Mountain View man sought by police


Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Reno Maurice Kulakau Mendoza of Mountain View, who should be considered armed and dangerous.

He is wanted on a warrant of arrest for sex assault and domestic-related offenses.


Mendoza, who has two prior felony convictions, is described as having a medium build, is 5-feet-10-inches tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent Puna.

Police caution members of the public not to approach Mendoza and to immediately contact police.

Anyone with information on Mendoza’s whereabouts is asked to contact the police department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311. They may also contact Lt. Robert Pauole at (808) 961-2381 or via e-mail

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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