Police seek iron thieves


Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for stealing iron materials in North Kohala or for information about the location of the stolen goods.

Sometime between the beginning of February and the second week in March, the items were stolen from a farm in Kohala Estates. Taken were 50 18-foot-long pieces of galvanized angle iron weighing roughly 200 pounds each and six spools of quarter-inch galvanized cable. The value of the stolen materials is estimated at $6,200, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Julie Edmondson at 889-6540 or the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Those 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.