Police Seek Witnesses in Kona Confrontation

The Hawai`i Police Department is seeking witnesses who may have observed or recorded a confrontation that occurred on Tuesday around 5:51 p.m. at the shoreline fronting a local restaurant establishment in the 75-5000 block of Kahakai Road in Kailua-Kona.

Kona patrol officers responded to the area on a report of a disorderly local male. When arriving on scene, patrol officers found the male party on a rocky ledge overlooking the ocean.  While making contact a confrontation ensued causing the responding officer and the male to tumble into the water where the altercation continued.

Anyone who observed and/or recorded the confrontation is being asked to contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 or via e-mail at jerome.manuel@hawaiicounty.gov or call the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311. 

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