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Laser danger 10-09-09

Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Sergeant George Makua
Phone: 961-2213
October 9, 2009
Report No. M09046421

Media Release

The Hawai’i Police Department is warning the public that it is dangerous and illegal to aim laser pointers at any aircraft.

Police received reports from the Hilo airport tower Wednesday and Thursday nights (October 7 and October 8) reporting that green lasers were being aimed at the cockpits of commercial airlines. Officers initiated two reckless endangering cases and are investigating.

Police ask that anyone with information about these cases call 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.