Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Report No. C13023137
A Puna woman is in police custody in connection with an incident involving a report of a gun near an elementary school in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision.
Puna patrol officers responded to a 7:18 a.m. report Thursday (August 29) that a woman at a residence near Keoneopoko Elementary School was brandishing a firearm and pointing it in the direction of the school.
The school went on lockdown as a precaution. No one was injured in the incident.
Police arrested the suspect, 49-year-old Lokelani Lenore Harbrecht-Kalua on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening. She was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.
The school lifted the lockdown after the arrest.