04-03-20 Hilo stabbing incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No. 20-026089


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police detectives are continuing their investigation into a reported stabbing incident that was reported early Friday morning (April 3) in downtown Hilo.

At approximately 12:52 a.m., South Hilo Patrol officers were assigned to the area of Punahoa Street and Furneaux Lane for a report of a male that had been stabbed. The 54-year-old victim was bleeding heavily and appeared to have injuries consistent with stab wounds. He was transported via ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room where he later underwent surgery. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.

During the course of this investigation, police determined this incident occurred in the gravel parking lot south of the Hilo Farmer’s Market produce vendor area. 

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Detective Todd Pataray at (808) 961-2382 or email at todd.pataray@hawaiicounty.gov or call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.



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