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Puna sexual assault (update No. 2) 07-03-08
Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
Captain Randall Medeiros
July 3, 2008
Report No. C08019301
Big Island police have charged a 28-year-old Puna woman with second-degree hindering prosecution in connection with the reported sexual assault of a female minor on the morning of June 22 in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision of lower Puna.
Nohealani Cabarloc of Puna, was charged with the offense late Thursday afternoon stemming from false and misleading statements she gave detectives in a suspected attempt to derail their investigation. She is an acquaintance of Mauro Martin Ortiz, an individual police are seeking in connection with the sexual assault.
Cabarloc is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $500 bail pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon in South Hilo District Court.
Detectives are still looking for Ortiz. He is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-6, about 180 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police caution the public against approaching him, and advise them to call police if they see him.
Detectives assigned to the Police Department’s Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation.
Police ask anyone with information about the incident or Ortiz’ location to call Detective Alston Kimura at 961-2278, Detective Lorenzo Artienda at 961- 8839 or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers calls are kept confidential.
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