(BIVN) – Hawaii County Police are investigating a criminal property damage case in Hilo and are asking the public for assistance in identifying suspect(s).
A stone statue of a mermaid and sea turtle fronting the Pacific Tsunami Museum located at the corner of Kamehameha Ave and Kalākaua St was damaged between June 24 and 26, police say. The heads of the mermaid / sea turtle were broken off.
Police asked the public for help in a media release issued Monday afternoon:
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. 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.