Sculpture of octopus stolen from gallery 06-30-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
OFFICER LORENZO P. ARTIENDA
PHONE: 961-2311
JUNE 30, 2003

Stolen Sculpture

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the bronze sculpture of an octopus stolen from the Dreams of Paradise Gallery in downtown Hilo.

On May 17, 2003, the bronze sculpture was discovered missing from the gallery.

The sculpture is engraved with the signature of the artist, David Rudacille, and is numbered “7/99.” Both the signature and number are located beneath the sculpture on a tentacle.

Police are asking that anyone who has information about the theft or the whereabouts of the missing sculpture to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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