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Puna Information Update # 3 for June 10th, 2019

Suspect, Michael T. Soares, has been charged in the Mt. View shooting incident on Saturday (June 8).

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Operations Bureau Captain Gregory Esteban Phone: (808) 961-2251 Report No. 19-045780 

A 30-year-old Hilo man was charged yesterday for several offenses stemming from an incident in Mountain View in which a Puna patrol officer discharged his weapon Saturday morning (June 8).

On Sunday (June 9) after conferring with prosecutors, Michael T. Soares was charged for First Degree Criminal Property Damage, First Degree Criminal Trespass, and Second Degree Reckless Endangering.  Bail for Soares was set at $27,000, and he is scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon Monday (June 10).  Soares will also make a separate court appearance for an arrest warrant.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Detective Bobbie-Jo Sagon at (808) 961-2375.

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