Police seek leads on runaway teen


Police are seeking for the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Arieana R.K. Balbin of Kurtistown, who was reported as a runaway.

Balbin was last seen in the 16-2400 block of Ainaloa Drive in Kurtistown on the morning of Jan. 3.

She’s described as Polynesian with a fair complexion and thin build, 4-foot-6 inches tall, 90 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Balbin’s whereabouts is asked to call the police nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or email Officer Shane Hanley at shane.hanley@hawaiicounty.gov.

Those who prefer anonymity can call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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