Volcano stabbing 02-15-11

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
February 15, 2011
Report No. C11004150

 

Image: mug shot
Darren I Hopfe
…charged in a stabbing

Media Release

Monday afternoon (February 14), Hilo detectives charged a 42-year-old Mountain View man for assaulting another man during an incident early Sunday morning (February 13).

Around 12:04 a.m., patrol officers from the Puna District responded to an assault incident involving a victim who was reportedly stabbed by an assailant in the area of Old Volcano Road and Nahelenani Street in the Volcano area.  Responding officers determined that a 43-year-old Volcano man suffered cuts to his hand and his abdomen during the incident and was transported to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation and, as a result, Darren I. Hopfe was charged with first-degree assault and his bail was set at $25,000.

The victim underwent surgery and his condition has since been upgraded to stable.

Hopfe was scheduled for his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon (February 15).



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