Police seek public’s help locating wanted men

  • Christopher Wright
  • Thomas Ballesteros

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating two men wanted on multiple warrants and questioning regarding thefts and burglaries.

Christopher “Whitey” Wright, 56, is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Wright, who is wanted on a $20,000 warrant, often frequents the Ocean View and South Kona areas.

Thomas Ballesteros, 45, is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, according to police. He also has tattoos on his stomach, right arm and back. Ballesteros, who is known to frequent Honuapu Beach Park, also known as Whittington Beach Park, Ocean View, and Plumeria Lane in Kaʻu, has a total of $3,300 in outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call Officer Shawn Ibarra at 939-2520 or the department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.


  1. paul April 25, 2018 4:26 pm

    look at this garbage……prison for 20 years hopefully mainland…get this piece of s–t off Hawaiian lands

  2. golfpunk500 April 26, 2018 7:26 am

    56 years old and still breaking the law to survive? What a wasted life.

  3. Hilo Jack April 26, 2018 7:58 am

    What’s the point?

    All that will happen is they will be re-arrested, bail set at a ridiculous low amount, which will somehow be posted, released and in a few more weeks another news story.

    Again, until Roth starts to fight REAL crime, it’s “wash, rinse, repeat!”

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