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Koa doors at shuttered Coco Palms reported stolen

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:20 p.m. HST, Feb 27, 2013

Four solid koa doors were reported stolen from the historic Coco Palms Resort on Kauai. 

Site manager Bob Jasper, who holds tours at Coco Palms, said the theft occurred sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. 

Each door — about 8-feet long, 3-feet wide — are hand-carved with different palm tree designs. “Each is one-of-the kind,” said Jasper. 

The doors were located at the resort’s Queen’s Hall where banquets were held.

When Jasper arrived at the site late Sunday afternoon, he found a big gap at the back wooden wall of the hall. He believes the thieves removed the doors, each weighing about 200 to 300 pounds, from the property through the gap. “I freaked out,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Jasper called the police and filed a report. 

Coco Palms shut down after it was damaged by Hurricane Iniki in September 1992.

Anyone with information on the theft of the koa doors is asked to call police at 241-1711. 

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allie wrote:
typical for kauai
on February 27,2013 | 01:37PM
aomohoa wrote:
What the h@ll does that mean? Kauai is one of the wonderful beautiful pics in the whole world. And unlike you I have been there and all over the world. I hope you are not typical of your dirt poor tribe in ND !!!
on February 27,2013 | 06:20PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
aomohoa, pay no attention to allie. There is definitely mental issues involved with her. she tries to paint locals and all of Hawaii as dangerous and in a negative light. So sad for a young woman to have such feelings. No worries, bachi and kharma going fix her.
on February 28,2013 | 05:12AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
RetiredWorking: no call that troll a young woman...it's actually 'species unknown'.
on February 28,2013 | 09:13AM
cojef wrote:
The relic will be recognized so the thief will have difficult time peddling the carved doors. Unless the thief means to keep the doors under wraps until things cools off and safe to fence it.
on February 27,2013 | 03:52PM
aomohoa wrote:
I meant to say places not pics in my comment. I was just so mad I forgot to proof read. LOL!
on February 27,2013 | 06:25PM
Numilalocal wrote:
One of these centuries something will be done at the site. A Bic lighter and a D9 bulldozer might be the best solution...
on February 27,2013 | 04:20PM
serious wrote:
Correct, it is an eye sore--sell it--it's beyond repair.
on February 28,2013 | 05:11AM
entrkn wrote:
That place has been sitting there like that since the hurricane. It should have been one of the first properties on Kauai to be repaired and re-opened.
on February 27,2013 | 05:26PM
aomohoa wrote:
I can't imagine how you hide amazing Koa doors like this without being caught. If they were never going to restore this property they should at least salvage the best parts of it, like these doors.
on February 27,2013 | 06:22PM
hiahans wrote:
I read that these doors were valued at $50,000. Why would you leave a high value item like that on a vacant building for 20-years?
on February 28,2013 | 05:11AM
LRC wrote:
on February 28,2013 | 08:27AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
That's what I thought. Would have been better to remove the originals and put up copies. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20.
on February 28,2013 | 09:15AM
Kuokoa wrote:
It will probably show up in some millionairs house somewhere or be cut up for koa flooring.
on February 28,2013 | 08:28AM
Sunny wrote:
It maybe on it's way to Lanai!
on February 28,2013 | 11:23AM
LRC wrote:
Who is paying this site manager to give tours? And who would want to tour it? They should sell the land and start from scratch. What's the hold up?
on February 28,2013 | 08:28AM
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