06-09-16 Police seek witnesses to rock-throwing incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol, Area I
Sergeant Norbert Serrao Jr.
Phone: 961-2311
Report No. C16015523

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to an incident involving two cars in Hilo on Tuesday afternoon (June 7).

At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, a Puna woman and her passengers reported to South Hilo Patrol officers that they were traveling in a 2005 black Chrysler 300 in the parking lot of a shopping establishment on the 300 block of Makaʻala Street, when they were threatened by a male driver and three female occupants of another car.

The incident continued through Pōhaku Street and eventually onto Railroad Avenue, where one of the female occupants threw a large rock, which stuck the Chrysler as it was traveling on the road. The suspect vehicle, described as a gray Mazda sedan, left the scene in an unknown direction.

Police have initiated terroristic threatening and criminal property damage investigations in connection with this incident.

They ask anyone with any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Marcos Santos at 961-2311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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