Attempted sexual assault 04-03-08

Hawaii Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area II
Lieutenant Glenn Uehana
Phone:326-4646, Ext. 230
April 3, 2008
Report No. C08001894

(Select photo for larger image.) photocopied photo of suspect "Jose"
…wanted for attempted sexual assault

Media Release

Big Island police are looking for an unidentified man wanted in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Kona on January 18. 

The man, known only as "Jose," is possibly in his late 40s or early 50s. He is described as about 5-foot-8, 165 pounds with a stocky build, brown eyes, short black hair and a mustache. He is last known to have lived in Honaunau.

The adult female victim was driven to an undisclosed area along Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 11) before the Milolii junction, where the attempted assault took place. The suspect was last seen driving a white 1991 Toyota Privia passenger van bearing license plate HRA209. The word "Kamehameha" was on the van’s back window.     

Police ask anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect to call Acting Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 265, 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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