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North Shore ag thefts prompt calls for farm watch program

  • DENNIS ODA / doda@staradvertiser.com

    Produce stolen from Federico Dicion's 1.5-acre Waialua farm a couple of weeks ago included 11 bunches of bananas, 30 tapioca roots, 100 pumpkins and 5 pounds of green beans. Most of the items were recovered from a pickup point before they could be taken, and the man suspected of stealing them was arrested Friday.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Federico Dicion, left, looked at the machete and pick recovered from a homeless man who was arrested Friday on Dicion’s Waialua farm.
  • GORDON PANG / GORDONPANG@STARADVERTISER.COM
    2012 August 24 - CTY - An unidentified man trespasses and steals produce at the Waialua farm of Federico Dicion on Friday, August 24, 2012 in Waialua. (Gordon Pang/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser).
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Left photo by Gordon Pang / gordonpang@staradvertiser.com; right photo by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com A 52-year-old homeless man, left, was spotted in Federico Dicion's field on Friday with a large bag, a pick and a machete, oblivious to photos being taken of him. Police arrived 20 minutes after the man was seen and arrested him on multiple counts of attempted theft for his suspected actions Friday and two weeks ago.

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