Police arrest female teen following stabbing in Kona on Halloween
Hawai‘i Island police have arrested a 15-year-old female juvenile from Kailua-Kona for first-degree assault following a reported affray and stabbing on Halloween night.
At 7:40 p.m., on Oct. 31, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a community park in the Pualani subdivision in Kailua-Kona. As officers were attempting to break up a crowd, they received a second report of another disturbance on the street fronting the community park.
Arriving at the second scene, officers observed a 15-year-old female victim with a laceration to her right arm. The victim reported that she had been stabbed by the suspect.
Responding Hawai‘i Fire Department medics transported the victim to Kona Community Hospital for treatment.
The juvenile suspect was placed under arrest and later released pending further investigation.
Detectives with the Area II Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident to please call Detective John Kari at 808-326-4646, ext. 265; or via email at [email protected]; or via the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.