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12-11-15 Police seek ID of suspect in papaya farm theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Puna Patrol
Sergeant Daylan Asuncion
Phone: 965-2716
Report No. C15034247


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at a business in Keaʻau.

At approximately 2 a.m. on November 22, an unknown suspect entered a papaya farm warehouse on Milo Street and stole miscellaneous farm equipment items. The unknown suspect also stole gasoline from several unattended vehicles belonging to the business.

The suspect, whose image was captured on surveillance video, was wearing long pants with a hooded jacket and a baseball cap and fled the scene on an all-terrain vehicle.

Police ask anyone with any information about this case or the identity of the person in the photo to call Officer Robert Keffer at 965-2716 or 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.