Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C14008955
Big Island police are investigating a stabbing incident involving three people that resulted in two of them being sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Responding to a 10:10 p.m. call Thursday (April 3) at the intersection of Alii Drive and Kahakai Road across from the Coconut Grove Shopping Complex, arriving officers discovered a 43-year-old Kailua-Kona man with a laceration to his abdomen and back, and a 38-year-old Kailua-Kona man with a laceration to his abdomen being treated by Fire Department rescue personnel.
Both men were transported to the Kona Community Hospital where they were treated for their injuries and then released.
Police arrested 43-year-old Michael Dalton of Kailua-Kona on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault. He is being held in the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.
Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective Scott Kurashige by phone at 326-4646, Ext. 304 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.