Police Seek Public Help Locating Missing Teen

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in looking for a teenager who was reported missing.

On Tuesday at approximately 4:30 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to the report of a 16-year-old female juvenile who was reported missing.  She is identified as Alicia Hope Pilat of Kailua-Kona. 

Pilat was last seen on Kalani Street on Tuesday at around 4:30 p.m.

Police describe Pilat as being 5-foot-5-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds.  She has orange, blonde and brunette shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. 

Authorities say Pilat was last seen wearing a black jacket, grey fitted shorts, carrying a black backpack. She is known to frequent Kailua Town and Aliʻi Drive.

“We have been receiving reports of her sighting, and we are following up on tips,” said Lieutenant Roylen Valera of the Area II Criminal Investigation Division.  “We encourage the public to continue to call us with information,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding Pilat’s whereabouts, are asked to contact Detective Clarence Acob at (808) 326-4646, ext. 276 or email at clarence.acob@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide 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.

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