Fern Acres Incident Summoned HPD SRT Team

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on Tuesday morning  after a male party with a rifle threatened a female victim during a verbal dispute, refusing to allow her to leave the property.

Officials say officers responded to the approximately 8 a.m., setting up units in the area. When the opportunity presented itself, the tactical team entered the property and apprehended the suspect without encountering any resistance.

The suspect, 48-year old Eric Ragragola, was arrested and taken into custody.

HPD reports that neither the suspect or the victim were injured in the incident and the investigation continues.  Traffic was diverted in the area for about three hours.

Police ask anyone with any information about this incident to call the Police Departments non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Tuckloy Aurello at 961-2385 or via email at Tuckloy.aurello@hawaiicounty.gov.

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