Big Island police are searching for Hilo resident Jarvis Naoki Higa, who is wanted for attempted murder.
At 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a report of a man, believed to be Higa, threatening a 34-year-old Hilo man with a firearm. Police said a round was discharged in the parking lot of the Orchid Manor condominium complex on Kalanianaole Avenue in Hilo before the suspect fled the area.
Higa, 34, is described as Japanese, 5-foot-6, 160 pounds with short black hair and tattoos on his chest. He may be armed and dangerous.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who knows Higa’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information may also be given to Detective Joel Field, who can be reached at 961-2381 or email@example.com.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.