Big Island Police Charge Man Involved in Report of Gunshots Last Week

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the man who was arrested last week in connection with a report of gunshots in Hilo on September 30.

Kevin Kuhia

Kevin Kuhia

At 2:25 p.m. Saturday (October5), 34-year-old Kevin Kuhia, who has no permanent address, was charged with first-degree reckless endangering, unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, ownership of a firearm prohibited and place to keep a firearm prohibited. His bail was set at $70,000.

He was held at the Hilo police cellblock until his initial court appearance on Monday (October 7).

On the afternoon of September 30, Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a man had fired several rounds from a red Mazda Miata in front of a house on Elama Street in the Panaʻewa area.

On Thursday (October3), police located the car and Kuhia in a vacant lot on Lehua Street in the Fern Acres subdivision in Puna. Kuhia was arrested and taken into custody while detectives continued the investigation.

 

Man In Custody After Shots Fired From Car in Panaewa Area

Hawaiʻi Island police have have a man in custody in connection with a report of gunshots in Hilo on Monday afternoon (September 30).

HPDBadgeAt 1:54 p.m. Monday, Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a man had fired several rounds from a red Mazda Miata in front of a house on Elama Street in the Panaʻewa area.

On Thursday (October 3), police found the car and the driver in a vacant lot on Lehua Street in the Fern Acres subdivision in Puna. Kevin Kuhia, 34, who has no permanent address, was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangering. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.