HawaiHawaiʻii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. Ca4017174
Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an assault investigation in connection with a man found badly injured in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday morning.
At 5:55 a.m. Tuesday (July 1), patrol officers conducting routine checks near the Kailua pier observed an unconscious local male lying face down on the makai sidewalk of Aliʻi Drive by the sea wall.
The victim, who was identified as a 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man, was taken to Kona Community Hospital with a head injury and later to The Queen’s Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
Police are looking for witnesses, including canoe paddlers, who may have seen the incident. They ask anyone with any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Shawn Tingle at 326-4646, extension 277, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number 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.