Suspect sought in vandalism case

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an individual wanted for questioning regarding a building being vandalized on Onipa’a Street in Kona on Monday, September 6, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

The suspect in the criminal property damage incident is described as being a Marshallese male in his late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 pounds, with a tattoo on his left upper chest. At the time of the incident he was shirtless and wearing a thin metal chain. When he left the scene he was wearing a black shirt, dark camouflage pattern shorts, and a red fanny pack.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call Officer Joel Furuto at (808) 326-4646, via email at, or the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.