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Police investigating copper theft in Wood Valley area of Ka‘u


Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a theft that was discovered on January 7 in the district of Kaʻū.

Sometime between 10 p.m. January 5 and 8 a.m. January 6, unknown persons removed approximately 4,000 feet of No. 4 copper wire from the Wood Valley area. The copper was valued at $39,360.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or the identity of the thieves to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer James Lorenzo at 939-2520.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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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