Puna Man Arrested in Connection with Bench Warrant, Assault

September 25, 2017, 10:22 AM HST (Updated September 25, 2017, 10:24 AM)

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 28-year-old Puna man wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and questioning in an unrelated assault investigation.

Police arrested Daniel S.K. Valente-Akau late Thursday evening, Sept. 21, 2017, in lower Puna.

He was held at the Hilo cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing the assault investigation.

Police ask anyone with any knowledge about this investigation to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Christopher Ragasa at (808) 961-8843 or via email at

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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