Police Seek Public’s Assistance Regarding Theft of Statue From Hilo Temple

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with an investigation involving the theft of a statue from a religious institution on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.

Authorities say the statue was taken sometime between Monday night, January 11 and Wednesday morning, January 13.

The statue is described as being approximately 4 feet tall, made of cast concrete, and very heavy.

Police ask anyone with any information regarding the theft or the whereabouts of the stolen statue to contact Lieutenant William Derr of the Hilo Community Policing Section via email at william.derr@hawaiicounty.gov, or call (808) 961-2350. Members of the public may also call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 with information.

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.

Photo: The statue pictured is an example of the statue stolen and not a picture of the actual missing statue. HPD provided image.

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