UPDATE: HPD Locates Man Considered ‘Armed and Dangerous’

Updated on July 10.

The Hawai`i Police Department has located and arrested 27-year-old Dean Aaron Hess of Puna.

Hess was wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant, as well as for questioning relative to several unrelated criminal investigations, to include felony terroristic threatening and assault, and abuse. Those investigations are still continuing.

Hess was located by police detectives on Friday morning just before 11 a.m. after being seen running from a residence in Fern Forrest in Puna.

Police said in a media release that they wish to thank members of the public who provided police with information and leads which ultimately lead to the successful apprehension of Hess.

Original story published on July 9.

The Hawai`i Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Dean Aaron Hess of Puna.

Authorities say Hess is considered armed and dangerous.

He is wanted for an outstanding bench warrant, as well as for questioning relative to several unrelated criminal investigations.

Hess is described as 5-feet-10-inches tall, 220 pounds, with blue eyes, and black hair.

He is known to frequent the Fern Forrest subdivision in Puna, as well as the downtown Hilo area.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 9-1-1.

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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