Puna Man Arrested in Connection with Bench Warrant, Assault

September 25, 2017, 10:22 AM HST
* Updated September 25, 10:24 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

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 [email protected].

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

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments