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Authorities search for missing work furlough inmates

  • HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

    Authorities are searching for missing work furlough inmates Barabbas Dietrich, left, and Gary Shinyama.

Honolulu police and state sheriffs are seeking the public’s help in locating two missing work furlough inmates.

The Department of Public Safety said Barabbas Dietrich, 31, returned to the Laumaka Furlough Center Monday after work but left the grounds after being processed at 6 p.m.

Officials said he was not authorized to leave the furlough center.

Dietrich is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 172 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He’s serving a sentence for second-degree robbery and second-degree theft.

Dietrich’s parole hearing was set for October.

Another work furlough inmate, Gary Shinyama, 45, left Module 20 at the Oahu Community Correctional Center to go to work Monday morning. The public safety department said he was scheduled to return at 4:45 p.m. but failed to return, the public safety department said in a news release.

Shinyama is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He’s serving a sentence for prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia, promotion of a dangerous drug in the third degree and abuse of a household or family member.

The public safety department said Shinyama’s parole was tentatively approved by the Hawaii Paroling Authority, however, his release date had yet to be set.

Authorities ask the public to call 911 or state sheriffs at 586-1352 if anyone spots Dietrich or Shinyama.

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