6-29-21 Police Charge Puna Man With Numerous Offenses

Hawai’i Police Department
Area I Juvenile Aid Section
Acting Lieutenant Bobbie-Jo Sagon
Phone: (808) 961-8883
Report No. 21-051593

Media Release

Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 51-year-old Kea‘au man with numerous offenses.

On June 26, 2021 at about 8:19 a.m., Puna Patrol Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on Oio Street in Pahoa. Officers located a 37-year-old female victim who was not injured but reported being threatened by the 51-year-old male. Officers located and arrested the suspect on June 27, 2021 at a residence on Paradise Drive in Kea‘au.

The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Raphael Solis of Kea’au. Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section continued the investigation and, after conferral with the Hawai’i County Prosecutor’s Office, charged Solis with Fourth Degree Criminal Property Damage, First Degree Burglary, First Degree Terroristic Threatening, Place to Keep Pistol or Revolvers, Carrying or Possessing a Loaded Firearm on Public Highway, Permit to Acquire and Mandatory Registration of a Firearm.  Solis is currently in police custody in lieu of $73,000 total bail. Solis’s first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Hilo District Court.

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