Hawai‘i Island police seek public help identifying man involved in Hilo assault
Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help with identifying a male suspect whose identity is unknown.
He is wanted for questioning in an assault that occurred on Sept. 2 in the early morning hours in the parking lot of Coquis Hideaway Restaurant on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo.
The department’s sketch artist drew a likeliness of the unknown suspect based on the recollection of a witness.
He is described to be of Caucasian decent in his mid to late twenties, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 190 pounds, with a muscular build and light-colored eyes.
The investigation stems from an affray, which left a male victim with substantial injuries after being struck numerous times in the face by two male individuals, one of which is described in the sketch.
Anyone with information on the identity of the unknown suspect is encouraged to contact Detective Corina McLellan at 808-961-2380; or via email at [email protected]. They may also contact the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 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 does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.