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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 3:56 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Legal parents trying to get kids back from birth father

Advertiser Staff

HILO, Hawai'i — Big Island police are asking for the public's help in locating two children who were not returned home to their legal parents after visiting their birth father.

The two boys, Micah Cabanting, 10, and Lebrado Cabanting, 12, were dropped off with their father Saturday morning, police said. The man, Lebrado Cabanting Jr., 36, failed to return the boys at a pre-arranged time later that evening. Police said the elder Cabanting is being sought for custodial interference. He may be driving a maroon Toyota van with the license plate HJJ330.

Anyone with information should call officer B.J. Duarte at (808) 961-2373, the police department's nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona.