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Puna burglary and fire 05-30-12
Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Captain Mitchell Kanehailua
Report No. C12014647
Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a burglary and fire Wednesday morning (May 30).
At approximately 5:19 a.m., police and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a structure fire in the Shipman Industrial Park. Upon arrival, they found a warehouse located on Kipimana Street fully engulfed in flames.
Investigation reveals that the front gate chain was severed to gain entrance to the premises. One or more suspects entered the building from the rear by cutting a hole in the wall and then removed a flatbed pickup truck and some heavy equipment.
Police have initiated burglary and arson investigations.
Police are looking for a dark Ford 4-door pickup truck seen in the area prior to the fire.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
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