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Police investigate vandalism of truck in Hilo


Big Island police are investigating an incident of vandalism in Hilo.

A 59-year-old Hilo man reported that an unknown person put a substance into the gas tank of his pickup truck, causing $24,000 in damages. The tampering occurred sometime between January 16 and January 20 while the truck was parked in front of a business on Wiwo’ole Street. The victim is offering a $5,000 reward.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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