Hawaii County police said they are investigating several thefts of heavy-gauge copper cable from a business in Ka‘u last month.
Someone stole the cable from the old South Point wind farm on South Point Road. The multi-weave copper cables were about 40 feet long and 4 to 6 inches in diameter and coated with black plastic. The estimated value of the stolen cable is $50,000.
Police ask that anyone who saw suspicious activity at the wind farm or has information about the thefts to call officer Dane Shibuya at 939-2520 or the police non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.