Police Search for ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Man

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Gavin Kekoao’kalani Calicdan of Hilo who is considered armed and dangerous.

Calicdan is described as approximately 5-feet-9 inches and 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Authorities say he was last seen wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt, a dark-colored baseball cap, with unknown pants and shoes.

Calicdan is believed to be in possession of a pistol, according to HPD officials.

Police caution members of the public not to approach Calicdan and to immediately contact the police.

On Thursday morning shortly before 11:00 a.m., members of the Area I Special Enforcement Unit located a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo.

Upon officers approaching the vehicle and identifying themselves, the operator of the vehicle reversed into a police vehicle and then accelerated forward striking several items, including one of the complex buildings, and left the scene.

Officers were able to identify the vehicle operator as Calicdan. There were also two female passengers within the vehicle, who police identified as 23-year-old Cassidy Taylor Leialiʻi Hess, and 26-year-old Makena Rose Holloway. No one was injured in this incident.

On Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m., following up on leads, police located the stolen vehicle, unoccupied, in Honokaʻa.

Calicdan fled the area prior to police arrival, however, Hess and Holloway were located nearby and both were arrested without incident.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Calicdan is asked to contact Detective Keith Simeona at (808) 961-2272, or via email at Keith.Simeona@hawaiicounty.gov or the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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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