$50 grand worth of copper stolen from South Point wind farm

SOUTH POINT, Hawaii: The Hawaii County Police Department is investigating the theft of heavy-gauge copper cable from the South Point wind farm in Ka’u, and the value of the stolen material is estimated to be around $50,000.

Details are in this media release, issued by police on Tuesday, August 16:

The multi-weave copper cables stolen from the old South Point wind farm on South Point Road were about 40-feet long and 4- to 6-inches in diameter and covered with black plastic coating. Estimated value of the stolen property is $50,000.

Police ask that anyone who observes suspicious activity at the wind farm or who has any information about the thefts call Officer Dane Shibuya at 939-2520 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. 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.

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