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Puna sexual assault 05-31-11

Hawai‘i Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area I
Lieutenant Lucille Melemai
Phone: 961-2254
May 31, 2011
Report No. C10027432

Image of police sketch of a mans face

Wanted for questioning

Media Release

Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault of a female minor. The assault occurred on October 1, 2010, between 7 and 7:30 p.m. in Kurtistown in the Puna District.

The man is described as local, “scruffy” looking, 18-30 years old, 5-feet-7 to 5-feet 9, 150 to 175 pounds with a medium build, brown eyes, short buzz-cut black hair and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue aloha shirt with blue hibiscus print and driving a gold or light-colored four door Honda or Mazda sedan.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or location 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.