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Attempted sex assault 12-19-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section
Lieutenant Lucille Melemai
Phone: 961-2254
December 19, 2011
Report No. C11032891


Media Release

Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown male wanted for the attempted sexual assault of an adult female with the use of a weapon. The attempted assault occurred on Sunday (December 18) at approximately 12:45 a.m. in the Puna District’s Leilani Estates subdivision.

The male is described as possibly Caucasian, about 5-foot-9, age unknown. The weapon is described as a knife.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section—which investigates all sexual assault cases—are continuing this investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.