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Hilo man arrested for allegedly throwing rock through van windshield

A 59-year-old Pahoa man reported that a man threw a large rock at his van’s windshield while driving near Pahoa Tuesday afternoon.

Big Island police said the man was driving on Highway 130 at about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday when a man on the side of the road flung a rock that broke through the windshield. No one, however, was injured.

Police arrested a 49-year-old Hilo man on suspicion of first-degree criminal property damage, and he is being held at the Hilo police cell block.

Police said the man was driving a 1995 maroon and bronze Chevy Astro toward Keaau near the intersection of Highway 132.

Police are looking for witnesses in this rock-throwing incident, or any other incidents of rocks being thrown at vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 935-3311 or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381, or e-mail him at

Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181.

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