POSTED: 04:34 p.m. HST, Jun 12, 2012
About 35 papaya trees were knocked over Monday in a farm located near 8 ½ mile camp in Keaau. Damages were estimated at $1,750.
Hawaii County police said workers in the area observed two males knocking over the trees and striking at the fruit and branches with sticks. The males left the area on bicycles and were last seen getting into a blue Toyota four-door pickup truck.
One suspect is described as possibly in his teens with dark skin, short hair, and wearing a white tank top and dark shorts. The other is described as having dark skin, short hair, wearing dark shorts and a black T-shirt with yellow writing on it, and carrying a backpack. The pickup truck that picked them up was last seen in the area of Kaloli Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park.
Police ask that anyone who see suspicious or unusual activity in any papaya farm call 911.