Police Seek Public’s Help in Puna Burglary 08/24/00

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT DEREK PACHECO
PHONE: 961-2252
AUGUST 24, 2000
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MEDIA RELEASE

Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary and theft that occurred in the Orchidland area of Puna.

Investigators determined that sometime between July 28 and August 3, 2000, a burglar or burglars broke into a home and stole numerous household and electronic items, a rare coin collection, tools and cash.

Also stolen were two vehicles, a black-colored 1996 Ford Ranger king-cab pickup truck with pipe racks, license plate number MCD-805, and a 1991 white and beige Ford Explorer multi-purpose vehicle with the license plate number HWG-647.

Anyone with information about the burglary and theft or who knows the identity of the thieves is asked to call the police 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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