Big Island Police Investigating Theft of John Deere Front End Loader

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of a tractor over the past weekend along the Hāmākua Coast.

HPDBadgeSometime between 4:30 p.m. Friday (March 22) and 8:20 a.m. Monday (March 25), a green John Deere front end loader was removed from property just mauka of the 20-mile marker on Route 19 in Ninole. The machine was equipped with a yellow Gearmore grass cutter. The items were valued at $39,000.

Anyone with information on the location of the equipment or with any other information about this case is asked to call Officer Agitau Faanunu at 962-2120.

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.


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