East Hawaii News

Still Sought: Ronald Joseph Kong

January 15, 2016, 8:13 AM HST
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Mountain View man Ronald Joseph Kong continues to be sought after by the Hawai’i Police Department.

The 33-year-old man is wanted on outstanding warrants and in connection to other investigations, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

Authorities say Kong is a suspect in cases that came to light following the execution of search warrants on a stolen vehicle and a backpack that was recovered during a traffic stop on Jan. 12.

On Tuesday, police conducted a traffic stop at about 3:30 p.m. of a late-model Toyota pickup truck traveling south on Highway 11 in Mountain View after receiving information that Kong may be the operator of the vehicle.

Officers stopped the vehicle near Kukui Camp Road and identified the driver as Kong.

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Kong fled on foot into thick vegetation. Extensive checks by HPD personnel in the surrounding area did not turn up the wanted man, and he remains at large.

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A 31-year-old woman in the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of first-degree hindering prosecution. She was released from custody without charges.

The vehicle was recovered as evidence.

In addition, Kong is wanted on suspicion of abuse of a family household member, second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and first-degree terroristic threatening cases in which he allegedly assaulted and threatened a 31-year-old female companion in a dispute that took place on Jan. 4 in Puna.

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Kong is described as 5-foot-9 and about 190 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities say Kong is also known to frequent the Puna district.

HPD notes that Kong is considered extremely dangerous and could be armed. Members of the public should not approach or contact him, instead notifying police if he is seen or his whereabouts are known.

Those with information should contact Detective Royce Serrao by calling 961-2272 or e-mail [email protected] or contact Detective Wendall Carter by calling 961-2378 or e-mail [email protected].

Anyone who would prefer to remain anonymous should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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