Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public's help in processing court bench warrants.

Whenever an individual ignores a court summons or traffic citation, the court issues a bench warrant for that person's arrest.

Although most people respond to bench warrants, some do not. Over time, the failure to respond has created a sizable backlog of bench warrants.

Although police can go out into the community and make warrant arrests in public areas or at places of employment, or in front of family or friends, the Hawaii County Police Department would prefer to have residents come to the police station and take care of their bench warrants.

Because a driver may have forgotten about the citation or may not even be aware a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest, the police department will submit to the news media each week a list of names of those sought on outstanding warrants.

The police ask anyone who recognizes a friend or family member on the list to call that person and have him or her call or stop at any police station. To allow speedy processing, if a person wanted on an outstanding warrant calls ahead, police will explain the bail amount on the warrant. For information on Kona warrants call 326-4646, ext. 253.

A name appearing on the warrant list does not mean a person is guilty of a crime, only that a judge has issued a bench warrant for failing to appear in court. It is also possible that a warrant on this list has already been served or may have been recalled. The list is accurate at the time it is compiled by police and the courts.

DEC. 16, 2011

Nicholas Ambrosiogersaba, 27, Kailua-Kona

Darice Ambrosio, 42, Mililani, Oahu

Macson Ambrosio, 27, Pahoa

Makua J. Amituanai, 19, Kurtistown

Danny K. Ammasi, 30, Mountain View

Edward R. Amparano, 48, Kailua-Kona

Donna L. Anayatosado, 60, Mountain View

Mariah P. Ancona, 24, Kailua-Kona

Ioakim C.F. Anderson, 42, Naalehu

Alstead S. Anderson, 42, Keaau

Chris L. Anderson, 41, Hilo

Kawika P. Anderson, 32, Pahoa

Linda J. Anderson, 57, Hilo

Nathan H. Anderson, 30, Riverside, Pa.

Roger L. Anderson (aka Roger L. Lane), 58, Kailua-Kona

Timothy L. Anderson, 54, Kailua-Kona

Xia K. Anderson, 22, Hilo

Bradley H. Andrew, 37, Pahoa

Jonathan F. Andrews, 49, unknown

Patricia Andrews, 47, Pahoa

Elizabeth Andria, 55, Hollywood, Fla.

Shakeisha O. Angaypihi, 20, Kailua-Kona

Jesse Angel, 45, Indianapolis

Lamons M. Angel,39, Pahoa

Joseph P. Anghag, 49, Ocean View

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So the police could go and handle the bench warrants at the culprits job or in front of the family, yet "the Hawaii County Police Department would prefer to have residents come to the police station".

Is that to save them from embarrassment ? But publishing the name in the paper is not? Can't be.

To be real: What are the chances that i.e. Elizabeth Andria, 55, Hollywood, Fla. would make an appearance in the Hilo police department to pay for a traffic ticket she got here while being on vacation !?


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It's too bad the county doesn't have a website that lists all warrants.

I would volunteer some of my time to help keep the list current.

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