Ka’u police seek suspect who shot horse 05-15-02

PHONE: 939-2520
MAY 15. 2002


Ka’u police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who shot and wounded a horse in a pasture above Pahala.

Police said the horse was shot, perhaps by a .22 caliber, sometime between May 4 and 5, 2002.

It was discovered later that the horse had been wounded in the neck, and it had to be destroyed.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident or the identity of the shooter is asked to call Officer Augustine Akiu Jr. of the Ka’u Patrol at 939-2520 or 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. 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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