By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar
Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the death of an infant in Holualoa.
The child’s mother reported that she had found her 2-month-old baby in bed unresponsive on Monday morning.
Police do not suspect foul play. They have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, and have classified it as a coroner’s inquest.
A Kona man has been charged with kidnapping and other offenses in connection with a robbery last week in Kailua-Kona.
25-year-old Alihilani Stringert of Kailua-Kona was nabbed by police for his alleged role in a February 17th robbery and assault on Lamaokeola Street.
Police say two men in their thirties were held down by to intruders said to be brandishing a handgun and a machete. The suspects demanded money and marijuana and then fled on foot after taking a wallet and 10 grams of marijuana.
The victims declined medical treatment.
Stringert was taken in on an unrelated case – unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle – and he was later charged in the robbery.
The second suspect is still at large. Police ask anyone who knows his identity or has any additional information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Jason Berryhill at 326-4646, extension 275. Detective Berryhill also may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be on the lookout for a Segway vehicle stolen from a Hamakua coast tourist attraction.
Police say sometime between the night of February 14 and the morning of February 15, someone removed a black Segway X2 personal transportation vehicle and two 25-gallon cans filled with gasoline from World Botanical Gardens on Old Mamalahoa Highway in Umauma.
Police ask anyone who witnessed the theft, knows the identity of the person or persons responsible for the theft, or knows the location of the stolen items to call Officer Angitau Faanunu at 962-2120.
If you have information on any of these incidents, 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. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.