Puna Man Charged With Assault After Substantially Injuring Neighbor

A Puna man has been charged with assault after his neighbor went to the hospital with substantial injuries to his face and body.

at 2:49 a.m. Monday (February 17), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to Hilo Medical Center, where a 47-year-old man was being treated for injuries reportedly received by his neighbor at the victim’s Waa Waa home on Pakala Road shortly before midnight Sunday.

Kiel Brende

Kiel Brende

At 8:50 a.m. Monday, police arrested 28-year-old Kiel Brende of Waa Waa. He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of assault while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 3:30 p.m. Monday, detectives charged Brende with second-degree assault. His bail was set at $10,000. He remained at the cellblock until his initial court appearance Tuesday (February 18).

One Response

  1. OK let’s get some facts straight. First of all David Almond, the ‘victim’ does not have a ‘waawaa home’. He squats on property that belongs to a 60 year old man who he (David Almond) has assaulted several times over the last couple of years. A few months ago Dave beat the poor guy who was lying in his bed with a golf club so now he is not living in his own house for fear of being constantly attacked. David Almond has also assaulted several other neighbors including a little old lady on her property next door.
    All the neighbors who heard David Almond breaking windows out of the mans house and went to the road to see what was going on say that David Almond attacked Kiel with a broken broomstick.
    So is it really necessary to blow up a story about a man defending himself against a psychotic drunk who goes around assaulting random people for no reason and making him out to be the ‘bad guy’? By the way, Dr. David Almond (the drunk veterinarian who gives his clients placebo pills) happens to be on probation for assault. Imagine that, a crooked person playing victim and milking it for what its worth.

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