Puna beach toilets set afire, police investigate

Police have initiated an arson investigation in connection with a fire at a Puna beach park early Monday morning.

Police have initiated an arson investigation in connection with a fire at a Puna beach park early Monday morning.

Sometime between 1:15 a.m. and 1:27 a.m., someone set fire to three portable toilets at Ahalanui Beach Park in Kapoho, making them unusable and causing approximately $3,100 in damages. Fire Department personnel extinguished the flames, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo 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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