have located a 25-year-old Puna woman, who was wanted on a warrant of arrest and for questioning in a robbery investigation.

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Hawaii Island police have located a 25-year-old Puna woman, who was wanted on a warrant of arrest and for questioning in a robbery investigation.

On Thursday evening, acting on a tip received from the public, officers assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section located Kandace Kehaulani Iaukea, and took her into custody without incident. Officers also located the 2011 Toyota Tacoma that had been reported stolen the day prior.

At 10 p.m. Thursday, Iaukea was charged with first degree robbery, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, first degree terroristic threatening and contempt of court. Iaukea is being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $61,000 bail pending her initial appearance in South Hilo District C ourt this afternoon.

Hawaii island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating Leroy Daniel Kekaula Castro III for an outstanding warrant of arrest and for questioning regarding this robbery investigation.

Leroy Daniel Kekaula Castro III, described as 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair. Castro III is known to frequent the Hilo and Puna areas.

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The public is advised not to approach Castro III who police consider to be armed and dangerous.

Police ask anyone with information on their whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective Aaron Carvalho at 961-2272 or aaron.carvalho@hawaiicounty.gov.

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