Waipahu Intermediate School burglar caught on tapeUPDATED 10:20 PM HST Jul 28, 2014Video Transcript
Choi. And I'm Yunji de Nies.. Waipahu Intermediate students will return to school Friday without important video production equipment. But cameras were rolling when a burglar broke in -- and his crime was all caught on tape. KITV4's Paul Drewes has more in our top story. Tony Arneho spends many evenings at this Olelo Community media lab editing together programs he feels are important to Hawaii. tony@33:28-33:40 "a lot of people don't know what is going on behind the scenes, and we as a community member want our community to be aware of what's happening out there." Community members can use the equipment four nights a week, while Waipahu Intermediate students use the facility on school days as they learn about video production. SHOW VIDEO OF BREAKIN HERE This place is full of cameras but what you're looking at is NOT someone wanting to use the equipment but instead -- STEAL it! A burglar broke in on July11th, smashed his way into locked cabinets and rooms, taking 3 Hi-Definition cameras neal@24:40 "we look at our equipment as resources for the community to use, we have a limited supply of HD cameras." 2 laptops were also taken. one from the school - the other from the Olelo program. Thousands of dollars worth of gear is gone. So is a sense of safety at this center -- which has been used by the community for the past 5 years. 26:35-26:44 "its disheartening. it's a safety issue for us, feeling safe and secure in our building." 34:52-35:00 "how sad, how much olelo does for community. There's good and bad in everywhere." Temporary safety fixes have now been put in place -- until more permanent repairs can be made to these doors. standup@42:15 "the school principal says this isn't the first time Waipahu Intermediate has been broken into. Earlier this summer, a man smashed his way into several buildings and stole bathroom fixtures." But this time the criminal was caught in the act -- at least on tape. In Waipahu, Paul Drewes KITV 4 news. Now police need your help to identify the suspect. If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call crimestoppers... That number-- 955-8300.