Hilo Woman Arrested After Intentionally Hitting Police Vehicle

The Hawai`i Police Department has arrested 38-year-old Jaclyn Kanani Ann Kama of Hilo with assault against a police officer, as well as other property, drug, and traffic-related offenses.

On Sunday morning, shortly before 4 a.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to the area of South Enos Road in Mountain View for a report of suspicious activity in the area involving several individuals and vehicles.

As officers approached one of the vehicles to investigate, they contacted a female seated in the driver seat. Officers were able to confirm her identity as Kama, and determined that she had an outstanding no-bail warrant of arrest.

Officers informed Kama that she was under arrest and requested she exit the vehicle.

According to authorities, Kama refused numerous verbal commands from the officers and accelerated the vehicle towards a parked police vehicle, striking it, and placing the officers in danger. Kama then reversed the vehicle off the edge of the roadway, where it became stuck. She was then taken into custody.

HPD officials say no one was injured during the incident.

The vehicle Kama was operating was recovered and towed to the Hilo Police Station pending execution of a search warrant.

Kama remains in-custody pending investigation.

South Enos Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the incident.

HPD photo.