Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Captain Richard Sherlock
Hawaiʻi Island police responded to several traffic accidents in Hilo around 2 a.m. Thursday (July 17) involving damage to vehicles from striking football-size rocks on the roadway.
Three of the accidents were on Hawaiʻi Belt Highway (Route 19) near ʻAlae Cemetery and one was on Haihai Street.
Police are asking motorists to use caution when driving during the early morning hours especially with limited visibility due to rain.
The public is asked to report any suspicious activity by calling the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.