HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
CAPTAIN JAMES DAY
FEBRUARY 12, 2002
MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE
Police have requested the public’s assistance in solving an assault case in which a Hilo woman was attacked last December in her Wainaku Avenue home.
Responding to a call on December 12, 2001, South Hilo patrol officers determined that a female was attacked in the bedroom of her home, located in the 400 block of Wainaku Avenue, by an unidentified male at about 1:25 a.m. The victim was asleep when the attacker entered her bedroom, awakened her and struck her on top of her head numerous times with an unknown instrument before fleeing the residence on foot.
The victim, who is still recovering from her wounds, described her attacker only as a male who was wearing dark baggy pants and an unknown colored shirt with a hood and no sleeves.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.
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