Police arrest 11 in warrant sweep

Police have arrested 11 people in Hilo and Puna on a warrant sweep.

Those arrested and charged with various offenses are: Richard Benevides, Ryan Oana, Kehaulani Pau, Isiah Campbell-Francisco, George Kahakua Jr., Joseph Deguair, Wesley Snyder, Sierra Grammer, Sheldon Haili, James K. Gorospe, and Christopher Igawa-Silva, all on outstanding warrants.

In addition to the warrant service, the team has also recovered seven vehicles, served four search warrants and six additional arrest warrants that stemmed from ongoing investigations involving the apprehended suspects.

According to police, officers have concentrated efforts on arresting and serving outstanding warrants as a means of apprehending suspects involved in other crimes.

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