Woman arrested, man sought in Big Island robbery

Trinety Crapser and Kainoa Kahele-Bishop

Big Island police say a woman was arrested and a man is being sought in connection with a robbery involving a hatchet.

In response to a 9:22 a.m. call on Sunday, Kau patrol officers received a report that a 47-year-old Discovery Harbor woman walking near her parked car on South Point Road had been threatened with a hatchet by another woman who got out of a white Toyota sedan.

The two women scuffled and the victim was able to take the hatchet away and throw it into the brush on the side of the road. During the scuffle, the victim suffered a bite on the right forearm. A man then exited the Toyota, reached into the victim’s car and removed a bag containing a laptop, a cellular telephone, and a wallet.

The male suspect fled in the Toyota after a passerby stopped to intervene. The female suspect entered the victim’s car and unsuccessfully attempted to start it. She then ran into the bushes.

Police investigation led to the identity of the female suspect Monday afternoon. Police arrested 25-year-old Trinety Crapser of Ocean View and took her to the Kona police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

On Tuesday, detectives charged Crapser with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle. Her bail was set at $62,000. She remained at the cellblock pending her initial court appearance Wednesday morning.

Police also want to question 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Ocean View about this case. He is described as 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, extension 262, or ssmith@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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