The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Hawaii Police Department Officer Conrad Iranon as Officer of Month Award for April 2021.
Officer Iranon was nominated for his actions for an event that took place Nov. 29 in which he and recruit Officer Rikielee Kamakau responded to a call of an active burglary at a Palani Road residence in Kailua-Kona. The initial dispatch report conveyed that an unknown suspect had entered an occupied residence and removed a resident’s vehicle without permission.
The stolen vehicle evaded a subsequent police attempt to conduct a traffic stop. However, with the assistance of other officers, the stolen vehicle was located abandoned on Walua Road and the suspect apprehended nearby.
Additionally, it was determined that the suspect made a second unauthorized entry into a dwelling in the area of his apprehension.
Iranon was credited with completing an impressive preliminary investigation, which resulted in Kona Criminal Investigations Section detectives charging the suspect with auto theft, resisting an order to stop, first-degree burglary, habitual property crime, driving without a license and first-degree unauthorized entry into a dwelling.
Iranon was also commended for his consistent level of initiative and investigative ability during his five years in Kona Patrol Division.
Every month, the Kona Crime Prevention Committee honors a police officer in west Hawaii as their Officer of the Month. KCPC normally holds a monthly luncheon to honor the officer. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, no luncheons have been held since March 2020. Instead, KCPC presented plaques to the winners during morning meetings at the Kona Police Station.