Honokohau stabbing update 01-30-07

PHONE: 326-4646, EXT. 266
JANUARY 30, 2007


Kona police detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection with a stabbing Sunday morning (January 28) at the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor.

Kona patrol units and a Criminal Investigations Section detective responded to an 11:17 a.m. report of the stabbing and found a 47-year-old man with stab wounds to his arm and chest. The victim, a Kailua-Kona man with no permanent address, reported that he and the man who stabbed him had been involved in a verbal dispute the previous night.

Fire Department rescue personnel took the victim to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

Kona Criminal Investigation Section detectives are looking for a green or possibly blue older Toyota van that might have the license plate HBD 835.

The operator might be a person named “Dave.” He is described as Caucasian, in his late 40s, about 6-feet tall, about 230 pounds with long light hair and a moustache. He was last seen wearing surf shorts and a tank top.

Police ask that anyone who sees this man call 911 immediately. He should be considered armed and dangerous and should not under any circumstances be confronted or approached.

Police ask that anyone with any other information about his whereabouts call Detective Reed Mahuna at 326-4646, extension 238, or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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

The case has been classified an attempted murder.

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