Community: 10-18-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in School Burglary Investigation

Community: 10-18-21 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in School Burglary Investigation

As part of their investigation into a school burglary that occurred in upper Puna, Hawai‘i Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance for information regarding the incident.

At 7:05 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021, Puna Patrol officers responded to a report of a burglary at a school in the Volcano area. Staff reported that a break-in occurred sometime between 7:00 p.m., Sunday October 17, 2021, and 5:00 a.m. Monday morning during which numerous electronic items were taken.

During the course of investigation, officers determined that suspect(s) pried open a classroom door, taking 11 laptops and two video projectors. Valued at more than $4,300. The suspect(s) also attempted to pry open a storage trailer but were unsuccessful.

Investigators say it appears that the suspect(s) knew the layout of the premises.

Police ask that anyone with information about this crime contact Officer Dwight Walker III at (808) 965-2716, or call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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