11-29-20 Hilo Woman Arrested After Intentionally Hitting Police Vehicle

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No. 20-091074

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested 38-year-old Jaclyn Kanani Ann Kama, of Hilo, with assault against a police officer, as well as other property, drug, and traffic-related offenses.

On Sunday morning (November 29), shortly before 4:00 a.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to the area of South Enos Road in Mountain View, for a report of suspicious activity in the area involving several individuals and vehicles.

As officers approached one of the vehicles to investigate, they contacted a female seated in the driver seat. Officers were able to confirm her identity as Kama, and determined that she had an outstanding no-bail warrant of arrest. Officers informed Kama that she was under arrest and requested she exit the vehicle. Kama refused numerous verbal commands from the officers and accelerated the vehicle towards a parked police vehicle, striking it, and placing the officers in danger. Kama then reversed the vehicle off the edge of the roadway, where it became stuck. Kama was then taken into custody. No one was injured during this incident.

The vehicle Kama was operating was recovered and towed to the Hilo Police Station pending execution of a search warrant.

Kama remains in-custody pending investigation.

South Enos Road was closed for several hours while police investigated this incident. The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department would like to thank those that were inconvenienced during this time; your patience and understanding is appreciated. 

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