Police seek information on Puna vandalism 01-02-03

PHONE: 966-5835
JANUARY 2, 2003


Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for severing an electrical transmission line running parallel to Shower Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna.

About 12:15 a.m. Wednesday (January 1, 2003), someone shot the 69,000-volt transmission line with a high-powered rifle, cutting the line in half and causing a blackout in lower Puna.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the vandal is asked to call Officer Christopher Ragasa of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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