3-08-24 Puna Man Charged With Domestic Related Offenses

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area I Juvenile Aid Section
Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole
Phone: (808) 961-2254
Report No.: 24-022313

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 34-year-old Daniel Raymond Ulrich, of Orchidland, with domestic violence-related offenses following an incident at an address on Silveroak Drive, on Thursday morning, March 7, 2024. 

At 5:39 a.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a residence on Silveroak Drive for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers determined that during an argument, Ulrich reportedly pushed his wife down and restricted her breathing by placing her in a choke hold. The incident was witnessed by the couple’s two children, ages 10 and 13.

Ulrich left the residence prior to police arrival, however, was located an hour later and arrested without incident. 

On Thursday afternoon, March 7, after conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section charged Ulrich with the following offenses:

  • Abuse family household member
  • Abuse family household member (strangulation)
  • Abuse family household member (in the presence of a minor)

His bail was set at $12,000.

His initial court appearance is scheduled for Friday afternoon, March 8, in Hilo Family Court.

Six years ago, Ulrich worked for a short period as police officer. He was hired by the Hawai‘i Police Department as a police recruit in February 2018.

In April 2019, he was arrested and charged for a similar type of domestic-related incident. He has not been employed with the department since 2019.

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