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11-02-15 Holiday theft prevention tips

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Area I Operations
Major Randy Apele
Phone: 961-2341


Media Release

As the holiday season approaches, Hawaiʻi Island police advise the public to take precautions against car theft, identity theft and theft of items from within vehicles.

This time of year, more cars are parked at shopping areas or at home while their owners are out shopping or attending parties, offering criminals more opportunity to break the law. To help prevent vehicle thefts and thefts of items in vehicles, police offer these tips:

To reduce the threat of theft or identity theft, follow these tips.

Police ask the public to report any suspicious activities 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.