State-Owned Mulcher Attachment Stolen
Authorities seek the public’s help locating a red Fecon brand mulcher attachment stolen from an excavator owned by the State Department of Transportation Highways Division in Hāmākua.
According to Hawai‘i police, the theft occurred on the shoulder of Highway 19 near the 45-mile marker sometime between 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, and Monday, Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. The mulcher’s estimated value is $45,000.
Police ask anyone with information regarding suspicious activity in the area or the location of the mulcher to call the department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Officer Paul Isotani at [email protected].
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.