Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Big Island police have arrested a 62-year-old Miloliʻi man on suspicion of arson in connection with a house fire on Wednesday (October 12).
Donald McKay of Miloliʻi Village is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation.
At 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Kona patrol officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a fire at an unoccupied house on Kai Avenue in Miloliʻi. After the flames were extinguished, a Fire Department investigation with the assistance of a scent-discriminating canine determined that the fire was of a suspicious nature. Damages from the fire were estimated at $480,000.
Police investigation led to McKay’s arrest in Kailua-Kona this morning (October 14).
Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.