Authorities Seek Man in Volcano Arson Investigation

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male individual who is wanted for questioning relative to an arson investigation that occurred on November 17 in the Volcano Golf & Country Club subdivision in Volcano.

The individual is identified as 32-year-old Justin Michael Bardwell. He is approximately 5-feet-10 inches tall, fair complexion, approximately 160 pounds, with brown hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about Bardwell’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Kelly Moniz at (808) 961-2378, or via e-mail at

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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