Kuhia charged


Big Island police have charged the man who was arrested last week in connection with a report of gunshots Sept. 30 in Hilo.

Kevin Kuhia, 34, who has no permanent address, was charged Saturday with first-degree reckless endangering, unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, ownership of a firearm prohibited and place to keep a firearm prohibited. His bail was set at $70,000.

He was held at the Hilo police cellblock until his initial court appearance on Monday.

On the afternoon of Sept. 30, Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a man had fired several rounds from a red Mazda Miata in front of a house on Elama Street in the Panaewa area.

On Oct. 3, police located the car and Kuhia in a vacant lot on Lehua Street in the Fern Acres subdivision in Puna. Kuhia was arrested and taken into custody while detectives continued the investigation.