Police make arrests for illegal hunting and trespassing in Kona

March 1, 2011

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 5:45 p.m., Kona Patrol Officers responded to a call of a gunshot near the Puulani Ranch Subdivision, in Pu’uanahulu. Officers at the scene determined that five adult males and one juvenile female had been involved in illegal hunting activities within the State of Hawaii property.

Police arrested and charged Eric Kennel, M-21, of Pu’uanahulu, for Hunting Violations and Criminal Trespassing in the second degree, and Max Simon, M-20, of Kailua-Kona, for Criminal Trespassing in the second degree. On February 27, 2011, Police arrested Keola Toriano, M-20, of Kailua-Kona, for Criminal Trespassing in the first degree, who was released pending further investigation.

The investigation is currently being continued by officers assigned to the Kona Patrol Division.

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