Police Investigating Kailua-Kona Stabbing

Hawai’i Island police are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred at Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, September 10.

Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a male who had been stabbed near the Hale Halawai pavilion and determined that a 45-year old Kailua-Kona male had been asleep when he was woken up by an unknown male.  A verbal dispute ensued between the two males which resulted with the victim sustaining a non-life threatening stab wound to his abdominal area.

According to the victim, who was transported to Kona Community Hospital for further treatment, the suspect was an approximately six-foot tall bald Caucasian male wearing unknown type of clothing and in possession of a dark colored backpack last seen walking north on Aliʻi Drive.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Donovan Kohara at (808) 960-3118; or via email at donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov.

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