Thieves take $284 in cans, bottles


Police are investigating the theft of $284 worth of cans and bottles from the Salvation Army in Kailua-Kona.

The Salvation Army’s Gary Todd said the organization noticed the theft Sunday morning. Twelve to 15 large bags of unsorted cans and bottles were taken from a locked dog kennel at the Kalani Street facility.

The money from returning the cans for deposits was to be used for youth programs and scholarships to send students to camp, Todd said. The Salvation Army was hoping to raise $5,000 by July for those scholarships.

Anyone wishing to make additional can and bottle donations may contact Todd at 333-1248.