Welder, trailer stolen from banana farm 02-05-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DISTRICT
OFFICER VINCE SIVANKEO
PHONE: 961-2311
FEBRUARY 5, 2003
H-37577

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the thief or thieves who stole a welder and trailer from a banana farm sometime Tuesday night (February 4, 2003) or Wednesday morning.

Sometime between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, a thief or thieves stole a Hobart Champ 16 welder and the utility trailer to which it was attached from a farm on Kaupukea Homestead Road.

The utility trailer was described as being eight feet long and five feet wide. Attached to the back of it were a green oxygen tank and a red acetylene tank. The welder and rig were valued at $5,000.

Anyone with information about the theft or the identity of the thieves is asked to call Officer Vince Sivankeo of the South Hilo Patrol at 961-2311 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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