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Car Break-ins Again at the Nature Center!!

Unfortunately more cars were broken into on Saturday morning at the Hawaii Nature Center. This ruined an otherwise beautiful day out on the trails. These punks need to be stopped! Something needs to be done. The last two times I have run there, these creeps have hit. This time, it was one of our own runners.

What can we do? How many more cars are going to be hit? How many more people are going to come down and find their car was the one targeted and their day ruined? On Saturday, there were lots of people, it was busy with runners, hikers, and a large volunteer group doing maintenance at the Nature Center. This still didn’t deter these ballsy hoodlums!

This has been going on ever since the parking was changed at the Nature Center so that we have to park in the lower lot. Obviously the thieves see cars in this lower lot as an easy target.

Who can we call? Who can we write to? Do the police keep numbers on how many cars have been hit in this lower lot? What about the media? This is bad for us locals and tourists alike. Are security guards the answer? How many cars hit have been owned by the members of the church that hike the lower loop? Maybe they can help. (?)

How can we train for the HURT 100 and be worried about whether our cars are safe or not? Besides chaining a large pit bull to the bumpers of our cars, we need some ideas and solutions. Please use the Comments button to submit your ideas or suggestions.

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  1. If anyone has a good video camera I’d be happy to sit in a tree across the street and catch the little turds on film. Or I could borrow a Gilly suit from the guys in SOCPAC and sit in the long grass with a camera 😉 Either way, I think sending faces on film to the police or local news would do more than a security guard.

  2. Call talk-story on channell 8 news. That might be a good source. Someone had tried to break in our van several months ago. Used a screw driver to break the lock on the back door of the van. Plus several scratches. They could not get in.

  3. Caution not to confront the ice heads (first hand experience) that are likely the culprits. I park farther away and walk/jog up. Tantulus is full of crime, as you can see everyday when you are on the road. Advocacy with local groups, neighbors and media is a good approach.

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