Kurtistown man gesturing he has gun at Hilo DMV charged with harassment
Eric Kinman Doherty, 52 of Kurtistown, has been charged with harassment following an incident at the Hilo Driver Licensing Station in Hilo.
On April 6, shortly before 12:30 p.m., South Hilo Patrol Division officers were called to the Hilo Driver Licensing Station on the upper level of the Hilo Police Station, for a report of an irate male who had just threatened personnel.
Officers immediately responded but the suspect, who was identified as Doherty, had already left the area, police said.
Doherty had reportedly become upset with one of the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Clerks that was assisting his girlfriend, before going to his vehicle and returning moments later, gesturing that he had a gun and making a statement insinuating that he had a gun.
No one was injured during the incident.
Five hours later, Doherty was located at Honoli’i Beach Park and arrested without incident.
Doherty was charged with harassment and his bail was set at $500.
The Hawai’i Police Department takes violence and threats of violence, including implicit threats of violence, very serious. First-degree terroristic threatening is a class C felony; second-degree terroristic threatening is a misdemeanor; and, harassment is a petty misdemeanor.