Coffee stolen in Ka‘u


Big Island police are investigating multiple thefts of hundreds of pounds of coffee parchment over the past two weeks from two Ka‘u companies.

The first three thefts were from a property on Wood Valley Road, where someone removed about 1,300 pounds of coffee, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

The most recent theft occurred Saturday when about 1,000 pounds were taken from a Kaalaiki Cane Haul Road property, according to police.

The combined value of the stolen coffee is $21,700, according to police.

Anyone with information on these thefts should call Officer Dane Shibuya at 939-2520. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.