Police Investigating Theft of Artwork, Jewelry

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a theft that occurred on October 14.

According to Authorities, an oil slick painting by Jean-Michael Basquiat and miscellaneous jewelry was removed from a residence on 40th Avenue in Kurtistown.

Police ask anyone with information about the theft to contact Detective Jeremy Kubojiri of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2378, or via email at Jeremy.Kubojiri@hawaiicounty.gov or the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

HPD provided photo of the stolen Jean-Michael Baquiat painting.