Thieves Grab Panaewa Zoo Weed-Whackers

From the Hawaii Police Department:

Hawai’i Island police are investigating the theft of weed whackers over the weekend from Hawai?i County’s Pana`ewa Zoo.

Sometime between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Sunday (May 31), 10 red Shindaiwa model T282X weed trimmers, valued at $600 each, were removed from the zoo’s premises. One of them was later recovered from nearby bushes.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number 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.

4 replies
  1. steve danner
    steve danner says:

    I hate stealing, and I think there would be alot less of it if thieves were actually put in jail for doing it. Otherwise, if a keyboard lacks the proper punctuation for a Hawai&ian word why not just leave it out?

  2. Alan McNarie
    Alan McNarie says:

    Oddly enough, when I copy a press release, the okina and kahako often appear okay until I hit “publish.” Then they magically turn into to garbage and I have to go back and fix them. –AM

  3. Sara Steiner
    Sara Steiner says:

    I reminded you all a couple weeks ago about theft here in Hawaii Nei, the police are too busy, lowest law enforcement for crimes with victims in their goals.

    Perusing the budget again last night, there were only 117 fingerprints taken all last year (or maybe that was the year before). There are only a few officers who are responsible for all the crime solving, there are hundreds available to make sure you are wearing your seatbelt.

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