Mother, brother of missing man arrested 05-12-05

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
EAST HAWAII CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT THOMAS C. WALTJEN
PHONE: 961-2252
MAY 12, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Big Island police have arrested the mother and brother of a 45-year-old mentally handicapped man who has been reported missing since April 19, 2005, from his Nanawale Estates residence in Puna.

On Tuesday (May 10, 2005), East Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section detectives arrested Mary Nelson, 64, of a Nanawale Estates address in Puna, and Stephen Desimone, 41, of the same address.

Desimone was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening after he indicated he had an explosive device and would use it if police officers entered his residence. Desimone is being held at the Community Correctional Center in lieu of $1,000 bail.

The mother was arrested for a theft and an identity theft investigation and was later released without being charged pending further investigation.

The missing man is identified as Daniel Desimone, who was reported to have left home about 10 a.m. on April 19.

Daniel Desimone is described as a Caucasian male, being 5-foot-8 in height, weighing about 170 pounds, being clean shaven and having blue eyes, balding brown hair and a fair complexion.

He reportedly likes to collect cans and bottles from the roadside, dumpsters and trashcans.

Anyone with information about the missing man or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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