Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section
Lieutenant Randall Medeiros
August 2, 2007
Report No. C07024603
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Hawaii Police Department detectives have charged a 35-year-old Hilo man with attempted kidnapping stemming from an incident with a 4-year-old child visiting with his family from Michigan .
The incident took place in a men’s restroom in the downtown Hilo area Tuesday afternoon (July 31) around 4:15 p.m. and was witnessed by the child’s adult brother, who was also in the restroom and stepped in to intervene. The suspect was not known to the victim’s family.
South Hilo patrol officers responded to the report, located the suspect in the area and took him into custody. On Wednesday evening (August 1), detectives charged Kaslor Nota with attempted kidnapping. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for this afternoon (August 2).
None of the parties involved received any physical injuries.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call Detective Tom Poy at 961-2383 or the Police Department’s non-emergency number 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 calls are kept confidential.