The Big Island Police Department has set up a roadblock at the entrance to Mauna Kea Access Road off the Saddle Road and are limiting access to Mauna Kea Access Road while police search for a suspect in a carjacking.
The car stolen in the carjacking incident has been located off the Mauna Kea Access Road. The suspect, 31-year-old Todd Rios,was seen fleeing into the brush. Police are searching the area with help from a county helicopter crew.
Police caution the public not to pick up hitchhikers on Saddle Road.
Rios is described as 5-feet-7-inches-tall, 170 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and numerous tattoos, including one on his throat/neck area depicting brass knuckles. He may be in possession of a firearm.