Police seek information on Waimea theft 01-10-03

PHONE: 887-3080
JANUARY 10, 2003
H-34226/ THEFT


Police are looking for information about the theft of a traditional Hawaiian shark’s tooth war weapon stolen from a shop in Waimea.

Responding to a 4:12 p.m. call on Thursday (January 9, 2003), South Kohala police learned that the item, valued at $625, was stolen from the Cook’s Discoveries Shop in Waimea.

The stolen item, created by artist Ski Kwiatkowski, was described as a piece of koa wood, about 15 inches long, with sharks teeth pegged in place in traditional Hawaiian fashion.

Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of collector’s piece is asked to call South Kohala Community Policing Officer John Keone Rodrigues or South Kohala Patrol Officer Daniel Nietling at 887-3080 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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