comscore State says man who placed rocks on Mauna Kea road created safety hazard | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

State says man who placed rocks on Mauna Kea road created safety hazard

  • COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    A security camera at the Hale Pohaku Visitor Center showed a shirtless man in board shorts carrying a plastic gallon container and a black backpack walking uphill along the road.

  • COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    Rocks along the 5.5-mile marker of Mauna Kea Access Road.

HILO >> The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is asking the public for help in identifying a man who may have placed rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road on May 16.

The rocks were placed at the 5.5-mile marker in the downhill lane of the summit road in the middle of a sharp right corner and created a potential safety hazard, DLNR officials said in a press release.

A security camera at the Hale Pohaku Visitor Center showed a shirtless man in board shorts carrying a plastic gallon container and a black backpack walking uphill along the road.

A telescope worker later confirmed seeing that same man at the time the rocks were being placed.

The man is described as being 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a light-colored white to light gray board shorts and slippers.

The DLNR is asking anyone who has any information to contact the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement.

Comments (4)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up