05-08-20 Honokaa terroristic threatening

Hawaii Police Department
Hamakua Patrol, Area I
Sergeant Dean Uyetake
Phone: (808) 775-7533
Report No. 20-033525

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for a terroristic threatening investigation that occurred in Honokaa on (April 30).

At 4:30 p.m. (April 30), police responded to the Waipio Valley ranger station, where a 32-year-old female stated that while running on the Muliwai Trail on Waimanu Valley Ridge, a male party jumped out from behind of a tree, holding a knife with a 4-6 inch blade, with paracord wrapped around the handle. The male party then reached out as if to grab her, attempting to block her path. The female ran around and out of the male’s reach and continued running down the trail.

The male party is described as being approximately 5-feet-11-inches to 6-fee tall, 185-200 pounds, having short black hair, a beard and mustache, and hairy arms. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black shirt, and combat style boots.

Police are releasing a composite drawing and ask that anyone who may recognize the suspect or has any information about this incident to contact Officer Ellsworth Fontes at (808) 775-7533; or via email at ellsworth.fontes@hawaiicounty.gov or Sergeant Dean Uyetake at dean.uyetake@hawaiicounty.gov. They may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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