Kauai police have recovered an All-Terrain Vehicle that was reported stolen on Sunday by the Ocean Safety Bureau following a break-in at the Kealia Beach tower.
The red Honda ATV was stolen from a storage room near the tower, sometime between 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.
It was recovered Monday in Anahola near the Flat Track dirt bike trail. Aside from some cosmetic damage, the ATV was in good condition.
No arrests have yet been made as police continue to investigate the incident.
This is the fourth break-in at a county lifeguard tower in the past three weeks, and the second theft reported at the Kealia tower.
Swim fins and other miscellaneous items were stolen from the same tower last week Tuesday.
The rash of break-ins started at the Lydgate tower on Dec. 27. No items were stolen but the suspect or suspects vandalized the tower and littered it with rubbish.
The Anahola Beach lifeguard tower was then broken into sometime between Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3.
The unknown suspect or suspects stole a Motorola XTS 5000R portable radio and a pair of binoculars. The total estimated value of the stolen equipment is more than $5,000.
While it is unknown at this time if the incidents are related, the number of break-ins and lack of equipment has left lifeguards extremely frustrated.