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Big Island Police Looking for Suspects Involved in Coffee Parchment Theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a theft in Nāʻālehu.

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On February 11, at about 4:06 p.m., police received a call from a 53-year-old homeowner reporting that unknown suspects had removed 10 80-pound brown burlap bags of coffee parchment, a 10-foot by 10-foot instant gazebo and an electric garage door opener from his property. The bags are marked with “14-2” in black ink. The value of the stolen items is $10,000.

Kaʻū patrol officers are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree theft.

Police ask anyone with information on this incident or anyone who may know the identities of the suspects to call Officer Augustine Akiu at 939-2520.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 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.

Big Island Police Investigating Ag Theft of 1200 Pounds of Longan Fruit

Big Island police are investigating the theft of longan fruit from several Kurtistown farms.


Multiple thefts were reported between February 21 and March 8 . During that time, 20 longan plants and more than 1200 pounds of fruit were stolen. These types of agricultural thefts constitute a felony offense.

Police ask that anyone with information about these thefts call Officers Scott Amaral or Sandor Finkey at 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

More Papaya Farms Wiped Out by Criminals… 10 Acres Chopped Down With Machetes

Media Release:

Big Island police are investigating the destruction of 10 acres of papaya trees in Puna.

On Tuesday morning (July 19) Puna patrol officers responded to a report that trees in three adjoining papaya fields in the Kapoho area had been cut down. Each property belonged to a separate owner. Additional adjoining papaya fields were left undamaged.

The scene, near the area where 8,500 trees were destroyed a year ago, is located on Alohalani, about one mile north from where it intersects Route 132 near the 6-mile marker. The trees appear to have been chopped down with a machete sometime between Monday morning and Tuesday morning.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation are continuing the investigation. The value of the damaged property is still under investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Acting Lieutenant Reed Mahuna at 961-2252. 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.

Swine Theft?

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I should have mentioned this a while back but I have been side tracked, however it’s now something I’d like to bring up.

Some of you may remember me blogging about the pig traps that my father-in-law built to trap pigs in that were stomping around the farm.  The intention was to trap the pigs to keep them from damaging the area and raise them to give the pigs away or eat later on.

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Later I posted that we were successful in capturing pigs and were holding them in a pen.

Well I forgot to mention that a while back… my FIL went to the farm and it appeared that someone had stole the pigs that were in the holding kennel.

They apparently had cut through a fence to attempt to take the pigs… as it was very apparent that they cut through the fence to take the pigs.

So he called the police and reported the swine thefts, however, the weird thing happened and after the police report was made… the pigs all came back to where he was herding them!

So what this tells me… is that it was obviously hunter’s that were trying to free the pigs so that they could capture and kill them later.

Come on Hunters… I know it’s all fair in the wildlife… but these pigs came onto our property and we were/are raising them and feeding them for our consumption later.

Coming onto our property to free these pigs was not right… nor was it right damaging our pig pen.

So to whomever was going up on are farm and trying to take our pigs… just wanted to let you know they have all been moved off the farm except for “Gimpy” the one pig that were keeping around cause she/he just wasn’t healthy enough to give away.

She/he get’s to roam our farm…  and doesn’t seem to miss being penned up…

We now have a new pig pen… and we just let gimpy roam free.

Gimp comes and goes when he hears us coming to the farm… but I think Gimp is smart enough to hide late at night when the hunters come around.

New Pig Pen