HILO, Hawaii: Once again, a Kona man has escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Facility in Panaewa; the second in a week and the third in one month.
Police reported the escape of 20 year old Joshua Kalili of Honaunau in South Kona on Sunday via the Nixle alert system.
Kalili is described as having brown hair, brown eyes, a brown complexion, and a medium built. He is 5 feet 9 inches, 180 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue shorts. He was last seen at 2:30 pm on Sunday at Hale Nani.
Just this past Tuesday, 31 year old Ryan James Jeffries-Hamar of Kailua-Kona was seen allegedly fleeing from the Panaewa facility. On July 21, 32 year old Dallas Wesley Runyon also left the facility without authorization.
Hale Nani is a reintegration program of the Hawaii Community Correctional Center. It is located five miles away from the primary HCCC facility in Panaewa. The Department of Public Safety website says Hale Nani offers reintegration services and a work release program for sentenced inmates who will be released on the island of Hawaii.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.