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Police seek info on stolen golf carts

Police are investigating the theft of two golf carts from a golf course in Kona last month.

The white E-Z-Go RXV golf carts were taken from Makalei Golf Course at 72-390 Hawaii Belt Road in Kailua-Kona sometime between June 22 and June 23.

The golf carts are valued at about $6,400 each.

They may each display a 3-by-3-inch sticker — one numbered 27 and the other 35.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or the location of the golf carts to call Officer Jeremy Riddle at 326-4646, ext. 253.

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.

Police arrest 19 for suspected DUI

During the week of July 15, 2013, through Sunday, police arrested 19 motorists for suspected drunken driving.

Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 678 DUI arrests compared with 762 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11 percent.

There have been 760 major accidents so far this year compared with 813 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.5 percent.

So far this year, there were 19 traffic fatalities on Hawaii Island compared with 20 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5 percent.

Bank warns of phishing scam

Central Pacific Bank officials warned customers Monday about reported phishing attempts to obtain debit card information from bank customers through text and automated voice messages. The phishing scam is not specific to Central Pacific Bank, but the bank is advising all customers not to open any suspicious messages.

If any Central Pacific Bank customers receive a suspicious message, they are asked to delete the message immediately and not respond to it.

If any customers have already responded to a phishing attempt, or have any questions or concerns, they should contact the customer service center at 544-0500.

Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae

Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor Wednesday through Saturday and again Monday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The convoys will use Saddle Road, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa Road, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, and Akoni Pule Highway.

Motorists are advised to be alert and drive with care.

By local sources

Seniors meeting Wednesday

The Kailua-Kona Seniors will hear a gerontologist speak at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai.

A brief in Monday’s edition gave an incorrect date.