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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Criminal Property Damage at Mauna Kea

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A Hawaiʻi Island resident was arrested following an investigation into a criminal property damage complaint at one of the astronomy facilities located on the summit of Mauna Kea this morning.

The incident was reported at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, when officers responded to a report of a traffic accident involving a “disorderly man” at the summit.

Police say further reports indicated that the man then attempted to forcibly enter one of the facilities.

Police arrested James Coleman, 30, of Kailua-Kona on suspicion of criminal property damage.

He was being held at the South Hilo police cell block pending further investigation at last report.

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