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Puna assault (update) 11-27-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
November 29, 2010
Report No. C10032812

Media Release

Big Island police released a 27-year-old Kea’au man Saturday (November 27) who was arrested earlier for assault.

After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released Herbert Anakalea pending further investigation.

Around 8 p.m. Friday (November 26), Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a person trespassing at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Officers discovered a semi-conscious 30-year-old man, who has no permanent address, in the carport of the home.

Fire Department personnel took the victim to Hilo Medical Center. He was later transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police arrested Herbert Anakalea on suspicion of assault.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation and ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident call Detective Reed Mahuna at 961-2384 or 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.