Media release by Hawaii County Police Department
Big Island police have charged a 23-year-old Kona man in connection with reports of terroristic threatening Monday morning (February 11) in Honokaʻa.
At 7:00 p.m. Tuesday (February 12), after conferring with prosecutors, Lyle Kawika Pascubillo was charged with two counts of first degree terroristic threatening. His bail was set at $4,000. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (February 13).
On Monday morning (February 11), Hāmākua patrol officers received a complaint from the victim, a 25-year-old Honokaʻa female, who reported receiving numerous threatening telephone calls and text messages from an unknown source. Text messages received by the victim made reference to the threat of violent actions taking place at Honokaʻa School and Waimea Elementary School.
Police contacted officials at the two schools and notified them of the reports received. As a precaution, officials at both of the schools placed the campuses in lock down.
Investigation revealed that the suspect was calling from a residence in Kailua-Kona where Kona patrol officers contacted and arrested him. School officials were notified of the arrest of the suspect.