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Firefighter assault 12-28-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C11033757

Media Release

A Hawi man is in police custody on suspicion of assault following a confrontation Tuesday (December 27) at a fire station.

At 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, North Kohala patrol officers responded to a request for help at the Hawi fire station. When they arrived, they observed a man struggling with a male firefighter on the floor of the firehouse driveway. The 49-year-old firefighter was bleeding profusely from the head.

The other man, 29-year-old Dylan Trumpy of Hawi, was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken to the North Kohala police station for processing. He was then transferred to the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation by detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section.

Officers received information that Trumpy had driven to the station and become disorderly and aggressive while demanding information and names of Fire Department personnel. He reportedly attacked the firefighter and stabbed him in the head multiple times with a ball point pen after being asked to leave the station due to his behavior.

The firefighter also suffered abrasions to the face and body from the struggle. He was treated at Kohala Hospital for his injuries and then released.

Trumpy remains in custody at the Kona police cellblock while detectives continue the investigation.