Police investigate terroristic threatening incident in Puna


Big Island police are investigating an apparent case of terroristic threatening following a confrontation early Monday in Kalapana.

The incident occurred about 3 a.m. Monday in the Seaview Estates subdivision, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. A vehicle was reportedly driving recklessly in the park at the entrance to the subdivision and then pulled in front of a home on Kaliki Kai Street, where the victim, a 59-year-old Kalapana woman, confronted the occupants.

The victim was reportedly struck by propelled objects, which hit her in the arm and hand, according to police. Hawaii County Fire Department rescue personnel treated her at the scene.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or its occupants should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Todd Pataray at 961-2382 or tpataray@co.hawaii.hi.us. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.