08-31-20 Puna man charged with several offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Area I Juvenile Aid Section
Lieutenant Sandor Finkey
Phone: (808) 961-2254
Report No: 20-064459

Media Release

Big Island detectives have charged a 39 year-old man Puna man for several offenses stemming from a traffic related incident that occurred in Hilo.

On August 25, 2020 at 12:54 AM, Hilo patrol officers attempted to stop a sedan for traffic violations in the Chong Street area of Hilo.  During this time, the vehicle nearly struck an officer who was on foot in the area.  Kumalani Ryan Kekipi was positively identified by officers on scene as the driver of the vehicle.  Kekipi was later located and arrested in the Puna district.  At the time of his arrest, Kekipi was also wanted for outstanding violations of a temporary restraining order.

On August 27, 2020 after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section charged Kumalani Ryan Kekipi with felony resist order to stop, terroristic threatening in the first degree and three counts of violation of a temporary restraining order.  His bail was set at $7,000 and Kekipi made his initial court appearance on August 28, 2020.

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