Hawai’i Police Department
Ka’u Community Policing
Officer Dane Shibuya
July 24, 2009
Report No. C09020855
Media Release (corrected phone number)
The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating several criminal property damage cases reported on July 17 around 4 p.m.
Ka’u police officers responded to a report of someone throwing rocks at motorists traveling south on Highway 11 between the 50- and 51-mile markers in the area of Pahala. According to the victims, their vehicles were struck by rocks, causing severe damage to the front windshield and right side.
Four vehicles were damaged at this location. No injuries were sustained by any of the occupants.
While officers were patrolling the area to locate possible suspects, an all-terrain vehicle was heard leaving the scene and travelling north into an adjacent macadamia orchard. No suspects have been identified.
Police ask anyone with information about these incidents to call Officer Dane Shibuya at 939-2520 [corrected phone number] 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.