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Two cause $2,000 worth of graffiti damage at Hilo High School


Dezmond Bonaparte

Dezmond Bonaparte

Police charged two 20-year-old Hilo men on Wednesday (June 29) for causing extensive damage to a Hilo school campus with graffiti.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section charged Dezmond Marquise Bonaparte and Robert S. Lindbergh at 5:10 p.m. with second-degree criminal property damage after they allegedly caused damage in excess of $2,000 by spraying and writing graffiti on various buildings and fixtures on the Hilo High School campus. Bail for Bonaparte and Lindbergh was set at $2,000 each. They were scheduled to make their initial court appearance Thursday (June 30).

At 12:42 a.m., Tuesday morning, (June 28), South Hilo Patrol officers responding to a report received from a security officer about graffiti at various locations on the school campus. Bonaparte and Lindbergh were quickly identified as possible suspects.

Robert Lindbergh

Robert Lindbergh

Police ask that anyone who may have information about this case or other similar acts call Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383.

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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