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Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo District
Sergeant Allan Watanabe
Phone: 961-2213
May 10 2011
Report No. C11012237

Media Release

Big Island police have initiated a felony theft case in connection with trees that were cut and removed from Waiākea High School in Hilo.

The three ku’u trees, ranging from 20- to 30-feet high, were cut down sometime between 5 p.m. Monday (May 9) and 6 a.m. Tuesday (May 10). Their combined estimated value was $4,500.

Police ask that anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or who knows anything about this case call Officer Cory Hasegawa at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.