Vandals torch Nanawale Community Association warehouse 05-17-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUNA PATROL
OFFICER CHRISTOPHER RAGASA
PHONE: 966-5835
MAY 17, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

A fire set by vandals destroyed the Nanawale Community Association’s warehouse early Friday (May 17, 2002).

Responding to a 6 a.m. call, Puna police and fire units found the warehouse building, located next to the community association’s longhouse, engulfed in flames. The damage was estimated at $2,000.

Police said there was evidence the fire had been deliberately set.

The Nanawale Community Association has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the fire.

Anyone with information about the fire or the identity of those responsible is asked to call Officer Christopher Ragasa of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835.

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