Power outage closes North Kohala schools

Kohala Elementary, Kohala Middle and Kohala High schools were closed Thursday due to a power outage in North Hawaii, according to the state Department of Education.

Police ask for public’s help identifying theft suspects

Hawaii Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest for identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card that occurred in Hilo after they were caught on video surveillance. The investigation stems from the theft of a wallet from a motor vehicle in August 2019.

Man held in custody for mental evaluation after police chase

On Friday January 3, Hawaii Island Police Detectives charged a 34-year-old Puna man with various offenses after evading police on an unlicensed motorcycle. After conferring with prosecutors, Christopher K. Lucrisia was charged with felony Resisting an Order to Stop, Resisting Arrest, Defacing Serial Numbers on a Motor Vehicle, No Motor Vehicle Insurance, Driving without a Driver License, third-degree Promoting a Dangerous Drug, fourth-degree Theft, and Habitual Property Crime offender.

Beach parks reopen

Hawaii County Civil Defense reports all beach parks are open Friday morning with the exception of Spencer Park and Ohaiula Beach, which is scheduled to reopen at 2 p.m.

PTA: Gunnery, marksmanship training resumes Jan. 21

Scheduled training at Pohakuloa Training Area resumes Jan. 21 with helicopter gunnery and marksmanship work, the U.S. Army announced Wednesday. The day and night training includes the use of small arms and rocket munitions. The training is anticipated to last through Jan. 28.

20 arrested for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 16 and Sunday. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and three were younger than age 21.

Emergency warning sirens to be tested Friday

KAILUA-KONA — A handful of emergency warning sirens on the Big Island will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County Civil Defense.