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Hawaii island police seek backhoe thief


    A state-owned backhoe was stolen from the shoulder of Highway 11 northbound in early December.

Hawaii island police are seeking the public’s help in the theft of a state-owned backhoe from the shoulder of Highway 11 northbound near the 18-mile marker in Glenwood.

The removal of the New Holland brand backhoe, which is valued at about $35,000, occurred somewhere between the late afternoon of Dec. 4 into the early morning of Dec. 5.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the theft or the current location of the backhoe to contact Officer Bronsen Kaliloa at the Pahoa Police Station, 965-2716, or the non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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