If you have any information about these crimes, or any person(s) involved, you are urged:

  • to call CrimeStoppers Honolulu at 808-955-8300,
  • dial *crime on your cellular phone (free cellular calls are provided by Cingular, Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless in Hawaii), or
  • 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.

064/22 News Release Hawaiian Electric Company Scam
October 14, 2022

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 two cases the customers were instructed to make payment via bitcoin.
 
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.


063/22 News Release Robbery Suspects Wanted
October 08, 2022

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two males who are wanted for Robbery in the First Degree.
 
On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at approximately 6:25 p.m., two male suspect’s arrived at the victim’s home in the Hawaii Kai area. Suspect #2 brandished a firearm and assaulted victim #1 as she was in her yard. Suspect #1 entered the residence brandished a firearm and assaulted victim #2 then zip tied her hands together but she was later able to escape and call for help. Both suspects then fled in vehicles.
 
Suspect #1: Unknown male
Age: Early 40’s
Height: 5’7” to 5’10”
Build: Medium
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Light colored
Clothing: White shirt, white
pants, white and gray shoes
 
Suspect #2: Unknown male
Age: 30’s
Height: 5’6” to 5’9”
Build: Medium
Complexion: Light
Hair: Short black hair
Clothing: Gray shirt, black pants,
black shoes, “Reckless” multicolored
hat
 
Suspect Vehicles: White BMW
SUV with sunroof. Black Chevy
Colorado truck with extra cab
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062/22 News Release Cell Phone Sim Card Swap Scam
September 27, 2022

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department wants to warn the public
about a cell phone sim card swap scam that is occurring. There have been cases where the complainant’s received a text message from their cellular phone carrier stating that a sim card exchange had been requested.

When the complainant’s clicked on the link, it granted the unknown suspect to
gain control over the complainant’s phone number and gain access to their
financial accounts. In one particular incident, the suspect called police with the
complainant’s phone number and stated that he was going to shoot his wife.
Officer’s then responded to the complainant’s home under the guise that a
shooting was about to occur. It was later discovered that the complainant was a
victim of swatting, where a prank call is made to the police which results in a
heavy police response to an address.
 
If you receive a text message from your cellular phone carrier stating that a sim
card exchange was requested, do not click on the link or authorize the request.
Immediately contact your phone carrier and inform them that you did not make
that request.


058/22 News Release - Arson Suspect Wanted
September 13, 2022

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who is wanted for Arson in the First Degree.

 

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at approximately 2:19 a.m., an unknown suspect arrived at the complainant’s residence in the Manoa area in an SUV. The suspect poured an accelerant onto the complainant’s vehicle then set it on fire and fled the scene.

 

Suspect:  Unknown suspect

Clothing: Light colored hoodie and dark face mask

 

Suspect Vehicle:  light colored, 4-door SUV

 

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057/22 News Release - Cell Phone Scam
September 07, 2022

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department wants to warn the public
about a cell phone scam that is occurring.

There has been a case where the complainant was approached by a male in the
Kaneohe area who stated that they were a tourist and needed to use the
complainant’s cellular phone. The complainant let the male use his phone and
later discovered that the male transferred money from his Venmo and Cash app
accounts into another account. Do not let strangers use your cellular phone. If an emergency call needs to be made, make the call for them.
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055/22 News Release - Witnesses to Traffic Fatality Wanted
August 23, 2022

HPD investigators are looking for witnesses to yesterday’s double traffic fatality in Malaekahana, including a construction worker or surveyor who was in the Cackle Fresh parking lot immediately preceding the collision. Also, anyone who saw a white Ford Ranger pick-up truck heading toward Kaneohe or Haleiwa on
Kamehameha Highway around 1 p.m. yesterday is asked to contact the HPD
Traffic Division at (808) 723-3413 or CrimeStoppers.
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054/22 News Release - Phone Scan
August 17, 2022

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department want to warn the public about a phone scam that is occurring.

 

There have been several cases where the complainants have received a phone call from a male who stated that they were with the Honolulu Police Department and that they were investigating a federal crime. They were then instructed to pay a monetary fine. The complainants became suspicious and called back the number on the caller ID. Upon calling the number, the call was connected to the Pearl City Police station where it was discovered that the phone number had spoofed and no such call was made from HPD.

 

Law enforcement agencies including the Honolulu Police Department will never contact the public and request for payment to be made.   

 

PHONE SPOOFING

 

There is an app that allows phone spoofing.  It conceals the number of the phone being used and uses another phone number to appear in your caller ID.

 

It can appear to be a Federal Government Agency or your local police department.  This can also be used to imitate utility companies, Hawaiian Electric Company or Board of Water Supply, in order to collect false debts.

 

Do not discuss vital information with anyone who calls.  Hang up, check your telephone book for the proper number of the agency identified in the call.

 

Please contact police if you receive these types of calls.

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053/22 News Release - Jewelry Thefts
August 16, 2022

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to inform the
public about jewelry thefts targeting senior citizens that is occurring in the Pearl City and Waipahu areas.

There have been reports of unknown middle eastern females approaching senior citizens under different ruses to get close to them so that she can steal their jewelry. In one case, the female approached an elderly male in the parking lot of the Waipahu CVS store and tried to sell him jewelry. The female told the male that he needed to remove his watch in order to try on some rings. The male complied with her request and removed his watch and gave it to her. When the male decided to not purchase the rings, she placed his watch in a bag along with some of her rings and informed him that the rings were a gift. The male later realized that the female took his watch and returned a fake watch instead.

In another case, a female approached an elderly male in the parking lot of the Pearl City Walmart store and convinced him to buy a necklace. The female placed the necklace around his neck then took his necklace that he was originally wearing. The male later realized that his necklace had been stolen.
 
In the most recent case, a female approached an elderly female in the parking lot of the Pearl City Don Quijote store and asked if she could pray for her sick mother. The female then placed a ring in the elderly female’s hand and began to pray. The female then tried to remove a ring that the elderly female was wearing. The female then placed a bracelet onto the elderly female’s arm and a necklace around her neck then left. The elderly female later noticed that her gold necklace and pendant was missing.

Please do not purchase any jewelry from strangers on the streets. Purchases
should only be made through reputable dealers or stores. Do not let strangers place jewelry items on you.
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052/22 News Release - Failure to Render Aid Suspect Wanted
August 15, 2022

CrimeStoppers and Honolulu Police Department are asking for the public's assistance in locating the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of a motor vehicle collision which occurred in the Waipio area.
 
On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at approximately 4:15 a.m., a female was found with fatal injuries in the southbound lanes of the H-2 freeway approximately 3/4 of a mile north of Ka Uka Boulevard. The driver of a metallic gray colored, 2011-2016 Honda Civic with front end damage is being sought for questioning.
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050/22 News Release - Attempted Sex Assault Suspect Wanted
July 28, 2022

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who is wanted for Attempted Sex Assault in the First Degree which occurred in the Honolulu area.

 

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at approximately 4:00 a.m., an unknown male approached the victim outside her residence on Kinau Street in the Honolulu area. The male wanted a cigarette from the victim but she refused. The male then demanded sex from the victim and brandished a knife. A struggled ensued and the female was able to fight off the male and fled on foot towards Piikoi Street.

 

Suspect:  Unknown Micronesian male

Age:          30’s

Height:     5’8” to 6’0”

Weight:    180 lbs.

Build:       Heavy build

Hair:         Black

Eyes:        Brown

Clothing:  White and dark colored baseball cap, dark colored tank top, dark colored shorts, dark colored shoes.

 
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