Police seek suspects in Hilo assault 03-25-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area I
Lieutenant Lucille Melemai
Phone: 961-2254
Report No. C14007940

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an assault on Monday (March 24) in Hilo and are looking for a suspect who was captured on video surveillance.

At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to an area near the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and Aupuni Street after receiving a report of an assault. Responding officers contacted a 51-year-old Hilo man who reported that an unidentified man punched him while the suspect’s male companion held the victim down.

Officers recovered surveillance video footage. It appears to depict a man wearing a hooded flannel print-type jacket and shirt.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, described by the victim as local, in their 30’s, 5-foot-6, about 150 pounds with medium builds and tan complexions.

Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a misdemeanor assault.

Police ask anyone with information on this incident or anyone who may recognize the suspect to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Scott Amaral at 961-2276 or samaral@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.


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