Tips wanted after stone statue damaged in Hilo

Photo: Hawaii Police Department

Hawaii island police are asking the public for assistance in identifying suspect(s) in a criminal property damage case.

A statue fronting the Pacific Tsunami Museum located at the corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Kalakaua Street was damaged between June 24 and 26.

The heads of a mermaid and a turtle were broken off the stone statue.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to call the Police Department’s non emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Officer Gregg Silva of the South Hilo Community Police Unit at (808) 961-8121.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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