Hawai’i Police Department
North Kohala District
Captain Richard Miyamoto
February 23, 2011
Report No. C11004203
Two North Kohala men were arrested earlier this month following a report of possible illegal night hunting.
On February 13 around 8:48 p.m., North Kohala police officers responded to a report of gunshots from possible illegal hunters in the area of Cannery Road. Officers located 30-year-old Kenika Matsuda of Keokea and 28-year-old Aric Hoshida of Hawi in a pickup truck as it was leaving the area. During checks of the vehicle, officers located hunting dogs and a wild boar carcass in the truck’s bed. After further investigation, officers also recovered marijuana and a rifle.
Both parties were arrested for night hunting and third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug. They were released pending further investigation.