High school vandalized before opening day 07-29-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DISTRICT
OFFICER DEREK K. MORIMOTO
PHONE: 961-2213
JULY 29, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

Waiakea High School was hit by vandals sometime between Wednesday night (July 28, 2004) and early Thursday morning just before the school opened for the fall semester.

Responding to a 5:48 a.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined that several buildings and three vehicles on campus were defaced with graffiti.

In addition, glue was inserted in the locks on the doors of several rooms.

There was no immediate estimate of the amount of damage.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the vandalism or the identity of the vandals to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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