Police called after 100 papaya trees destroyed in Puna

Published: Sep. 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM HST
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Image Courtesy: Farmers4Choice
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PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police have initiated a criminal property damage case in connection with the destruction of papaya trees at a farm in Puna.

Sometime between 5:30 p.m. Thursday (September 26) and 6:30 a.m. Friday (September 27), 100 papaya trees were cut down in Kapoho off Highway 132 near the 4-mile marker. The trees were 3- to 4-feet tall and valued at $3,000.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call Officer Cala Arnold at 965-2716 or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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