East Hawaii News

HPD: Verna’s Burglary and Fire Under Investigation

May 21, 2015, 1:15 PM HST
* Updated May 21, 1:16 PM
A
A
A

A fire at Verna’s Drive-In in Mountain View is believed to be part of a burglary and arson, according to the Hawai’i Police Department, who says an early Thursday morning incident resulted in $20,000 of property damage.

According to HPD, Puna patrol officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. call about a structure fire at the drive-in, located just off of Highway 11 in the Mountain View area. Upon arrival, officers found the front door open and a small fire burning inside the structure.

Hawai’i County Fire Department personnel were called to the scene and the fire was extinguished. The fire was deemed suspicious in nature by a fire inspector, and the business owners confirmed that items were missing.

Area I Criminal Investigation detectives continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Those who prefer to remain anonymous should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.