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Police arrest two, release one in theft of goats from Kahuku farm

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

LAST UPDATED: 11:16 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2013

More than 20 purebred goats, most of them  pregnant, were stolen last week. The thieves left these two goats  duct-taped.

Honolulu police have released a suspect and made two more arrests in the theft of more than 20 purebred goats from a Kahuku farm.

The Honolulu Police Department said in a statement that a 25-year-old who was taken into custody on Tuesday was released Wednesday pending investigation.

One of the men arrested Wednesday for livestock theft is from Mililani and the other is from Waianae, police said. 

The owner of the Kahuku Goats farm says more than 20 purebred goats were stolen between Thursday night and Friday morning. Keal Pontin believes the thief used duct tape to keep the animals from making noise. 

Pontin suspects the thieves watched the farm, got to know its routine and then waited for a full moon to steal the animals.

Twenty-one of the goats were pregnant and 10 of them were days away from giving birth.

Police haven't recovered any of the stolen goats.

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false wrote:
Where are the goats? How do you hide 20 noisy goats? Don't hurt them. Tell already. We want the goats back home! Sending spirits to sit on your chest so you can't breathe.
on September 26,2013 | 05:48AM
joseph007 wrote:
hey, they were already served on the menu at a Waipahu restaurant...
on September 26,2013 | 08:20AM
South76 wrote:
What a bunch of idiots.
on September 26,2013 | 05:55AM
Anonymous wrote:
Duct tape them, and throw them in a dirty canal!
on September 26,2013 | 06:54AM
krusha wrote:
I bet those crooks got spooked and probably killed those goats already and threw them in the brush somewhere. It's sad that these guys don't realize that crime does not pay and in they end they will pay for it tenfold just like selling your soul to the devil.
on September 26,2013 | 06:54AM
saveparadise wrote:
If there is a hell I surely hope they end up there. In the mean time let's hang em high!
on September 26,2013 | 09:40AM
Hawaiians wrote:
People sell goats for goat meat I don't think they would be throwing them in the bush more likely a large freezer.
on September 26,2013 | 11:55AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
If they won't tell where the goats are, presume they are dead and add that to their charges. What a bunch of low lifes.
on September 26,2013 | 07:45AM
DABLACK wrote:
HPD, no give up !! Corral all the thieves and hold them accountable. Keep talking to the people....you'll find out who recently had a party. Some one will surely "squeel".
on September 26,2013 | 07:47AM
Hawaiians wrote:
You have got to be kidding what is the world coming to when it's "goat theft " Lord Help us!
on September 26,2013 | 11:53AM
rnamiki wrote:
What kind of low rent trailer trash would steal goats?
on September 26,2013 | 12:23PM
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