Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section
Acting Lieutenant Reed Mahuna
September 15, 2010
Report No. C10025844
Big Island police are investigating a reported home invasion robbery early Wednesday morning (September 15) in Puna.
Responding to a 4:40 a.m. call, Puna patrol officers arrived at a home on Opeapea Street in Kurtistown, where they met with three victims, a 51-year-old woman, a 39-year-old man and a 92-year-old man. The residents described a large dark truck that entered their driveway with two suspects, who exited the vehicle. At least one of the suspects was armed with a rifle.
The 39-year-old man was assaulted while the other two victims hid in the house.
The suspects left with several large marijuana plants. Fire/rescue personnel took the assault victim to Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries sustained in the attack and later released.
Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.
Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Brian Miller at 966-5836 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.