Big Island Police Seeking Man Wanted in Connection with Stabbing Incident Near Honoli’i Beach

*UPDATE* Big Island police have located 29-year-old Michael Glendon, who was wanted in connection with a stabbing incident near Honoliʻi Beach Park.  Glendon was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday (October 17) on suspicion of first-degree assault. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Big Island police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident near Honoliʻi Beach Park.

Michael Glendon

Michael Glendon

South Hilo patrol officers responded to a call for assistance at 11 a.m. today (October 17) and discovered that a 29-year-old Hilo man had sustained two injuries to his lower back in an altercation with an acquaintance on Kahoa Road fronting the Honoliʻi lookout area. Before police arrived, the injured man had been taken by private vehicle to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of his wounds, which don’t appear to be life threatening. He remains at the hospital in stable condition.

Police want to question 29-year-old Michael Glendon of Keaʻau. He is described as 5-foot-8, 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask that the public not approach him, as police have not recovered the weapon used in the incident.

Police ask than any witnesses to the altercation or anyone with information on Glendon’s whereabouts call Detective Reed Mahuna at 961-2384 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.

Honoli’i Surf Gathering Planned for Children with Disabilities

From the Mayors Office:

The first annual Honoli’i Beach Park Surf Gathering and Surf Camp for children with Autism and other disabilities will be held on Sunday, December 27 at Honoli’i Beach Park.

The event is being sponsored by the Hawai’i chapter of Surfers Healing, a national organization started 12 years ago in San Clemente to share the experience of surfing with children with autism. An estimated 300 people are expected at Honoli’i for the event, including about 50 children.

Sponsors of the event are inviting families with children with autism or other disabilities to spend a day surfing and enjoying the beach. The organization will provide the boards and safety vest. The event is being put on in cooperation with the County Department of Parks & Recreation.

Kalani Kahalioumi, who has been a surf instructor at Surfers Healing events on the East and West Coasts, said the experience of surfing makes the youngsters “glow,” and they ask to go back out to surf the waves over and over.

“Something magical happens when they ride a wave,” said Kahalioumi. “Once you get them standing on the wave, standing up, they light up. Part of it is the surfer, but most of it is done by Mother Nature, the surf.”

“What is really touching is when one kid brings 30 family members to the beach. They all support this one child, and when they see their child surfing, when you bring the kid to the beach when they finish the ride, the parents are in tears,” Kahalioumi said.

For more information or to sign up for the event, visit

Contact Person:        Kalani Kahalioumi, 961-8860 or 808-392-2252

Men’s Semi Results #1 from the Big Island Pro-Am Surf Contest Being Held at Honoli’i Today

mens semi

Courtesy of Island Trust Realty.