HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police have recovered the section of the spear that was stolen from the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo last Saturday.
Police say the section of the spear was forcibly removed over the weekend, and on Tuesday, officers found it in the channel behind the statue. It was covered by vegetation along the banks.
The spear will be processed for any forensic evidence and returned to the statue's organizers.
Police will also be checking surveillance video of nearby businesses and buildings for any possible evidence.
On September 6, the spear was stolen from the King Kamehameha statue at Wailoa state park. There are currently no leads to who is responsible for taking the spear.
Anyone with information is being asked to call the Hilo Police non-emergency line at 935-3311, or Big Island CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.