From the Hawaii County Police Department:
Big Island police are investigating the theft of coffee cherries from trees in the Kaʻū District.
One or more persons entered a property off an old cane haul road above Pāhala sometime between 5:30 p.m. December 9 and 7:30 a.m. December 11. They stripped off between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds of coffee cherries, causing damage to the trees. Estimated damages were between $3,300 and $6,600.
Police ask that anyone with information on this case call 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.