Elderly Man Arrested in Kea`au Stabbing Incident

On Monday an elderly adult male was arrested on suspicion of first degree assault.

The Hawai`i Police Department reports that at 5:13 p.m., Monday afternoon, officers responded to the 16-500 block of the Old Volcano Highway in Kea`au for a report of a man who stabbed another man in the leg with a knife.

Accoridng to Police, the pair were recent acquaintances who got into an argument which precipitated the assault. The victim was transported by medics to the Hilo Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

At 5:24 p.m., the male suspect, who refused to identify himself to police, was arrested at the scene without incident. He is currently being held at the Hilo cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue with the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Tuckloy Aurello of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2385 or via email at Tuckloy.Aurello@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.