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submit a 'Web Tip' by clicking the button on the left of this page.
You do not have to give your name. CrimeStoppers Honolulu will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest, identity of a suspect, or recovery of property, and you can remain anonymous.
052/19 News Release: Phone scams target Hawaiian Electric customers
August 13, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to inform the public about a Hawaiian Electric Company scam that is occurring.
There have been reports of residents receiving a call from someone purporting to be a Hawaiian Electric Company employee. The person is stating that the customer is delinquent on their electric bill and if immediate payment is not made, their electricity will be shut off. In one case, payment was made via credit card over the phone. Shortly after, the customer discovered that fraudulent charges had been made. A Hawaiian Electric Company spokesperson states the following.
Hawaiian Electric will never call a customer to ask for payment over the phone or threaten to immediately shut off service. If you receive a threatening call from a utility company, ‘Just hang up!’ and dial the customer service number listed on your actual bill or on the company website. Do not call the number on your caller ID because it will lead you right back to the scammer.
Local utilities offer the following tips to avoid phone and email scams:
- If someone calls from a utility demanding immediate payment over the phone, via money transfer, prepaid debit cards, or by Bitcoin, it’s a scam.
- If the caller asks to meet the customer in person to pick up a payment, it’s a scam.
- If you receive an email from your utility urging you to click on an embedded link or attachment to resolve a utility issue or pay a bill, think before you click. It’s likely a scam.
- If a utility worker shows up at your home or place of business, ensure that person is wearing official attire with a logo, driving a properly labeled vehicle and carrying company identification. When in doubt, call the utility’s customer service center.
051/19 News Release: Witnesses to Motor Vehicle Collision Wanted
August 12, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to ask the public for their assistance in locating witnesses to a Motor Vehicle Collision that happened in the Waipahu area.
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at approximately 8:40 a.m., a black Chrysler 300 was being operated by an adult female in the Waipahu area, with three males riding on the trunk. The males later fell off and one of them sustained fatal injuries as a result.
050/19 News Release: Witnesses to Assault Wanted
August 09, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to ask the public for their assistance in locating witnesses to an Assault in the First Degree that happened in the Keeaumoku area.
On Sunday, July 28, 2019, approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim exited the Seoul Karaoke, located at 815 Keeaumoku Street, when he was assaulted with a baseball bat by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was diagnosed with serious bodily injuries.
049/19 News Release: Person of Interest for Arson Cases
August 07, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest that was seen on surveillance video at the scene of three Arson cases which occurred in the Waikiki area.
On August 4, 2019, at approximately 10:05 p.m., security for the Alohilani Hotel responded to fire alarms on separate floors of the hotel. Both fires were found to be intentionally set and caused damages to the hotel premises.
On August 5, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., an unknown suspect used an accelerant to ignite a fire causing property damages in the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel. While the guests were evacuated from the hotel, two rooms had been burglarized. A male was seen on video surveillance carrying at least two backpacks that appear similar to the ones taken in the burglary.
On August 6, 2019, at approximately 8:38 p.m., a fire occurred at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Grand Waikikian Tower. It was determined that the fire had been intentionally set.
The person depicted in the photos was seen on video surveillance at three of the arson cases. He is a person of interest at this time.
047/19 UPDATE News Release Manslaughter Suspect Wanted
August 05, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male wanted for Manslaughter which occurred in the Kalihi area.
On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at about 5:42 a.m., the victim was walking on Kam IV Road, when a male on a bicycle approached her and grabbed her bag causing her to fall down and hit her head. The suspect then fled the scene with the victim’s bag. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries. On July 26, 2019, the victim’s condition deteriorated and pronouncement of her death was made.
045/19 New Release-Witnesses to Animal Cruelty Wanted
July 12, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating witnesses to a Cruelty to Animals in the First Degree case that happened at the Lualualei Beach Park in Waianae.
On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a local animal rescue group, received an anonymous call of a male burying a puppy in the sand. A representative responded to the scene and was able to locate and recover the puppy. The witness was able to obtain a partial description of the male suspect.
Suspect: Unknown male
Race: Hawaiian/Filipino mix
Weight: 170 lbs.
Clothing: Dark, weathered clothing, hat and sunglasses.
043/19 News Release: Warrant Suspects Wanted
July 09, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals who are wanted for Grand Jury Bench Warrants for the offenses of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Promoting Prostitution, Unlawful Ownership or Operation of Business, Prostitution and Promoting Prostitution.
Suspect #1: Chung Eun Yoo
Age: 62 years old
Weight: 105 lbs.
Suspect #2: Chun Hwa Yun
Age: 49 years old
Weight: 120 lbs.
Suspect #3: Sun Hea Kim-Medved
Age: 33 years old
Weight: 150 lbs.
Suspect #4: Kyoung Hee Yoo
Age: 40 years old
Weight: 100 lbs.
Suspect #5: Run Xiang Yu
Age: 34 years old
Weight: 96 lbs.
038/19 News Release - Alarm Scam 038/19
May 31, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to inform the public about a residential alarm scam that is occurring.
There have been reports of a male knocking on people’s doors in the Hawaii Kai area and identifying himself as an employee of an alarm company. The male states that he observed an alarm sign posted in front and asks if the resident would like for him to inspect the system to make sure that it is working okay. Follow up checks to the alarm company have confirmed that they do not send out employees to conduct these types of checks. Please do not accept these type of solicitations and do not allow strangers to enter your home.
037/19 News Release - Witnesses to Arson Wanted 037/19
May 30, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating witnesses to an Arson that occurred at the Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, located at 41-1113 Kalanianaole Highway.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m, the Honolulu Fire Department responded to a fire call involving two construction vehicles that had been parked at a construction site within the Waimanalo Bay Beach Park. Fire Investigators later determined that the fire had been intentionally set. The case has been classified as an Arson in the First Degree.
034/19 News Release - Negligent Injury Suspect Wanted
May 22, 2019
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
On Monday, May 20, 2019, at approximately 1:14 p.m., the driver of a moped was travelling North on Sand Island Access Road when he lost control and fell onto the roadway after being struck by another vehicle. The driver of the moped sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital in serious condition. The driver that caused the collision fled the scene.