Police are seeking the public’s help to apprehend a 23-year-old man they consider armed and dangerous.
According to a police statement, Mikah K. Costa, who has no permanent address but is known to frequent Pahoa is wanted in two investigations involving a firearm — an armed robbery reported on Sunday and a reported theft of a firearm in October 2018.
Both offenses occurred in the Pahoa area, police said.
Costa is described as 5-foot-9 inches, 155 pounds, with a thin build, olive complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. Police the public to not approach Costa.
In addition he’s wanted on a warrant of arrest and a warrant for contempt of court.
Costa has one felony conviction, for unauthorized entry to a motor vehicle on May, 18, 2016, for which he was sentenced to four years probation and a suspended jail term. In a deal with prosecutors, a misdemeanor assault charge was dropped in return for his guilty plea.
Court records indicate the arrest warrant was issued in 2018 for allegedly violating his probation.
Anyone who sees Costa or has with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.