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Criminal Investigation Launched into Graffiti at Mauna Kea

May 8, 2017, 9:08 AM HST
* Updated May 8, 9:09 AM
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Graffiti damage at Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve. PC: DLNR Hawaiʻi.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is requesting the public’s assistance in providing information related to a criminal investigation of Prohibited Activities in a Natural Area Reserve.

At mid-morning on Friday, April 28, graffiti was found painted on rocks within the Mauna Kea Ice Age NAR.

Due to the historical nature of this site, all geological features, including rocks, are protected under the Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules. Additionally, graffiti was found painted on various areas of Mauna Kea property managed by the University of Hawaiʻi Office of Mauna Kea Management.

Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to contact the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement Hawaiʻi Branch Office at (808) 933-3460 or call the DOCARE statewide hotline at 643-DLNR.

Graffiti damage at Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve. PC: DLNR Hawaiʻi.

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