Na Leo airing new episode of ‘Most Wanted’

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The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” highlights two people wanted on bench warrants and for questioning in other investigations.

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” highlights two people wanted on bench warrants and for questioning in other investigations.

The new episode began airing Friday.

Police in the program ask for help in locating 28-year-old Michael James Varize, who is wanted for probation violation and two counts of contempt of court.

Varize, also known as Lawrence Fujioka, Larry Fujioka and “Mikey Boy,” also is wanted for questioning in numerous other investigations. He is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He might be in the North Kohala, South Kohala or Hamakua districts. Police caution the public not to approach him.

The television program also asks for help in locating 27-year-old Leilani Torres of Hilo, who is wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for violating terms of a deferred plea. Torres also is wanted for questioning in other investigations. She is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a butterfly tattoo on her left ankle and “Lei” tattooed on her back.

Police ask anyone with information about these individuals to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

“Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo TV Channel 53 at 5:30 p.m. Fridays and on Channel 54 at 5 p.m. Sundays.