Police seek owners of stolen laptops


Big Island police are asking for the public’s help identifying the owners of several laptop computers that have not been linked to any specific crime or owner.

The laptops were recovered in Kealakekua during the execution of a search warrant in connection with a drug case, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Anyone who had a laptop computer stolen recently must first report the crime by calling the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Once the crime has been reported, the owner of the stolen laptop may contact Det. Sean Smith at 326-4646, ext. 262, or ssmith@co.hawaii.hi.us. To recover a stolen laptop, the owner must provide the police report number along with identifiable information such as serial number, model number, any identifiable markings, screen name or password.

Police urge the public to keep documentation and photographs of their computers, electronic devices, jewelry and other valuables to make it returning the items to owners easier if they are reported stolen.