HAWAII POLICE DEPT.
A Hilo man has been charged with three offenses in connection with a reported assault Monday night (March 23).
At about 8 p.m. Monday, a 43-year-old Hilo man reported that he was assaulted, held at knife point and threatened while at the home of an acquaintance at a home on Ohea Street. The victim managed to break free, leave the premises and call the police.
At 8:40 p.m., police arrested 42-year-old Paul Sasaki. He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.
At 3:15 p.m. Tuesday (March 24), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Sasaki with assault, unlawful imprisonment and terroristic threatening. His bail was set at $12,000. He remained at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (March 25).