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HPD Investigates Theft of DLNR Vehicles in Hilo

November 25, 2021, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated November 25, 6:25 AM
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Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating vehicles which were removed from the DLNR Forest and Wildlife Division baseyard in Hilo in the late evening of Nov. 23, 2021.

Between the hours of 9 pm Tuesday and 6 am Wednesday, unknown suspects cut the front gate padlocks at the DLNR Forest and Wildlife Division in Hilo. The suspects then forcefully entered the office area and removed numerous sets of vehicle and ATV keys. 

The suspects then removed two State of Hawai´i vehicles: a 2007 gold Toyota pickup truck and a silver 2018 Ford F-350 pickup truck towing a black Great Northern tilt trailer, which was carrying a 2016 dark green Polaris Ranger UTV.

On Wednesday, at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Unit located the pickup at a private residence on Plumeria Street in Mountain View.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding the burglary or the whereabouts of the other stolen vehicles to contact the department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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