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Big Island Police Looking for Folks Responsible for Theft of Coffee Parchment Worth $21,700

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating one or more persons responsible for four thefts of coffee parchment from two companies in Kaʻū.

Coffee Parchment Drying

Coffee Parchment Drying

The first three thefts were from a property on Wood Valley Road. In those incidents, unknown persons removed 1,300 pounds of coffee parchment over the past two weeks.

The most recent theft was on Saturday (February 2) from a property on Kaalaiki Cane Haul Road. In that theft, about 1,000 pounds of coffee parchment were taken.

The combined value of the stolen goods is $21,700.

Police remind the public that it is illegal to be in possession of stolen property. They ask that anyone with information on these thefts call Officer Dane Shibuya at 939-2520.

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.