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Police investigating sexual assult in Kona


Composite drawing of sex assault suspect

Composite drawing of sex assault suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a sexual assault late Wednesday night (May 29) in Kona.

An adult female was walking west on Loloku Street in the old industrial area of Kailua-Kona at about 9:30 p.m. when an unknown man grabbed her from behind, punched her, dragged her off the north shoulder of the road and sexually assaulted her. He then ran in the mauka direction on Loloku Street.

Police are looking for anyone who passed the area and saw a struggle on the shoulder of the road near a car dealership or saw a man running in that area. The suspect is described as a local male in his 30s, possibly homeless, about 5-foot-7, about 200 pounds with medium-length wavy dark hair.

In addition to the sexual assault, the victim sustained scratches, bruises and facial swelling.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case or anyone who recognizes the person depicted in the composite drawing above call the Police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Tyson Matsumura at 326-4646, extension 265, or or Detective Renee Morinaka at 301 or

Tipsters 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.

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