Hydraulic Hammer Stolen in Waikoloa 01-30-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH KOHALA PATROL
OFFICER PAUL BUGADO
PHONE: 887-3080
JANUARY 30, 2001
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MEDIA RELEASE

South Kohala police are investigating the theft of a hydraulic hammer from a backhoe in the area of Waikoloa.

An investigation indicates that the NPK hydraulic hammer was stolen between 1 p.m. Monday (January 29, 2001) and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday along Route 190 near the 13-mile marker.

The police said the item weighs more than 1,000 pounds, so they believe it took at least two persons to disconnect it and haul it away. Evidence indicates that the thieves used a heavy truck or a four-wheel drive to carry the stolen hydraulic hammer, which was valued at more than $10,000.

Anyone with information about the theft or identity of the thieves is asked to call Officer Paul Bugado of the South Kohala Patrol at 887-3080 or the department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. 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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