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Car break-ins 05-05-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Community Policing
Officer Sandor Finkey
Phone: 966-5835
May 5, 2010

Media Release

Big Island Police would like to inform the public about an increase in vehicle break-ins at a popular parking area for hikers visiting the Kaloli coastline in Puna.

The break-ins are occurring at the dead end of Beach Road off Kaloli Drive in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Police have recorded eight break-ins during the first four months of 2010 compared with one during the first four months of 2009.

Police would like to remind hikers that they should not leave valuables in their vehicle even if it is locked.

Police ask that anyone with information about the break-ins call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.