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Police seek witnesses to road rage incident (correction) 08-02-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C12020509


Media Release (correction in 1st paragraph)

Big Island police are looking for witnesses to a road rage incident Wednesday [corrected day] (August 1).

At approximately 3:15 p.m. Monday, Kona patrol officers responded to a reported road rage incident in Kailua-Kona. They received information that the driver of a maroon Jeep had honked at a blue sedan after it reportedly cut her off while leaving the Kona Commons shopping center on Makala Boulevard. While both cars were stopped for a red light, the man driving the sedan and a female passenger reportedly exited the car and confronted the driver of the Jeep.

After the confrontation, the Jeep had damage to the passenger door and the woman from the sedan had a small puncture wound to her forehead.

A short time later, a Kona patrol officer stopped the driver of the Jeep on Henry Street.

All three persons were arrested for their roles in the confrontation.

The driver of the sedan, 31-year-old David F. Torres Jr. of Kailua-Kona, was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and criminal property damage. His wife, 30-year-old Shaundalinn Torres, was arrested on suspicion of assault and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. The driver of the Jeep, 42-year-old Shannon Jensen, was arrested on suspicion of assault.

None of them required medical treatment. All three were taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed the encounter call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 238.

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.