Seven More Arrested in Leilani Sweeps

Hawai`i Police Department officers in the Puna District continued with enforcement efforts in the Leilani Estates area on December 28 and arrested and charged seven people wanted for outstanding warrants.

In a continued effort to safeguard the neighborhood of Leilani Estates, police conducted another sweep in the area specifically aimed at unlawful occupancy of residences. Police plan on performing additional projects similar to this.

Police arrested and charged the following people for outstanding warrants:

  • Victoria Sanchez-Barr, 32, of Pāhoa Village
  • Claude Carvalho, 33, of Hawaiian Beaches
  • Corina Gorospe, 32, of Hawaiian Beaches
  • Tatiana Cortes, 25, of Hawaiian Beaches
  • James Bachman, 38, of Nanawale Estates
  • Sione Sipingao, 29,  of Leilani Estates
  • Terrah Brott, 32, of no permanent address.

Police encourage the public to provide information that can assist in these types of projects by calling Officer Jeremy Kubojiri of the Puna District at 808-965-2716, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

HPD photos of (L-R, top to bottom): Victoria Sanchez-Barr, Claude Carvalho, Corina Gorospe, James Bachman, and Terrah Brott. Photos of Tatiana Cortes and Sione Sipingao were not immediately available.