Ka‘u man facing robbery, kidnapping charges


Police have charged a Ka‘u man with numerous offenses stemming from a kidnapping and assault investigation that occurred in Pahala earlier this week.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, a 46-year-old man reported that an unknown man took his truck by gunpoint in Pahala. As Ka‘u patrol officers were responding to the call, they located the truck on Highway 11 near Whittington Beach Park, according to the Hawaii Police Department.


The driver, later identified as 31-year-old Grant Dacalio of Ka‘u, did not comply with directions to pull over and sped off. A short time later, police dispatch received a 911 call about an unknown disturbance at a residence in that general area. Arriving officers saw Dacalio dragging an 80-year-old woman into a residence. It was determined that Dacalio arrived at the residence and threatened the homeowner with a knife.

After a short standoff, Dacalio surrendered to police without further incident, police said.

Detectives charged Dacalio Friday with three counts first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of kidnapping, and one count each of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, and third-degree assault.

Bail was set at $216,000.


It was also determined that Dacalio is wanted for parole violations in Idaho.

Anyone who may have additional information on the incident should contact Detective Donovan Kohara of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 326-4646, ext. 238, or email at Donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov.

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