Big Island police have charged a 23-year-old Kona man in connection with reports of terroristic threatening Monday morning in Honokaa.
Lyle Kawika Pascubillo was charged with two counts of first degree terroristic threatening Tuesday night. 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), Hamakua patrol officers received a complaint from a 25-year-old Honokaa woman, 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 Honokaa 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.