Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
April 5, 2010
Report No. C09033249
Media Release (correction in 2nd paragraph)
Big Island Police are renewing their request for information about the apparent poisoning of a dog in Hilo in November.
A Hilo man reported that his English Mastiff, which was in a fenced yard in upper Waiākea Uka, began throwing up and died on November 14 [corrected date]. The dog was valued at $2,500.
A veterinarian who performed a post-mortem examination on the dog found chunks of potato containing rat poison.
Police are investigating the case as a cruelty to animals investigation.
Police ask that anyone with any information about this case call 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.