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Stolen 100-year-old bronze bell from Papaaloa Hongwanji is recovered


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Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 100-year-old bronze bell that was reported stolen from the Papaʻaloa Hongwanji on October 21.

The bell was recovered in Onomea at 4:20 p.m. Thursday (October 29).

Police ask anyone with any information about the persons responsible for taking the bell to call the Police Departments non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Robert Panem at 962-2120, or email Sergeant Jefferson Grantz at jefferson.grantz@hawaiicounty….

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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