Kekaha man gets 10 years for sexual assault

(December 11, 2023)  LIHUE— A Kekaha man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the sexual assault of a minor. Ezra John Silva, 44, was sentenced on Nov. 30 after pleading guilty to Sexual Assault in the Second Degree. “Our island is a safer place when individuals like Ezra Silva are no longer part of it. When the most…. read more

Kapa‘a man gets 10 years for sexual assault of minor

(September 23, 2023)  LIHUE— A 30-year-old Kapa‘a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor. Ty Tsuneo Nakamoto was sentenced on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Fifth Circuit Court Judge Kathleen N.A. Watanabe presided over the case, the County of Kaua‘i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney said. Nakamoto…. read more

Convicted murderer resentenced for killing Wailua woman in 1997

(September 22, 2023)  LIHUE— A convicted murderer was resentenced on Wednesday for his role in the brutal slaying and kidnapping of a 23-year-old Wailua woman more than 25 years ago. Mitchell Peralto was handed down a sentence of 20 years for the kidnapping and life imprisonment with the possibility of.…. read more

Life sentence upheld for 2017 fatal Wailua traffic collision

(June 23, 2023)  LIHUE— The Hawai‘i Supreme Court denied a petition this week for a man seeking to overturn convictions in a 2017 Kaua‘i manslaughter case. On the night of April 27, 2017, while driving a stolen truck on Kuhio Highway near the intersection of the south end of the Kapa‘a Bypass Road, Cody Safadago.…. read more

Wellness event to take place on June 7-8 on Kaua‘i

(June 3, 2023)  LIHUE— A number of groups and government agencies are banding together to host a mental health and wellness conference next week at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall. The two-day event, known as Ola Pono O Kaua‘i, will be held on June 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, according to the Office of the.…. read more

Hilario found guilty on all counts in Anahola murder trial

(April 19, 2023)  LIHUE— At the Fifth Circuit Court in Lihu‘e on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, Vicente Hilario was convicted of the same five charges he was convicted of in a 2013 trial — murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, retaliating against a witness, intimidating a witness and bribery of a witness — for which he could..…. read more

Prosecutors to go to jail (to see conditions firsthand)

(February 20, 2023)  LIHUE— More than 65 elected prosecutors including Kauai Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like have pledged to visit local correctional facilities to get a better understanding of conditions and implications of incarceration. Like also promised to make all of her deputy prosecuting attorneys also visit a facility.…. read more

Kauaʻi putting together reentry transition packs for those leaving prison

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Rebecca Like swears in as Prosecuting Attorney

(March 22, 2022)  LIHUE— County of Kaua‘i Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca “Becky” Like was sworn into her position by Judge Randal Valenciano during a private ceremony in the Fifth Circuit Court. “I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead such a talented and experienced team as we continue to move our.…. read more

Becky Like Wins Primary for Kauai Prosecutor Special Election

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Like on Top of OPA Special Primary Election; General in February

(December 18, 2021)  LIHUE— The county is one step closer to electing its next prosecuting attorney. As of Saturday’s election night, Rebecca “Becky” Like garnered 8,184 votes, over Shaylene Iseri, who came in with 3,645 votes in the county’s special primary election for prosecuting attorney, according to a first print-out of results.…. read more

Former Litigant Responds to Iseri’s Claims that Lawsuits were Planned to Derail 2012 Election

(December 17, 2021)  LIHUE— A county employee, who settled a complaint against former Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri for $108,000 in 2016, has responded to Iseri’s allegations that multiple lawsuits brought against her office were intended to sabotage her failed 2012 reelection campaign…. read more

Acting Prosecuting Attorney Like Goes After Permanent Position

(November 26, 2021)  LIHUE— Rebecca “Becky” Like promises to build on progressive policies begun under former Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar, if elected to fill his former more

Governor Signs Anti-Domestic Violence Bill, Extends Protection for Keiki

Gov. Neil Abercrombie (center) stands with Second Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Becky Vogt (left) and Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar after signing HB1993 into law.

County Receives $40K Toward Reducing Systemic Racial Disparities

(July 20, 2021)  LIHUE — The county’s seeking to reduce systemic racial disparities by at least 20%, and now has some of the means to do so. Becky assisted her office in securing the above grant from Vera Institute…. read more 

Man gets 35 Years for Assaults

(October 11, 2018)  LIHUE— A man who sexually assaulted two women and a female child in December was sentenced to 35 years in prison in Fifth Circuit Court Wednesday…. read more

Unregistered Sex Offender Convictions Affirmed by Appeals Court

(December 1, 2017)  LIHUE— Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals filed an order Thursday affirming the convictions of Rogelio Lahip Ganotisi on three counts of failure to comply with covered sex offender registration, all class C felonies… read more

‘One Man Crime Wave’ Sent to Prison

(October 17, 2014)  LIHUE— A Hanalei man involved in numerous break-ins and thefts was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court. Kyle Masato Matsumoto, 37, was sentenced to concurrent 10- and five-year prison terms in six separate cases for offenses between May 2012 and December 2013read more

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