Police Seek Help in Finding Vandals 12/02/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO COMMUNITY POLICING TEAM
OFFICER ELSON P. CABATU
PHONE: 961-2350
DECEMBER 2, 1999

MEDIA RELEASE

Hilo police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the persons responsible for a recent rash of property damage caused by graffiti in South Hilo.

Between November 15 and 30, 1999, vandals “tagged” businesses throughout Hilo, schools in the Waiakea and Waianuenue areas and the University of Hawaii’s Hilo campus.

The vandals wrote “CASE,” “ACT,” “F.T.P.” and “SPEED” on public property, causing more than $3,000 in damages.

Anyone with information about the graffiti or those responsible for it is asked to call Community Policing Officer Elson Cabatu 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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