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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
051/22 News Release - Warrant Suspect Wanted July 28, 2022
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Devin Viela, who is wanted for a $30,000 Grand Jury Warrant for Failure to Appear for a Robbery in the First Degree. Viela is known to frequent the Kaimuki and Makiki areas.
Suspect: Devin Viela
Age: 19 years old
Weight: 280 lbs.
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
Height: 5’8” to 6’0”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Build: Heavy build
Clothing: White and dark colored baseball cap, dark colored tank top, dark colored shorts, dark colored shoes.
047/22 News Release - Warrant Suspect Wanted July 18, 2022
CrimeStoppers and the Department of Public Safety Sheriff’s Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Baby Fa’amasino, who is wanted for a $20,000 Cash Only Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing and Motion to Withdraw Plea on 7/8/22. Fa’amasino is known to frequent the Waianae area.
Suspect: Baby Fa’amasino
Age: 37 years old
Weight: 240 lbs.
046/22 News Release - Cruelty to Animals Witnesses Wanted July 08, 2022
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to ask the public for their assistance in locating witnesses in regards to a Cruelty to Animals in the First Degree case that happened in the Waikiki area.
On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., HPD officers responded to the roof top of 431 Nahua Street after a witness observed a male slicing a dog’s throat with a large knife. Upon their arrival, they located a pool of blood and a blood trail going down the fire escape. Officers were not able to locate the dog or suspect.
On Thursday, June 16, 2022 at approximately 6:50 a.m., an HPD officer responded to 3187 Diamond Head Road after a witness found a large plastic storage tote next to a tree. Within the storage tote was a deceased dog with a slit to its throat. The dog appeared to be of mixed breed, brown and white in color weighing approximately 35 to 40 pounds. The dog was wearing a black collar with brown pin striping on it with no tags or license.