Hilo community police seek clues to shopping center vandalism 06-12-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAM
OFFICER MASA PAGAY
PHONE: 961-8892
JUNE 12, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

Hilo police are seeking information about property damage to vehicles parked at the south entrance parking lot of Prince Kuhio Plaza off East Puainako Street.

Between January and June this year, vandals have damaged 16 vehicles by scratching the doors or hoods and by painting the vehicles with aerosol spray paint.

In addition, vandals damaged Macy’s plate glass window on two occasions, and a male was shot with a BB or pellet gun while standing outside the department store.

Anyone with information about the property damage is asked to call Hilo Community Policing Officer Masa Pagay at 961-8892 or the Hilo Community Policing office number at 961-2350.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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