Longan fruit thefts 03-09-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Puna District
Captain Samuel Jelsma
Phone:  965-2716
Report No. C12005174

Media Release

Big Island police are investigating the theft of longan fruit from several Kurtistown farms.

Multiple thefts were reported between February 21 and March 8 . During that time, 20 longan plants and more than 1200 pounds of fruit were stolen.  These types of agricultural thefts constitute a felony offense.

Police ask that anyone with information about these thefts call Officers Scott Amaral or Sandor Finkey at 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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


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