Man Wanted on Warrant, Assault Investigation Located

The Hawai`i Police Department has located and taken into custody a 28-year-old Puna man wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and questioning in an unrelated assault investigation.

Police arrested Daniel S.K. Valente-Akau late Thursday evening in lower Puna. He was held at the Hilo cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled last Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing the assault investigation.

Police ask anyone with any knowledge about this investigation to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311or Detective Christopher Ragasa at (808) 961-8843 or via email at