Police Request Help Locating Teen Runaway

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile male who was reported as a runaway.

It was reported that 14-year-old Kealii Kaniho left the Salvation Army Interim Home in Kailua-Kona on October 8 at approximately 8:30 p.m., and has not returned home. 

He is described as 5-foot-5 inches, 150 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing black jeans shorts, a black camouflage windbreaker, and no shoes. 

Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Kona Patrol Officer Victoria Rios at (808) 326-4646 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line 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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