Stolen Fencing at Puna Park Found in Nearby Bushes

November 8, 2019, 8:55 AM HST (Updated November 8, 2019, 8:58 AM)
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Fencing material found taken from a Puna park was discovered rolled up and tossed aside in nearby bushes, officials report this morning.

Caretakers of Hawaiian Beaches Park first discovered the 100 feet of fencing and top rail stolen from the baseball field on Nov. 4. The theft comes in the wake of numerous acts of vandalism that have plagued the park in recent weeks.

Graffiti was also recently discovered on the scoring booth at the ballfields a day after the booth had been repainted, according to a Facebook post from Mayor Harry Kim on Friday.

The post indicates that fencing materials will be installed as time permits.

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If illegal activity at any of the county parks is observed, officials ask it be reported to the police non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.

If property damage or vandalism is found at any of the parks and beaches, inform Parks and Recreation as soon as possible at 808-961-8311.

Update: Fencing material was found hidden in the bushes near the Hawaiian Beaches Park in Puna. Park Caretakers…

Posted by Mayor Harry Kim on Friday, November 8, 2019

Tiffany DeMasters
Tiffany DeMasters is a reporter for Big Island Now. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat. Tiffany is an award-winning journalist, receiving recognition from the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Tiffany grew up on the Big Island and is passionate about telling the community’s stories.
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