The Hawai`i Police Department is seeking witnesses as part of their investigation into an incident involving livestock in the Waimea area.
On January 4, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of an eight-month-old black-colored steer that was killed and the meat removed on private property, in the area known as Dairy Fence off Mana Road, in Waimea. The incident occurred sometime between Sunday evening, January 3, and Monday morning, January 4.
The owners informed officers that the steer had recently been treated with medications and the meat that was removed is not suitable for human consumption.
Anyone who may have observed suspicious activity in the area or anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact South Kohala Patrol Officer Kuilee Dela Cruz, via email at Kuilee.DelaCruz@hawaiicounty.gov or call the Waimea Police Station at (808) 887-3080, or the 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.