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Large Kona Affray Leads to the Arrest of Three

July 27, 2015, 4:53 PM HST
* Updated July 28, 3:27 PM
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***Updated at 3:25 p.m., on July 28 to clarify information. ***

In Monday’s original story, Big Island Now noted that Jimmy Rivera “continued to fight officers.” The statement was made following the Hawai’i Police Department’s release on the incident mentioning that men became confrontational and challenged officers. Big Island Now misplaced the word officers, as the release stated Rivera continued to fight but did not describe who he continued to fight with.

Big Island Now also wishes to clarify the use of pepper spray. The Hawai’i Police Department did not specifiy any individual who was sprayed directly. Pepper spray was used to disburse the crowd during Saturday morning’s affray.

***Original story posted at 4:53 p.m. on Monday, July 27***

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A 32-year-old Kona man, identified as Jimmy Rivera, continued to fight officers despite the use of pepper spray and was arrested and charged following an officer’s use of a taser.

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Hawai’i Police Department officers responding to a large affray arrested three people early Saturday morning.

The incident took place in Kona just after 2 a.m. Police reporter responding to an incident that involved between 30 to 50 men and women at the Coconut Grove Marketplace parking lot.

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Officers arrived on the scene to find a large, boisterous crowd with many individuals appearing intoxicated. HPD says a number of the crowd members disregarded police requests to disperse.

HPD reports that “some of the men” were confrontational and challenged officers. Pepper spray was used to assist the officers in controlling the situation.

A 32-year-old Kona man, identified as Jimmy Rivera, continued to fight officers despite the use of pepper spray and was arrested and charged following an officer’s use of a taser.

Rivera was charged with disorderly conduct.

HPD also arrested and charged 23-year-old Kamuela man Dwayson K. Ambrosio and 33-year-old Napualani S. Kamoku of Kona with failure to disperse.

After posting $250 bail, Rivera was released. Ambrosio was released after posting $500 bail and Kamoku was released on her own recognizance.

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