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Pacific Tsunami Museum Statue Damaged

July 10, 2017, 1:50 PM HST
* Updated July 10, 1:54 PM
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A statue fronting the Pacific Tsunami Museum located at the corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Kalākaua Street in Hilo was damaged between June 24 and 26. Hawai‘i County photo.

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying suspect or suspects in a criminal property damage case.

A statue fronting the Pacific Tsunami Museum located at the corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Kalākaua Street in Hilo was damaged between June 24 and 26.

The heads of a mermaid and a turtle were broken off the stone statue.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Officer Gregg Silva of the South Hilo Community Police Unit at (808) 961-8121.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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