6-05-21 Miloliʻi Man Charged For Numerous Offenses

Hawai`i Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section-Area II
Acting Lieutenant Sharlotte Bird
Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext 278
Report No.: 21-043677

Media Release

Hawai`i Island police detectives have charged 37-year-old Brian Kahele, of Milolii, for multiple offenses that occurred in the Captain Cook area over this past weekend.  

On Monday, May 31, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to the area of Old Government Road, in Captain Cook, after the victim reported that an unknown person had damaged two tires of the victim’s vehicle.

Also on May 31, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of gunshots, also in the area of Old Government Road, and found damage to the same victim’s vehicle consistent with being shot with a firearm. Area checks were conducted, however, the suspect could not be located at the time.  

Officers continued their investigation and were able to identify the suspect as 37-year-old Brian Kahele, of Milolii., Hawaii.

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, shortly after 9:30 a.m., Detectives with the Area II Juvenile Aid Section located and arrested Kahele in Kailua-Kona without incident.  

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, after conferral with prosecutors, Kahele was charged with two counts of Criminal Property Damage in the First Degree, and one count each of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, Terroristic Threatening in the Second Degree, and Reckless Endangering in the First Degree. His bail was set at $72,000.00 and he remains in custody at the Kealakehe Police Station pending his initial court appearance today in the Kona District Court.

Police ask anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed this incident, or has information, to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or Detective Brandon Mansur at 808-326-4646 Ext. 301 or brandon.mansur@hawaiicounty.gov.

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.