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Beach assault 04-22-08

Hawaii Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Sergeant George Makua
Phone: 961-2213
April 22, 2008
Report No. C08012379

Media Release

Hawaii County police are looking for witnesses to an assault at Leleiwi Beach Park in Hilo on Monday.

A 60-year-old Hilo man reported that while he was cutting grass near the three-pavilion parking lot near the pond area between noon and 1 p.m., he was confronted by an unknown man who threw a stick and rocks at him and then initiated a fight.

The suspect is described as a local male, about 40 years old, around 5-foot-11, approximately 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He had tattoos on both arms.

Police ask anyone with any information about the case to call Officer Aaron Loges at 961-8851 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.