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Suspicious nightclub incident 11-01-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C11O28288


Media Release

Big Island police are investigating a suspicious incident early Saturday at a Kona nightclub.

Kona patrol officers responded to a 1:30 a.m. report of an injured man in a nightclub in the Coconut Grove Marketplace. A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona man was found unconscious in the bathroom with a laceration over his eye. Police have reason to believe he might have been assaulted.

He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police are looking for witnesses to the incident and ask that anyone who may have any information call Detective Myra Iwamoto at 326-4646, Ext. 281 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.