Big Island Police Looking for Tree Vandals

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons who damaged trees at Waimea Ānuenue Park earlier this month.

Sometime between the evening of Friday, March 2, and the morning of Saturday, March 3, two koa trees were stripped of most of their bark, and five calliandra trees were partially stripped.

Police ask that anyone with any information about this case call Officer Kristi Crivello at 887-3080, 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.