Three Stabbed in Dispute 08/07/00

PHONE: 961-2385
AUGUST 7, 2000


Big Island police are looking for a 24-year-old man who allegedly stabbed three persons during a fight late Sunday (August 7, 2000) at a Hawaiian Paradise Park residence in Puna.

Responding to an 11:49 p.m. call, Puna Patrol officers determined that the suspect got into a fight with Justin Young, 25, who was stabbed during an argument. Tony Young, 23, Justin’s brother, then tried to intervene, but was cut on his back. While attempting to stop the fight, Angela Young, 28, the suspect’s girlfriend and the Youngs’ sister, was stabbed in the upper right chest.

Justin Young was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was reported in serious condition after undergoing surgery for a knife wound in the lower abdomen.

Tony Young was treated for a superficial injury to his back and released from the hospital.

Angela Young was reported in stable condition after undergoing surgery for a puncture wound to her right upper rib cage.

The suspect is described as being of Portuguese-Japanese descent, being 5-feet-11 in height, weighing about 185 pounds with a medium build and having brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen driving a 2000 black, four-door Chevrolet truck light on top and with the license plate number 559-HCW.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Randall Ishii at 961-2385 or the police number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID” nor does it record phone calls.

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