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Trees cut and stolen from Waiakea High School


Big Island police have initiated a felony theft case in connection with trees that were cut and removed from Waiākea High School in Hilo.

The three kou trees, ranging from 20- to 30-feet high, were cut down sometime between 5 p.m. Monday (May 9) and 6 a.m. Tuesday (May 10). Their combined estimated value was $4,500.

Police ask that anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or who knows anything about this case call Officer Cory Hasegawa at 961-2213 or 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.

2 Responses to “Trees cut and stolen from Waiakea High School”

  1. Denver says:

    Can anyone please tell me what species is called a “ku’u tree”.
    I have checked every reference I have from Pukui’s Hawaiian Dictionary to Wagner et al.’s Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii….
    I can not find any listing by that name.


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