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School burglaries 03-30-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
North Hilo District
Captain Richard Miyamoto
Phone:  962-2120
Report No. C12007774


Media Release

Big Island police are investigating two burglaries at Laupāhoehoe Elementary and High School.

The first occurred sometime between Thursday, March 8, and Monday, March 19, during Spring Break. The second occurred sometime between Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22. In both cases locked classrooms were entered and computer equipment was taken. The items taken have a value of more than $7,380.

Among the items removed were Lenovo Thinkpad L412 laptop computers, IBM and Lenova desktop computers and monitors, and HP printers.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Officer Robert Panem or Amacias Valdez at 962-2120 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.